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Stoke Travel

About

Stoke Travel are a European tour and accommodation provider based in Barcelona. We are known for our surf, festival, and party tours all over the world, with prices and packages catering for backpacker budgets. Come join the party at dozens of different events, like Oktoberfest, La Tomatina, and Running of the Bulls. When you're ready to ride some waves, head on over to one of our amazing surf camps in Morocco or Van Surfari Spain & France.

Reviews

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Josh
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

BEST TIME AT OKTOBERFEST BUT NOT OKTOBERFEST

Amazing!! The unlimited beer and sangria was what originally sold me on it, but it was more than that. Great place for people who like to party and have fun. Be aware of their activities, not for shy personalities, but a great way to meet new people. The food was amazing and accommodation were good, bathroom got a little messy at some point but would do it all over again.

I would highly recommend it to other school leavers who are travelling at the beginning of the year so won't be in Europe for the bigger party, Oktoberfest.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would bring more of my friends. Even though I made a lot of new friends, I also wish more of my friends were there.
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Lisanne
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Intense lifetime experience

It was intense! Stoke did an incredible job by entertaining us the whole time we were there. We were never missing information or help, always someone there to give advice or put a drink in your hands. Tents were a little small for two persons, but sleeping was just a minor matter anyway. The run was a blast, a bit scary but a lifetime experience! This was so much more than just the bulls run. I met lots of great people from all different countries and had enjoyed the unlimited beer and sangria!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't expect a quiet place where you can sleep and rest a lot. This campsite is made for parties and fun! Try to enjoy any minute, because this will be a once in a lifetime experience.
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Tammy
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This was craaazy

I went with Stoke Travel to Oktoberfest and stayed at their Stoketoberfest campsite. I booked a tent for me and my best friend, which was really clean btw, with two sleeping bags and mattresses. Usually food at campsite isn’t the best.., but this time, it was definitely better than expected! Also, the best part of the campsite was the atmosphere. Since oktoberfest is always so crowded and busy, the campsite welcomed you with additional party, fun acitivities, home-made food and unlimited booze, and all in all cool people including the stuff. They were super informative, easy-going and fun. I had such a great time, and I'm looking forward to going back next year! If you're looking for a crazy experience, you should definitely try out Stoke!!

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Yaminah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Surf House - The happiest place in the world!

I LOVE SURF HOUSE! I was on a solo trip around Europe last year and ended up changing my plans so i could keep going back... 5 times to be exact. The staff, the vibes, the location, the food, the activities... I couldn't fault it. The staff all soon became my friends and i was so excited to go back and see them. I made so many friends with other travellers and some of my best memories of my trip came from the surf house. I recommend this place to anyone. someone wanting to learn to surf, a pro, someone wanting to chill out and do some yoga, someone wanting some fun cultural nightlife in San Seb town... They've go it all. Do yourself a favour and get there, you won't regret it. If you are after a little get away in the most picturesque little (big) house, this is the place for you.

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Kyle
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Easiest Camping Ever

Its camping made easy. As a young traveler wanting to make new experiences camping is great way to get out of your comfort zone. I first tried camping while staying with stoke at Ibiza and had such a great experience I decided to book Oktoberfest as well! Its all the fun of camping where you can experience sleeping and living in the great outdoors but stoke does everything for you from setting up your tent, offering clean showers and serving you warm meals. Not to mention that one of the biggest festivals in the world is a quick bus ride away! Definitely recommend to anyone looking to meet good people and enjoy mixing things up from a traditional hostel experience.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Chris van der Jagt

Job Title
Barcelona Bookings Manager
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Chris, tell us about your role at Stoke Travel.

I'm responsible for all incoming bookings from Barcelona or related to Barcelona. This includes our City Breaks, Boat Parties, and Day trips and activities in Barcelona. Aside from this, I do some back office work to get our company optimized on online travel agencies such as booking.com and Expedia.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Springfest with Stoke Travel. I worked on the campsite there which was a party in itself. The beer halls were very fun as well. It was snowing and very cold the week I was there, but this did not interfere with the fun we had with each other and the customers!

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I started as an intern and am now a full-time employee. I wrote my graduation thesis for Stoke Travel and had such a good time with the company that I wanted to stay. Luckily for me, Stoke was thinking the same thing about me.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

Oktoberfest. I went to Springfest and it was amazing. I'd love to do it again, but bigger - and that's Oktoberfest. My colleagues all speak highly of it, that it's an enhanced version of Springfest, so I can't wait to get back to Munich and the beer halls.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Stoke has a very laid back and flexible team with a personal touch towards the customers. As a customer you are not just a number here to make money off, people take the time for you and add a personal touch to it. You can actually meet us at the festivals and have a beer!

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

The personal touch makes it stand out from the other travel companies who are getting more and more automated. We don't have automated replies when you communicate with us through email and you will always get an actual person on the phone when you call us!

Another success factor is the flexibility. We are able to move things around for your benefit, it's not this is this and that is that.