Controversy over the sheets of cloth in the hostels of the Camino

The professionals of the sector are against the measure for several reasons, as their unhygienic implications

Fernando Borjas
30/12/2016 11:59

Last May 24 came into force the decree of the Xunta 48/2016 of April 21 to regulate among other things the shelters of the Camino de Santiago. One of so many regulations of the decree includes a specification on the characteristics that must have the rooms and on the bedding that should be available for each pilgrim; The decree requires that each bed or litter have a set of linen sheets, a pillow and a blanket or duvet, in addition to a towel, at the moment in which it occupies. The Tourism Agency of Galicia is sending these days a letter to these establishments to remind them of the mandatory compliance with these new rules.

The new regulations have provoked great controversy among professionals in the sector, as they consider that it does not fit the particularities and daily operation of pilgrims' shelters on the Camino de Santiago, where pilgrims usually do not spend more than one night. The problem lies in the obligation to put sheets of cloth instead of the disposable sheets that usually use these types of establishments; The hostels of the first category (3 stars) have to change sheets every three days and the second category (1 and 2 stars) have to do every four.

Professionals complain that with this regulation they would be forced to raise prices and that does not fit the reality, because it would cause pilgrims to find themselves with used sheets and simply end up with the blanket or duvet. They also warn that there is a situation of inequality with the establishments of the public network of shelters of the Xunta, which are exempt from complying with this decree.


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sampedro 31/12/16 10:40:59
Acabo de leer que los albergues de la xunta estan exentos del cumplimiento de la norma. ME PARECE DE RISA . CREO NORMAS PERO PARA LOS OTROS. ¿TENDRA ALGO QUE VER CON LA PRIVATIZACION DE LA RED DE ALBERGUES DE LA XUNTA?
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Fer de Argentina
Fer de Argentina 04/01/2017 14:35:34
A mí me da risa lo de las sábanas de tela. Como si te importara mucho lo que te cubre a la hora de dormir!
Pepe AM
Pepe AM 30/12/16 14:34:57
Como dicen, se trata de un servicio mínimo, y no se trata de ir de spa. Yo veo bien las sábanas desechables, tampoco son tan importantes ni incómodas.
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Fer de Argentina
Fer de Argentina 30/12/16 14:31:00
Por otra parte, con el cansancio que llevas no te fijarás si la sábana es de tela o no, o si te han dado alguna sábana...
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Fer de Argentina 30/12/16 14:30:05
No tiene sentido. Que los albergues provean sábanas desechables, tú llevas tu bolsa de dormir... y ya. Que se trata de vivir una aventura, no de ir a un spa hotel.
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