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 9.9

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    20 Jul 2021
    Awesome staff! They did an excellent job of making me feel welcome as a solo traveler and helped me connect with some of the other guests. Location is great: close to the bus stop and central to most of the nightlife but just far away enough that you can get a good night’s rest. The free transfer to the port was very convenient. I’d definitely come back and if you’re coming to Ios, you have to stay here!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2021
    Hands down the best Hostel ever! If you come to Ios you must stay here!! Maria is the loveliest & friendliest lady & makes you feel so welcome. Great atmosphere & vibes. The pool is lovely & clean as are the rooms & bathrooms (we had an en-suite). Highly recommend, felt more like a hotel than a hostel.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2021
    I stayed here with my best friend for 7 nights, and we had the best time! The staff and Francesco and his family were so sweet and friendly, we felt as if we were one of them! The nights were so fun, with everyone meeting down in the sitting area and mingling and drinking, with Francesco offering free shots left and right hahah. That man is able to party harder than us! The atmosphere is amazing, and I would recommend for everyone who is traveling to ios to stay at this Hostel!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2021
    Amazing! Location is perfect right in the middle of all the clubs and bars. Very nice rooms and pool. But the staff here are what separates this from others. They are so nice and friendly and really make you feel like a part of there family. 100% recommend to anyone and can’t wait to come back.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2021
    best place I’ve ever stayed, great views, great location and the nicest staff ever, could not recommend it more
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    05 Jul 2021
    I stayed at Francesco's with my sister for 2 days while visiting Ios. Not only is the location INCREDIBLE, but the owners are absolutely wonderful. The pool is great, the bar is phenomenal, the views are spectacular...I can't say enough great things. Thank you for a wonderful trip!
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Jun 2021
    The most amazing hostel with the most lovely and welcoming staff! I loved staying here and will definately come back soon!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2021
    Probably the best hostel view in the world. Fun vibe. Cool pool. Interesting people. Right in the heart of the city.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    04 Jul 2021
    This is one of the best hostels I’ve ever stayed in- the staff are so lovely and they’re so accomodating and willing to help. The hostel is super clean and well organised, and the sunset views from the terrace are amazing!! I extended my stay here like most other people as it’s such a great place with lovely facilities
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    01 Jul 2021
    Very nice hostel, lovely pool, great sociable atmosphere and staff were so nice and really looked after their guests. Rooms were really nice and clean.
    England, 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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