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A Gudiña to get a new albergue

Raggy

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2017, 2018, 2019
The Xunta has announced an investment of around €300,000 to convert the Casa de la Viúva in A Gudiña to an albergue. As far as I can tell, the building is currently used as a tourism office.

I imagine that these plans were formulated some time ago. But given the current situation, I'm struggling to see how this is the best use of money. A Gudiña has an existing municipal albergue and several private accommodations. I think €300K could be put into some programs to help a range of camino businesses to get through these lean times...
 

KinkyOne

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Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
The Xunta has announced an investment of around €300,000 to convert the Casa de la Viúva in A Gudiña to an albergue. As far as I can tell, the building is currently used as a tourism office.

I imagine that these plans were formulated some time ago. But given the current situation, I'm struggling to see how this is the best use of money. A Gudiña has an existing municipal albergue and several private accommodations. I think €300K could be put into some programs to help a range of camino businesses to get through these lean times...
As long as I can remember the albergue in A Gudina was notorious for bedbugs in several reports here and on other Camino sites. Twice I passed through the town the albergue was closed for fumigation and also all the hospitaleros before A Gudina warned me not to stay there if possible. It was Xunta albergue so I can't see how the changing of location could improve it???
 

Raggy

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017, 2018, 2019
Notoriety is harder to clear than bugs. In Nov. 2017 I was told that the infamous infestation was a thing of the past. Sept. 2019 was also fine.
With its concrete walls, steel furniture, and plastic-covered mattresses, it strikes me as a comparatively inhospitable space for bedbugs.
 

Antonius Vaessen

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015-2016 VdlPlata - Sanabres
2016.Primitivo
2017 Salvador
2018 Norte (to Sobrado)
2019 Norte again
I stayed there in 2015, one of my friends was bitten by a bedbug. The hospitalero took immediate action. Exactly a year later the Albergue was temporarily closed probably for fumigation. This being said I have to agree with Raggy. The Albergue is clean and indeed seems an inhospitable place for bedbugs
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18Norte
I had no choice but to stay there in early October 2017 as all the private accommodation was full,mainly with construction workers . Was very pleasantly surprised. No sign of bedbugs either.
 

Damienw

Mr
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais 2018

Camino VDP / San Arbres 2019
The Xunta has announced an investment of around €300,000 to convert the Casa de la Viúva in A Gudiña to an albergue. As far as I can tell, the building is currently used as a tourism office.

I imagine that these plans were formulated some time ago. But given the current situation, I'm struggling to see how this is the best use of money. A Gudiña has an existing municipal albergue and several private accommodations. I think €300K could be put into some programs to help a range of camino businesses to get through these lean times...
The old albergue was relatively new in an upscale residential square ( just after the railway bridge?).

I suspect they are unlocking this higher residential value to create local jobs on both sites.
 

Raggy

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2017, 2018, 2019
The old albergue was relatively new in an upscale residential square ( just after the railway bridge?).
I suspect they are unlocking this higher residential value to create local jobs on both sites.
I don't remember that there was an upscale and a downscale end to A Gudiña. If anything, I'd have guessed that the residences near the albergue were rather ordinary, but it's a fair bet that real estate values and construction projects and support for politicians had something to do with this decision.
 

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