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. 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 continental breakfast, free WIFI and full use of all the facilities.

Q. Can I bring my pet?

A. No pets allowed indoors.

Q. Do I need to bring a towel?
A. No, towels are provided.

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. Full payment is taken if the booking is cancelled within 48 hours of booking date (Friday and Saturday nights plus Bank Holiday Sunday nights).

Payment for the first night’s accommodation is taken if the booking is cancelled within 48 hours of booking date (Sunday to Thursday nights).

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 secure your booking via a link on your invoice. We prefer not to take card details over the phone.

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.