Had a lovely stay in Go Explore, it is spotlessly clean and the beds are very comfy. The breakfast provided in the bar was lovely and lunch and dinner in Sailors Bar is top class food and service from the staff was excellent. Clare Island is an excellent choice for a family holiday as it is so safe and has lots to see and explore.
Carl and the crew in Go Explore Hostel have a great thing going - starting with the views, the food, the friendly staff and the island not to mention the comfortable surroundings and the facilities. Def one to add to your list when visiting the beautiful Clare Island. The food in Sailors Bar is excellent. Carl was so helpful. Thanks Carl be back again.
Spent one night as a family of four - great craic, fabulous food in Sailors bar, staff were very welcoming and helpful, hostel immaculate - we took our bikes over on the ferry and had a great cycle round the island - wonderful views back to the mainland and great breakfast - we loved Clare Island and the Go Explore Hostel could have stayed much longer
As part of a group of 10 adults, who have stayed in many hostels on our previous travels, the Go Explore Hostel and in hostel restaurant/bar and kitchen facilities were of the highest hosteling order. We availed of the full breakfast and evening meal, both very good, in particular, the barbeque salmon starter and Cajun cod main which myself and 3 others in group opted for were excellent, those in group who opted for the steak, and those who opted for vegetarian option were all impressed with their meals, as we all were with dessert. Friendly people working there too. Patrick B Bennett
looking at the view on line it gives the impression of young women all together , i had not done hostelling before i was on my own four night put in a mixed room with myself alone and lone men , one and two some nights, the last night was very distresssing i was in a room with a well known man on the island who has health problems , who insisted that he have my bed , and was agresssive in manner the hostel were aware of this man and i was with him on my own , i went down to the longe to sleep on the couch and this same man followered me to this room . i was freked out by him and im am not easily annoyed and i have sympathy for his problems that he was telling me , i was eventually moved after getting upset . i have a very poor opinion of this hostel , in its management and the fact that this should have been flagged before you go, the price of acccomodation has nothing to do with it it should be quality at any price ,mixed gender rooms with a single vunerable women even and the men vunerable as well to accusations on both parties involved very unsafe , no one in the hostel seemed to have ant sense as how this is not a reasonable comfortable position to be in .other experiences on the island were very good , but this was not ,any young single girl be advised .…