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: Irún to San Sebastián
  • Irún's Albergue de Peregrinos opened in April in 2015 and it now has overflow space available for 30 more people (43)
  • Irún's Albergue Juveníl Martindozenea includes breakfast in the price of the bed and also offers other meals (43)
  • Irún's Pensión Bowling now charges 30-50€ for singles and 40-60€ for doubles (43)
  • Pasajes de San Juan's Albergue de Peregrinos Santa Ana was open March 28 - October 11, at 1600 daily, in 2015 (46)
  • Two more youth hostels have opened in San Sebastían: Albergue Juveníl Ulia, located on the Camino before the descent into town (54 beds, 13.5-16.8€, kitchen, meals available, @, W/D, 943 483 480) (48) and Kaixo Backpackers Hostel (singles 30-70€, dorm beds 30-42€, kitchen, @, c/San Juan 9) (48)
  • San Sebastián's Pension Loinaz's prices have jumped: singles/doubles 50-80€, triples 75-105€, quads 90-120€ (48) 
  • Internet access is now possible in San Sebastián at Harkochat (c/Fermín Calbetón 36-44) and Puerto Internet Locutorio (c/del Puerto 13) (48)

Stage 2: San Sebastián to Zarautz
  • Barrio Igeldo's Pensión Buenavista now charges 40€ for singles (50)
  • Orio's Albergue Juveníl Txurruka now charges 12-13.20€ for beds and includes breakfast (51)
  • Pensión Xaloa charges 46-57€ for singles and 61-83€ for doubles (51)
  • Zarautz's Albergue de Peregrinos has 30-50 beds (depending upon the season), and its phone number is now 943 830 990 (53)
  • New hostel in Zarautz: Galerna Zarautz Hostel (18 beds, 21.2€, includes breakfast, 943 010 371) (53) 
  • Zarautz's Hotel Ekia Pentsioa now charges 55-80€ for singles and 65-90€ for doubles (53)

Stage 3: Zarautz to Deba
  • Getaria's Kanpaia Aterpea has a washer/dryer available (54)
  • Getaria's Pensión Getariano now charges 40-60€ for singles, 55-85€ for doubles, and 75-100€ for triples (54)
  • Azkizu's Agote Aundi's price includes breakfast. Beds are distributed 2-3 per room. Wifi and washing machine available  (55)
  • Zumaia's Albergue Villa Luz has closed (55)
  • Zumaia's Albergue-Convento San Jose has 25 beds, is open June-September, has a washer/dryer, and has a new number: 600 280 375 (55)
  • New pensión in Zumaia: Pensión Goiko (singles 30-45€, doubles 45-57€, 943 860 078) (55)
  • Itziar's Hotel Kanala now charges 56-69€ for singles, 76-89€ for doubles, and 83-96€ for triples (57)
  • Deba's Albergue de Peregrinos has a new location in the train station and new info: 5€, 56 beds, W/D, registration and keys in the turismo (or the Policia Municipal when the Turismo is closed), 943 192 452 (58)
  • Deba's Pensión Zumardi charges 42-55€ for singles and 55-75€ for doubles (58)

Stage 4: Deba to Markina-Xemein
  • Markina's Albergue Augusto charges 12€ and this includes breakfast (62)

Stage 5: Markina-Xemein to Gernika
  • In Bolibar, the private albergue has reopened: Albergue Ziortza Beitia (12€, 42 beds, bar/restaurant, W/D, 946 165 722) (65)
  • Gernika's youth hostel's price--now a flat 18 euros for all pilgrims--includes breakfast and linen. Wifi and W/D available. It also has a new phone number: 944 650 775 (67)
  • Gernika's Albergue de Peregrinos is located in a schoolhouse, has 35 mats and extra floor space available, and has a new phone number: 609 031 526 (67)

Stage 6: Gernika to Bilbao
  • Lezama's Albergue de Peregrinos has a W/D (70)
  • Lezama's Casa Matsa now charges 44-52€ for singles and 51-61€ for doubles (70)
  • Bilbao's Albergue de Peregrinos was open May-September in 2015, serves breakfast, and has a new phone number: 609 031 526 (73)
  • Bilbao's Moon Hostel has a kitchen available (73)
  • Bilbao's Youth Hostel Akelarre now charges 14€ for beds (74)
  • Bilbao's Pensión Manoli now charges 36€ for singles and 42€ for doubles (74)
  • Bilbao's Hotel Petit Palace Arana now charges 120-140€ for doubles

