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.