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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."

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 4 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 9.7

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2020
    Fantastic hostel, great atmosphere, felt at home there. Alex and Igor looked after us so well and know everything you need to know about the island. Located in the centre of the old city. I highly recommend it and will gladly go back!
    France, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2020
    OKAY SO, I never leave reviews but I finally came across one I just had to review. Hands down the best hostel I have ever stayed in! This place has the best of everything! It’s in a perfect location right out the door is everything you need, tourist attractions, good cheap food, great scenery. You can do laundry on site, there is a kitchen to cook in, cheap markets all around for groceries the beds are comfortable the common areas is always bumping and most importantly the staff are all AMAZING!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2020
    My stay in Rethymno was fantastic thanks tp the wonderfull youth hostal. A great and relaxed environment is created, many people in all age ranges stop by, friendly, open... It is clean, awesome location... And so cheap! Would not think it twice and would stop there again if I am around! :)
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Jul 2020
    Nice place in a very convenient location. Great stay!!
    Greece, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Sep 2020
    Great hostel with a very familiar atmosphere! The lokatorom is great, very central and the staff is amazing and really helpful. Will definetly come back :)
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Sep 2020
    A great place to stay with a lively atmosphere even during covid time.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Aug 2020
    Probably the best hostel I’ve stayed at. I ended up extending my stay several times. Staff and guests are super friendly and relaxed. Great place to meet people.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    15 Aug 2020
    Really friendly hostel, easy to meet people, great location, air con in the rooms. Super chill and good experience here!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 Sep 2020
    Felt like a safe and quiet neighborhood, walkable walkable to town. Well equipped kitchen and spacious, comfortable rooms. The downstairs kitchen and toilets could have been cleaner but not too bad. Had some nice common areas
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    07 Aug 2020
    Perfect location aside from it being behind a church where the bells toll every hour on the hour, so had early wakes ups everyday! They have lockers under the bed which is really helpful and the hostel has good security. It had a really nice atmosphere and the staff were friendly, but found them to be lacking in knowledge of basic things you would expect reception to know (eg how to get around, places of recommendation). The price is good for what you get so overall I was happy with my stay!
    Finland, Female, 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