Rethymno Youth Hostel Reviews
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What a perfect place to stay and make friends! Rethymno felt like home with cosy rooms, excellent, funny and caring staff. Located in a picturesque part of the town, in a close proximity to everything you may want. I Definitely recommend.
Everyone was friendly and helpful at the hostel. Definitely added positively to my stay in Rethymno! Thanks!!
We're only here for one night but this hostel has lovely staff, is in a handy location and had everything we needed for our short stay! Thank you :)
Great hostel, easy location to find (under the arch 1st st. to the right), comfortable dorm, staff, clean, value all excellent. They kept it quiet at night & I liked that the bathroom/showers were on a different level, less noise. The reception area is the kitchen/hang-out area inside but there is an outside patio as well as a courtyard downstairs. The only thing I didn't like was that people smoked outside on the patio so there was no where else to eat your breakfast at a table. Bfast extra.
Very good location in the city center. The staffs are very nice and helpful. The room is good however it's very hot during the day and the night. The don't have lockers or shelf to put your stuff in the room. The bathroom was big.
Comfortable, laid back hostel with friendly staff, lots of info about what to do and how to get around. Short walk from everything you could need. Just one thing - you can't drink booze from outside the hostel, which is fine, but I'd have preferred if they had more on offer.
Only had time to spend one night here on this occasion, but will definitely be back! This place was recommended by a friend who had stayed here, and she wasn't exaggerating when she said that it was the friendliest place she had ever stayed. The atmosphere is terrific and the staff (Alex, George and Alex) go out of their way to make you feel at home.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 41+
- (1 review)
The staff of this hostel is most excellent. The manager Alex is a wonderful host and probably one of the best chefs Ive ever met. His coworkers Alexandra and George are always doing their best to make the guests stay happy. George's breakfast smoothies, orange-pancakes and omelettes are delicious. I can really recommend staying in this place, its a lovely athmosphere and you wont miss home as you're feeling like being part of a big family in Rethymno Youth Hostel.
Great location and atmosphere! The staff is also very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Rethymno Youth Hostel is a good base to explore different parts of the island. There aren't any lockers in the rooms but I always felt like my things were safe. The bathrooms are in a whole other building than the dorms which wasn't too convenient but not as difficult as I though it would be. Make sure to cover your pillow with a towel or your own linens because I noticed they don't wash the cases.
Nice enough hostel. Bathroom facilities a little janky, but not horrible.
Loved this place, could have stayed here for much longer. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly and knew how to make everyone feel welcome and have a good time
Had an amazing time, shout out to Alex, George, and Alex who were all amazing!
Fab location. Right in the old town with shopping and food and a beach within walking distance. Attract the nicest, friendliest guests! They offer cook-on-spot breakfast at reasonable price to fit a backpacker's budget. I really wish that the upper bunks come with guard rail to keep you from falling off the bed. There's no ladder to go up either. No lockers in room.
Alex and everyone else there including the other travelers were all amazing and made for a few memorable days. The location can't be beat and the facilities are great, if the rooms not a little small and lacking of power outlets, but with the people you'll meet here you won't be spending much time in your room nor bothering with your phone or computer at all. Can't wait to come back! Crete is an amazing place :)
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
Awesome place!! The staff is super cool and everyone is really chill. Good spot too, right in the middle of a very happening market area.
The staff here (Alex) basically made our stay. He helped is out with renting a car and finding places to go. Very knowledgeable about the island and places to see. In the morning he will make you made to order breakfast for a couple of euro. Kitchen here is somewhat small but it'll do the job. Rooms were on the smaller side and their were a lot of beds packed into one but you shouldn't be spending that much time indoors anyway in such a beautiful place!
They have no lockers and average beds, but the atmosphere is very nice.
This is one of those hostels that gets it and gets it all right :) The hostel itself exudes an amazing atmosphere, with fantastic common areas to meet new people and it couldn't be located in a better area of town. It's homely, clean, cheap and above all super friendly and welcoming! Can't recommend it enough!!
Best place to stay in Rethymno!! Very nice atmosphere, very nice people. But they're just useless in answering serious questions ;-)
The staff were very helpful and I met some great people here. Location is great for exploring Rethymno and also the rest of Crete. Toilets are in a seperate building but are clean and the showers were always hot.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)