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Go Explore Hostel

Clare Island, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I don't normally write reviews but I said I would make the effort because the folks at Go Explore Hostel were very accomodating to our group. I would totally recommend the place to friends. In my opinion it's probably the best hostel I've stayed in because of it's stunning views, friendly staff, cleanliness, food quality and warm atmosphere. All the... More

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Galway, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This used to be a hotel but has been changed to more basic, but spotless and very practical hostel type accommodation. So ideal for families or travellers on a budget. Lovely small clean rooms with great views from every window. 3 bunks in the room i was in, but I had it all to myself, (which the owners are very... More

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We didn't stay here but had dinner and a few pints. Carl is a gent and the American couple staying there were really nice too. The food was great and the couple we met said the room was extremely clean and comfortable. We will be sure to recommend to our friends if they ever head this direction!

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Louisburgh, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night in this hostel. We arrived on the early morning ferry in a heavy mist and were very happy to be able to get a great cup of coffee to warm us up as we sat in the beautiful Common Room. We watched the mist clear through the huge windows. The food in the... More

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Wicklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff couldn't have been nicer and all went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed for our unscheduled stay on the island! The restaurant had great food and the rooms were warm and comfortable. I would highly recommend the Go Explore Hostel for anyone wishing to visit the beautiful Clare Island.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We (myself, my husband and two kids aged 7 and 2) are just back from a three night stay at GoExplore. It was great and would not hesitate to recommend to others looking for easy-going hospitality in a most picturesque location. We had a small dorm room to ourselves. We are four but up to nine could have been accommodated... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Just returned from Ireland, and I have to give the Go Explore Hostel five stars! The hostel is situated ideally at the quay of Clare Island, a most convenient and beautiful location! I was visiting the island with two of my daughters and two of my nieces The room that the five of us shared at the hostel was perfect... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hospitality from all at Go Explore Hostel Clare Island. From the menu try the daily caught fresh Pollock - delicious! The hard work put in by Carl and staff to provide for every need will no doubt see this new venture become a great success!

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Address: Clare Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Clare Island
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