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Jimmy's Hostel Reviews

Parikia Paros, Paros, Greece

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281 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Great hostel, reception where very helpful, Lost a key didn't charge. Definitely recommend!


Had a great week at Jimmy's Hostel. The hostel isn't the most modern, could definitely use some updating in kitchen and bathroom areas however the most important thing to me is the social atmosphere. Jimmy's layout allows travellers to meet up, usually on the top deck for a bevy at the end of the night. I met many new friends up there and ended up travelling around Paros with a great group. However there are noise restrictions and by 11 or 11:30pm you'll have to move on. I had a great time here!

  • 25th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The whole place was some sort of Student dorm with some apartments. They basically rent all old apartments on a bed by bed basis which gives you a spacious Double room with another hostel guest. These rooms are definitly beyond nice. The bathroom was also quite old and had no way to lock it. Upside was the ac in the room. The hostel is also equipped with a basic kitchen. The wifi had some Time out but they were onto fixing that when i left. The rooms dont have lockers. The staff was nice.


This is a fantastic hostel, and the staff go above and beyond the call of duty.


Jimmys was the best hostel. Really friendly and helpful staff and a great atmosphere. 2 min walk to the beach! It was great having the barbecues on the rooftop. Thanks


Awesome place! The roof top its the place to be. Barbecue and meeting cool people! This place was perfect for the solo backpacker to meet people. Awesome set up. Nice staff. We had 2 bed rooms, a bathroom with shower, a balcony, and mini kitchen (fridge and stove). I didn't want to leave! I'll be back someday!


Staff were generally friendly but I didnt like was the "security" guy who would walk around after 11pm to impose the noise curfew. He would shoosh everyone, even if we were having a whispered conversation so we would leave for the beach as it made us feel like we were being kicked out of the hostel. I understand it might be in a residential area or other guests are trying to sleep so you need to keep quiet but it means you can't hang or chill out on the terrace at night which is a shame.

  • 18th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


My stay here was great. The staff went out of their way to make you feel at home. The people who stayed here were awesome. As a solo traveller I had no problems meeting people or finding things to do. It's close to the beach, restaurants and other activities. The only downfall was that the wireless was only available in the common room. But even this meant you met everyone staying there right away. We all extended our stay here and would defiantly stay here again!


Jimmy's was awesome! Very easy to get to the heart of town and the staff was super friendly and helpful being a family run hostel. Would stay again... The air con was such a nice surprise compared to other hostels on the islands!


Jimmy & Marco are legends. Such a homely place great for meeting people.


We were told we had to change rooms after the 2nd night of our stay which we were fine with - little did we know... After waiting for 30 mins to be taken to our 'new room', we were finally escorted out of the building and down the road to a completely different hostel. Although we made it apparent we were upset with this DESPINA, made no effort to please us otherwise. It's hard to give a review of Jimmy's hostel when you didn't even stay there. A poor review doesn't make up for all the trouble.


If you're going to Paros GO TO JIMMYS. That is all, that's the best advice you've ever been given when reading a sentiment about a wonderful and severely underpriced hostel. The atmosphere and geniality of the staff is unparalleled and will provide for you dear reader, an incredible social experience that you will never forget on your trip - James May

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff at jimmys were super awesome! We had a lovely time!


We had a great time staying at Jimmy's, which for such a great price really exceeded expectations!


Staff extemely helpful and welcoming. Easy walking distance from bus station and ferry port and about 100m from the beach! Roof terrace was brilliant to relax or socialise on, and our room had its own basic kitchenette which was more than we'd expected! Only issue was a small amount of sand that wasn't touched on our bathroom floor throughout the week stay despite daily room service, however this was just annoying and nothing serious. Highly reccomend, would stay again!


Staying at jimmies was absolutely wonderful! The location was marvelous! Literally two blocks from the beach. The atmosphere was great. The wifi didn't work in our rooms, but there was a nice common area where it worked. The rooftop balcony was an absolutely divine place to eat yugurt in the morning, and was also lovely for evening barbecues. This was one of the best, in not the best hostel I have stayed.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Couldn't speak more highly of the place. Restaurants all along the beach right around the corner, incredible facilities and venue. Amazing!


Feels more like an apartment with a fridge, kitchenette and a bathroom in each room! Great hostel with super friendly staff who couldn't be more helpful. Markos was a star from the moment he picked us up from the port. He even cooked a BBQ for everyone on the rooftop. Such a great night and exactly what backpacking is all about.


The best hostel I've ever stayed in! The staff are the most accommodating, generous, kind people I've ever met. If you don't stay at Jimmys while in Paros you're missing out!


Totally loved this place! Marco is hilarious - very helpful. I really felt at home there - it was hard to leave.

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