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It is a nice hostel. It is a little bit out of the way bit if you are looking for a relaxing place in the heart of the country side, then this place is perfect.
First one I could recommend this Hostel for his location, If you want to chill out, go walking, fishing, this place is perfect, and also if you are looking for something more cultural, there are lot of intersting things to visit and to see around .... likewise I would like to recommend this place for the warm welcome I received, (thank you "you" Craig and Marie), for the atmosphere, for the equipment complet of the kitchen, I like cooking, even more when I can cook the fishes I caught, ....
The hostel is nice and quiet. It has a beautiful view and many things to see around. Craig and Mary are very friendly and help me everything they can.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The care was excellent .... people are very warm and lovely place, is an excellent hostel that meets all: price quality, clean, comfortable rooms and kitchen .... highly recommended!
Despite dire warnings as to the location we found it quite easily but it is fairly remote with Boyle being the nearest provisions centre. The place was clean and tidy although the kitchen had a well used feel about it and would have benefitted from some redecoration. The staff member we met was friendly and helpful and the location on Arrow lough was a bonus feature. All in all it did what it said on the tin and we spent a comfortable night at Arrow Rock
Great hostel. Very good situation, nice view on the lake from the dining room Very nice owners, Mary and Craig, giving you advice and stories to discover the area
Room is clean and tidy, everything well washed and ironed. View of the lake from the dinning room.
Perfect place to stay! Outstanding welcoming!The owner shows you around & is so much concerned that you have a good stay. Very warm & personal atmosphere!There is a lot to see around the hostel (eg.Carrowkeel Tombs & Eagles Flying)The owners know a lot about this fascinating area & help you to organize your trips. The hostel is a very safe place, I accidentally left my laptop in the living room but as it is such a peaceful place nothing happened.Very comfortable rooms!I can really recommend it!
former hotel converted into to hostel. great and very quite atmosphere with an awesome location. but u kind of need a car to get there. the owner was very helpful in pointing out things to see and so.
Fantastic hostel with great view on Lough Arrow. Beautiful landscape, many activities around the hostel (tombs, eagle flying, miners experience...). For doing activities you definitely need a car, but you should know this before. Half an hour to the beach by car (Sligo, Rosses Point). On a rainy day you can also stay in the hostel, playing pool, table football, chess or just reading a book in the comfortable living room. The staff is very attentive and always helpful (journey planning, ...)!
+ = Staff (the owner gave us extra information about a close interesting tombs), quite place, living room, kitchen - = The building need another bathroom, it´s a little bit difficult to find, the GPS reference on the webplace have a mistake.
They charge 5 euro for pick up from the Boyle bus station and 5 euro for drop off there as well. Bike hire is 12 euro for a day, but worth it. Craig gives good directions and background to sites around lough key. It is a good place for a quiet stay. There is a small shop with food at the caravan site, next to the lodge. Other than that, the nearest shop is 6km away. It is a very remote area with not much to do in the evening except read a book, watch tv, sit around and have a few beers.
It's an odl hotel, so we can cook in an hotel's kitchen and play pool in an old pub. A nice experience in the country of Sligo.
You truly need your own mode of transportation to come to this lodge. It is a great getaway, if that's what you are looking for: quiet and beautiful surroundings. I mixed up Sligo City (where I though I was going) and Sligo County (where I went). I managed to get the last bus (6pm) to Boyle, but I still had to be picked up by the owner (5 Euros one way). I did not factor this extra cost. The kitchen and dining areas were huge and well equipped. The owners are real nice, down-to-earth people.
Hostel is well situated next to the lake with only an extremely expensive caravan park shop next door... It's better to buy food before hand. Extremely friendly welcome, we were given some ideas for our journey through the Connemara and were recommended to visit the Carrowkeel passage tombs near by, a must if you have the time (details on their website).
An old hotel formed to a hostel. lovely placed next to a lake. better come with a car but hitchhiking is fine as well. The pub should be restarted otherwise it's a long walk.
Very nice place to stay, comfy and with lots of things to do around in the area. Owner very helpful and kind. We regret not staying longer. Great value for money, excellent opportunities to do things in the surrounding area, with outstanding historical archaeological sites, lakes, forests and fun parks. The hostel itself is very nice, with excellent kitchen facilities, clean and quiet, garden to relax and lots of common cosy space. We were there with our 3 kids. We really want to be back soon.
I really liked the place. Amazing view on the coutry side. The lake is amazing. There is a big shared kitchen.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
We only can say that is a paradise!! We'll come back as soon as we can. The place is amazing and the installations are very good.
Had a good welcome by the owners and nothing was too much trouble. Bedroom was nice and clean, good value for money. You definitely need a car.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)