The new 2018 edition of the Camino Guide is now available! If you donated you can now download the full guide from the link in the email you received (if you can't find that email or the links don't work contact us and we'll sort it out). The free guide has also been updated, you can download them from the original email you received or just enter your email on our Download page again to get fresh links.
The new edition of the Camino Guide for 2018 is being prepared, so far there are new pilgrim hostels in: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Ilarratz, Obanos, Estella, Luquín, Sansol, Belorado, Castrojeriz x 3, Santiago de Compostela and Moraime (near Muxia). More updates to follow.
As always you can download the free guide from our Download page.
The municipal hostel in Villafranca Mondes de Oca is closed. It is not know if it will reopen.
There seems to be some confusion about how the EU (also known as Schengen) visitors visa system works. Basically, if you're not an EU citizen you can only spend 90 days out of any 180-day period in the Schengen area (which includes most EU countries except Ireland and the UK). The rules are explained in more debth here. This is an official document so the information in it should be reliable.
Please note, in some editions of the guide, on the section between Santiago de Compostela and Fistera (Finisterre) the distance between Santa Mariña and Ponte Olveiroa is 11km and not 4km. This has been corrected in newer editions. Apologies for any inconvenience.
I just recieved an email from the owners of a new albergue in Valverde de la Virgin, which is just after León on the right route, it's called La Casa del Camino, here's its entry on Eroski. They sent me some photos and it looks very nice.