Cape Clear Hostel

The Old Coast Guard Station, South Harbour, Cape Clear, Cork


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The hostel is stunningly situated in the South Harbour of Cape Clear and within a few steps of the pebble beach and the sweeping Atlantic Ocean.

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 very lucky, your stay might coincide with the annual arrival of that gentle giant, the basking shark, the biggest fish in the sea.

Every year, at varying times, the seas around Cape are visited by Minke Whales, Finback Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises, Sun Fish, Seals & Basking Sharks. Scheduled and chartered Whale & Dolphin-watching trips are available for guests too!


*Price for the hostel does not include sheet hire (costs €2pp). All rooms are standard*

•    Dorms for under 18s from €15.50 to €16.50 per person per night

•    Dorms for over 18s form €18.50 to €19.50 pp/pn


Breakfast is not included in hostel but there is a fully-equipped self-catering kitchen available for the use of guests.

Opening hours

May 1st – September 30th 

January 1st – April 30th 

October 1st – December 31st 

CHECK- IN: 9am to 6 pm

Latitude: 51.434832

Longitude: -9.499421