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Cape Clear Island Holiday Hostel

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Kilkenny, Ireland
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Just got back from a wonderful break in Cape Clear in the hostel. Our host Anne was amazing and gave us the whole low down on eateries and where to have a drink in the evening. We met lots of other people in the hostel - from all over the world. It had been thirty years since I had stayed...

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Skibbereen, Ireland
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Stayed at hostel recently with a group of friends, Staff very friendly, breathtaking views of South Harbour. Facilities spotless. Very family friendly with strict no noise policy after 11 p.m. Would highly recommend a stay here an ideal spot to stay and explore Cape Clear.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We had just 24 hours on Cape Clear and are comfortable doing bunk beds for a night - and so the hostel was a great option. We were able to book in advance over email. There's not much preparatory information available, though there is a handy one-page information sheet about establishments' opening hours posted in the hostel. Being self-sufficient is...

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2Thank fostwhit
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I went to Cape Clear for a whale watching course in September 2014. The island is amazing and the hostel itself has some fantastic views from it! The rooms were clean, I shared a room with some of the other people on the course and I cant really fault it for the price :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2014

This year I was on a tour of Ireland with my family. We were aiming to visit some of the many islands dotted along the coast. I had not heard of Cape Clear before so it was fabulous to have the chance to visit such a 'secret' place. The ferry ride from Baltimore to the island is more than worth...

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Cork
Reviewed 26 October 2013

I was one a group of fourteen Photographers who went to Cape Clear for a few day, we stayed in the hostel. It was my first time staying in a hostel and it wont be the last. When we arrived we were meet by Richie who transported all our luggage to the hostel, we walked the short walk to the...

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Belfast, NI
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed in October and this is an excellently run Hostel by Richie and Sinead. It is immaculate and extremely well looked after. Respect the rules here and you benefit from an immensely clean and friendly hostel. Highly recommended. It is about 10 mins walk from the ferry.

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1Thank BelfastBirder
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This was our first visit to Cape Clear, and it most certainly won't be our last. From the moment we arrived at the hostel we were made to feel so welcome by Richie, who runs a very tight ship. We stayed at several places (B&Bs, Guest Houses, self-catering cottage) during our fortnight in Ireland and this was far and away...

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stellaashtray
Reviewed 27 August 2013

27 years since my two friends and myself stayed at this hostel. Island still as beautiful as ever, the greatest change was to the hostel, made feel welcome by Ritchie from arrival to departure. Hostel was immaculately clean, spotless kitchen and very well equipped. Shower facilities were a pleasure to use, no grime or hair balls, water lovely and hot....

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Stunning location, interesting history and quirky decor (including the extraordinary ship in bottle collection). Ritchie was very helpful in helping us organise local sea kayaking and fishing trips, and keeps the hostel shipshape in all ways. The island is a real gem - we recommend the goat farm ice cream, the walk up to the old coastguard post (with views...

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Cape Clear Island Holiday Hostel is stunningly situated in the South Harbour of Cape Clear Island within a few steps of the pebble beach. The view from all of the rooms is breathtaking; awaken in the morning, after a great night’s sleep, to the sound of the lapping waves with the freshest of air to breathe and, if you are lucky, your stay might coincide with the annual arrival of Basking Sharks to the waters directly outside the bedroom windows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cape Clear Island Holiday Hostel

Address: South Harbour, Cape Clear Island, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Cape Clear Island
Price Range: €50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Fabulous sound of the sea from the hostel.”
 of 5 bubbles Martha047, 22 Jul 2015 | Read review
“This is a hostel which is very clean and set in one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland”
 of 5 bubbles paramedic999, 27 Jun 2015 | Read review
“ask for a room without a heavy snorer ;)”
 of 5 bubbles SizaireP, 13 Sep 2012 | Read review
“I wont tell where my favourite bed is, so no one wil havel occupied it, when I come next time”
 of 5 bubbles thomasu387, 9 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Sorry none, all rooms very good !”
 of 5 bubbles MartineC302, 5 Sep 2012 | Read review
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