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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 10.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 10.0

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    There’s got to be something in the water... this place is a little slice of heaven, or nirvana, or whatever you believe in. If you’re looking for peace, you’ll find it by lounging on the rooftops, hammocks, or tourist-free beaches. If you’re looking for friends, you’ll find it in the purposefully cultivated atmosphere of hospitality and openness. This place attracts the type of people who make hostels great experiences. A clean, beautiful space with secure lockers, and all the necessities.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Apr 2019
    Amazing time highlighted by the people, property and the magic of the area. Uli is amazing. I will definitely be back.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Piece of heaven... I couldn't fault this hostel! I have too many good things to say about this place and I can't wait to come back, thank you Uli!!!!! - Hannah :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2018
    This is a lovely, well-run hostel set in a quiet rural situation about three hundred metres from the large expansive beach at Plakias in southern Crete. The facilities are all you need for the chill-out rest situation and it was my third visit there. The resort has a good variety of shops and restaurants and the beach has a designated area for those looking for an all-over tan. At about ten euros a night for the spacious dormitory accommodation, its tens across the board/scorecard for Uli and his staff.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2018
    Best hostel I’ve ever been to. Clean and friendly and open.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2018
    An amazing hostel with such a great vibe. Clean, social, organised, great location— all you could ask for from a hostel. Before staying I was worried there wasn’t much to see in the area but if you like hiking, nature and beaches this is the best place! I would definitely come back.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2018
    This is an awesome hostel which has it's own unique and super chilled atmosphere. Would definitely come back if I return to Crete.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    01 Oct 2018
    Great location, everyone so friendly and staff super helpful with local tips. Cool communal area to chill out and beds comfy, amazing value for money would highly reccommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Sep 2018
    So many characters, young and not so young. A really fun environment and very close to a lot of great walks and beaches. Not a very big kitchen but it works. Uli has created a very special hostel tucked away in Plakias. Highly recommend
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    02 Sep 2018
    Super chill Very relaxing! Loved my stay here! I relaxed by the beach or in the hammocks in the day and went out for beers with other travelers in the night! Most definitely will be back! Thanks for everything Uli! Bring your own lock and towel! And the non AC wasn’t an issue for me cause I grabbed a bunk by the window!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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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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