This company is owned by the same man, Dean Cobbold, who owns Bratislava stags. DO NOT USE! It is a scam!
After appearing very helpful in emails we never received any services that we had paid for in full. We were left abandoned at Vienna airport with no pick up. All forms of contact have been ignored. The day after we were failed to be collected i went to the addresses listed for this company amd Bratislava stags. The address is a shell. Every floor was searched and multiple locals were spoken to. No one knew the companies or Dean. I am pursuing a refund through the banks.
On the off chance you read this Dean, do the right thing, pay back my money and that of the others you have scammed and stop trading. You are either a crook or inept at business. Judging by the amount of businesses you have registered in Slovakia i would say both!
Review by Mafunisa5 months ago
We booked a bar crawl when in Bratislava in April 19 as we thought it would be fun and a good way to be shown some bars in the area.
Before we arrived everything was fine, Dean was responsive over email and helped us change the booking numbers when needed, all good. Quite a different story once they had our money though.
Our guide Linda took us to the first bar. The venue was very busy and there were no tables for us, there was nothing reserved or planned she had just walked in with a large group of us and the staff didn’t seem happy for us to be there. At that point Linda quite rudely requested we paid the rest of the money, which we did. After 30-40mins in the first bar (and after taking our money) Linda tried to tell us that she wanted to leave us as her friends were out drinking that night and she wanted to go and join them. I explained that if she gave us our money back she was welcome to go and join them, as it was clear that she wasn’t going to provide the service that was indicated. She therefore reluctantly stayed.
We then moved on to the 2nd and 3rd bar, there was no plan other than walking around and then asking if we wanted to go in each bar we passed. Whilst in each bar Linda disappeared for the entire time, there was no interaction with the group, no games or conversation. At the third bar Linda then got her friends to join her and kept well away from our group until it was time to leave
This theme continued through the night until just before 12 when she abruptly told me she was leaving with her friends. The bar crawl was supposed to be until 1.
Overall, the bar crawl was dreadful. There was no service provided that would warrant paying. Everything we done and everywhere we went we could have done quite easily by ourselves and most of the time this is what we had to do.
Afterwards I complained to Dean over email. I had 1 response saying it would be Investigated. Also tried to claim we were ‘asking for drugs all night’ - completely false. I’ve heard nothing since and that was over 2 months ago and after chasing 3 times my emails are now just being ignored.
I’m summary, if you book anything with these guys you are literally just giving them money, don’t expect to receive anything in return!.
Review by Jannelle Bonifacii7 months ago
Our group has two activities in Bratislava, shooting and karting. On the way to our first activity (shooting), we advised that we were only paying for this activity and would pay for karting when they picked us up the next day. This was totally reasonable as we had already paid a £99 deposit which covered both activities, we didn't fancy handing over 500 euro to a lady we have met once. This all seemed to be ok with Linda the Slovak rep but requested 20 euros extra in cash which we happily paid (more on this story later)
The shooting was at best ropey. We were taken around back to an oval-shaped ditch with two men and a truck. Both men didn't speak a word of the queens, the safety briefing was little more than talking in Slovak and Linda speaking back in English (but struggled with the words) No safety equipment, documents to sign, it wouldn't surprise me if you injured yourself they would just bury you in the hills! The activity lasted no longer than 40 mins and as part of our deal, we were to receive a beer in the bar. No beer offered just whisked back on the bus and dropped off at our apartment.
The next day we had karting planned (30 mins, with the track to ourselves) at 12:30pm. Linda was 10 mins late in her taxi, she then told us that there was an issue. We asked what was wrong? and she said that because hadn't paid in full the time on the track was cut to 20 mins and the price had gone up! In Linda's defence, you could tell she had been put in a right position and didn't really know what to do. As a group, we decided to cut our losses and request a refund. 30 mins later we received the 20 euro that we paid the day before. We still haven't received the deposit, and is still owed, luckily we paid on a VISA so will be claiming it back through the banks.
Looking at other reviews it is clear and I know first hand that this company don't deliver on their commitments. A lot of money changes hands for these activities and I wonder how many people have been fleeced by this P*** poor outfit.
