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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

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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.
We are open from spring to late autumn (usually April to November).

A late check-in after 8 pm is possible if you let us know in advance. We will leave a message at the reception with the information where to find your bed.
Please make your bookings minimum 12 hours prior to your arrival to make sure your booking is getting to us in time.

If you arrive in the afternoon, please leave your luggage in the reception and enjoy the afternoon.
Come back after 6 pm for check-in. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Jul 2022
    Perfect example of how a good hostel should be! This hostel is absolutely superb, Uli is friendly, helpful, full of local knowledge and goes the extra mile for his guests. The facilities are cleaned daily, rooms are spacious and the large lounge/patio is calm and relaxing as well as a great place to meet other travellers.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2022
    Amazing amazing place
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2022
    The best hostel I have ever stayed at!! Rooms are spacious and the kitchen is clean & well stocked. Uli has cultivated such a great atmosphere that is accepting of all different types of travelers, and he has so many recommendations for activities to do in the area. Whether you are looking for a beach vacation, dramatic & beautiful hikes, or just want to chill in a hammock and relax, this is the place for you. It speaks volumes that I met so many people who have visited multiple times over the years, I hope
    Israel, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2022
    What a gem! Such an incredible place to stay. Uli the hostel manager is so friendly, as are all the guests. It has a real community feel. Book here for at least a few days or you'll regret it.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    27 Jun 2022
    This truly is the most chilled out hostel in the world. I walked in at sunset and was just immediately relaxed as I came through the olive grove and summer camp-like setup. Uli is an amazing manager and can help with where to go on the days you have there. This was my first hostel on the solo-travel part of my trip and it was so easy to meet people. If you go, join the “family” of people who are there while you are and you will have a group of friends to go hiking, swimming, drinking, or literally anything
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Jun 2022
    This place really lived up to the hype. The vibe was excellent and I met a lot of people to organise trips/activities with. The rooms were nice and well thought out. Loved the combination of big & small lockers and shelves. Outlets and shelves in each bed. The breakfast was nothing special but sufficient and really cheap. One downside - showers do run out of hot water by late afternoon.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    18 Jun 2022
    Stay here you will not regret it!!! The cutest place and the best atmosphere- met some wonderful people and there were so many great activities near by. The town is super cute and lots of great local spots, but also the hostel is the perfect place to spend a chill day as well!!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    20 Jul 2022
    The facilities are simple but absolutely fine. The location is great but honestly, the best thing about this place are the people and the atmosphere. Everyone is super welcoming and friendly and it is very easy to hang out with people. The Creten wind was very stormy and annoying but that is not the fault of the hostel, of course.
    Germany, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    30 Jun 2022
    Such an incredible experience. Very close to central plakias while also being a calm place to relax after a long day. But what was the highlight of the trip is the people. Uli the manager was incredible, he had endless advice about walks for us to do and was so welcoming. Plakias youth hostel is such a community there were lots of group trips to the beach and endless opportunities to join someone’s plans and make new friends in the process. Stay here !!!We already want to come back !
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    07 Jul 2022
    Very relaxed hostel - nice outdoor area with hammocks and a kitchen and dining area that opens out onto the garden. The hostel has lots of recommendations and organised a bbq night which really got everyone together. Bit of a different vibe to a lot of hostels - there is an older crowd and many people who come back every year and stay for longer periods of time. Downsides - some of the lockers didn’t have latches so couldn’t be locked and the kitchen could have been a bit cleaner.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • 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
  • Towels for hire
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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