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The owner Kiriakos (hope I spelt his name right) picked us from the port and straight away we knew we made the right choice. He was very friendly and immediately started to point out points of interest to us and asked us what we wanted to do. When we got the hostel orange juice and biscuit was provided. He recommended us to eat at The Mills the family restaurant near the hostel which he also owns. We took his advice and this was the best meal we had on our Greece trip.
The staff at the Skala hotel were very helpful and very friendly. the owner of the hotel picked us up from the ferry port and dropped us back at the hotel. He is also the owner of a restaurant called The Mills which is close by and the best food we ate in Ios with really big meals and really cheap! The rooms were very small and cluttered and the bed broke the first time we sat down on it. The shower and the toilet leaked but the pool/bar area was really good and easy to meet people.
Fantastic value for your money! Rooms are cleaned every day, and if you don't want them cleaned that is fine.Mr Kyriacos is really nice and helpful. They offer free pick up and drop off at the port which is very convenient. The pool is great to relax in, you're only a short walk away from the centre where all the bars and pubs are. The only negative is that damn hill you have to walk up, but that is not something that can be changed! Prepare to work your thighs and glutes!! :)
The view from our room was breath-taking, but it's high up a hill so it is a workout everytime.. but that's ok! The staff was really nice but they will wake you up every morning to clean your room even if you said you didn't need it to be cleaned everyday! And one time they litteraly woke us up and forced us to get out of bed and stand outside our room while they were cleaning it, but don't worry it wasn't that early! Oh and the wifi is on and off! The rest was good...