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The Purple Pig Reviews

84001 Ios - Mylopotas, Cyclades, Ios, Greece

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116 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Have you ever gone to a hostel and the staff running it treated you like another number? This isn't the case here at the purple pig. George will bring you in an treat you like family. He goes above and beyond any hostel management's care for their guests. George saved my ass in more ways than I can count. From rushing me to the ferry and barely making my trip out, to taking me to the health center when I was in need of it most. He made my Ios experience unforgettable and I recommend him A

  • 29th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


LOVED this place, everything about it was amazing. George the man, and its got a sick pool. Grrst place to be if yo want to relax away from the party.


couldn't have better things to say about this place! absolutely amazing! !!!!! Great location! Great place! staff have been fantastic! was meant to stay 2 nights stayed a lot longer! never wanted to leave!


Showers in the rooms only had cold water so had to use communal showers to get hot water.


George you legend. Thanks for an awesome stay :)

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really enjoyed the stay..great location and great staff.Thanks to George and his family!


The wi-fi connection should be available to all areas of the hostel


Great location and staff. Made us all feel at home. Love the bar and food area. Great place to meet new people.


Stayed 3 nights and had a blast. The staff, and owners (George, his parents and family) are the best. The pool/bar area is always busy with music and cheap food and drinks (shots for just 1.5 euro). They bend over backwards to pick you up and drop you off at the port. The rooms are good, clean and have balconies. The beds are a bit hard but not the worst I've slept on. Right on the beach


Toilets did not work when I was there but very clean and had free A/C.


Only complaint is that even the indoor bathrooms feel like outhouses. But otherwise everything is perfect. George is a loveable tour de force. Everyone else is incredibly friendly. Beautiful beach steps away. Town is an easy and beautiful walk (or cab or bus, both frequent).


George is an absolute legend!!! He personally makes sure that you are having the time of your life!! This place is totally underrated and in comparison to 'far out' is just a bit more relaxed, more comfortable, way cheaper and just as fun!


For a backpacker who wants to party on Ios, this is a hidden gem. Excellent value for money, amazing location right next to the beach and bus stop. Great common area are and facilities. The staff is helpful and overly kind. The cleanliness is a bit below par but I didn t mind to much and for the cheap price you pay, it is all right. I would definitely recommend this place to a fellow backpacker. The late night walk back from the village is only 20 min and downhill, which is fine.


Shoutout to George who made our time in Ios one of a kind. My friend hurt her foot and he drove us to and from the hospital, he even carried her up and down stairs. You guys rock. Had the sweetest time. Will definitely be back!


Terrible door handles, low pressure water, no hot water second day


Nice and chilled out, great pool area. Close to the beach and lots of restaurants, 20min walk to the main town. Fun place to party but not as full on as Far Out!


George is the absolute best! Such a friendly guy. This place was cute, clean and had everything you'd need. It was a little quiet so can be a little hard to meet people, but the bar is cool. A little far from the town but easy to get to by bus. Would stay again!

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