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Go Explore Hostel

Clare Island, Ireland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great bunch of staff made the weekend for me and my stag. There was 14 of us and we were made very welcome. The staff team were great fun and really made the effort to keep us in good spirits, despite the mad weather. The manager John is one of the nicest hostel owners I have met and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing weekend here in July 15. The staff are what differentiates this venue. They simply cannot do enough for you and it is always with a smile and a joke. We were a large group of 22 and the food was simply outstanding. Far and away above expectations. We had two nights of fun and laughter and... More 

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Claremorris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 spent 1 night in this hostel last week. Spacious room. Comfy beds. A cot for the baby (including the mattress!). Not a sound from the bar and restaurant as we slept with our windows open. We rambled to the beach in our wetsuits and hung them out to dry in the hostel's outdoor drying area. To... More 

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Corofin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wasn't sure what to expect as the Hostel was located on Clare Island and I was worried about payment access to cash etc. Found a very bright clean and pleasant hostel with every amenity, laser machine and cash back. The food was excellent in the restaurant - check out their sea food chowder ! Found John the Manager very helpful... More 

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Ishpeming, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely modern hostel with very clean rooms. The bathrooms were gorgeous, beds were as good as it gets for a hostel, and there were stunning ocean views from the public areas and the room. Pub and restaurant are very nice... food was fantastic... it's a proper restaurant; not a place for simple, cheap meals though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dorm and ensuite were spotlessly clean as was the kitchen. Kitchen was very well stocked and adequate cooking facilities. We had a gorgeous lunch in Sailors Bar which had very friendly staff. Three mothers had a fantastic night away in possibly the most relaxing place on earth.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sailed out from Mayo Sailing Club, on a sunny Sunday for lunch & few pints. We were well looked after as always! We ate from the Sailors Bar lunch menu; lots of local fish to choose from but in lots of batter & other deep fried meats. I would like to see a few veggie option except pasta. Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, very accommodating, very helpful, great craic. Rooms were clean. No problems. Get down in time for breakfast, myself and my mates left it late and there wasn't much left - but that's our own fault. I can't find a negative - 5 stars.

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County Mayo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stayed at the Go Explore Hostel for my hen weekend and had a fantastic time. The staff were wonderful, the food was amazing and the facilities were perfect (far better than most hostels I've stayed in before). I would highly recommend this hostel, and the island as a whole, to anyone thinking of organising a trip with a difference!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Clare Island's Go Explore Hostel makes a great base from which to explore this untouched gem on County Mayo's Coast. Unfussy accommodation that is clean, comfortable and welcoming is what this place is all about and great food and drink on top finishes off what is a complete package.

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