Welcome to the Roncesvalles pilgrims hostel

In order to help pilgrims crossing the Pyrenees along the St James’ Way, around 1127, the Bishop of Pamplona, requested by King Alfonso I ‘the Battler’, founded the Roncesvalles Hospitality Institution.

Recent renovations completed by the Government of Navarre means that we can offer shelter between these ancient walls in a hostel equipped with the best facilities and services. Where pilgrims can rest and enjoy this exceptional heritage site after the exhausting initial stage of St James’ Way.


Orreaga-Roncesvalles maintains the memory of songs of heroic deeds,
of ancient roads and exhausted pilgrims on the road to Compostela
of kings who raised hospitals, churches, cloisters and chapels
of hosts who were and still are devoted to shelter
of the love from the neighbouring valleys for their Lady,
of their guild and their pilgrims,
and of their many crucifixes…
Today, something new is awakening in Roncesvalles

  • I can understand why some people give three stars for this place, about 260 beds on one floor, but limited bathrooms. But I think it is a great place to stay, it’s tidy clean, well organised. Breakfast and dinner are good, it has ham included.

  • This is a huge facility accommodating alot of Peregrinos. Check in was a little cumbersome but the faciltiies were clean, new and very modern. Appreciated the to-your-bunk laundry service. Food is excellent at the associated restaurants.

  • Well organized. For 4 euros you can have your clothes washed and dried ( they will bring it at your bed). We loved the facility after our first rainy Camino day. Excellent dinner for 11 euros at the restaurant nearby

  • I am on a pilgrimage. I crossed Pyreness. And I met this place. It was good for me. Everything was convenient for pilgrimage. Beds, shower facilities, laundry and so on. And volunteers were kind and friendly.

  • Marisol is a Camino angel. If she has time while stamping your credential, be sure to have a chat. When I decided to turn back to Valcarlos due to rain, she made sure that the pilgrim she’d driven past hadn’t got lost. It turns out this is her daily routine – making sure we all get across safely. No doubt she’s saved some lives through the years. Thank you Marisol. 🙏