Stage 7: Bilbao to Pobeña
  • Portugalete's Hostal Santa María now charges 20-35€ for singles and 25-42€ for doubles (78)
  • Playa La Arena's Apartamentos La Arena now charges 35€/55€/70€ for singles/doubles/triples (79)
  • Pobeña's Albergue de Peregrinos has a W/D available (80) 

Stage 8: Pobeña to Castro-Urdiales

  • Castro-Urdiales's Albergue de Peregrinos has new phone numbers: 608 610 991 and 942 871 512 (85)
  • Pensión La Mar now charges 35-45€ for singles, 47-60€ for doubles, and 60-72€ for triples (85)
  • Pensión Habitaciones Económicas has changed its name to Hostería Villa de Castro, and now charges 35-45€ for singles, 50-65€ for doubles, 60-75€ for triples, and 70-95€ for quads (85)

Stage 9: Castro-Urdiales to Laredo
  • Islares's Albergue de Peregrinos now charges 8€ and includes breakfast, and has a new phone number: 643 311 758 (86)
  • Islares's Hotel Aisia Islares now charges 60-80€ for singles and 69-86€ for doubles (86)
  • Liendo's Albergue de Peregrinos now has 16 beds and includes W/D use in the cost of a bed (88)
  • New albergue in the village of Tarrueza: Casa de Acogida de Tarrueza (8€, 15 beds, open Semana Santa-October, kitchen, W/D, wifi, open noon daily, 686 655 204) (89)
  • Laredo's Casa de la Trinidad has a kitchen available (90)
  • Laredo's Hostal Ramona offers significant discounts to pilgrims: singles for 18-32€ and doubles for 26-45€. They'll also wash/dry pilgrim's clothes for free. The hotel is open from March through early November (90)
  • The Laredo-Santoña ferry closes for siesta--confirm availability before leaving the city center

Stage 10: Laredo to Guemes
  • Santoña's Albergue La Bilbaina has a W/D (91)
  • Santona's Youth hostel now costs 7.5€ and offers meals (91)
  • Noja's Youth Hostel Noja Aventura now costs 11€ (93)
  • Noja's Hotel Las Olas now charges 75-140€ for doubles (93)
  • Noja's Hosteria Los Laureles now charges 55-80€ for doubles (93)
  • Guemes's Albergue de Peregrinos does not generally make its kitchen available for use (but still provides meals) (96)

Stage 11: Guemes to Santander
  • The Somo-Santander ferry now costs 2.7€ (100)
  • Santander's Albergue de Peregrinos now charges 10€, without breakfast, has 40 beds, and has a W/D available (100)
  • Santander's Hostel B&B&B has been reported closed, but may have reopened under new management. Call to confirm (100)
  • Santander's Youth Hostel La Horadada has closed (100)
  • New pensión in Santander: Pensión Plaza (singles 30-38€, doubles 40-61€, triples 57-73€, 942 212 967, c/Cadíz 13) (100)
  • Santander's Pensión Corza is now called Plaza Pombo B&B and charges 35-80€ for doubles, 65-95€ for triples, and includes breakfast (100)
  • Santander's Hostal Cabo Mayor now charges 35-65€ for singles, 45-65€ for doubles (100)
  • Santander's Hotel Central has closed (100)
  • New hostal in Santander: Hostal del Carmen (singles 29-39€, doubles 39-55€, triples 57-75€, c/San Fernando 48, 942 230 190) (100)

Stage 12: Santander to Santillana del Mar
  • Santa Cruz's Albergue Nimon: 12€, includes breakfast, 10 beds, kitchen, 635 451 714, c/Ramón Ramírez 2, keys from Cafetería Nimon) (104)
  • Hotel Alcamino offers a special deal for pilgrims: single room, dinner, and breakfast for 42-59€. 942 020 659 (104)
  • Requejada's Albergue Clara Campoamor has a new phone: 942 583 708 (108)
  • Polanco's Albergue is now called the Regato de las Anguilas and keys are available from house A-19, 50m down the highway (108)
  • Santillana del Mar has a new albergue: Casona Solar de Hidalgos has a dorm set up for pilgrims (15€ August, 12€ July, 10€ rest of year, private rooms available, Plaza de Santo Domingo 5, 942 818 387) (109)
  • Santillana del Mar's Hospederia Santillana now charges 30-60€ for singles, 40-70€ for doubles (109)

