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Strandhill Lodge & Surf School Reviews

Strandhill, Co. Sligo, Sligo, Ireland

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90%

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242 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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86%

This hostel was relatively empty while I was there. I imagine it's a different in the summer. Definitely a surf destination as there doesn't seem to be terribly much else to do here. But the staff was super helpful in lining up a lesson for me and I had a good time. The bathrooms here are a bit odd. The shower is in the room with the sink, so if you use a toilet and someone's showering, you can't use the sink. But otherwise it was very cozy.

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97%

The location is great (for beach lovers (5 minutes walking (slow)))! Bar and restaurant nearby. The staff was really cool, easy going and provided good infos on what to do around. Clean and neat! Kitchen and lounge was good to meet fellow travellers. Walking/running path around bringing to an old ruin church.

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86%

Nice employees, except for the sometimes gruff older guy. Beds wee comfortable and the kitchen was modern and well stocked with cooking utensils. The free cereal and toast was a nice touch, and I appreciated having the free tea being available all day long. There is a bus going to Sligo every hour, and it takes about a half hour to get to the Sligo bus station. The coast is gorgeous, and there are some nice walks around Strandhill. The Strand Bar is nice, but there is a bit of a walk to the Spar

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your review, I would like to thank you for personally judging our Management without even actually speaking to them!. Strandhill to Sligo Bus Station is a mere 15 min journey by bus! and our Spar supermarket is no more than a 5 min walk! We look forward to having you once again at our establishment as a valued guest. Kind regards Management

91%

We really enjoyed our stay there. The hostel is perfectly situated at the beach. The atmosphere in the hostel was really relaxing. We would recommend the hostel to everyone who wants to take it easy :). We would have loved to learn to surf there, but hadn't had enough time. Maybe next time.

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100%

Great People, Great atmosphere I would love to come back

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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97%

I thought the hostel was a little pricey for not including breakfast but the hostel cottage was a very good value. Really friendly, accommodating, quiet (despite being fully booked), great location. Would definitely stay again.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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97%

We found the staff at Surf n Stay very friendly and although the hostel is basic it is clean and tidy. The surf school is on site and is very reasonable for lessons with Rory the surf instructor who was brilliant. The Strand pub over the road is great for a pint or pizza and The Shells Cafe around the corner is great for Fish and Chips. A big shout out to Michael, Austin and the American guy for their help. Will be back in the near future! Chris, Nick and Bruce.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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100%

Very comfortable and cosy. Good location if you like to surf. Good breakfast spread.

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94%

I had an amazing time with the guys! The beach is very nice and it's just outside the hostel! I recommend it!!

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94%

Nice hostel! Very pleasant place near the beach.

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80%

Hostel on a great location: Very close to the beach, great for walking and surfing.There are plenty of hiking and cycling opportunities. The staff were very friendly(atm run by: An american, canadian, Brazilian and french person). The hostel has everything you need, though the wifi is non-existance from time to time.

  • 15th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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94%

What a great hostel! The rooms are great, with wall sockets by every bed, and the toilets and showers are clean and modern. Staff is friendly and helpful. It might be a bit pricy, but for the price you will have a great stay at a great hostel.

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86%

A good hostel in a great location near beach. Bed was comfortable and shower was hot. Plenty of places to eat with Waves being really good. Tables in dining room consisted of 2 picnic tables so could be better. Wifi was non-existent on ipad or phone, even though I was 10 feet from router. Still waiting for my change as they don't take cards. Staff stated they would be right back with it but was never seen. All in all a great location with plenty of facilities nearby.

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100%

Friendly and nice place in a beautiful village. Instantly feels like home.

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100%

Hi Chelsea lol


100%

I had the Best time of my life at the surf n stay hostel when i went there in my gap year, and now again back visiting. It's impossible to experience strandhill and surf n stay and not want to return there again and again! Friendliest place ever


94%

Such a great place I would recommend it to anybody

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great place, only a little confusing when it comes to booking it for tents (they don't have tents, just a small place in the backyard to camp for about 10 Euro). Besides that, WiFi doesn't work very good, unfortunately, but both issues are not a bummer at all, the place is gorgeous and staff is marvelous! The beach, mountains and dunes are divine, one of the best spots I've seen in Ireland!


100%

CHELSEA WAS A GREAT ASSET TO THE HOSTEL AND B&B AS SHE WAS ALWAYS KEEN TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING WAS OK FOR YOU DURING OUR STAY . THE BREAKFAST WAS EXCELLENT AND THE VARIETY WAS GOOD . ALL THE STAFF ARE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL .IF YOUR LOOKIN FOR A 5 STAR B&B THIS AINT FOR YOU BUT IF YOUR LOOKIN FOR A GOOD DEAL ON A B&B THIS IS THE ONE

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Staff is friendly, location is great. Room was really tiny even if it's a hostel, but worth the price for a night.


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