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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  • Perfect Location
  • 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 9.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2018
    This was by far the best hostel I have ever stayed at. The whole staff is so beyond amazing, I came when everything on the island was closing down for the end of the season and had the best time all thanks to the staff of Francesco’s. Also you can not beat the views from everywhere around the hostel. It is an amazing place with amazing people. I plan to return to ios just to stay there again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Sep 2018
    Francescos was the best hostel I have ever stayed at! The family run hostel was so accommodating and staff were out of this world! Could not fault it! Cant wait to come back, love you Maria!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Sep 2018
    Family run, and they TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY ❤️ amazing staff, perfect location, best value for money
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2018
    In my top 5 hostels of an 8 month trip! The staff are amazing here, the common room is really social definitely recommend staying this side of the island!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    16 Sep 2018
    We absolutely loved our stay here! The location was perfect with an incredible view and the staff were absolutely wonderful! Will be recommending this place to anyone I know travelling to Ios!
    New Zealand, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 Sep 2018
    Best place I've ever stayed at...super nice hosts, great location, amazing views, fun pool/bar area to meet tons of other travelers. Great for solo travelers. Highly recommend! Definitely staying there again next time in Ios!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2018
    Had an amazing time in Ios and at Francesco’s. The staff are so helpful with any questions you have, would 100% recommend staying here
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    14 Sep 2018
    Maria welcomed me and made me feel at home instantly as a young solo female traveler. The rooms are spacious and no bunks - which is so lovely. No lockers inside though, only at the reception. MASSIVE vibes in the social balcony/bar area and you are taken out by one of the staff so you don't need to even think about a night out... it just happens! The little pool is great for chilling out/meeting people although beware it will stain you blue if you lean. 10 min bus to beach/port!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    23 Sep 2018
    Maria, the host is spectacular! I was sick during my stay and she checked on me often and made me tea with honey. The staff are all very helpful and kind. Great hostel to meet people and there’s a group going out to party every night if you want to join that. My main complaint was that the walls were so thin. The people next to me would blast their speaker late at night and even with earplugs, it sounded as if the speaker was in my room. Besides that, my stay was great and I would return
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    22 Sep 2018
    Overall very positive. Pros: The view, the pool & the patio, the great friendly atmosphere & meeting other travelers, location to town & Maria, the mama bear of the house - love her, Clean rooms. Cons: no kitchen for guest use, wifi only works in public areas but no electrical outlets there. In late September it was decently quiet & i loved it, but I imagine in high season it's probably full of loud drunk twenty-somethings & I'm pretty low-key so I might not have enjoyed it so much.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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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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