Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Where is Go Explore Hostel located?
A. We are located on one of Ireland’s most beautiful and interesting westerly islands called Clare Island off Co. Mayo. See Directions Link
Q. How do I get to the island?
A. Travel to Clare Island from Roonagh Harbour outside Louisburgh, Co. Mayo with Clare Island Ferry Company. www.clareislandferry.com. Roonagh is a 30 minute drive from Westport.
Q. Is there a curfew?
A. No, we are open 24 hours and you may come and go as you please. Quiet time upstairs in enforced between 11pm and 7am for the comfort of all guests.
Q. What’s included in the price?
A. Included is your bed for the night, all bed linen, free hot showers 24 hours, a free light breakfast (tea, coffee, cereal and toast), free WIFI & Internet access and full use of all the facilities.
Q. Do you require a deposit on my key card?
A. Yes. Go Explore Hostel requires a refundable deposit of €2 per key card. Your money will be refunded on presentation of correct key card.
Q. Do I need to bring a towel?
A. Towels are available for hire for €2. Please bring your own toiletries.
Q. Are there laundry facilities?
A. Yes our staff can wash and dry your clothes for €6 per load.
Q. What are the check out and check in times?
A. Check out time is 11:00 am. Guests can check in any time after 2pm.
Q. Are any bedrooms ensuite?
A. Yes, all of our rooms are en suite and we also have two extra shower rooms .
Q. What is the cancellation policy?
A. Cancellations must be received no later than 48 hours prior to arrival, otherwise your credit card will be charged for the first night. For cancellations on group bookings, please see our booking terms page here.
Q. What methods of payment are accepted?
A. We accept Cash, Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard), and Debit Cards. When making a reservation a deposit or credit card number will be required to guarantee your booking. Payment can also be made by cheque made out to Go Explore Hostel.
Q. Is alcohol permitted on the premises?
A. Go Explore Hostel and Sailor’s Bar will not tolerate underage drinking on the premises. You may consume your alcohol in the lounge or in the dining room. Consumption of alcohol is not permitted in the bedrooms for the comfort and safety of all guests. Only alcohol purchased in Sailor’s Bar may be consumed in Sailor’s Bar or in front thereof.