Lovely hostel within walking (or very short bus ride) distance away from the main train station. Walking distance from old town. Reception is right at the front door and someone is always there. The hostel offers bike rental, full use of full kitchen and lockers in each room. Communal living room area, as well.
After experiencing some of the super cheap hostels around Greece, this may be slightly pricier, but it was DEFINITELY worth it. Rooftop bar with a great view of the Parthenon/Acropolis and a fun bartender named Victor, if that's your scene. Free breakfast in the morning, the Wifi works EVERYWHERE in the hostel, and there's an elevator if you're on an upper floor. Very secure with reception open 24 hours. Lockers in the rooms. En suite bathroom in the dorm. Very close to the metro. AB is great.
Dorms: you get what you pay for. The rooms are air conditioned, but they're in the basement or on a busy, loud road with a bar right across the street. The only common area is a patio which was lively, but the staff soon started asking everyone to be quiet at 11PM and not to drink alcohol. There are 3 outlets available in a 12 bed room. The Wifi ONLY works if you're right outside reception. The only place I stayed in all of Greece where I couldn't drink the tap water. Close to the beach, though.
LOVE this hostel. Easily one of my favorites I've ever stayed at, located right in town.The staff is friendly and outgoing. There's a communal space that makes the guests feel like one big family. Wifi works all over the hostel, including in the rooms. There's an outdoor terrace that's amazing during the high season. Try to snag a bed there, if you can. The front door is always open and there are no lockers, but I never felt unsafe there. Cheap breakfast in the morning, cheap drinks at night.
Niriis is a fine hostel. It's a bit away from Chania, but there's a beach right nearby. George has great suggestions for day trips such as Samaria Gorge and Elafonisi. Huge storage drawers are available under the beds in the dorm- bring a lock. There is a kitchen and a bathroom in the dorm, but overall, it's a bit cramped. Wifi works in the rooms. George will also sell you discounted sunscreen left behind by other travelers, which is a lifesaver seeing as the island wants 18 euors+ per bottle.
All of the reviews about Josko are true-- he's such a personable, accommodating guy. He goes above and beyond to make sure his guests are happy. He takes guests on private tours of Plitvice, offers private transfer to the airport (he'll drive you there himself!) and brings everyone doughnuts in the morning. Free food, free alcohol, awesome turtle in the garden. I wish I could have stayed at the Guesthouse longer.
The staff is very sweet. I arrived exhausted late at night and couldn't find the hostel, and they came and found me and walked me there. The location is great, right in Old Town. It's up a serious set of stairs, but so is the rest of town. Each room has lockers and the room I stayed in had its own bathroom. There's a full kitchen for guest use and it's very clean, although currently going through renovations. There's a cleaning woman who mills around quite a bit, but otherwise it was great.
The location of this hostel is perfect-- not even a five minute walk from Old Town and the main bus/ferry station. The staff is really kind and helpful. This is a quiet hostel-- the only common room is the kitchen and it's very calm at night, but it's a nice place to stay. Wifi works in the rooms and each room has lockers that (I believe) are included in the price of the bed. Laundry service for only 50 kuna (~7 euros). Two bathrooms and two shower rooms are available, as well.
This hostel is about a 20 minute walk to Old Town, but it was worth it. The staff is awesome. The hostel has its own bar and at night the staff hangs out in the common room, treating everyone like friends rather than just guests. This was one of the best hostels I've stayed in in terms of meeting people as a solo traveler. One thing- smoking is allowed (and frequently happens) in the indoor common room. Whether that's a pro or con for you, it's worth noting.
The name of the hostel has changed and it isn't labeled very well, so it can be a bit tricky to find. The address listed is accurate. The location is in an alleyway but it is quite close to La Rambla and Liceu. Cons: For some reason, the hostel's credit card reader wouldn't accept my card even though I have never had a problem with it in Europe before. One of the neighbors has an annoying, yippy dog, but the hostel can't control that. Pros: Really nice and helpful staff, bright colors, location.
- Avid Traveller
- Couple, 25-30
- (11 reviews)
The staff at East Seven were fantastic, especially Christian. He was extremely friendly and helpful and frankly he is what made our stay so enjoyable. The bathrooms were clean, and the facilities were nice. It's definitely not a party hostel-- very quiet, but still a nice place to stay. They also do an extremely reasonable happy hour. About a 20 minute walk to Alexanderplatz, the location wasn't exactly central, but I have absolutely no complaints. East Seven is great.
- Avid Traveller
- Couple, 25-30
- (11 reviews)