There are thousands of pilgrims with unique needs.
It would be impossible to cover them all, but we’ve tried to compile all information according to approximate sample budgets so you get an idea of what walking the camino de Santiago costs.
We picked 3 basic budget & comfort levels that might interest you and linked our Ultimate Camino Packing List to them. You can of course browse through all the items and simply take the information you think you need.
The prices you see are just indications of what your daily budget would need to be to cover your comfort needs on the camino.
How you define comfort and how much you are willing to spend on it is, of course, very subjective.
Prices on the camino vary depending on which of the camino routes you take and in what village, town or city you will be staying. It’s not any different than in other parts of the world: the more tourists are around, the more expensive; the larger the town… the higher the price will be for a bed.
Municipal albergues run around 8 to 10 euro’s a bed.
Donativo’s survive on your voluntary donation and you should give at least 15 for a bed and 10 for a meal. Camino hospitality should trigger you to give them a little extra so this pay it forward method (which is wonderful and cherished by all pilgrims) can survive.
Private albergues charge usually around 10 to 20 euro’s. A double-room in a pension or hostel runs between 25 and 35 Euros and hotels usually charge 45 Euros or more.
Don’t worry about food: it’s not expensive and very delicious…