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Donativos - Time for a gentle reminder

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SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
As more pilgrims then ever prepare for there first Camino, I thought a gentle reminder of what Donativo albergues are and aren't might be timely. Here the full post, history and all included: http://egeria.house/what-is-a-donativo-albergue-anyway/

If you don't have the time to read it, here the most important bits:

"Donativo Albergues are maintained exclusively with donations and don’t receive any public funds. They are a work of love by veteran pilgrims and locals to help the pilgrims currently on pilgrimage to Santiago.

If you can, leave:

… the place better, cleaner and tidier than you found it.

… a generous donation, think what was offered to you freely (not for free!) and respect the hospitaler@s, as they are donating their precious vacation time, to help you, the pilgrim.

…, as a rule of thumb, and if you can, the same amount that you have left in a previous albergue where you had to pay a fixed amount for everything you received.

… or 5 Euro (or even a bit more) each for the following: a place to sleep, clean bathrooms and showers, dinner and breakfast.

… nothing, if you have nothing, but always, always leave a smile and a Thank You!"

BC SY
 

truenorthpilgrim

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (Sept-Nov 2016)
Camino Podiensis/Le Puy (Sept 2019)
Camino Frances (Oct 2019)
YES. I’m always on a budget but if I can afford a plane ticket to Europe, you bet your a$$ I can pay for a bed and shower. I make it a point to donate whatever I paid for other albergues (usually an average of €10-€12).
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Dear friend Sybille, you are so right. Will share a glass and a few tapas with you in May in SdC: I will be walking from Pamplona, atleast thats my plan.
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
Dear friend Sybille, you are so right. Will share a glass and a few tapas with you in May in SdC: I will be walking from Pamplona, atleast thats my plan.
Looking forward to it! Make sure to tell me a few days in advance when you will be in town, so I can make time! BC SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Looking forward to it! Make sure to tell me a few days in advance when you will be in town, so I can make time! BC SY
Will do, and a (few) glass of wine and tapas will of course be donativo on my part! :D :cool:

Do Bispo, here we come!
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
My preference is to leave a donation not according to what I have received but according to what I would like future pilgrims to receive. After all, that is what it is enabling. If we give according to what we receive then some stingy pilgrims can send the albergue on a downward cycle, where the small donations do not allow the albergue to offer much which leads to small donations and so forth. If we give according to what we want other pilgrims to receive then we enable an upward cycle that allows the albergue to flourish. For in my experience, pilgrims generally want the best experience possible for their fellow pilgrims. These albergues are not for profit. Any extra you leave will be used to improve the albergue and the experience for future pilgrims.
 

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