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The Bards Den

Hostel | Letterfrack Village, County Galway Connemara, Ireland .

76.2% Overall Rating

65 out of 79 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/10/2013)

Aneta Kolarikova thinks…

"I fall in love to this acommodation,so beautiful and quite area, absolutly gorgeous food! very comfortable beds and warmv room, I will be back soon!!"

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Connemara?

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Directly at the foot of Diamond Mountain and surrounded by the 12 Bens and Connemara National Park, "The Bards Den" is one of the oldest hostelries in Connemara. Situated in the centre of Letterfrack Village, overlooking the village green and Letterfrack Furniture College Read more

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget 4 person (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Budget Triple (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Budget Twin Mountain View (Private bathroom)

No meals or drinks included

About The Bards Den

The Bards Den" today offers a warm welcome; Traditional Bars featuring regular organised and impromptu Irish music seisuns; Restaurant which is open all day featuring locally caught seafood and shellfish and Connemara lamb dishes; Serviced Accommodation with 12 ensuite bedrooms; open fires and personal attention. Free WiFi throughout the Hostel, Bars and Restaurant.

Self service kitchenette
Laundry and drying facilities
Inclusive packages
Bordering National Park
Internet access available
Ideal for Hen & Stag parties
12 ensuite rooms with t.v.`s
Group discounts available
Private car and bike park
Village centre location
Tourist Information
Restaurant and bar open all day

The Bars at the Den
Open fires, comfortable lounges and full service. Seisuns, parties, celebrations and a great night immersing yourself in the culture of tradtional Irish music and guinness. The bars also feature a disco which is the only one in Letterfrack and for miles around. It makes for a great night out and for those who wish to party.

Dining at the Den
The food at the Bards Den always features fresh local and Irish produce where possible and when in season. Crab, mussels, scallops, pollock and salmon are all sourced locally.

Trout, brill and more are harvested off the west coast. Lamb dishes are prepared from Connemara lamb and feature Irish Stew, Rack of Lamb, Lamb Shank, Centreloin Lamb Cutlets and Roast Leg of Lamb. Only prime Irish beef is offered and the Bards Den is renowned for its Fillet, T-bone and Entrecote Steaks.

Add in Smoked Salmon, Chowders and homemade brown bread. There is no better way to finish a Connemara day. Light snacks to full meals always available.