Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 on arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No refund in cancelation!

Additional Terms and Conditions

Reception hours: 9:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 23:00.
No curfew.
No smoking inside facilities, only on rooftop.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

So Young has taken the greatest care to design a modern boutique, stylish and comfortable hostel with custom made furnishings and eco-friendly building materials.

It is a place where you feel at home as we provide free wifi, fully equipped kitchen facilities, a summer terrace including a bar and a roof garden.

We offer a selection of rooms such us standard double rooms, mixed or female only dorms of 4, 6 or 8 guests with bunk beds designed to ensure a feeling of comfort and privacy.

Our friendly staff at the reception will supply you with all necessary info and greatest tips/suggestions about all destinations around the island and Heraklion city as well.

As we are located in the city centre, Heraklion's harbour & the main bus station is only 10 to 15 minutes walking distance as well as Heraklion International Airport & the beaches around the city are easily accessible by (free) public transportation.

Getting around the island is easy as well, the main bus station is a 10 minute walk, with departures to all major destinations in Heraklion, such as Knossos, Faistos, Hersonissos, Matala, Archanes etc. as well as the airport and other cities in Crete including Rethymno, Chania, Agios Nikolaos.


Our hostel is perfectly situated in the heart of Heraklion city centre & at the same time in a peaceful and secure area with easy access to all shops, bakeries, coffee shops, bars within 50 meters walking distance.

There is free public transportation to Amoudara Beach & the coast of Heraklion as well!

The Venetian fortress is 5 minutes in walking distance and it is an ideal place to watch the sunset after a day visiting city sights.

The nightlife and the greatest restaurants the city has to offer are right outside our doorsteps!

Complimentary services: Wi-Fi, car/bikes rental, guided daytrips to all major destinations of the island & back, towels, luggage storage.

- So Young Bed Station Policies & Conditions -

Cancellation policy: 1 week before arrival.

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00.
Check out before 11:00.

If your arrival time is later than 23.00 please make sure that you informed us through email at

If you need to drop you luggage at the hostel before check in time, the reception opens at 9:00.

Payment upon arrival by credit card, debit card or cash.

This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included.

Reception hours: 9:00 - 12:00 & 15:00 - 23:00.
No curfew.
No smoking allowed in the facilities. The only smoking area is at the roof garden.
Age Restriction: 18+ years only.
The maximum period of stay is 14 days. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2022
    Amazing place with amazing people! Had an issue with my booking but they sorted it then and there was no other problems for the rest of my stay. Rooftop bar had amazing vibes, especially in the evening and felt perfectly safe as a female solo traveller.
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 Jun 2022
    Overall so young is great. Very clean, the staff is great and the other people we met were nice. The showers don’t have great water pressure but that’s not their fault.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 May 2022
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at. Very clean, the best staff, and a fantastic location.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 May 2022
    Amazing stay would 100% go back, staff are more then helpful showed us where the best places to go and told us which busses to get 10/10 would recommend to anyone
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 May 2022
    A perfect experience staying at So Young Hostel. Yorgos was so cool and so was everyone staying there. Within my first night I was in a restaurant with 6 new faces. The whole place was amazingly clean and tidy and the rooftop bar was so cool and chill. Highly recommend and I shall return during my stay in Crete !
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 May 2022
    Great staff and fun evening atmosphere. The Greek guy was very helpful. Would recommend this hostel
    Lithuania, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    12 May 2022
    Had an amazing 4 days at the hostel. The vibe at the terrace at the end of the day was the perfect vibe to meet other travelers and have some drinks together. Staff was really friendly and helpful.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Jun 2022
    A terrific hostel, with super friendly and communicative staff. The private room with bath was terrific and we loved the rooftop open-air patio. Would highly recommend to the budget conscious traveler.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    02 Jun 2022
    really nice rooftop area and bar where people hang in the evening, staff are super nice, good location near the centre and like 2 mins from a supermarket. good kitchen facilities. only problem was the water pressure so the showers weren't the best and it was kinda hard to do the dishes with little water, but maybe that was only for a short time. other than that it was great!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    11 May 2022
    Great vibe, especially on rooftop bar at night. Bathrooms/showers were very communal and no single gender option.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi