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Go Explore Hostel
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We stayed in the hostel at the weekend - it's in a great location & was very clean. All the rooms are en-suite & the bar / restaurant downstairs is one of the top spots on the island. We went to bed when the bar was still busy and couldn't hear any noise in the room. Beds were comfortable and the kitchen, living room and dining room are well equipped. Price includes breakfast. Would definitely recommend it for anyone visiting the island!!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I have just returned from a wonderful weekend on Clare Island. This hostel only opened last year, but I'm surprised that there are no reviews of it yet. Its a great option if you want the best of everything on this lovely island - a genuine friendly welcome, comfortable accommodation, spotless facilities and amazing amazing food! The hostel is attached to a restaurant and bar, and the owner - John - is a wonderful chef. He catches the fish on the menu fresh every morning - and is happy to show you his haul if you are interested! All of the staff are friendly and helpful and super keen to ensure you have a great stay on the island.

For only 22 euro per night, the hostel is only a few minutes walk from the ferry, has a wonderful view of the small beach and bay and across to Achill Island and Croagh Patrick. A self-service breakfast is also included in the price, which is exceptional value.

We used the hostel as our base to explore this charming and peaceful place. After a long day of walking we came back and relaxed in the communal area and then later on the bar was a lively spot at night with locals and visitors, musicians and tourists. We ate in the restaurant both evenings, and my boyfriend is still going on about the mackerel he had - on both nights!

If you are looking for a comfortable and affordable option, and a memorable experience, don't hesitate to give this place a go. We are already planning our next trip!

Room Tip: They also have double bed bunks, and the small dorm rooms are perfect for families
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank caoimhenimhurchu
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Additional Information about Go Explore Hostel

Address: Clare Island, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Clare Island
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Clare Island
Number of rooms: 6

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