When we found them first, it was by chance as Sligo town hostels were booked out. We meant to stay for one night - after half a day spent there, we cancelled a booking in another place and stayed with Mary and Craig for three days.
Last week was our third visit and not much changed - only the banter gets better and better. At this stage it feels like a second home.
They are tricky to find (but they will email you a detailed map with driving instructions) - if you think you got lost, drive for another five minutes and you'd find them, on the side of Lough Arrow, where the only sounds will be sparrows arguing (in July) or ice cracking (in January). The area is stunning, with megalithic tombs and beautiful abbey ruins a short drive/walk away. But if it's the party you want, just get your supplies and there's an old bar-turned-common-room for your pleasure. This is definitely the best common room I've ever seen in any hostel I stayed in. If you don't drive, Mary or Craig can pick you up from Boyle train/bus station. Even without a car the area has enough to offer to keep you occupied.
The place used to be a hotel and it still has a hotely feel to it, with huge kitchen, big dining are anc sofas around an open fireplace. There are rooms to suit all purposes, from cosy doubles to equally cosy dorms and the owners would go out of their way to make your stay special.
Can't recommend them enough, you need to experience the beauty of the area snd Mary and Craig's hospitality yourself!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ArrowRock Hostel stands on the shores of Lough Arrow,an area of great natural beauty renowned for its lakes, megalithic tombs and ancient Celtic Mythology.Situated on the Sligo / Roscommon border, ArrowRock Hostel dates back to 1700's and has been an Inn, a Hunting Lodge and now continues to welcome guests in the 21st century as a modern Hostel.From chilling out to seeking adventure there's lots tosee and do in this unique part of the West of Ireland. ... more less
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