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It seems to me that what will happen with that albergue is that pilgrims will meet up on the trail and combine resources to rent the room of beds together. Which wouldn't be much different than before, other than self selecting your roommates.
I expected my first Camino to end in Santiago, but when I reached there, I didn't feel at all like I was done walking. The evening I arrived in late June, I ended up having a couple glasses of wine in la Plaza de Cervantes with a couple of guys who talked me into walking with them the next day...
All of Vicente Fernandez' singing is great. Especially when there is a horse in the bar! Here is a lighter (not as melodramatic) piece from about 10 years ago that reminds me of my fun road trips through Mexico:
I met a Mexican guy at a Camino Real (the ancient south/north route; Mexico City to Santa Fe, New Mexico) regional meeting once who was exploring ancient indigenous walking routes across Mexico. I wish I still had his contact info. because his walks sounded really interesting!