Places to Stay


These are places that I enjoyed staying at:

Hostel Xarma in Pamplona
This hostel is super clean and has some great features that highly recommends it to all travelers. They are:

A central location close to everything! Within three blocks you will find a large central market where you can buy fruits, vegetables, fish, bread, cheese and chorizos. Also there are various pharmacies close buy. There is a health clinic within three blocks where I had my blisters treated. Also very importantly you are only at 10 minute walk away from the Plaza del Castillo and the great bars and restaurants of the old quarter of the city!

The accommodations are superb. They have 3 rooms for 4 persons, 1 double with a bed for 2, 1 double with two single beds and special room for the handicapped with a special bathroom also for the handicapped directly adjacent.

Breakfast is included and there is a lovely patio in the back for you to enjoy!







Embed Posada – Casa Rural in Castrojeriz


One of the absolute best places that I stayed in was the Casa Rural named Embed Posada in Castrojeriz. A Casa Rural is the a Spanish Bed & Breakfast. Embed Posada is conveniently located in the Castrojeriz’s Plaza Major.

This 16th Century house has been completely modernized from top to bottom while an effort has been made to retain some of the original features of the house. The views from the Dining Room and outdoor patio are outstanding and the staff here bend over backwards to make your stay pleasant.

La Posada

Embed Posada

La Posada Entrance

Posada Entrance

La Posada Double

Posada Double

La Posada Dining Room

Posada Dining Room


La Posada View

Posada View

Hotel Jacobeo – Belogrado

This clean and delightful hotel has an Alpine vibe to it that I found to be very agreeable. The hotel also has a bar right next to reception that serves breakfast (not included with your room).

A delightful place to stay!

Hotel Jacobeo - Belorado, Spain

Hotel Jacobeo – Belorado, Spain

Hostal Volante –

Estella, Navarra

While I was staying in the albergue in Puente La Reina I got a phone call from Sechu, my Galician friend who along with his friend Vicente was a day ahead of me on the Camino. Sechu wanted me to know about the great place that he and Vicente had stayed at while in Estella. That place was Hostal Volante.

Hostal Volante was an exceptional place to stay and a great value!! The hostal is open all year. It is located right on the Camino route past the municipal albergue, a ways into town. The rooms are hotel quality rooms with WI-FI and a lounge. Parking is available and they can store your bicyles. It has everything and they will even help with your washing!!!

Downstairs and across the street is the Restaurant Volante that is a Spanish Pub style restaurant where the food is simple but excellent. Robert and I had drinks, dinner and breakfast there and we were very happy with all that they offered.

Hostal Volante and Restaurant Volante were just what the doctor ordered on the rainy day that we arrived!!!

Casa Rural De Sol a Sol – Hornillos del Camino, Burgos

(Also listed as Hostal De Sol a Sol in some guides but it definately has Casa Rural prices and is listed as a Casa Rural on Spanish Websites)

Address: Calle de los Cantarranas, 7, 09230 Hornillos del Camino, Burgos, Spain
Phone:+34 649 87 60 91
By far, De Sol a Sol was the most comfortable Casa Rural that I stayed in during my entire Camino! Thank God that it came at just the right place and time because of the inadequacies of the municipal albergue in Hornillos!
The place is very, very nice. The living room/dining room is right off the entrance and it even has a fireplace! The casa has seven bedrooms (both singles and doubles), a modern kitchen and a wonderful backyard with a fire pit and a shaded area.
As soon as you walk in you see a framed movie poster of the movie The Way. Not only is it framed but it is also autographed by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez leading me to conclude that they must of stayed here while filming the movie.
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9 thoughts on “Places to Stay

  1. Dear Michael..the name of the place isn’t LA POSADA; is EMEBED POSADA….
    There is a hotel in castrojeriz called La posada and isn’t the one you are talking
    about. Please, may you change the information?
    yca from emebed posada

    • Hi Yaz,

      The Casa Rural, Embed Posada, that I stayed in was a 16th Century building that was completely modernized and new. I was the seventh person to have stayed there at the time and it had only been opened for a little more than a week. It is located on the Plaza Major. Take a look at the interior if you want to be sure whether you stayed there or not.

      There is another place called La Posada in Castrojeriz and I didn’t stay there.


      • Yes, after what you’ve written here Michael, it WAS La Posada I stayed in. It wasn’t new at all. La Posada is a nice place anyhow. I’d recommend it to anyone interested.

  2. Hi Yaz
    You was not in Emebed Posada. You stayed in hotel la Posada….
    We are in the Main square of the Village
    I know that the names are so close that people have problems with that!

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