The following updates highlight any changes on the Camino Primitivo in 2017 to The Northern Caminos. Please note that we have not included minor price changes here (for example, an albergue price increasing by a euro), though inflation has struck many of the accommodations along the way. Page numbers corresponding to the 2015 edition are included in parentheses. 2015 and 2016 updates can be found in previous posts; the 2016 updates following our re-walk are particularly significant.

Stage 10: Cádavo Baleira to Lugo
  • New albergue in Lugo: Albergue Casa da Chanca (12€, includes breakfast, 15 beds, open all year but call ahead Dec-Mar, W/D, 648 574 300)
 
 
 
The following updates and corrections cover significant changes made for the Summer 2016 reprint of The Northern Caminos, along with any subsequent edits. Please note that we have not included minor price changes here (for example, an albergue price increasing by a euro), though inflation has struck many of the accommodations along the way. Page numbers corresponding to the 2015 edition are included in parentheses. 2015 updates can be found in a previous post.

Note that edits to this reprint have been more limited than normal, as we're preparing for a significant revamping of the guidebook for 2017.

Stage 1: Sebrayo to Pola de Siero
  • New albergue in Amandí, 2km after Villaviciosa: Albergue La Ferrería (donativo, 12 beds, kitchen, communal meals, W/D, 646 516 846)
  • Alto de la Campa's bar has closed and the petrol station no longer carries provisions (214)

Stage 2: Pola de Siero to Oviedo 
  • No updates

Stage 3: Oviedo to San Juan de Villapañada
  • New albergue in Grado: Albergue Villa de Grado (Donativo, 16 beds, kitchen, breakfast, open March-October, washing machine, located in La Morantina)
  • San Juan de Villapañada's Albergue de Peregrinos will now wash/dry clothes for pilgrims (225)
  • Pilgrim Alan alerts us to an error in our directions: on page 223, first Paragraph, last sentence: “Fork left and proceed 700 m into ‘Venta del Escamplero’.  The correct fork direction is to the right, NOT to the left as stated in the book.  Forking left follows the AS-232 into Venta del Escamplero.

Stage 4: San Juan de Villapañada to Bodenaya
  • No updates

Stage 5: Bodenaya to Campiello
  • Tineo has a new albergue in the basement of the **** Hotel Palacio de Merás (10€, 54 beds, steam and sauna rooms, real sheets!) (232)
  • Campiello's Casa Herminia is now open year-round. Rates for 2016 include 10€ for beds, 40€ singles, and 50€ doubles (234)
  • Campiello has a new albergue: Albergue Casa Ricardo (10€, 35€ doubles, kitchen, W/D, wifi, and meals available, 985 800 709) (234)

Stage 6: Campiello to Berducedo
  • Berducedo's Albergue Camín Antiguo has 16 beds (238)
  • New albergue in Berducedo: Albergue Camino Primitivo (12€, 18 beds, open all year, meals available, washing machine, 680 625 036)

Stage 7: Berducedo to Grandas de Salime
  • Embalse de Salime's Hotel Las Grandas: Pilgrim rates for 2016: singles 25-30€, doubles 40-50€ (241)
  • From Pilgrim Alan: "An attractive new private albergue (Casa Sãnchez, €12) opened in May 2016.  It has a great kitchen and common room.  Located on the Camino; 626 665 118, crozores@gmail.com"

Stage 8: Grandas de Salime to Padrón

  • No updates

Stage 9: Padrón to Cádavo Baleira

  • No updates

Stage 10: Cádavo Baleira to Lugo
  • No updates

Stage 11: Lugo to As Seixas
  • Ferreira's Albergue Ponte Ferreira's phone numbers are 616 161 594 and 982 036 949. The albergue is open mid-March through October, and it's open daily 13:00 - 22:00. All meals and wifi available (260). Beds now cost 10€, as does dinner
  • New albergue in Ferreira, opening May 19: Albergue A Nave de Ferreira: 10€, 38 beds, doubles 35-40€, open April - October, open daily 13:00-22:00, meals available (dinner costs 10€), W/D, wifi, 982 173 188, 636 735 258
  • Ferreira's Casa da Ponte's phone number is 982 183 077 (260)

Stage 12: As Seixas to Arzúa
  • Also from Alan: "A new private albergue, complete with a bar and restaurant has opened (Hostel/Albergue Alfonso II, €12).  Located in Avenida Ioques e Friol - on the Camiño Primitivo; 981 50 64 54"
 
 
The following updates and corrections cover significant changes made for the November 2015 edition of The Northern Caminos, along with any subsequent edits. Please note that we have not included minor price changes here (for example, an albergue price increasing by a euro), though inflation has struck many of the accommodations along the way. Page numbers corresponding to the 2014 edition are included in parentheses.

