Stoke Travel

Program Reviews

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Tammy
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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

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.

Sean
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Had a few mates going who pressured me into getting a ticket. So I thought why not, bought my ticket last minute and Stoke did not disappoint. I've been on party tours before and they can be really hit or miss. But Stoke have cracked it. The atmosphere was electric, so many people only there to have a good time and the crew running the show were amazing. I'll definitely be coming back next year!

Since then I have been on heaps of festival's with stoke now. Every time I go same great vibe., always new people to party with, There campsites go off every night. If you are a solo traveller this is definitely a company to check out. With these guys you are not going to have a choice but to meet people, Its that good!

Next trip booked in is San Vino. Cant wait to marinate in some red wine!

What was your funniest moment?
When my mate Jimbo knocked over a tray of glasses full of beer causing three people to hit the deck!
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Peter
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I hadn't done a retreat before so this was a great introduction to the world of health and wellness for me. All of the activities we did were plenty of fun and I really got into the yoga side of things. The chef prepared meals were tasty and healthy and the hosts aren't the type of people to judge you if you head out to the nightclubs as well!
The activities we did included salsa classes, different types of yoga, massage and cooking. My favourite apart from the yoga would have been the cooking because now I can knock up a few Spanish classics including paella and tortilla for my friends back at home.
The camping is right on the beach and the tents are spacious and comfortable - not that you spend much time in there. All in all it was a great time and I will be recommending it to my friends!

What would you improve about this program?
Breakfast was only available for an hour each morning, one morning I missed out because I had a one too many chandies the night before and felt like a sleep in. Not a big deal though.
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Maria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What an amazing Retreat. The place, the people, the activities - everything! The perfect combination of fun and games and self-improvement workshops. It was refreshingly fun, life is too important to take seriously and Stoke understands this perfectly, life is for enjoying, growing and sharing and this is exactly what we did!
During the day we did yoga, meditation, acro-yoga, fitness, we spent time on the beach, enjoyed the sunshine and healthy food and at night we played games, had a music jam session round the bonfire all singing and dancing, there was a massage workshop and one night we did a little impromptu talent show which was a lot of fun too.
I was alays dubious about going on a yoga retreat because I thought it would be strict and judgey, but stoke retreats is exactky what I wanted. I couldn't recommend more!

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Liz
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I went to a retreat in November in Tenerife for the weekend and it was truly incredible, the pplace is really beautiful, with amazing views and a swimming pool and volleyball court and two really cute dogs,
The staff were great, met so many cool people, we did a lot of sports and games, also yoga and acro-yoga, there was a bonfire party, they put on a live concert as a goodbye party who were amazing.
The weather was great and I spent some time on the beach and just chilling, they are super relaxed and you can basically do whatever you feel like, noone judges you for not getting up early to do yoga or if you want to have some wine at night.
The main thing I liked is realsing I was being super healthy without even realising it cos I was having so much fun, sounds cheesy but it's true!

Michael
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

For my first ever trip to Ireland for St Paddy's Day I wanted it to be brilliant!

I had heard from a lot of friends that the accommodation and packages for stays in Dublin could be super expensive so I started to look for alternatives. Stoke Travel had a package deal that included accommodation in Kilkenny, transfers to and from Dublin for the main parade, a night of beer drinking in Kilkenny, a tour of the Kilkenny Brewery and a traditional lunch at the oldest tavern in Kilkenny!

The value for money was brilliant. Travelling with Stoke I felt that I was getting much more of a party atmosphere and a great group rather than just paying for the accommodation and busses. We all met at the hostel and quickly began to get to know each other. The guide was happy to buy us Guiness and Irish cream liqueur to facilitate the party!

The hostel was quite basic but to be fair we only really used our rooms for sleeping. the rest of the time we were either in the common area or kitchen or exploring Kilkenny. It's a really cool medieval town with a river running through the middle of the town and a castle too.

Our visit to Dublin for the parade was quite good. We had a drop off/ pickup point and then we were free to explore Dublin and watch the parade by ourselves or stick with the guide. It was nice to have freedom to explore with the option of joining the group again if we wanted. The parade was incredible (if a bit long) and after we got our bus back to Kilkenny the party still had not stopped! The next day we went to the Kilkenny Brewery which was great fun and clearly had a lot of money spent on it to make it very interactive and appealing to people taking part in the tour.

Overall I had a brilliant time in Kilkenny/Dublin over the St Paddy's weekend. I would definitely reccomend it to anyone who is curious about checking out St Paddy's Day but doesn't want to spend a fortune on accommodation in Dublin. The only downside would be that only a couple of meals were covered in the price and I ended up spending a bit more money than planned on breakfast and dinners on some nights. The trip was great fun and the party lasted from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. I am still in contact with some of the people that I had met on that trip and maybe we will all go again next year!!

What would you improve about this program?
Instead of a lot of the drinks being included in the price maybe a couple of extra meals included in the price would be a good idea.
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Kyle
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

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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Patricia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

At first I was a bit hesitant of coming to San Vino, but my mates ended up convincing me. I'm SO happy I did!! Met so many cool people from all corners of the world, all whilst throwing gallons of wine at one another. What an ice breaker, hey. This really is a Once in a Lifetime experience that would be such a shame to miss out on. The Stoke campsite has the best vibes and party atmosphere. Without a doubt, this was the highlight of my summer.

What would you improve about this program?
I made the mistake of not going with the All-Inclusive package that they offer, so it was a bit tedious going into the city to get food. I'd recommend going all inclusive- as Stoke provides all the food over at their campsite.
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Patricia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Stoke really knows how to do San Fermin!!!! Went there a few weeks ago with a group of friends, and I can honestly say that I had the time of my life. I was on the 24 hour trip, so I didn't get to see the campsite, which I regret as I've heard good things about their festival 'Stoked in the Park'. The city of Pamplona itself was absolutely insane- parties began from 10am in the morning on every street. I've never seen anything like it before. Definitely a must-see if you ever plan on heading over to Spain.

What would you improve about this program?
The bus was a little chilly, but otherwise no major improvements that I can think of.