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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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Youth Hostel Plakias

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Youth Hostel Plakias - probably the most chilled out hostel in the world and winner of the Hoscar 2015 and 2016 as 'Best Hostel in Greece'.

On the south coast of Crete, Plakias is a world away from the hectic north coast resort towns. Made of up bars and tavernas, surrounded by rivers, gorges and stunning beaches, Plakias is the easiest place to get stuck in; want a beach just for you and your friends? A waterfall you can shower under? Or regular big nights out with your fellow travellers? Then Plakias is for you.

A local tour operator is organizing trips to the famous gorges Samaria, Aradena and Imbros.

The hostel has six 8-bed dorms set in an olive grove with a large patio for socialising with your new found friends. We have free wi-fi, cheap beer and wine, cheap breakfasts (ideal for hangovers), free use of guitars, snorkels, flippers, river shoes and beach mats. We also have loads of information about the local hikes, beaches and other activities that can be found in and around the area.

So come and take a break from your travels and make some friends in probably the most chilled out place on earth. There's a reason people keep coming back here.

We'll see you soon!

Please note: Reception is open 8.30-12.00 and 18.00-20.00. The hostel itself is open 2 weeks before Easter until the end of October. A late check-in after 8 pm is possible if you let us know in advance.

'Set in an olive grove, this happening hostel goes all-out with hot showers, good music and cheap alcohol, making it a raved-about backpacker oasis. After one day's stay you may hear the sirens singing and never want to leave.'- Let's Go View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Sep 2019
    Incredible place!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2019
    The Youth Hostel in Plakias is not only beautifully located between olive trees and very close to the sea, the atmosphere and other people also make a stay there a unique experience. The staff and the other guests are very open and friendly and you quickly feel welcomed and part of the community. I really enjoyed my stay there!
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2019
    Great place to chill out!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    Best hostel ive ever been to. Many people i met are frequent visitors that return every year and i can understand why. Everything is catered towards making the guests feel welcomed and comfortable for longer stays. Outstanding value and will definitely be returning. Ended up extending my stay to 12 days before sadly leaving.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Oct 2019
    Plakias Youth Hostel was a wonderful place to stay, everyone was very friendly and helpful. There’s a very chill vibe, a great place to get away from the busy city and meet new people while exploring the mountains and laying on the beach.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Sep 2019
    This hostel is a special place! I was so excited to stay here from the reviews and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s no wonder people keep coming back year after year! Such a chill vibe, lots of shade and a big outdoor common area, hammocks, and lots of information about hikes, adventures and beaches in the area! Uli is awesome and so helpful! Bathrooms and showers were clean and the rooms were nice as well! The atmosphere is definitely the biggest selling point I’d say! Truly amazing
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    05 Sep 2019
    Amazing hostel, all the staff were very friendly and it had a very sociable atmosphere. There is so much to do in plakias, we only went for 3 days but would definitely recommend going longer as there’s lots of things to see.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Oct 2019
    Great mix of people in a good location; set in a lovely garden. With Shan’s breakfasts and Uli’s gentle warmth, it worked for everyone
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    30 Aug 2019
    Rooms are in separate buildings from the toilets/showers and from the reception/kitchen building. Security is basically nonexistent. Anyone can walk off the street into the hostel rooms but there is a small town kind of safety. And lockers are available. Hammocks and lawn chairs are set up in the grass in the main courtyard and there is a very nice relaxing atmosphere. The hostel is close to the bus station and restaurants/stores. Reception has info on lots of great hikes to beautiful places.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    04 Sep 2019
    All in all good place, unfortunately we got infected with bed bugs though 😷... otherwise super friendly staff, nice community and a good place to hang out.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Linen Not Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Greece

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