Stage 1: Sebrayo to Pola de Siero
  • New albergue in Villaviciosa: Albergue Villaviciosa (11-15€, 28 beds, kitchen, W/D, wifi, c/Marqués de Villaviciosa, 985 891 555 (139)
  • Villaviciosa's Hotel Carlos I now charges 25€ for singles, 40€ for doubles, including breakfast
  • Vega de Sariego's Albergue de Peregrinos has a new phone number (985 748 402) and keys are now available from Supermercado Camín de Santiago (215)
  • Pola de Siero's Hotel Loriga now charges 33-44€ for singles and 44-54€ for doubles (216)

Stage 2: Pola de Siero to Oviedo 
  • Oviedo's Albergue de Peregrinos now has 51 beds, opens at 1300 May-September (call to confirm the opening time the rest of the year), and has been relocated to c/Leopoldo Alás 20. Credenciales are available (219)
  • Oviedo's Villa Cecilia has a new phone number: 657 853 334 (219)
  • Oviedo's Hotel Ovetense now charges 30-35€ (singles), 40-50€ (doubles), and 57-63€ (triples) (219)

Stage 3: Oviedo to San Juan de Villapañada
  • Grado's Hotel Autobar now charges 22-24€ for singles, 36€ for doubles

Stage 4: San Juan de Villapañada to Bodenaya

  • Salas's Albergue La Campa now charges 10€ and has 40 beds (228)
  • Bodenaya's Albergue de Peregrinos is generally open all year, but pilgrims should confirm its availability in winter in advance (229)

Stage 5: Bodenaya to Campiello
  • La Espina's Albergue El Cruce is a Donativo and has 12 beds, a kitchen, and a W/D available. Albergue El Texu, meanwhile, offers communal meals, has W/D and @, and charges 10-12€ (230)
  • Tineo's Albergue de Peregrinos now charges 5€ and has a W/D (232)
  • Tineo's Hostal Don Miguel now charges 40-50€ for doubles (232)

Stage 6: Campiello to Berducedo
  • Borres's Albergue de Peregrinos is now more regularly maintained, charges 5€, and keys and credenciales are available from the bar (235)
  • Berducedo's Albergue de Peregrinos - keys are now available from Bar El Cafetín (238)

Stage 7: Berducedo to Grandas de Salime

  • Pola de Allande's Albergue de Peregrinos is now open year-round (239)
  • Keys to Peñaseita's Albergue de Peregrinos are available from Bar Viñas (239)
  • La Mesa's Albergue de Peregrinos has a new phone number: 633 148 071 (241)
  • Grandas de Salime's Albergue de Peregrinos has a new phone number: 633 148 071 (242)

Stage 8: Grandas de Salime to Padrón

  • Castro's Albergue Juveníl's price includes breakfast; @ available (243)
  • Padrón's Albergue de Peregrinos has a W/D (246)

Stage 9: Padrón to Cádavo Baleira
  • Cádavo Baleira's Hotel Moneda now charges 25€ for singles, 40€ for doubles (251)

Stage 10: Cádavo Baleira to Lugo
  • Two new youth hostels in Lugo: Youth Hostel Centro de Ocio Lug2 (9-13€, meals available, private rooms available, kitchen, W/D, @, c/Rúa Pintor Corredoira 4, 982 220 450) and Hostel Roots & Boots (10€, meals available, private rooms available, W/D, @, Crta. Santiago 216, 633 327 550) (255)

Stage 11: Lugo to As Seixas
  • San Román da Retorta's Albergue O Candido has 21 beds, a private room, and serves meals, but no W/D, and is located 1km outside of town (259)
  • As Seixas's Casa Goriños has a W/D available (261)

Stage 12: As Seixas to Arzúa
  • Many private albergues available in Melide, including O Palpador (679 837 969), O Cruceiro (616 764 896), Pereiro (981 506 314), and San Antón (698 153 672) (264)
  • Boente has two private albergues: Albergue Boente (10€ bed, 35€ double, 50 beds, meals available, W/D, @, 981 501 974) and Albergue Os Albergues (11€, 30 beds, meals available, W/D 629 146 826) (265)