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Youth Hostel Plakias

Plakias, Rethymno, Crete, Greece


  • 98%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 98%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 95%Facilities

Property Information:

Youth Hostel Plakias - probably the most chilled out hostel in the world and winner of the Hoscar 2015 as 'Best Hostel in Greece'.

On the south coast of Crete, Plakias is a world away from the hectic north coast resort towns. Made of up bars and tavernas, surrounded by rivers, gorges and stunning beaches, Plakias is the easiest place to get stuck in; want a beach just for you and your friends? A waterfall you can shower under? Or regular big nights out with your fellow travellers? Then Plakias is for you.

The hostel has six 8-bed dorms set in an olive grove with a large patio for socialising with your new found friends. We have free wi-fi, cheap beer and wine, cheap breakfasts (ideal for hangovers), free use of guitars, snorkels, flippers, river shoes and beach mats. We also have loads of information about the local hikes, beaches and other activities that can be found in and around the area.

So come and take a break from your travels and make some friends in probably the most chilled out place on earth. There's a reason people keep coming back here.

We'll see you soon!

Please note: Reception is open 8.30-12.00 and 18.00-20.00. The hostel itself is open 2 weeks before Easter until the end of October. A late check-in after 8pm is possible.

'Set in an olive grove, this happening hostel goes all-out with hot showers, good music and cheap alcohol, making it a raved-about backpacker oasis. After one day's stay you may hear the sirens singing and never want to leave.'- Let's Go

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  • Latest Review

    The plakias hostel is the best hostel I've ever stayed in. You could stay here for a month easy. The place is nice, with a little kitchen and a big communal area where everyone hangs out. The Location is awesome. The beaches, mountains, gorge and villages are great and you can hike or drive. The atmosphere is perfect - we had a big barbecue where everyone cooked together and Uli took me and some travellees to an amazing village taverna. I will be back for sure, I hope sooner not later!
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  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Not Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machine

Hostel Awards

  • 2015 Hoscar Winner
  • 1st
  • Country Winners Greece
  • 2015 1st Country Winners Greece

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  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

PLEASE NOTE, Plakias is about 100 km far away from Iraklio and Chania at the beautiful south coast of Crete. From Iraklio or Chania you will need two busses: One to Rethymno and another one to Plakias. While the busses to Rethymno run until midnight the last bus from Rethymno to Plakias is leaving at 6pm. If you arrive at Iraklio or Chania after 4pm you won't be able to catch the last bus to Plakias any more. In this case we recommend to stay either for one night at the north coast (e.g. Youth Hostel Rethymno), rent a car or take a taxi from Rethymno, which costs 35-45 EUR (we can assist to order one).

Youth Hostel Plakias Located at Plakias, Rethymno, Crete.
Youth Hostel Plakias
Crete 74060 Plakias, Rethymno
95% 318
35.1935555 24.3955063
Youth Hostel Plakias
    Rooms available     8 Bed Female Dorm     8 Bed Mixed Dorm
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