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Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Has massive potential ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

This hostel wasCold, dirty and unkempt. One staff was sound but the small bald guy was so rude. This place could be really special if the owner put more effort in. Strand hill is an amazing place and there is so much to see and do. I'd avoid this hostel if possible.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

NOR the very fair price you pay for this amazing location. Less than 3 minute walk to the beach and somewhere to store your surf board/kayak at night! Lovely staff! Just all around great area to be in whether you're there for the day or would like to stay for the night at this hostel (deff recommend you do)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, November 28, 2014
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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed one night and enjoyed our time here. Cute little town and very friendly staff. Would recommend to others and would return to stay here again. I only wish we had more time to enjoy the beach down the street.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, November 28, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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Roscommon, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

My two boys and I stayed here for 2 nights in July and enjoyed 2 surf lessons. It was a great experience, enhanced by the friendliness of Roger and staff in the hostel and our expert, encouraging surf instructors, Seamus and Rory. Accommodation is basic and clean. Location is perfect.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, November 28, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed here with friends on a round Ireland trip. The staff are very friendly and informative and the beds/rooms are of a decent standard for a hostel. Location is great too as there are restaurants and pubs across the road and the beach is 30 seconds walk away. Recommended for a budget stay. Thanks!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, November 28, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

A relaxed place to stay with clean bedding. It's a hostel so it's not of five star quality but it was regularly cleaned. A friendly place with good humoured staff and an open kitchen . Roger brought myself and my daughter out for a surf lesson. He has the patience of a saint as we both plunged head first into waves as total beginners. His safety practices were his priority which emphasised his professionalism. He gave great instructions and gave us full attention for the two hours. Could not recommend him any higher. Will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, November 28, 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Myself and two friends spent a night at the Surf n Stay hostel in July and had a great experience there. The welcome was so warm, the owner Michael went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. After a relaxing visit to the seaweed baths (loved it!!!) we enjoyed a lovely evening cooking fajitas and eating them with a bottle of wine in the garden with the affable and amusing Roger to keep us company, before wandering down to the beach for sunset. A few beers at the local with the lads from the hostel was a perfect end to our stay. I highly recommend the Surf n Stay for it's atmosphere, location (1 minute's walk from the beach) and thoroughly hospitable staff. I also recommend Strandhill in general, a beautiful and quaint wee place, we could stayed much longer...

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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SurfnstayStrandhill, Manager at Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School, responded to this review, November 28, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review, we look forward to having you once again at our establishment. Kind regards Management
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Additional Information about Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School

Property: Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf School
Address: Shore Road, Strandhill, Sligo, Ireland (Formerly Surf n Stay)
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Sligo > Sligo > Strandhill
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Strandhill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SurfnStay:Lodge, Hostel, Surf School, Camping. Located next to world famous surf beach on Wild Atlantic Way. Surf, stay and have a great time with us. Family-run establishment with a friendly, cozy environment ideal for surfers and beach lovers alike. Our Surf School welcomes surfers of all experience levels and offers a wide range of outdoor activities around the northwest. Drop in and relax in our Lodge or Hostel & Surf School ... more   less 
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