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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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Ishpeming, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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laois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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 May 11, 2015

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 May 11, 2015

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
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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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