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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.-
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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