Albergue Las Herrerias

We are a couple living in the north-west of Spain, near Galicia, along Saint James Way (a world-famous, 750-kilometre pilgrimage route also known as the Camino de Santiago). We live in a pretty valley with a small river passing through. Our town has 20 inhabitants, but it is full of pilgrims and tourists during the summer months. It's quite an alternative and interesting area.
Our hostel is small, clean, and rustic, with bunk beds, a garden with hammocks and fountain, a large living space and a big vegetable garden near the river. It's a paradise!
We love nature and animals, so we follow natural principles in all we do, striving to contribute to a clean and sustainable environment.
We are vegetarian, so we serve vegetarian food at home, mostly from our garden in summer season.
We highly appreciate some knowledge in cooking.

We are a very easy going couple, and we are used to being around volunteers or friends at home. We are looking for someone with initiative, motivated and responsible who enjoys learning and meeting people. Volunteers should be sociable, flexible, independent, and clean. We appreciate some experiences in cleaning or in youth hostels. You will have a lot of time by your own.


Reviews

4.5
(10 reviews)10

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

4.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Spain

5

Una experiencia increíble para mi primer voluntariado.
Miriam tiene un corazón enorme, siempre con una sonrisa y una solución ante cualquier problema.
Ella y Danilo te incluyen en sus planes, haciendo todo lo posible para que te sientas parte de una familia.
Las tareas son variadas y flexibles, y Miriam confía en ti desde el principio.
Me voy siendo mejor persona gracias a valores como la hospitalidad, la empatía o la confianza.
También contento tras comprobar que hay lugares que anteponen la hospitalidad al negocio. Conectarás con la naturaleza, con gente local y de todo el mundo.
Gracias :)

17 days ago

Spain

5

Ha sido mi primer voluntariado y la experiencia ha sido increíble. He conocido a muchísima gente de distintas partes del mundo y las tareas son fáciles y amenas. Además, para practicar idiomas es un 10.

9 months ago

Spain

5

Fue una experiencia enriquecedora. Gracias gracias gracias!

over 1 year ago

United Kingdom

5

Before I went to Miriam's place I said I wanted to grow and develop. That's exactly what happened. It was tough for me at first to do the tasks as they were meant to be done. Once I was able to make some mental adjustments my experience really took off and just got better and better. I extended my stay because I felt so good there. Miriam and Danilo did so much to make us feel welcome. Aside from their house we also got to know people from the surrounding area. I made friends for life and some truly unforgettable moments. And I did grow in so many ways. It convinced me of the WP experience.

almost 2 years ago


Miriam replied

I'm so glad that you had a nice experience. We like people like you, that they try to do the best they can. Sometimes we need someone who tells us what we don't want to hear.
I'm sure we are going to see us again. All the best my friend.

Argentina

5

Mi experiencia fue magnífica. Jamas pensé que este voluntariado podría resultar de manera tan positiva para mi. El lugar es maravilloso y no solo por los locales, sino por también la cantidad de sitios naturales que se pueden visitar. Miriam es una persona muy amable y cálida, que también motiva muchisimo que cada volutario tenga una experiencia completa, con la gente del lugar, recorriendo otros lugares y relacionandote también con ella y su pareja. Es muy fácil sentirte como en casa en Las Herrerías. Recomiendo por completo este lugar a quienes amen la naturaleza y sociabilizar con gente!!

almost 2 years ago


Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature

Vegetarian / Vegan

Rural

Contact with animals

Mountain