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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We sat on their patio and had some great local oysters with a glass of white wine. Very yummy. They are right on the main street through letterfrack. We enjoyed our snack sitting on their outside tables in the sun

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Alkmaar
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Standard hostel rooms and facilities, not much wrong with it, although the rooms are a bit smelly for some reason, seems they have a humidity problem. Wifi just didn't work in the room, had to go to the common room in order to get reception. Common room is large with a good kitchen, although if you have some money to...

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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Spent a night there on a road trip recently. Staff was very friendly and forthcoming upon arrival; I got a basic but decent room on very short (i.e. no) notice. Food was very good, and so were the pints. What makes this a five-star review though is that when I left behind my toiletry bag they posted it back to...

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Des Moines, Washington
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Had a great time here, the people were so nice. The only downside was being hassled by a guy who said he was a coastguard (Phil/Pete?) In the end we relented giving him 50 for him to go and visit his kids. Despite getting conned by him, my wife and I would most definiteky return.we had a lovely time.

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2Thank Jim P
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Large bedroom with open style wardrobe. Bathroom a bit small though. Excellent kitchen/living area. Lovely BBQ area outside. Bar food was tremendous and staff are friendly. Locals are great fun. One hour from Galway by bus. Walking distance of Connemara national park.

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Thank Sgtcat
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 11 August 2015

After an extremely windy ascent of Diamond hill, followed by an even windier and wet descent I was delighted to get some good wholesome food into me. This is where The Bards Den came up trumps. I can definitely recommend the lamb stew and seafood chowder which myself and my wife shared. They were both warm and very filling. We...

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Thank Trevor L
Limerick, Ireland
Reviewed 3 August 2015

I had the Bards Den recommended to me to stay at while diving in the area and I can't say enough about the place. Great food, nice pints and the staff are always ready to help you out when you need something. Rooms are basic and clean with lots of hot water (electric showers), an en suite and a key...

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1Thank Joe C
Co Clare
Reviewed 31 July 2015

We made a dinner reservation for 7pm - it was peak season so the Resturant was busy firstly there was not enough staff, people were waiting ages to give their orders and then it took ages r for food to arrive. Portion size was huge which excited us but sadly meat was poorly cooked our beef burger was blood raw...

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Thank EdCoClare
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Just home from Letterfrack and this lovely hostel. Staff were really friendly and the food in the bar was gorgeous. Really happy with our room, beds were large and comfortable and the room was clean. Brillant shower in our room which was a pleasant surprise, topped off with a tasty breakfast, definitely be back again.

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Thank Liz H
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Visited and stayed in The Bards Den for 3 nights while on a diving trip with my club. Was warmly welcomed on arrival by the staff who couldn't do enough for us. Rooms were clean and warm and en suite shower was better than my own!.. We ate the bar food every night and portions were huge and very tasty...

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Address: Letterfrack, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Galway > Letterfrack
Price Range: $80 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bards Den 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Choose a room somewhere else ....”
 of 5 bubbles CarolineC774, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Room 1 was not great but from others that stayed at the same time as us, some of the other rooms had the smell of damp. I know its a hostel, so it's not claiming to have 3stars but some TLC would not cost them much but would make a huge difference”
 of 5 bubbles AdrianB154, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Ask for one that doesn't smell of damp.”
 of 5 bubbles ABT250, 28 Aug 2013 | Read review
“There aren't any good rooms”
 of 5 bubbles LimList, 7 Oct 2012 | Read review
“It appears to be that there is no real privates at Bards Den.”
 of 5 bubbles aleksaga, 5 Aug 2012 | Read review
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