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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 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Aug 2019
    What a magical place! The reviews really don’t do this place justice. Set in a shady olive grove a short walk from the beach with clean and cool rooms, the hostel really has everything you could want. The beaches are incredible, the staff are friendly, the visitors are amazing. Perfect for solo travellers! What a special few days, I can’t wait for my next visit!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    It's easy to give this hostel a 10 because they do everything you hope to get from a backpackers and they do it well. I especially liked the storage units in the dorm with chargers inside lockers. Staff were super friendly and helpful with tips about the area. You should definitely spend time down here if you're planning on going to Crete!
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jul 2019
    Best hostel I’ve ever stayed at. My second time and won’t be my last. The perfect place to spend a week or a few relaxing and enjoying the nature, food and people. Ulli is amazing and the Plakias family is so welcoming, I always feel at home here, and always meet the best people. 10/10 can not recommend enough.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jun 2019
    Literally the best place I've ever stayed. Initially booked for a week--ended up staying for two. Absolutely no complaints and I'm already planning my trip back.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 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
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Aug 2019
    Really beautiful hostel. Owner is lovely and very helpful. Very short, flat walk to the town. Wifi is good in kitchen and eating area but isn’t too good in the rooms. Showers etc were good. Had a very friendly and wholesome atmosphere which was super lovely! Wish we had stayed for longer!!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Aug 2019
    Youth hostel plakias is by far my favourite hostel I’ve stayed in so far. The area, although not big city vibes, is incredible and the hostel owner is more than happy to show you the best hikes/things to do. The atmosphere here is amazing and is so so easy to meet people. All of the staff are super friendly and everything was really clean. The lack of air con is easily solved by keeping both doors in your room open and there is a security locker to keep your valuables safe.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    05 Jul 2019
    Had a quick but lovely stay! The staff were very friendly, giving information about the surroundings, and the location is great for going to Plakias and Damnoni beaches, which are soooo beautiful and amazing!! The bed was comfortable and the locker space was enough for me. There's no place for charging your phone near the bed. I didn't use the kitchen, but it seemed good enough. The place has a very good and friendly energy!
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    01 Aug 2019
    YH Plakias is a home away from home, it dosn't take long before you've settled imto a hammock or a deck chair & you feel the desire to never leave. The communal kitchen is a great set up, as is the daily breakfast available to purchase. The 'suggested' activities are a fantastic way to see the area at low/no cost. I would happily return to this hostel and the quiet town of Plakias.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    11 Aug 2019
    I had super high expectations for this hostel given the reviews. I enjoyed my stay - as far as a hostel goes it is very clean, organized, with yummy affordable breakfast and great locker systems in the rooms. However, there was no air-conditioning in the rooms and pretty dodgy Wifi. The hostel is a 5 min walk to the beach and town of Plakias, but it is isolated from any other attractions which was frustrating if you didn't have a car. The atmosphere was very chill, but not a very social hostel.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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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