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Must stay! Rooms were cleaned and beds made daily, perfect location Right near nightlife. Short walk or drive to beach. Great pool area with its own bar. The owners make you feel like family and so at home :) we were lucky enough to see a Greek festival with Francesco which added to the experience, iOS wouldn't have been the same if we had stayed anywhere else! Thankyou and well definitely be back again xxxx
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Perfect location just around the corner from the main bars and clubs and a short bus ride to Far Out. Staff were very friendly and helpful and as a solo traveler, this was the perfect place to meet people. Great atmosphere in the bar before everyone heads out. I was in a small room with 3 beds that didn't have aircon but I was only there for sleeping so it was fine. Loved my stay here and would highly recommend!
I absolutely LOVED this place! The staff was so friendly & accommodating, rooms were clean & their pool overlooks the beautiful ocean. They even picked us up &dropped us off at the port! It was great that you can order from their bar & have the option to pay up front or charge it to your room & at checkout, pay for the bill. There are shops, restaurants & supermarket in walking distance. Francesco's took excellent care of us and we will forever stay at Francesco's anytime we're back in Ios!
Our time at Francesco was so amazing that we went back there only 3 days later. The location is perfect: not in a crowded place but very close to the stores, bars and night places n easy to reach the beach. An amazing service, fantastic view and climate, and an incredible staff. The owners were very great and helpful to us, going far beyond what one could expect from any hostel helping even with personal issues, as they did with a lost bag that I had. I strongly recommend that you stay there!
Very impressed with the staff, facilities and atmosphere. Also an excellent location for getting the bus to the main beach or going to town in the evening. Beautiful views from the pool and bar area. Hostel is run really efficiently. Also appreciated the little touches such as the cool glass on water on arrival. Only criticism would be the beds were a bit lumpy/spring but completely forgivable based on the rest of our experience staying at Francesco's.
I absolutely loved the hostel...its beautiful, clean, and super close to the bar area. If you want to day party you head down to Far Out but at night being at Francesco's is great because everyone drinks together in the bar area then goes to the bar all together so you meet everyone staying there. A lot of people also hang out by the pool during the day. The view of Ios from Francesco's is amazing and the staff are very accommodating...I was alone and they always made sure I felt comfortable!
The staff at Francesco's were amazing and the view from up was equally awesome. The only downfall was the Wifi only worked in one specific area down at the bar but other than that we wiill definitely be staying there again when we return!!
If you're going to Ios you should definitely stay at Francesco's! We extended our stay from 3 to 8 nights... That pretty says it all! The hospitality there is so good and all the shops, restaurants and clubs are just around the corner! Will definitely return next year.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Perfect! we had the best stay at this hostel! It was very clean and quite calm for that kind of place, full of young people (like us). Very close to bars, cultural places etc. Definitely a place to recommend!
I had a lot of fun at this hostel. If you're looking to party this hostel is great. Decent prices at the bar to start the night before heading to the bars. If you're looking for a quiet time then this probably isn't for you. My four bed dorm was right near the bar so didn't get quiet until they closed, which was about 12.30. The bathrooms can get pretty dirty I noticed when people had had too much to drink. However they were cleaned regularly through the day and evening by the staff.
We had a private double room with ensuite. Everything was clean and the bathroom was modern. I would avoid staying in a room near the bar as it gets very noisy/rowdy. Francesca's is right in the centre of town so it's got the best location and close to bars
We stayed in a 3 bed private room with ensuite- the room was clean and had a large balcony. Great to enjoy the ios sunsets! This place has a pool but its quite small so we didn't bother swimming here and preferred to get the bus to the beach. Good atmosphere here and great location- stumbling distance to/from all the best bars and restaurants in ios!
Great location in terms of being close to the bars but a lot farther from the beach though! Clean rooms and clean bathrooms. we stayed in a room right by the common area though and had to use the bathrooms which seemed also for everyone in the common area which was kind of weird/.Pool area and view of ios from the pool was amazing!
Loved staying at Francesco's! Thank you Maria, Francesco and Elizabeth! You made my stay more enjoyable :) As I said, I will definitely be returning with my sister when I come back to Greece! Efxaristo para poli Zoe from Adelaide
Great location and atmosphere! Everyone was so friendly and it was so close to the night life on the island. The views were amazing and always such a beautiful sunset. Highly recommend this place! We all loved it :)
Francesco's was the best hostel of our two month trip. From the moment we arrived in Ios we were well looked after, with a free transfer to and from the port, free upgrade from a 6 bed dorm to a 2 bed private room at no extra cost. The room was clean with air con and cleaning every two days. The bathroom facilities were shared but fine as there were at least 4 bathrooms for 6 rooms. Wifi only in public areas was ok. Drinks at 10pm were a good way to meet people. Overall a great experience!
Rooms very hot in the night. Mattresses were terrible, never seen anything as bad
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)