How do we deal with snoring in Albergues?

The question was: Snoring is prominently featured in virtually every blog about the Camino, usually with a mixture of humor and irritation. I heard several times that some albergues have rooms or space set aside for snorers, but I never found one. I met a peregrina who spent many nights sleeping outside to get away from snoring (she did not…

Would a camping hammock be useful?

The question was: I often do short trips in the woods and use a hammock and tarp for overnights. I like this setup as its very light and comfortable. I wouldn’t want to use it every night as part of the camino is the social aspect of staying in albergues. Are there many places along the…

Are reservations really necessary?

The question was: I really, really, really don’t want to book ahead for accommodation, because for me this brings the pilgrimage back to being like any other trip where I have to plan and make phone calls and book accommodation ahead of time. I just want to wake, walk and find somewhere to stay wherever…

Albergue Etiquette

The question was: We’re newbies, starting next September from Oporto. Could someone outline what are the “dos” and “don’ts” of staying at an albergue? Read this interesting conversation on Albergue Etiquette here.