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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.

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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 9.9

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jun 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve ever been too. Extremely friendly and laid back attitude. Uli was a great host and sets the tone of a very friendly hostel. Location is great for hiking and relaxing. Hope to be back one day! Thanks - Chris
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jun 2019
    This is not just a hostel, this is a family! Best place to be in Crete. We will be back - Iva and Theresa
    Serbia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Jun 2019
    I don’t usually write reviews, but his hostel is fantastic. Booked four days, stayed 10 (like everyone else). Uli is a sweetheart, and I loved playing music with all the talented musicians who happened to be there at the time. Would absolutely make the trip back to Plakias just for this hostel. 100% recommend.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 May 2019
    I loved staying here. A really nice atmosphere, great people and a beautiful location. The staff are friendly and it's very clean. I hated leaving! I will come back soon.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 May 2019
    Awesome hostel, everyone is very nice and its easy to make friends! Lots of things to do around. Really worth it and cheap for the quality.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 May 2019
    Yeah it’s as nice as everyone says. I had a fantastic time, met loads of people and could’ve spent weeks seeing the nearby sights. This would probably be my favorite hostel ever if the beds were better.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    25 May 2019
    I don’t always review, but this place deserves it 100%. Uli fantastic and the atmosphere was so welcoming. Would come back here in a heartbeat and encourage anyone to stay here!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 May 2019
    Honestly was the best hostel I have ever been to. It's clean, friendly and so chilled. Not for anyone who wants massive party but if you want happiness it's amazing.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    28 May 2019
    It was a nice stay, however I would not rate it as 10/10. I have stayed in many hostels before and in comparison I would not rate this one as extraordinary. It is special in the sense that many people keep coming back every year for a comparatively long stay of a few weeks. You can have some good chats, but same in most hostels, and the design is really quite simple, being sleeping rooms and a garden with some chairs and hammocks. Nice depending on the people who stay, but not the most beautiful
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    27 May 2019
    the manager waited for me to check-in so I felt very welcome. After I went out for dinner with him and others, he asked me (when by ourselves) if I wanted to go to the city centre for a drink. I said I wanted to go to the hostel and he softly grabbed my arm pulling me direction centre. I said no and went to the toilet. When I came out he asked me if I wanted to go for a walk. Said no again. Inappropriate comment when checking-out too. Made me feel very uncomfortable-be aware as a solo female.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
General
  • 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
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Greece

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