Search over 55.000 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Bed Bugs Bercianos del Real Camino at Santa Clara Albergue

lordhowe

Member
We stayed the night of 2nd October at Santa Clara Albergue in a private room.
We woke in the early hours of 3rd October to find 3 big bed bugs. I had numerous bites. We called the owners who both came straight away. We turned the bed upside down to find another 2 bed bugs.
The wife was apologetic but the husband seemed almost annoyed at us.
We have been staying in private rooms room all along the Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
September “2018”
We stayed the night of 2nd October at Santa Clara Albergue in a private room.
We woke in the early hours of 3rd October to find 3 big bed bugs. I had numerous bites. We called the owners who both came straight away. We turned the bed upside down to find another 2 bed bugs.
The wife was apologetic but the husband seemed almost annoyed at us.
We have been staying in private rooms room all along the Camino.
We stayed in a private room there on 11th May and I also got bitten and I suspected it was Santa Clara but could not be certain. Reflecting on this a few days later, I recalled seeing a small blood spot on the sheets. The interesting thing was I slept in a double bed with my husband and only I was bitten.
 

C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
The interesting thing was I slept in a double bed with my husband and only I was bitten
This is very typical. Many people (perhaps up to 80%, by one estimate I've seen) are not allergic to the bed bug bite and they never react. So they think they have not been bitten.
 

lordhowe

Member
We stayed in a private room there on 11th May and I also got bitten and I suspected it was Santa Clara but could not be certain. Reflecting on this a few days later, I recalled seeing a small blood spot on the sheets. The interesting thing was I slept in a double bed with my husband and only I was bitten.
Hi.... we also have a double bed and the 3 bugs were on my side when I turned the light on after 2 hours of itching. Only I got bitten.
 

lordhowe

Member
Maybe as C Clearly explained.... my wife may have been bitten but is not alergic. This makes sense, as we have walked 11 Caminos and I have had bed bugs 3 times and she hasnt ( but maybe she has been bitten as suggested above and just hasnt known ?)
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Hi.... we also have a double bed and the 3 bugs were on my side when I turned the light on after 2 hours of itching. Only I got bitten.
Just don't scratch the bite spots with your fingernails, only with finger pads. All the rest re advice is already available on the forum.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Maybe as C Clearly explained.... my wife may have been bitten but is not alergic. This makes sense, as we have walked 11 Caminos and I have had bed bugs 3 times and she hasnt ( but maybe she has been bitten as suggested above and just hasnt known ?)
Yep, if there is a mosquito in the room of 50 I'll get biten. Same with bedbugs :D
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
I have never stayed at this albergue. But if I may make a recommendation I have stayed at the Albergue parroquil Casa Rectoral. It is a donativo with a wonderful communal dinner/breakfast. There is a great meditation service and the Hospitaleros are the best. If I had to pick one of the best albergues that capture the spirit of the Camino this would be at the top of anyone's list.
 

nidarosa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés 2009+2017, Francés 2012+2018, Astorga-Santiago repeatedly
Yet another reminder that people start checking their beds before they lie down on them rather than naming specific places which could be clear of bugs in a day or two if they sort the problem out! Staying in private accommodation does *not* protect against bugs, just as staying in albergues doesn't guarantee you get bitten. Check your beds, don't put anything including yourself on the bed until you have checked, talk to the hospitaler@s if you find bugs, and treat your kit if you have been bitten.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Maybe as C Clearly explained.... my wife may have been bitten but is not alergic. This makes sense, as we have walked 11 Caminos and I have had bed bugs 3 times and she hasnt ( but maybe she has been bitten as suggested above and just hasnt known ?)
Just out of curiousity, what blood type are each of you?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPDP-SDC (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) , Norte 2018
Pilgrim Office 2018, Hospitalero Acebo 2019
Just out of curiousity, what blood type are each of you?
Interesting question Annie. I would be interested in knowing the results of any research you have done. Fact is I have found bed bugs on my body various times in my six Camino’s Francis and Norte. Not once have I had a reaction or welt. I’m A- by the way.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
Interesting question Annie. I would be interested in knowing the results of any research you have done. Fact is I have found bed bugs on my body various times in my six Camino’s Francis and Norte. Not once have I had a reaction or welt. I’m A- by the way.
I'm 0+ and it seems mosquitos consider me as good as surf and turf!
So far only 1 bedbug bite on my first Camino - but I take a lot of precautions, and it could just be luck.
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
This is very typical. Many people (perhaps up to 80%, by one estimate I've seen) are not allergic to the bed bug bite and they never react. So they think they have not been bitten.
If I had not been able to see the bites on my leg I may not have known that I had been bitten, as I didn't have a reaction, though I do react badly to mosquito bites.
 

Ernesto.IT

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
We stayed in a private room there on 11th May and I also got bitten and I suspected it was Santa Clara but could not be certain. Reflecting on this a few days later, I recalled seeing a small blood spot on the sheets. The interesting thing was I slept in a double bed with my husband and only I was bitten.
You should go back and complain !!! Course that IS SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION !!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
September “2018”
Interesting question Annie. I would be interested in knowing the results of any research you have done. Fact is I have found bed bugs on my body various times in my six Camino’s Francis and Norte. Not once have I had a reaction or welt. I’m A- by the way.
A- and I voted
 

ParistoCapeCod

"Come on mom this 14k isn't going to walk itself."
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese, Primitivo, Norte. Hospitalera
We stayed the night of 2nd October at Santa Clara Albergue in a private room.
We woke in the early hours of 3rd October to find 3 big bed bugs. I had numerous bites. We called the owners who both came straight away. We turned the bed upside down to find another 2 bed bugs.
The wife was apologetic but the husband seemed almost annoyed at us.
We have been staying in private rooms room all along the Camino.
Please both put all of your clothes in a hot dryer, and your packs in plastic as they, or their eggs, will travel with you.
 

NancyLee

Member
Camino(s) past & future
First Camino Mar-April 2018
I stayed at Santa Clara mid September. She was lovely; he horrible, especially when we asked for blankets which we never got. No bedbugs then but in Eirexe at the albergue right on the main road, my friend got wicked bites needing cortisone and antibiotics! We tried to email them but interestingly enough, seems they don’t have even a website!
NancyLee
 
Thread starter OLDER threads on this topic Forum Replies Date
peregrina2000 Bed Bugs 39
J Bed Bugs 106
serape_ec Bed Bugs 1
Tamsin Grainger Bed Bugs 8
Anniesantiago Bed Bugs 71


Advertisement

Booking.com

Camino Conversations

Camino Conversations

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

Most downloaded Resources

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 56 4.3%
  • April

    Votes: 197 15.0%
  • May

    Votes: 327 24.9%
  • June

    Votes: 95 7.2%
  • July

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.1%
  • September

    Votes: 379 28.9%
  • October

    Votes: 158 12.0%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 7 0.5%

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store
Top
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock