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Francesco Plakiotis, Chora, Ios, Greece

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94%

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1302 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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100%

This hostel truly is one of the best places in the whole of Greece with the friendliest staff and a beautiful view! I would definitely recommend staying at Francesco's!


94%

a friend and myself spent four nights in iOS at this hostel and we had the best time , everyone at the hostel was friendly and outgoing. The location in the town makes it way better for when you are out at night, only a short five minute walk back to your room, no stumbling down to catch the bus back to the beach or somwhere else. The pool and bar area overlooked the port and ocean from up the village hill and it was a great view to wake up to

  • 24th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The single most amazing hostel I have been to.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Outstanding hostel! We will be back!

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Best atmosphere of any hostel I've stayed at. If you want to party in Ios, this is the place to stay. It's quite a hike up to the hostel but it is more than compensated by the terrific views.


100%

Hands down one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. It's location is great for the nightlife but remains quite for those u need a night in. The pool is a saviour during the daytime temperatures. And old francessco himself is a legend. Always down for a good time and very friendly.


97%

Staff is wonderful, atmosphere is the best in Ios. Super clean rooms, super fun parties, we loved it!!! Prepare your liver ;)


80%

A great hostel you want to party- which is what most people come to Ios to do. The staff help to get everyone mingling and involved and then take you out to the bars. Very good location but the showers were small and not all that comfortable to use. The rooms were very basic and although you could put stuff in a security deposit box at reception there weren't lockers for other valuables. Overall a good hostel though!


100%

The best hostel I have stayed in Europe, Francesco, Maria and Elizabeth are wonderful hosts. The location of the hostel and the view from the rooms is amazing. I returned 3 times during my trip and Alex was waiting at the port for my pick up which made my arrival very comfortable. I cannot wait to return to Francescos next year. Totally recommended!


100%

Francescos makes you feel welcome and secure, situated in a beautiful greek area, allows for partying and having a quieter time if you want, the family that run it make you feel like you are part of the family, it attracts great people. Perfect hostel. Guests tend to be basically all USA, canada and australia (and swedish some of the time) other nationalities are a minority. But its AMAZING

  • 12th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel, awesome place


100%

I have nothing bad to say about this place! Francesco and his wife Maria are so friendly and welcoming and all the staff is really nice! Gorgeous terrace with pool and tons of lounge chairs. Everything is clean. Big bar and nice patio area for everybody to mingle. Right in the middle of the village and the major nightlife, and after taking a shot together every night the whole hostel goes out together. Incredibly fun and in the perfect location! They have a driver to pick you up from the port


100%

Perfect in every aspect. Location, cleanliness, atmosphere, safety and most importantly the staff. A big family which welcomes everyone in!


100%

Perfect for solo travelers and groups. Everyone is very social and super friendly. Bar crawl with the whole hostel is always a lot of fun.


97%

The staff and location make this place a must if you are staying in Ios. Located 5 minutes from the main bar strip so you can literally stumble home. Alex is always available for a chat and advice and Jake makes a mean espresso martini. Only slight downside is the showers tend to flood a little but all in all not much of an issue.


97%

We had an insane time at Francesco's in Ios. Facilities are pretty basic and simple, good enough considering its Ios. The atmosphere is amazing at Francesco's! We met and partied hard with so many people every night we were in Ios. Common area has a ridiculous view overlooking the water and every night at ~10PM everybody pregames together and then goes to bars as a massive crew, led by the hostels. Wish we could have had more time at Francesco's - stay here if you want to do Ios the right way!

  • 7th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great place to stay. Really nice staff. A lot of young people. Clean rooms. Wifi only in common areas.


86%

Amazing place, very good location near all the nightlife, free welcomeshots every night and very easy to meet new people. Terrace with a good view is nice place to hangout before hitting the bars. Only minus for the bad wifi and the showers and toilets for dorms which are "public" and located next to terrace.


100%

AMAZING VIEW!!!! Even the hotels didn't have a view like the one here! Super awesome staff (especially when they offer free shuttle from the port to the hostel) and great location! Washrooms are always cleaned too! The pool also has a nice view!


89%

Francesco's was fantastic, he and Maria and Elizabeth were all so lovely and accomodating. The views were incredible, highly recommend. It's definitely a party hostel with a great atmosphere, welcome shots every night at the bar and then out to explore the nightlife. Only issue was that the cleaner made us feel a bit uncomfortable, coming into our room without knocking, moving all our things when we weren't there and didn't really respect our personal space. Other than that we loved it!


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