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Some of the refugios ask for donations. Please could I have some suggestions as to what is a fair amount to donate, I do not want to be mean but have to plan my spending sensibly. I know the CSJ say be generous, and I am very happy with that but I would still like to know what is an acceptable donation.


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In the CAMINO , every day there are fewer ALBERGUES with donation. They have already a fixed price almost - ´Donation under my point of view 4/5 Euros per night.-


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Thank you for all your suggestions, I am sure it is better to be generous if it is possible, especially if the people running the refugio are trying hard to make the stay a pleasant one.
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
I would donate 3 to 5 euros depending on the place.
Once I gave 20 because it was a church and the priest was especially kind to us, giving us a special mass and a very nice soup dinner and I knew they needed the cash.

Just follow your heart.
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
I usually gave 5-8 euros and, when I saw pilgrims departing without leaving a donativo (sometimes discussing their cleverness as they did so), I would round it up to 10. I think that it is reasonable for relatively prosperous pilgrims to self-tax a bit, as many pilgrims are travelling on very limited budgets, and albergues depend on the donations.

William Marques

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Whatever you can afford. Students may not have much money so cannot afford much but if you are well paid employed person 10euro seems to me to be a very small amount to pay for a night's rest and remember those who can afford to pay more make up for those who cannot afford to pay much.


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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2007), Camino Francés (2008), Camino Portugués (2010), Camino Aragonés - from Lourdes (2012)
I usually gave 5 or 6 which was what I usually spent each night on the Camino. If we got dinner, I added 5 more, 3 more for breakfast (if I ate it). But as all the others said, go with your heart. It depends on the place.

Buen Camino,


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