The Family House
The hostel was previously the family home of Aitor’s grandparents, Antonio and Concepción, inhabited until 2001.
Over time the house deteriorated until in 2012 the idea of turning it into a hostel for pilgrims began to take shape.
The growth and importance of the Camino de Santiago, which increasingly attracts more pilgrims to this area, the fact of owning a family home on the Camino itself, and the desire to reinvent ourselves in a new work and business activity, have been the reasons why Those of us with great enthusiasm have embarked on this adventure that has changed our lives and the way we see the pilgrim.
We put the project in the hands of a prestigious architecture studio to which we transmitted our ideas of respect for the environment, tradition and popular architecture, maintaining and restoring elements of traditional architecture such as the oven that has been incorporated into the space of the dining room and granary. Our goal was to make the hostel a unique and welcoming place.
It was my grandmother Concepción who, from the lareira, located on a lower floor of the road, saw hundreds of pilgrims go to Santiago every spring-summer. It was a constant step of people and she always said “there are thousands of pesos” and that phrase repeated in our memory and is the one that inspired the name of the hostel since we started thinking about it with the help of our friends Verónica and Paco.
The old family home of Antonio and Concepción, Aitor’s grandparents, was inhabited until 2011. The works to transform it into a hostel for pilgrims began in 2012.
What it was…
- Winery and lareira
- Room 1
- Room 2
- Room 3
What it is…
- Kitchen, bathroom and dining room