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I have not travelled to Spain before but eagerly looking forward to undertaking the Camino later this year - just one question … is tipping for service ( meals, accommodation, transporting luggage etc) expected and how much would be reasonable
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I have walked part of the Camino Frances one and a half times. I ended in Sahagun in April 2019.
I have not travelled to Spain before but eagerly looking forward to undertaking the Camino later this year - just one question … is tipping for service ( meals, accommodation, transporting luggage etc) expected and how much would be reasonable
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It’s not usually expected but we always tip generously. The Spanish people have been hurt badly by the epidemic. Help them to recover by tipping generously. It’s MUCH appreciated.
 

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It’s not usually expected but we always tip generously. The Spanish people have been hurt badly by the epidemic. Help them to recover by tipping generously. It’s MUCH appreciated.

I appreciate the spirit and generosity of this post. My personal preference is to observe the social norm of not tipping, but to donate as I can to charitable causes..
 
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I have not travelled to Spain before but eagerly looking forward to undertaking the Camino later this year - just one question … is tipping for service ( meals, accommodation, transporting luggage etc) expected and how much would be reasonable
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The extra change for your meal or the coffee /pastry will always be welcomed!
That is what I always have done and will keep doing in Spain , and in my own country Belgium ( same social security system ).

For instance in Spain when a meal would be 14 € I will give 15 €.
Cortado and a pastry , total of 3.50 € = 5 €.

Of course taking into consideration price differences and pricesettings.
Yesterday I went to my local pub with a friend and it was my treat : 8.50 € and I gave 10 € so 1.5 € tipping.

So even if workcircumstances in Spain ( Europe ) or not the same as in the USA I still have to find the first waiter here who would not welcome a tip. If not given in a condescending and patronising manner it will always be welcomed.
 
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