How do we deal with snoring in Albergues?

Snoring, earplugs and how to sleep 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 like to wear earplugs). Onehospitalero passed out disposable earplugs when a heavy snorer fell asleep early in the evening from tapas and wine. The laughter lasted for several minutes as pilgrims made jokes about the obliviously sleeping snorer. He never knew why everyone was smiling at him the next morning!

Does anyone have thoughts on dealing with snoring?

Read the conversation on dealing with snoring in albergues in the Camino de Santiago forum.

What about Camping as apose to Albergues?

Tent on the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

Myself and my dad, are starting in SJPDP on the 9th of July.. We only have a couple of weeks or so, and so our target this time round is Burgos. We will return as soon as we are able to complete the second half..

We plan to camp a lot of the time. I like the idea that there is no rush to get to an albergue. You can just walk until you fancy, and hopefully set up camp where you want.. (Within reason of course) I just wondered how many others did/do the same?  Ive not read much on here about people camping, which maes me wonder if its quite rare?. Do the people who stay at albergues carry a tent just in case? Ive heard that many albergues have courtyards etc. And that people are able to camp in there :lol:

With it being July when we walk, I can imagine it will be rather hot to say the least :) And so a sleeping bag doesnt exactly appeal. But its better to have it than not, especially on the pyrenees. Do you agree?  We are going to try and keep our sack weight to approx 7.5 kilo.

If you have camped along the camino, I would love to hear your story :) Or even if youve walked it in July. Would be good to hear from you :)

Read this interesting conversation on tent vs albergue on the Camino de Santiago.

What are the albergues with architectural or historical importance?

The question was:

The other thread with albergues not to miss is huge!!! We personally would rather try to spend our nights in old churches, monasteries, etc when ever possible than more modern better equipped stops.

Which are the albergues that we should not miss taking history and architecture as the 1st priority?

Read the conversation regarding albergues with architectural or historical importance here.

Would a camping hammock be useful?

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 way where a hammock could be used? What are folks thoughts to having a hammock & tarp to be used as a backup place to sleep and also as a shelter that can be used during bad weather?

Read the good advice on bringing a Hammock on the Camino de Santiago here.