Albergue de peregrinos Convento del Carmen Markina

Markina-Xemein

Description and Notice
Season
01-April - 31-October
Contact Info
Association

Carmen, 5
48270 Vizcaya
Spain

Mobile
+34 609 031 526
Practical Info
Open
15:00
Close
22:00
Total Beds
40
Price
Donativo
Pilgrim only?
Yes
Pet Friendly
Yes
Facilities
Terrace
Yes
Dining room
Yes
Lounge
Yes
Laundry
Clothesline
Yes
Dryer
Yes
Washer
Yes
Services
Bike storage
Yes
City Map

Comments

All Caminos App User (not verified)

Lovely reception by the hosts.
No kitchen but there is a kettle and fridge and an area with tables and chairs.
Everyone has a locker for your rucksack this includes a power point. Make sure you have €1 for the locker which is returned. Don’t take rucksacks into the room.
Local restaurant Vega provides a good pilgrim meal, its bar opens early which is a good thing because be prepared to be woken up about 6:15 with loud music at the Albergue.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

This place is very well run.
Clean and comfortable.
I was very impressed.

Big grocery store nearby and you are welcome to use the donativo’s refrigerator.

Breakfast is also offered by donation.

All Caminos App User (not verified)

The donation box is by the register table, feel like it’s expected to put donation while check in rather than later. 10 e is fair (they also provide tea, hot coco, and bread and jam in the morning) . But it’s understandable seem like after Covid many albergue are having difficulties to stay open also sounded like recently more pilgrims are not paying. This albergue is a popular one and it has big supermaket next to it, so best is to arrive before 4.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Hospitalero is a bit rough but big hearted. Big handshake upon departure. We paid €10 each, someone attempted to pay €20 and was rejected as too much. Common area to eat, no kitchen but refrigerator. Coffee, toast, butter, jam was provided in the morning at no additional charge. Nice stay v

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Clean, community room for eating. No kitchen. Donation, we left €10 each. Someone offered €20 and was not accepted as too much. Nice location, places to eat near by as well as grocery store. Blankets but no sheets, just pillow cases. Rec’d.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I have been here for one night at 1-4-2023.
The have bed bugs.
The sleeping place has no windows and no fresh air.
The host was not kind

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I have been here at 1-4-2023.
The place to sleep has no windows and no fresh air. There where bed bugs, watch out!!!!!!
The hoste was not frendly.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

They don't have a number system and are first come first serve, so many people had to wait until 3pm in front of the albergue when they arrived. But it was full and later they turned people away.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

The albergue has a nice vibe of the "convent" with the corridoors and the yard.
The donation is not anonymous - you are asked to put money at the registration and the host is a bit pushy.

Nice breakfast, some kitchen facilities like a microwave and water cattle.
Decent option!

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Nice hospitalerios, the place is cool, with decent showers, a washing machine, nice courtyard with loads of washing lines, coffee,toast & marmalade in the morning. There are secure lockers, which have a power point inside, so phone charging not an issue, a nice hilled place, after a really hard walk.