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Miles2go

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Porto-Santiago (July 2015)
Hello,
I read some posts from Albertinho and others from a few years ago indicating that hostels and pensions on the CP usually provide towels but albergues usually don't. Can someone update me whether that is still the practice on the CP? I've seen quite a few gear lists that include towels so clarification on this would be appreciated.

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We take these microfiber towels. At least you have something. So far, I have never found an albergue that provides towels, unless perhaps you stay in one of their private rooms. It might happen then.
 

amorfati1

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2014_Caminho Portuguese (Lisboa to Santiago_4 weeks in May)
Hello,
I read some posts from Albertinho and others from a few years ago indicating that hostels and pensions on the CP usually provide towels but albergues usually don't. Can someone update me whether that is still the practice on the CP? I've seen quite a few gear lists that include towels so clarification on this would be appreciated.

Thank you!
Pensao / Hotel = towels
albergue = bring your own

brought along a micro-towel that served me well.
bom caminho!
 

PEI_Heather

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Some of the residentials (pensions) on the Camino Portuguese provided towels; these were the ones located between Lisbon and Porto. There were few hostels in that section of the walk; after Porto, we stayed mostly in alberques. No towels supplied. Micro towels work great and don't take up much space/weight!
 
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Just ended the caminho Portugues two weeks ago.
In albergues they only supply disposable covers for matrasses and pillows.that is all.
All hostals, hotels and appartments we rented (by booking.com and AIRBNB ) supplied towels.
Bom caminho
 

Miles2go

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Porto-Santiago (July 2015)
Thanks to all of you for your responses. Microfiber is a wonderful fabric for travel.
Good hiking to all
 

martyndeh

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Camino Ingles 2013, 2014 Camino portugese 2015,2016
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left my towel in an albergue on the portugese 16th may in O Porrino hope someone got the use of it. Lovely lady in the laundry at Redondela gave me three slightly damaged towels for nothing. arent people kind
 
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Don't forget to check the FREE BOX. Pilgrims leave a wide range of items behind and they're often available for the asking.
 

santaremhostel

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Don't forget to check the FREE BOX. Pilgrims leave a wide range of items behind and they're often available for the asking.
That is a very good tip Anniesantiago.
In the early days of Santarem Hostel ,I thought that were lost items !!! Only realize that were items left behind, when I start to find umbrellas, on sunny days of May :)
Will implement the Free Box!!!
Thanks for the tip
Mário
 

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