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Francesco Plakiotis, Chora, Ios, Greece

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95%

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1439 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 98%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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91%

The effort put in by the staff was brilliant, it made our stay so much easier and comfortable. Alex collected us from the ferry port, then took us all out for the night to the local clubs. Everyone would greet you with a smile, I'd recommend it to everyone.

  • 9th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Amazing hostel, bus pickup from port, great double room cleaned every day. Amazing view of the port and great atmosphere. Only annoyance was wifi access is limited to the common area but hey it gets everyone out of the room.


97%

Francesco's is a non negotiable for staying on ios!! Amazing stay, rooms were clean, communal area made meeting and socializing with people very easy. Staff are amazing.. Can't say enough about Francesco himself, Elizabeth and our bartender Nick. Felt like I was at home. Pool and sun deck area is fantastic and a great way to nurse a hangover. Location in the village is perfect, 2 minutes to restaurants bars and everything else in the village. You'd be a fool to not stay here.


100%

Such a great hostel!. Friendly & family run, these guys make sure you have a good time. Couldn't really fault it...Thanks a lot guys.


83%

Great place with a great vibe and staff! Very welcoming & excellent free transfers to and from the ferry port. Great value for money as well! Wifi is pretty terrible which is disappointing but if they could get that sorted things would be great! There is a also a sunset great view from the bar area! Would recommend


89%

Staff were amazing! Really cool location up on the hill.


100%

Awesome ! I'd highly recommend staying here. Fun and the staff is super helpful, you can tell they just want you to have a great time. We had a private room which was nice and clean, AC and it came with towels ! Loved it here !


94%

Amazing hostel if you want to party! Really good location, awesome to have a pool to hang around and the food that you can buy at the hostel was yummy too.


100%

Wow, had a great stay at Francesco's!!! booked 4 nights and stayed a week. Would definitely recommend. Great place to meet other travellers and socialize. Couldn't find friendliest staff and the rooms and showers were always kept clean despite that there were only 2 for all dorms. Will come back next year for sure :)


100%

All I gotta say is that Francesco's had an amazing atmosphere and a great staff!


89%

Francescos was a great hostel to stay at in Ios! It was clean and comfortable, had a nice area to hang out and meet people. Everyone would drink there at night together before heading out to the clubs, and the clubs were so close it was so easy to stumble home after you were finished for the night! The beach is a short bus ride away, free transfer from the port was useful, swimming pool was nice. Only thing was the wifi tended not to work when it got too busy, otherwise a great hostel!


100%

Loved the stay, you can either relax or get caught up in the party scene.

  • 2nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Absolutely fantastic

  • 2nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Missing a kitchen, but other than that it was great :)

  • 1st Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This was my 2nd stay in Francesco's and it was fun as ever but I had to stay in a building that was a bit far from the main building... It would be also great if there was wifi outside the lounge area. But an amazing place to stay if you come to Ios for the party!


97%

Wifi wasn't great- kept going off and on. Everything else was amazing and couldn't fault it, staff were fantastic and went out of their way to help. Atmosphere was great and the hostel was the perfect set up for meeting new people!

  • 31st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Francesco's is an awesome hostel and Ios icon, with very friendly and helpful staff. The property is great with an amazing view, pool and terrace bar. They do a free shot every night and then everyone heads out together which was great fun, they also provide free transfers to and from the port. I would highly recommend!


100%

Best hostel in the Greek Islands! Amazing location and rooms but the best part is the staff who are all so friendly and helpful (especially Maria). Everyone has a drink together in the evening (with a free shot) then take you to the bars and clubs if you want. The pool has an amazing view of the island and sunset. We will definitely be back - love from Scotland


71%

Overall a good hostel. Good location, great atmosphere and free transfers to and from port. Wifi needs improvement, there are no lockers in rooms, no air con only a small fan and showers were in a room with the toilets. There were only two showers/toilets for 5 or so rooms and the entire bathroom flooded as they're very cramped and there were no shower curtains. Pretty good place, but things still need improvement.


97%

Best hostel I have stayed in, perfect location and gr8 people!

  • 29th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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