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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Francesco's is the Number One Rated accommodation from travellers in all of Ios.

We have been rated the Best Hostel in Greece at the Hoscars every year since 2012. Plus, in August 2012 and 2006 we were voted the Sixth-Best Hostel in the World. And with good reason - just take a look at the sunset view from our terrace bar; that's where you could be enjoying your cocktails each evening during your stay in Ios.

We are located in Ios town, just a short stumble from the night life in the main square and a 20 minute walk from the main beach. There are also six other beaches within comfortable walking distance. There is no need to have a long, dark walk home at night after your bar hopping adventures.

We are a family run hostel where everybody is made to feel at home and all your needs are catered to. >From the time you arrive to the time you depart you become part of the Francesco's family.

There is an air-conditioned terrace bar with satellite television and breakfast cafe which overlooks the port, beach, and one of the best sunset views on the island, as you can see in the photo. All guests are invited for a free welcome drink and a chance to meet fellow travelers in our friendly bar to start their first night on Ios. None of our guests ever pay the cover charge at the famous Blue Note, one of the most popular clubs on the island.

Some of the amenities which are offered at Francesco's include 24-hour hot water, a new reception area with internet cafe, tourist information- information on boat tickets etc., and all guests are encouraged to make use of our free safety deposit boxes (they are provided at the reception area). We also have an extensive travelers book exchange and no curfew or lock outs to disrupt your night or day.

There are private double, triple, and quad rooms available for up to 150 people. All rooms have been newly renovated. There are also rooms available with shared facilities ( Dorms ). All private rooms have air conditioning and televisions. A number of rooms have private balconies with ocean views. There are also dorm beds available for solo travelers. All rooms are serviced daily as we pride ourselves on how spotlessly clean our accommodation is, we realize what a difference this makes to a guests stay.

On your day of checkout we offer free left luggage and free showers if you decide to go to the beach and have an afternoon or night ferry to catch.

After you make your booking with us all you have to do is either e - mail or call us with your boat details and our driver will pick you up from the boat free of charge and also drop you off when you are leaving, which is also for free. ( For late night or very early morning ferries we cannot guarantee transfer ) .

So don't waste any time guys and girls get booking and we hope to see you during the summer.

**PLEASE NOTE: Cash Payment only

**PLEASE NOTE: Free internet access and WiFi is available all around the pool, the terrace and the bar area from 09:00-24:00. WiFi is not available in the rooms.

**PLEASE NOTE: ( For late night or very early morning ferries we cannot guarantee transfer ).

**PLEASE NOTE : (a.53 l.4389/16) Special Accommodation Tax 0,50€ per night per room ( extra charge ).

** PLEASE NOTE : Only for the DORM rooms we have a maximum age limit of 33 years old

LONELY PLANET SAYS - 'The well run Francescos, with good clean rooms, is near the centre of things and is a lively meeting place for backpackers. The party spirit rules supreme. It has a busy bar and terrace with great views of the harbor'

LETS GO SAYS -'The Godfather of accommodations in Ios, Francesco oversees a family of hotels. Standard rooms with private bath and air conditioning sit atop a convial terrace bar.' View House Rules


At Francesco's it's all about the sunny days by the pool and sunset cocktails on the terrace. We're an award-winning, family-run hostel and as a welcome, your first drink is absolutely free! Join us in the bar to meet the rest of our global family. If you're heading on to the nightlife of Ios, we're just a stroll away (no need for taxis). Staying in tonight? Use our free Wi-Fi (on the terrace, pool and bar area) to dazzle your Instagram followers with your beach snaps. Either way, you don't have to be a morning person here – breakfast's served till 2pm.


Send us your ferry details before you come and we'll meet you off the boat to drive you here for free in about 5 minutes. When it's time to leave, we'll provide a free transfer back to the marina, too. Once you get to Francesco's, you'll see we're overlooking the village. It's just a 10-minute walk to the main square – the place to party in Ios! The laid-back village beach is a 27-minute walk along the marina road. Exploring the island? There are six other beaches, all within walking distance.

Rooms and Dorms

We have private double, triple and quad rooms. They're en-suite with TVs and air con – and some have private balconies. Our dorms are perfect for solo travellers or groups of friends, and we'll provide free bed linen, leaving you packing space for extra swimming attire! Our private rooms and dorms are cleaned daily by our lovely housekeeping team to keep the sand off the floor.

Extras and activities

You'll find loads of handy extras in our newly refurbished reception area. The internet café's great for video calls, but if you've brought your own laptop, store it in the free safety deposit boxes before heading out. While you're waiting for an evening ferry, store your luggage with us for free and squeeze in more beach time! We've got showers at reception so you can freshen up before your trip.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Aug 2019
    Amazing!! The view from the room was great, location perfect and friendly staff
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    18 Aug 2019
    Fantastic stay at Francesco’s. The pool is immaculate with amazing views and the thing that really makes this place is the beautiful grounds it sits on. Stunning white churches within the hostel and a short walk from a hilltop sunset viewing point. So close to the main square with bars and restaurants and the bus stop to go to the wonderful beaches of myloptopos and mangannari. The staff here are also wonderful, especially the lady that runs the place who goes above and beyond to know each guest
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    Francesco's is by the best accomodation I have stayed in Ios. The family run hostel has an amazing feel and you always feel welcome. They remembered myself from 2 years ago without a second of hesitation. Rooms cleaned daily, good size, air con. If you are looking for something close to the night life and a place to relax by the pool hit them up, already booking my room for next year.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    staff were so friendly and made me feel like i was one of their own, great location very close to all the bars and restaurants, pool is a good addition with a sick view
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Aug 2019
    A bit of a hike to get there but once you’re there it’s the perfect location. Francesco himself is always there and all the staff were amazing and so accommodating! Had a great private room with an amazing balcony too. Loved it.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Aug 2019
    The best place to stay in Ios! Facilities of a hotel but with the hostel vibe, wonderfully friendly staff and ideal pool area.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Aug 2019
    Francesco’s was a really fun spot, great vibes with lots of people just hanging out. Great location with sick view of the Chora and sunsets. Staff was super friendly and helpful and we even Francesco himself sticks around the bar to drink.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    20 Aug 2019
    This hostel was great!! Loved the different areas to chill out and the staff were all so amazing and accommodating! Perfect location for partying and the local bus as well. The only thing is there were only 2 toilets/showers between a bunch of rooms and the showers were half showers so it was a bit hard to wash yourself. Other than that an amazing place and I’ll be back!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Aug 2019
    Francesco and his crew were fantastic to us. Maggie the dog kept the place on lock. We had a fantastic time during our stay, can’t wait to go back!!
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    13 Aug 2019
    Had a great stay at Francesco’s! Such a welcoming environment and in a great spot in Ios. The rooms were clean and check in/out was great. The bar crawl was fun too and a great way to meet more people in the hostel! Would definitely recommend staying here.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar


  • 2012

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2011

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2010

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2009

    1st, Country Winners Greece


  • 2016

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

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