Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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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  • Superb Staff
  • 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2019
    Francesco’s was our favourite hostel our whole trip! A beautiful, family run business right in the centre of Chora. Short distance from all the bars, clubs, restaurants and supermarkets! They were the best hosts and made us feel very welcome and relaxed. The whole hostel was spotless and the pool was cleaned very regularly! The pool area is beautiful and looks over the town and the port, with a view of the magical sunset! Thank you for having us, I’m sure we will see you again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2019
    My only complaint is not allowing us to have our own drinks, I wouldn't mind paying for the drinks at their bar except they are charging a premium. I paid $1.90 euro at the store and $5 euro at their bar otherwise, fabulous locations and wonderful view
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at. The owner treats you like family. Very clean, perfect location and a great pool. Super sociable and easy to meet people - ideal for solo travellers.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    What an amazing place. Such lovely hospitality. Thank you for having me. See you next year I’m sure!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    Best hostel I've stayed! The view is beautiful, also the sunset from the pool/terrace. Staff is very friendly and helpfull and this hostel is a great place to meet other people as a solo traveller.
    Netherlands, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Amazing location in the heart of Ios. Impressive rooms, great staff and people and atmosphere was as good as I’ve experienced at a Hostel
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Sep 2019
    Great hostel. Great location! Super friendly staff with good food recommendations. They also drove us to the port and picked us up for free. Beautiful views from the cafe and pool areas and we had a great, clean room with a beautiful little balcony.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Oct 2019
    The staff are the kindest people and really make you feel at home The sunsets are amazing The rooms are spacious and clean It would be be better with a kitchen to make your own food however you can get delivery which is cool
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    24 Sep 2019
    Fantastic staff, arranged shuttle from the ferry to the hostel. Beautiful pool area overlooking the bay. Staff assisted with booking tours and return ferry. Clean rooms and great atmosphere, will definitely be going back!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    25 Sep 2019
    Francesco’s was in a great location and has an amazing view of the sea and sunsets! It was a fun hostel and the pool was a great place to hangout during the day. My only issue was the noise. My room was right next to the bar and they blare music until midnite or so and after that it was still very loud with travelers. Overall great place though. Make sure you have cash to pay for your reservation as they do not take cards!
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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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