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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."

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Rethymno Youth Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Important update **
" Dear Guests, the Hostel will remain closed until the end of April 2022. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the Spring :-) "
" We would like to inform you that Health Protocols regarding the spread of Covid-19 are in place "
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 socialize 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 neighborhood 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.
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 9.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2021
    We loved our stay! It was brief but really great. I arrived with an injury and the staff was really accommodating. They helped us schedule a taxi service as well. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2021
    I've been traveling for a long time by now. This hostel has captured the true energy of the meaning Hostel. Respect Kindness no judgment and a true open environment where you feel unrestricted in any perspective of your live. The Manager truly understands what it means to rule a hostel without dictating rules and showing everyone the respect they deserve. I m very pleased to say I feel more than glad to have chosen this place to spend time and socialize for the time I did.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2021
    I booked to stay for 1 week and ended up staying for 3 weeks...I think that says it all! The atmosphere of the hostel and the city is so relaxing. The staff are super friendly, the hostel meticulously cleaned and yours belongings very secure. I look forward to come back here again, having stay at many many hostels, this is one of the best. Thanks for the stay.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Oct 2021
    A fabulous spot for the friendly traveller. We met so many amazing people. Beautifully clean, efficient and great location. Thank you
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0


    08 Oct 2021
    The hostel is placed in one of best places of city which is close to everything you need in such a location. The hostel is very clean with very friendly/helpfully/charismatic staff. Like me, many people coming here for a day/two but ending for much more days/weeks/months. In one expression I can say that the hostel is just: "Feliz navidad"!
    Romania, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    07 Oct 2021
    good hostel. good people. good times.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Oct 2021
    Lovely place. Amazing location, right within the old city of Rethymno. Loved the staff as well, who were very friendly and welcoming throughout our stay.
    India, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    25 Oct 2021
    Very friendly atmosphere, great sense of community and ideal location
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    24 Oct 2021
    Should really take the 'youth' out of the hostels name, no age limit and very few guests where under 30. Not an issue per say, but it does lead to a different atmosphere. Staff where helpful and even brought us fresh caught fish one day and had some great tips for the town. Very nice shower and toilets but the beds where extremely uncomfortable. Great location right in the centre of the city, but be ready for a loud church bell ringing every hour in the morning.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2021
    Social hostel, easy to meet people in the outside area. Location is great too as it is in the middle of old town. However; if you are traveling with 2 people it’s rather expensive as you can get tons of amazing ocean view double rooms on Crete for 30eur/night which is the same we paid for 2 dorm beds per night.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
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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
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi