Albergue Isaac Santiago in Los Arcos
Address: C/San Lázaro, 6, Los Arcos, Navarra
Telephone: +34 948 44 10 91
Sleeping accommodation: 70 places: either dorms of 4 or 8 beds or large dorm with 34 beds.
Opening hours: if the Easter Week takes place in March from March 15th else from April 1st until the end of October; daily opened from 12 to 22h. Pilgrims must leave the hostel at 8 o’clock at the latest.
Services: 7 hot water showers; 6 toilets;, washing machine; tumble dryer and washing line; equipped kitchen with 2 hot plates; refrigerator/freezer; microwave; pots and pans; kitchenware; dining area; vending machine for coffee, water and soft drinks; lockers with plug to charge your phone; Wi-Fi; large patio with tables and benches, first aid; locked bicycle storage; massage possibility.
Pilgrim’s passport/credential: necessary; no booking in advance.
Backpack transport: provided by third parties.
The pilgrim hostel Isaac Santiago is located on the outskirts of Los Arcos. The town is situated on the Camino Francés, almost 30 km ahead of Logroño. The pilgrims on foot have already walked 134 km from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port by now. After the fifth or sixth day of their journey they arrive in Los Arcos. Some of them might already feel exhausted and are wondering what they have started. Although the hostel is relatively moderate, Isaac Santiago is also well-known for its cleanliness and the warm welcome.
In 2018, the hospitaleros of the pilgrim hostel Isaac Santiago have welcomed a total of 12.128 pilgrims, which is more than 55 a day. One fifth of them were Spaniards; Italians come in second place with 1485 pilgrims. South-Korean, American and French people complete the top 5 with numbers of pilgrims ranging from 900 to 1200. Following are German, Brazilian, British, Canadian, Australian, Irish, Danish, Japanese, Dutch and Belgian people, as well as more than fifty other nationalities. The diversity of nationalities increases each year.