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The Purple Pig Reviews

84001 Ios - Mylopotas, Cyclades, Ios, Greece

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89%

Rating
147 Total Reviews
  • 94%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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60%

Not a lot of atmosphere. Has a pool which is great and a fridge in the room, big thumbs up. Really close to lots of mini markets and food. Close to the beach. Bathroom wasn't nice. No hot water, facilities a bit broken. Although comfy bed. Wouldn't stay there again though


97%

The staff is great, the location is great, and the atmosphere is great. Nothing to complain about!


97%

Great location near the beach, also with a nice pool. Close enough to the town for a short bus ride or a long-ish walk, although the walk from town to the hostel is not bad at all. Fun atmosphere without being too rowdy.


94%

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It's in an ideal location close to the beach and just a short bus ride away from the main town. The staff were fantastic and the pool area was great


94%

The hostel is in a great location, so close to the beach and only a quick bus ride into the town. George is absolutely amazing! He is so friendly and will go out of his way to make sure your stay is wonderful and tries to accomodate to your needs. Couldn't have been more happy with my stay

  • 11th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Just the greatest place to stay in Ios, staff are amazing, location is ideal, half way between the village and Far Out. 30secs from the beach, pool is great, rooms are cleaned daily and great value for money! Pick Up from Ferry too is key!

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Staff was amazing - love George and Maria!! Right next to the beach and discount on water sports so that's awesome. Sweet bar/restaurant/pool to chill at. Also super cool there's a shuttle to/from the port.


91%

Great place to stay when on Ios. Has a great pool and compared to other places on the island here you can actually relax by the pool and recover from whatever you got up to the previous night. Is still very close to all the fun places. George is an absolute hero. Helpful, friendly and fun, and amazingly he didn't mind waking up to check me in at 4am after my ferry was delayed. Legend!


80%

Nice hostel. Good facilities. Cheap food. Good pool with nice music playing in background. was annoyed that wifi is only at the reception/resturant area because the booking I made States free wifi available at all areas of hostel.

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Everything about my stay at this hostel was perfect! George was incredibly friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean and spacious with a large balcony outside, and the pool area overlooked the ocean. It's a short walk to the beach and not a far walk from Far Out beach club, so for those who don't want to be situated right in the heart of the chaos, the Purple Pig is the perfect happy medium. I'll definitely be back :)


89%

Not a long walk down to Far Out Beach Club. Really comfortable accommodation, and George is a legend, so helpful.


89%

Great value for money! Very close to the beach, rooms are clean and the staff are very friendly and accommodating


74%

PROS: -Good location. Just at the north end of the beach area. Located right next to a kiosk / convenience store. -Friendly staff. George is the man! -Free shuttle service to/from ferry port. -Relaxed atmosphere. CONS: -Barebone facilities. It's a good place to crash / nap after a wild night full of parties, but nothing more. -Questionable cleanliness. Hair and dusts were found on the bedsheets. -Weak water pressure in the bathroom.


69%

The hostel is in a great location, just on the edge of Mylopotas beach. Not far from the bars and night life - but far enough away so you can get a decent nights sleep! The Staff were all friendly and took us to and from the ferry port. Room was lovely and didn't feel like a dorm room.


69%

Appreciated that they picked us up from the ferry at 2am in the morning with fairly short notice. The location is nice, with the beach right down the road and car/atv rentals right next door. Our only real complaint would be the slow wifi. It would never work in the rooms, and only occasionally work near reception. Overall a good stay, and despite the wifi issues we would stay at Purple Pig again!


89%

The staff is super friendly, the location is great just in front of one of the main beaches and the bus stop. The only thing i didnt like, and thats probably what most people like the most, is the party vibe 24/7 that makes it difficult to relax and sleep. But if you're looking for a party hostel, purple pig is the way to go!


100%

best hostel i have ever been to. the staff are immediately so accommodating to you and i felt like they treated us like family. the rooms are great really easy to meet people. in the best location in ios and it was cheap. great place. Aki, maria and George made our stay in Ios great.


100%

The best hostel I've ever stayed in. Loved every minute of it. The owners are so friendly and will go out of their way to look after you. Can't wait to go back. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.


97%

I loved staying at the purple pig. It was like home away from home. The staff was really friendly and helpful. If I ever come back to Ios (which I probably will) I'll definitely stay with them again.

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

George is a great host and really helpful , his family helped add a special touch to my stay. Would stay again and recommend to other travelers !

  • 15th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • AndreaLee
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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