Review by Cerelina1 year ago
I would avoid using this company - what seemed like an exciting weekend and what definitely was an expensive weekend (Around 2000 euros to European stags) was left a little sour by bad organisation at their end. The activities that did work went well (the only reason 1 star actually seems fairer than zero), however the ones that didn't happen were the main event, and due to poor organisation / communication from the team, we were left sat in a bus for ages waiting for a hitchhiker stripper that didn't arrive, and stood outside a shooting range for over an hour because the coordinator booked the wrong times.
What has made it worse is that after aroudn 5 e-mails to Dean who organised the trip, I eventually got a response that admitted fault, and offered a partial refund on some of the activities. That one e-mail was the only response I've had - I've since sent about 5 more over the course of a month, and no responses, no refund. I'm pretty sure it's illegal behaviour from the company, yet I'm not sure how to take them up on it.
Don't book here if you want your stag to have a weekend that runs smoothly.
Review by Bummerino2 years ago
Just had the most fantastic of weekends in Bratislava and cannot fault these guys in the slightest.
There's always serious pressure on the best man to deliver and I'm a bit of a control freak at the best of times but I needn't have worried. All 15 of us have had a weekend we will never forget for all the right reasons.
From start to finish the service was professional yet personal and they delivered all that was promised and, what's more, at a price far more competitive than other companies.
Dean was incredibly helpful throughout the booking process, replied immediately to any (numerous!) queries I had and he didn't grumble once at any changes.
As for our gorgeous guide, Mishka, I cannot thank her enough for her efforts in making our weekend so enjoyable. She laughed at our dreadful jokes, knew all our names within the first half hour and tailored the bars she took us to in accordance with our group.
All in all, I have absolutely no reservations in recommending these guys and strongly suggest you put your weekend in their hands and allow them to do the hard work for you.
Once again, thank you for helping create the most fantastic of weekends and hopefully there'll be a next time!
Review by Radovan Cobrin2 years ago
Having just recovered from an amazing weekend in Bratislava, we want to thank everyone involved especially our guide Albi, she was amazing! She was so helpful and was so much fun on the bar crawl and got involved in all the games during the night.
This is the second time that I've used the company to organise a stag weekend and every time it has delivered!
Review by Bafford Waechter2 years ago
Honestly the easiest group booking I have ever made, I cannot fault Dean for arranging a stag that has gone down in legend for us boys! The whole team was so efficient with helping us through every query that we had, we had to change hotels twice and add a couple more people onto the booking and this was so seamless and easy, thanks to Dean! also a huge thank you to our guide Miriam, she was the perfect guide to show us around Bratislava, she took us on a well organised bar crawl and then onto the VIP club, she was the perfect addition to our group (however i still blame her for my hangover)! For the price we paid this company is amazing, so well organised and literally nothing is an issue with them! Thanks again, if I am ever needing to book a stag again im coming to you!
Review by Claudennes2 years ago
Booked a Stag weekend with these guys and worked out to be a great weekend. Easy communication and changes were no problem. Will be using again.
Review by ACofDC Rimbenieks3 years ago
I’d just like to pass on our thanks to ‘European Stags’, and Mary who looked after us all really well. We had a fantastic time on the arranged bar crawl, with VIP nightclub entrance. Mary spoke perfect English, was knowledgeable about Berlin, very sociable, and took us to some great bars that we never would have found without her. She really is an asset to your team.
Review by Hazelfox3 years ago
We have just returned from a fantastic stag in Bratislava. The organisation from the Bratislava stag company was great, from the airport transfer to being given a full itinerary with times and activities.
Miska was out guide for our trip and she was also fantastic, she took all our jokes and questions in good humour and was really part of why the trip was such a success. She knew all the bars clubs etc worth visiting.
Bratislava is a wonderful city and the people were friendly and accommodating of stag groups.
Review by Akul Adzemovic4 years ago
We just spent a weekend in Bratislava for my best mates stag do and everything was perfect. For the price I wasn't expecting too much but the hotel was more than adequate for our needs and right in the centre. We organised a couple of activities which were a pub crawl and paintball. Both were very enjoyable without problems. The hotel they booked for us was cheaper than we expected to pay for a 4*. We were contemplating on staying in the UK but to be honest we would have spent twice as much and we would not have got the chance to see such a beautiful city with the hottest women I've ever seen. I fell in love about 20 times over the course of the weekend and fell in love twice with our guide Natalia who is the sweetest girl ever. Everything was perfect from start to finish.
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