Stage 13: Santillana del Mar to Comillas

  • Pensión Oreña is now Hospedaje Oreña (doubles 35-50€) (111)
  • Cóbreces's Albergue O Pino includes breakfast in its price (112)
  • La Iglesia's Youth Hostel Gargantia has meals available (113)
  • Comillas's Albergue de Peregrinos was open April-September in 2015 (115)

Stage 14: Comillas to Colombres
  • Posada El Teju now charges 30-50€ for doubles (117)
  • San Vicente de la Barquera's Albergue de Peregrinos now charges 10€ and includes breakfast (118)
  • San Vicente's Pensión Liebana's doubles now cost 27-44€ (118)
  • Serdio's Albergue de Peregrinos no longer has a W/D (118)
  • Unquera's El Rincón de Bustio now charges 80-100€ for doubles (120)

Stage 15: Colombres to Llanes
  • New albergue in La Franca: Albergue Renacer (14€, includes breakfast and W/D, 10 beds, 678 169 939) (121)
  • Pendueles's Albergue Aves de Paso was open March-November in 2015 (122)
  • Llanes's Albergue La Estación now charges 13.5-19.5€. Note that this albergue is located at the train station, so if you have trouble finding it, look for the train tracks! (125)

Stage 16: Llanes to Ribadesella
  • Albergue Llanes Playa de Poo now charges 11-15€ and has 26 beds
  • Piñeres de Pría's Casa Rectoral has a kitchen available (129)
  • Ribadesella's Pensión Arbidel now charges 30-40€ for singles, 40-60€ for doubles, and 60-85€ for triples (130)
  • Ribadesella's Hotel Marina now charges 35-58€ for singles, 55-83€ for doubles, and 65-98€ for triples (130)

Stage 17: Ribadesella to Sebrayo
  • San Esteban de Leces's Albergue de Peregrinos now has a kitchen available (133)
  • La Isla's Youth Hostel now charges 13€ and is open year-round, but must be reserved outside of summer (135)

Stage 18: Sebrayo to Gijón
  • New albergue in Villaviciosa: Albergue Villaviciosa (11-15€, 28 beds, kitchen, W/D, wifi, c/Marqués de Villaviciosa, 985 891 555 (139)
  • Gijón's Hostal Brasas is now Pensión Brasas and charges 36€ for singles, 70€ for doubles (143)
  • Gijón's Hostal Don Pelayo is now Hospedaje Don Pelayo (143)
  • Gijón's Hospedaje Cimavilla now charges 38-80€ for doubles (143)

Stage 19: Gijón to Avilés
  • Avilés's Albergue de Peregrinos has a W/D available (147)

Stage 20: Avilés to Soto de Luiña
  • Muros de Nalón's Albergue Casa Carmina has a W/D and offers meals. Dorm beds (with linen) cost 14€ April 15 - May 15 and September 15 - October 15 and 15€ in the peak season (154)
  • Cudillero's Hotel Lupa now charges 25-30€ for singles, 45-55€ for doubles (154)
  • Cudillero's Hotel/Restaurant Mariño now charges 25-30€ for singles and 45-55€ for doubles (155)
  • Soto de Luiña's Albergue de Peregrinos now charges 5€ and keys are now available from Café Bar Ecu (156)

Stage 21: Soto de Luiña to Cadavedo
  • Ballota's Casa Fernando now charges 25-30€ for singles and 45-50€ for doubles (159)

Stage 22: Cadavedo to Luarca
  • Albergue Villa de Luarca charges 10€ and is open all year (163)

Stage 23: Luarca to La Caridad
  • No updates

Stage 24: La Caridad to Ribadeo
  • New albergue in Figueras: Albergue Turístico Camino Norte (15€, 20 beds, meals and private rooms available, W/D, wifi, 985 636 207) (172)

Stage 25: Ribadeo to Lourenzá
  • No updates

Stage 26: Lourenzá to Gontán
  • No updates

Stage 27: Gontán to Baamonde
  • Vilalba's Hotel Vila do Alba now charges 35€ for singles, 45€ for doubles, and offers a free breakfast to pilgrims staying there (187)
  • Baamonde's Albergue de Peregrinos does not have a W/D (190)

Stage 28: Baamonde to Miraz
  • No updates

Stage 29: Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes
  • New albergue in A Roxica: Albergue Casa Roxica (10€, 10 beds, meals provided, W/D, 630 487 008) (194)

Stage 30: Sobrado dos Monxes to Arzúa
  • No updates!

Stage 31: Arzúa to Santiago de Compostela
  • Labacolla's Hotel Garcas now charges 35€ for singles and 50€ for doubles
 


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