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I have stayed at Francesco's twice now and have never been disappointed the staff are amazing! Francesco and Maria are so helpful and friendly and always have a smile on there faces. Atmosphere is great, very easy to meet people. Francesco's is also walking distance to all of the bars.
Great place to stay for party island Ios. Plenty of places to go in the day but there's always the option to swim at the hostel. It all happens at night when everyone around the island comes to the hostel for pres before walking about 2 minutes to all the bars. The bathrooms are limited with not a very big shower space at all.
I had a great stay at Francesco's! Great location, a minute's walk from the first bar. As a solo traveller I did find the atmosphere to be full of Australian groups, however the '10pm welcome drinks' and outside bar made it easy for everyone to get involved. Room's were comfortable, pool was great, wifi was turned off in the evenings. Staff were brilliant and truly made you feel at home! Also close to a bus stop to get to Far Out Beach Club during the day.
Amazing location, amazing staff and amazing people staying there. Really easy to meet people as every night there are welcome shots. My bag broke and the staff were very helpful in making sure it got fixed by the best people. Beds are comfy (stayed in a private) safe in rooms. Great place for people wanting to party and make new friends. Would stay in a heart beat.
Amazing location and great staff. Downside for the share room is that you have to walk through the bar area to get to the bathrooms and the showers are not great. Overall a great hostel with a brilliant atmosphere. Love being able to use the pool area on check out day and the pick up/drop off to the port is very useful.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Amazing!!! Thank you so much for your hospitality! I can't wait to come back.
Relaxed here comfortably. I liked that I had a cold bottle of water waiting for me in my room with nice AC, towels, linen and everything you need to be comfortable. Highly recommend.
Only thing I can fault is the wifi. Could only use it in the common area and it would drop in and out. Other than that it was one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at!
Best part of my trip - hands down you have to stay here if you are in ios
Staff were friendly and it's a great place to party.
Awesome hostel - beautiful views, helpful staff and friendly atmosphere. We enjoyed a three bed form to ourselves and it felt like luxury yet we paid so little. The location is great for clubs, and it's very social as you head out as one big group. Most of all the staff were so friendly and so helpful. Our friend had an accident and ended up in hospital without us knowing, but the staff were so helpful in calling the doctors and helping is get there. Only minor issue was a handheld only shower
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Awesome hostel. Very good atmosphere as everyone drinks before and heads out to the first club together (which is also owned by Francesco's and is cheap with 2 for 1 cocktails so a good way to start the night). The owners and staff are all extremely friendly and accommodating. Only possible downsides are that wifi isn't always running great and the bar is a little expensive for a hostel especially as you cant bring in your own to the main area. But would never contemplate staying anywhere else!
We have no bad things to say about Francesco's! It was absolutely perfect, we had the best 6 nights we could have asked for! Francesco and the staff were so friendly and hospitable and so helpful. The room was so clean and spacious for the money we paid and was cleaned everyday! There was such a lovely atmosphere there too which was carried by all the staff. Thank you for such a perfect week, we miss it already! xx
The team at Francesco's were extremely welcoming and treated us like family! Francesco's is definitely the place to be if you want to make the most of the Ios night life. Those looking for a quiet / relaxing stay would probably find the partying a bit full on. The majority of guests were Australian or New Zealanders - as a kiwi that was a bonus! We stayed in a private double room which I would definitely recommend as it had air conditioning (super important when hungover!) and our own bathroom.
Pretty much only thing I can fault is that we never had our towels changed, other than that, location is perfect, atmosphere is too, staff are so lovely and friendly and rooms are reasonably priced.
Francesco's is THE hostel to be at in Ios. The staff was so so kind and helpfull, we felt like home. The view from the terrace is absolutely breathtaking. Do not miss the sunsets!! There is also a pool and sunbeds in the hostel which is great to relax after a day at the beach or after a night of partying ;) There is a welcome shot every night around 10:30pm at the bar of the hostel and then everyone heads to the clubs together. Great way to meet people. Only downside - wifi not always working.
Absolutely loved this place and would definitely recommend! The lovely staff felt like family after only a few days and were always extremely helpful. Great atmosphere and the pub crawl at night is a must to start your evening off! Will definitely be back :)
Oh gosh I can't believe the exceptional service that was given at this place. So I had my towel taken from the previous hostel and when I arrived at Francesco's not only was I given a bath towel free of charge but a beach towel too. The fan got broken during my stay and they fixed and got a new one ASAP. Every little concern you have the staff members would go up and beyond to help you. It was like a little family run by a loving family who takes care of their customers. great view/pool/socials
Fantastic location ! Awesome staff, Maria is so lovely !! The views are perfect, the rooms are clean and spacious and it has such an awesome vibe. We loved our stay here !
Breakfast not included and I didn't like the shared bathrooms. Is better to stay in private room if you can share with a friend. The view from the hostel and the location are perfect. In Ios there is no better place to stay.