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“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Go Explore Hostel

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Go Explore Hostel
1 review
“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

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!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Spent two nights in this hostel this week on a holiday away from home (I live locally on the mainland) and it was just fantastic. Exceptionally clean and well equipped with fantastic, enthusiastic, informative staff who were always on hand to help out if you had any queries. Lovely relaxed easy going place on a beautiful island :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We traveled to Clare island on a truly stunning day, and honestly there could have been nowhere more beautiful, we had a fabulous time. We would not normally stay in a hostel but it was great, a bed really is all you need here and it was clean and fresh and all the staff were very welcoming, informative and friendly. We did eat in the restaurant, I'm guessing that as all other food reviews are fantastic we had a different chef the night we were there as our food really wasn't good, my husband had a steak which he had asked for medium done, it was waaay past well done point, dry and really not great and I had risotto which was just a lump of mush on the plate but we just ate it, honestly, if we had been anywhere else both meals would have been returned but we were enjoying the place itself so much we just didn't want to make a deal out of it. This did not taint our stay here at all, it just seemed like a chef who maybe needed a wee bit more training. Would certainly recommend staying here, particularly if you are in a group of people. Fabulous place and certainly excellent value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Just back from Clare island after a lads stag weekend. Not the typical place u would think but far from it. The picturesque scenery everywhere you looked. Accommodation an service were next to none and the islands locals the friendliest and most welcoming I've ever met. Lots of activities and all the best food an drink you could handle the Stag loved his weekend as did all the lads. An for any body with a competitive streak there is the Clare island challenge brilliant

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sligo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Carl, Barbara and all the gang at Go Explore went totally beyond our expectations with their hospitality and kindness for my hen party on Clare island this weekend. What a fabulous stay we had. 22 women very happy with the professionalism and attention to detail shown, from the delicious food, to the wonderful music, clean and cosy bedrooms, hot showers, etc. Not to mention the fun we had partying with the locals on the island. Can't recommend Go Explore on Clare island highly enough. BBQ was fab yesterday eve too! HUGE thanks from all the Sligo pirates! We'll be back some day!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

A group of us traveled over on the the ferry for one night, very nice place to stay, the whole building is new, modern, fresh and clean and has an amazing vista. Carl and everyone else we met there couldn't have done more for us. Very relaxing place to stay. Definitely try the food in the bar, dinner was a great value and the steak was cooked perfectly.
Highly recommend this place, well worth the trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Leitrim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

We didn't stay here (stayed at O'Grady's B&B near the pier) but we ate and drank here. The setting is just beautiful - the picture windows allow you to view the sun setting over the Co. Mayo coast. I had a steak for dinner - I think it was €18 which was about the best-priced I have had and was cooked perfectly. My vegetarian husband had a pasta dish which was freshly cooked with fresh vegetables and very tasty and a v welcome change from the usual veg over-soy sauced stir-fry or lasagne offered to the poor vegetarians in Irish restaurants. Went for a walk after dinner and returned for drinks to the bar where we chatted with Carl who we found out cooked all the dinners served. He is a most friendly host and has a genuine love and enthusiasm for the Island. We wish him well in his endeavours and look forward to the next visit to the island to experience more of the warmth and hospitality and lovely food we had here. The island is fantastic for walking - we spend two days but could have spent longer exploring all the different trails.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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