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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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled to Clare Island as a group, for one night, with a plan to walk around the island. The accommodation, in a dorm room, was simple, of good quality, newly refurbished. The evening meal was excellent, with good service and equally good Guinness. The walk around the island was spectacular - so good to find these unspoilt locations still... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A haven of civilisation and comfort on the shores of Claire Island. The accommodation we basic but all we needed. The food was simply great - have the chowder - and of course plenty of Guiness. The staff we helpful, talkative and always had time for helpful tips and advice. Not forgetting the breakfast

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We were a group of 12 on an adventure stag weekend. We had booked the Coasteering and those of us who braved it had a great time. At short notice Carl and the gang were able to organise a bit of fishing as well with Francis on a converted Lifeboat. Ozzie, the chef provided excellent fare over the weekend. You... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Superb friendliness and service experienced at this fantastic hostel! Our group of about 30 people stayed at this hostel and found it to be much more than just a place to sleep. The setting and service are both magnificent and make for a truly unique west of Ireland experience. I highly recommend a stay at Carl O'Grady's Go Explore Hostel... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent two nights at the Go Explore Hostel on Clare Island. Ken and Donal made us feel very welcome and we were delighted to discover that the adjoining Sailors Bar had some of the nicest food we've had in a long time. Delicious, fresh, pan fried mackerel with capers for dinner, and a delightful dessert of... More 

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Kilrush, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was a Beautiful and clean hostel, such nice staff whom are really friendly and help you settle in. Showers are lovely and clean. Food was unbelievably tasty and fresh! so much fun and craic on the island!

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the minute we got on the ferry from Roonagh to Clare Island, everyone was so welcoming and accommodating. There were 17 of us and we were super excited to be there for the weekend but everyone at the hostel, in the restaurant, pubs, working on the ferry and organising the Coasteering and Raft Building championship was so patient, friendly... More 

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Co Mayo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Visited Clare Island as part of 'team building' exercise with work. 9 of us travelled out on a Thursday afternoon for a one night stay. For most of us it was the first time to visit the Island and from the offset we were made feel welcome. the hostel is a short stroll from the pier, and does live up... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Really really nice hostel...friendly, awesome staff, clean rooms, close to the ferry, gorgeous, gorgeous views across Clew Bay. It didn't really feel like a hostel at all. The food in the attached bar is delicious and fresh and most important the Guiness is go han a mhaith ar fad (most excellent)! Watch out for the lessons from the salsa dancing... More 

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Bobcaygeon, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was our first stay at Go Explore Hostel and this should be on the top of your list. Carl O'Grady and his great staff offered a wsrm Irish welcome and made us feel right at home. The room that we were in had 4 bunk beds and an ensuite washroom with shower. It was clean and the beds were... More 

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