ONLY ONE HOSTEL FOR PILGRIMS IN PUEBLA DE SANABRIA

 

Hostel “House light” is an ancient family mansion. After 16 years closed, rehabilitated as a hostel for pilgrims in 2008. The initiative is due to the suggestion of some walkers which identified the lack of such establishments in the Villa Puebla Sanabria. Following the closure of the school of the Sisters of the love of God that gave shelter to the Pilgrim travelers, in Puebla not was no accommodation to pilgrims, limited its possibility of lodging to some the Plaza Hotels.

With a huge enthusiasm and eagerness to service, the current hosts are hands to work in May 2008. On 2 July day in record time, the establishment was a beautiful reality. The day after opening its doors already had the honour of receiving the first pilgrims.

Services offered: “Casa light” hostel is located in a strategic site at the entrance of the Villa of Puebla, in the same way Sanabrés Santiago and without the possibility of any loss. In fifty meters has all the services the hiker may need for your comfort and relaxation: supermarket, restaurants, pharmacy, House of massages, heart health, bakery, butcher shops, fish, public phone… All in the magical environment of a medieval village, located in the vicinity of the natural park of the Lago de Sanabria, alongside the Tera River. Puebla offers all the services of a modern city: ATM, banks, civil guard, local police, civil protection, E-mail, Office of information and tourism, camping, Cibersala, swimming pools…

In our short but exciting way, “House light” stands out for the positive reception of pilgrims we are encouraged to continue to improve. Thanks to its momentum, we are currently rehabilitating the annex, garden with great views to the Castle. This site will be a wonderful gift for the view at the time that will give us an extra time of peace and relaxation that will certainly be very appreciated after the long and suffered pilgrimage in search of our yearnings goal: Santiago de Compostela.

From the hostel 5 minutes on foot, at the Summit of the hillock, the majestic castle, built in the 15th century, commissioned by the counts of Benavente, Lords of much of the Kingdom of León, rises with magnificent views over the Tera River. From there we must reach the main and most typical places of the town: streets steep stone, sanabresas balconies, nobility coats…

“House light” commitment is to provide the traveler hospitality and an unforgettable stay, marked by a relaxed family atmosphere we want to improve every day.

In January of this Holy year 2010, we decided to expand and improve the performance of the hostel. We have grown in number of places, from 18 to 34, we have increased the number of showers, toilets and washing facilities to achieve optimum number. So we had to install accumulators of hot water for showers have a perfect system of exploitation, avoiding the possibility of out of hot water. Three car washes and many meters from both Sun tendederos as completed facilitate washing clothes, complete with a powerful washing machine and dryer. Light House has also parking for bicycles with a water hose to the washing. A terrace with tables in Sun and shade where you can relax reading, preparing the next stage and even eat, complete a full service wishes.

A place that you can’t miss.