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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.


Rethymno Youth Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Important update **
" We would like to inform you that Health Protocols regarding the spread of Covid-19 are in place "

" Following government restrictions our hostel works in 50 % capacity " ( p.ex. in 8 bed dorms only
4 beds are in use while our prices stay the same )
Rethymno Youth Hostel is the hostel to visit when in Greece !

.. “ Imagine going to the huge island of Crete and then finally arriving in this amazingly ethnic and gorgeous town called Rethymno. You follow the directions and go under the old venetian arch, through an authentic Greek market and finally arrive at this quaint and small paradise of a hostel. There is this large tiled courtyard to sun bathe, a patio to play cards, talk and drink-but most importantly the opportunity to socialise with people and the awesome staff “ …

Rethymno Youth Hostel has always been the most sociable landmark since tourism started on the island of Crete years ago and a home away from home for travellers who wish to make new friends and discover from its very central position the endless natural and historical beauties of Crete .

Centrally positioned on the island of Crete, travelers can use our hostel as their base for day trips to the most attractive sites of the island like the Samaria Gorge, Elafonisi ' pink beach ' , Ballos beach , Lake of Kournas, Preveli beach , Knossos Palace , Festos Minoan town and lots more natural and archaeological sites in our area . Our helpful staff will always
be there to offer you the best tips .

Entering from the street you will find a historical Venetian building - overlooking one of the towns imposing minarets - with stone walls and wooden floors upstairs. Downstairs there is a beautiful patio surrounded by the green of our gardens for relaxation . 

We are set within a peaceful neighbourhood in the heart of Rethymno old town yet close to town's gorgeous long (10 km) sandy beach and the whole island's most exciting nightlife !

In the evening you can chill out on our patio ,make use of our free WiFi , cook meals for yourselves or have a drink with your fellow travellers before heading out to the local bars and restaurants.

Awarded as “ the Best Value Hostel “ from Hostelbookers and being open all year to serve travelers.
Our warm and friendly atmosphere will make your stay at Rethymno Youth Hostel a memorable one. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Mar 2020
    This hostel is just amazing. Rooms and common areas are new, spacious and clean, but it's still very cosy and vibrant. Really loved the outside seating areas as well! The atmosphere is warm, friendly and inviting. I'm definitely contributing this to the amazing staff, they were incredibly welcoming and made everyone staying there feel comfortable. This was so much fun, thanks guys!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Nov 2019
    Best hostel ever! Went for one night and stayed for five. The staff and facilities are wonderful. Rooms and kitchen spotlessly clean. And the location is perfect - in Old Town, close to shops, the sea, and the bus station.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2019
    This hostel is really great! Awesome communal area
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Oct 2019
    Super friendly staff and great atmosphere, feels like a home on the road, came back again because I loved it so much!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    I arrive to this hostel way in advance respect to my check in time and still they welcome me and let me check in, plus they aknowledge me with their partnership with some tour agency so i could book space from them for interesting island tour. On top of this they give me some reccomandation about what to visit in Rethymno. Loved the experience!!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2019
    Loved this hostel! The location was perfect to get to the old town and was close to the bus station. The staff was fantastic, Joseph and Jakob were super helpful and the nicest! Answered any questions we had about the area and helped making booking tours super easy as well. The facilities were very clean and well maintained and they had AC which was a lifesaver at night. Will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Crete! :D
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Nov 2019
    A kind family with experience in hospitality. Manolis, Nicholas and Joseph are welcoming, sharing and patient. The hostal is a little palace that is clean and modern and well equiped. I will definetly go back. Thumbs up.
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    07 Oct 2019
    Liked the underbed storage. Could do with an extra loo.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    25 Sep 2019
    Very charming location and friendly staff. Showers and toilets could be cleaner though...
    Switzerland, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    04 Oct 2019
    I enjoyed my stay here. Great location. Nice clean and modern place. Only thing I would say that would be nice is some hostel nights or something social to add to the environment!
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi