Albergues Puente la Reina

Finding Albergues in Puente la Reina during the busy season can be a struggle especially as it is one of the main stops on the Brierley Camino Frances guidebook at the end of stage 5 and where the Camino Frances and the Camino Aragonese meet and become one path.

There are a number of albergues and hotels in Puente la Reina but it can get busy in peak season so I think it is best to plan ahead where possible.

I have walked the Camino Frances a few times and have always stopped in this fantastic little town and never boked ahead and have always found a bed. I have done some research to provide the details of the accommodation options on offer.  In short I would suggest booking ahead to guarantee getting a bed in Puente la Reina if that’s important to you and its peak season.

The contact details for my recommendation, Albergue Puente, are detailed below for quick access.

Albergue Puente

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Puente la Reina

The Camino de Santiago stretches from France to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and passes through many different cities and towns. 

For those who have not yet made the journey on foot, Albergues are available to pilgrims to stay in and offer meals, showers, a place to rest your weary feet, and much more. 

Some are amazing and some a bit basic but the main Albergue in Puente la Reina is fabulous. I recently stayed there whilst doing 9 days on the Camino Frances.

Puente La Reina (The Queen’s Bridge) is a staging post for Pilgrims on the Camino Frances and Camino Aragonese and the main bridge in the town is a large 5 arch medieval bridge that is outstanding and crosses the river Arga. The town also has a lot of historic buildings such as the church of Santiago el Mayor built in the 12th century.

Puente la Reina was also home to the Knights Templar who had main lodgings in the town.

what to do in Puente la Reina

Puente la Reina is a small town with about 2,500 people living and working there and has lots of bars and cafes to while  an afternoon away, after a hard days walk.

There are a lot churches to see in Puente la Reina and the church of Santiago el Mayor is well worth a visit.

If you love wine, you can have a guided tour of the Bodega de Sarria winery and do some wine tasting. Booking ahead is necessary.

Where to eat in Puente la reina

There are restaurants and cafes all over Puente la Reina so the choice is fantastic. I particularly like Tapas and had no end place to choose from.

Most towns along the Camino Frances have restaurants that offer a ‘Pilgrim meal’ for a special price and in Puente la Reina it is no different. We ate at the restaurant next to Albergue Puente called Valdizarbe and had the following for €11.5 euros

Starter – I had Spaghetti Bolognaise and it was really nice and much need after a long days walk.

Main course – I had stuffed Peppers, although I was expecting mincemeat but they were stuffed with something else but very nice.

Desert – The choice was fruit, ice cream or yoghurt and I had melon. Very nice.

Wine – unlimited red wine and lovely too.

Not a bad deal at all for the price and this is roughly the deal you can get all along the Camino to Santiago when ordering a Pilgrim meal.

Albergues Puente la Reina

We stayed at the Albergue Puente in the centre of Puente la Reina. It’s clean and they do a mix of communal and private rooms with a fantastic sun balcony and chilling area. At €11 euro per night it was a cracking deal.

I recommend staying at Albergue Puente. A thoroughly good albergue.

https://refuge-orisson.com/en/Available beds – 40 beds in mixed and private rooms with separate shower blocks. It’s situated directly on the Camino Frances and well used by Pilgrims. I have stayed here each time I’ve passed through.

Albergue Puente

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Pilgrim passport needed
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Good customer service

Hotel Jakue

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Pets welcome
Central venue
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Albergue de Peregrinos Santiago Apostol

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Pets welcome
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Hotel Rural Bidean

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Hotel El Cerco

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No Pets
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One Last tip

The outside bars on the main street in Puente la Reina offer a great place to chill the afternoon away with a cold beer and talk to other Pilgrims about everything ‘Camino’

Albergues to check out on previous stages

Check out these great albergues when researching this section of the Camino Frances to make sure you have an albergue to stay in on each stage of the Camino de Santiago.

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