Former member 98814
Hi everyone! When i walked the camino in the summer, I think I booked a place to stay maybe 15%-20% of the time. In the second half of it, I was walking with someone who booked pretty much for every night. Here's the thing. If no one booked ahead, there would be less panic to get there but I know that will never happen. Instead there is a bed race each day, leading to blisters. I did lose that race one day and slept out under a porch with just a sleeping bag liner, but generally speaking it is safe enough to leave it to providence. What if they had a system where the number of vacancies in each town could be displayed either on a website, app or on an entrance sign, a bit like the parking vacancy signs, so that people didn't need to panic so much. I notice a lot of albergues simply only had phone bookings and no internet bookings, so maybe this is a pie in the sky suggestion. However, it would be a nice if there was less panic amongst the pilgrims, where each races the other to get a bed first. Maybe I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one...