Camino Frances Student Hostel Package

Follow a break you deserve, follow the Camino this summer!

Have you just finished College or University for the Summer? Not sure what to do but need a break? Then why not spend a week on the famous Camino de Santiago on our Student Hostel Package!

Take the time to unplug, relax and let your mind truly wander as your wander through the Spanish countryside. The route we have selected will give you the opportunity not only to mentally relax but also to get active and meet people from all over the world. Who knows who you might meet and what ideas for your future meeting them might spark!

Walking from Sarria to Santiago is the most popular section of the Camino de Santiago. Which means the route is well marked and easy to follow, there is lots of places to stop along the way to get snacks, have lunch and even a few drinks. This is also the most social part of the Camino and so perfect for students to experience what the Camino is all about – finding time to reflect as well as meet new people.

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Reasons to walk the Camino on your Summer break

student caminofrances view of pyrenees


After the stress of exams take yourself on the Camino to relax your mind. With our service we book all your hostels so you can relax and enjoy the simple experience of walking from one town to the next without stressing where you will stay that night. Take your time, stop and enjoy a long lunch before your final stroll to your destination.

Pulpo with patotoes - Galician dish along the camino


Immerse yourself in the local culture, take in the wonderful fresh air of the countryside and mingle with locals in the cafés and bars. Sample the local produce of food and wine such as Padron Peppers or Octopus in Melide, washed down with some refreshing Albarino wine! Mingle also with other pilgrims from all over the world…you never know who you might meet on the Camino!

After completing the camino - Skip of Joy in front of Santiago de Compostela cathedral


End your walking holiday in the vivacious northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Relish in your accomplishment of walking the last 100kms and gaining your Pilgrim Certificate. Now that the walking is done, time to party! Thanks to the large University population in Santiago de Compostela there is many bars, taverns and clubs that stay open to all hours for you to discover.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1


Make your way to Sarria and your accommodation where you will start to meet fellow pilgrims. Grab a bite in one of the many bars, restaurants and terraces on the river bank, an ideal spot to chill out on your first night.

Day 2


Your first walk today will see you connect with nature as you walk in shady oak woods, through pretty villages and on quiet country roads. With many places to stop for refreshments enjoy the day walking with as many breaks as you like to enjoy the food and drink as well as chit-chat with other pilgrims. When you arrive in Portomarin we challenge you to run up the steps and do a ‘Rocky’ style celebration!! Visit the main square in town to people watch and relax this evening.

Day 3

Palas de Rei

From the village, the Camino crosses the river Minho and climbs steadily uphill. On your way look out for the Roman ruins at Castromaior, an instagram worthy shot can be had here! Passing a number of small churches today, stop in any of these to escape for a moments reflection, before getting back on the Way to arrive in the town of Palas de Rei.

Day 4

Palas de Rei

Today, although a long day comes with a sense of achievement when you finish as you are now over half way to Santiago de Composetla. Passing through small villages you will arrive at the half way point for today in the town of Melide, stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties. Later today, the Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the medieval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arzua. Arzua is famous for its cheese so why not sample this in one of the many bars or cafes with a glass of wine!

Day 5

Rua / Pedrouzo

After you long day walking yesterday you will be glad of this shorter day today. This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua-O Pino is on a quiet country road. Rua / Pedrouzo is a small quiet stop before your last day to Santiago, so take the opportunity to relax and get well rested before your final day walking.

Day 6

Rua / Pedrouzo
Santiago de Compostela

You’re nearly there! The next stage will be Lavacolla where pilgrims traditionally washed in the river before reaching Santiago de Compostela. The tall eucalyptus trees line your way to Monte del Gozo, or Mount of Joy another great sport for an Instagram shot with the statues and Santiago in the background. From here, you can see your goal – the Cathedral of Santiago! After a descent to the city (264m, population 80,000) you’ll be able to witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site up-close. Marvel at the architecture and relish the wonderful atmosphere in this cultural and spiritual mecca.

Day 7

Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

How to get there

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Santiago de Compostela Santiago de Compostela airport with Aerlingus, Ryanair and Iberia/BA.

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What you get with us


  • Great mix of comfortable stay in dorm accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Not Included

  • Flights/Train
  • Insurance
  • Lunch/Drinks

Optional Services

  • Dinners

  • Upgrade to Hotel

  • Airport Transfer

  • Luggage Transfer

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