Open in the off season for group bookings only; please contact the hostel directly to book. 

Welcome to Go Explore Hostel and Sailor’s Bar & Restaurant. The Hostel is located in the House of the O’Donnels, landlords of the Clew Bay area in the mid 1800’s, on top of a small cliff surrounded by open Atlantic waters. Purpose built in 2012, Go Explore Hostel has all modern facilities and hosts a in-house traditional bar with traditional music, dancing, food and craic.

Tel: 087 4108706



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“Go Explore Hostel” is a family run hostel offering a warm Irish welcome to all our visitors. In developing Go Explore Hostel we endeavoured to create a warm communal space to allow for easy interaction between guests. Go Explore Hostel is an ideal place to meet friends along the way or just make new ones.

Guests can relax in our chill out area which is split into two rooms. The back room has a large fire dating around 1840’s with comfy couches, TV, DVD’s, books, games and internet. The front room is for total relaxation with large floor to ceiling windows spanning stunning views across the sea to the mainland.

We have a large communal kitchen and dining room which opens out onto a private outside area for Go Explore Hostel guests to take in the late evening sun which comes down the valley behind the hostel.


Go Explore Hostel has 6 en-suit bedrooms offering between 6 and 8 beds per room with a total of 44 beds. Four rooms have a double bed with a single overhead. These can easily be used as family rooms if required.

All rooms have sea views.

Season – Open from Easter to October for the summer season and in the off season for holidays and for group bookings only

Transport from ferry can be arranged for groups

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