- Camino(s) past & future
Only twice all the way from St Jean to Finisterra was I unhappy with my albergue. One albergue was not very clean. I had a hard time obtaining toilet paper from the hospitalero and the showers were awful (mildew and flooded the whole bathroom.). Another, I knew the second I walked in. It had an odd smell and there were no other pilgrims there at 3 pm. When I got to my bunk, there was a creaky door but it would not close. The faucet to the sink came off in my hand and it dripped all night. Only one other pilgrim slept here that night. I had called ahead so I felt some sort of obligation to stay there. What should I have done? When I started to feel 'creepy' should I have asked for my money back and walked on? I hardly slept. I kept wondering how 'everyone else' knew not to stay there. It was crowded on the Camino Frances in May and no one else was there.