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Youth Hostel Plakias

Plakias, Rethymno , Crete, Greece
Book more than 7 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 oganizing 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

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Mon 20 Aug 2018 - Thu 23 Aug 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Mon 20th August 2018 - Thu 23rd August 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Aug 2018
    I loved this hostel it was so special. The staff were so nice and Uli an amazing host! He had so many good recommendations for things to do on the island. It was easy to get to most places either by walking or the buses. There were beaches super close by and a lot of good bars and food. There’s something for everyone. The common area was good for meeting people there was always something going on. I highly recommend this place and I would love to come back!!!
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    31 Jul 2018
    Honestly one of my favorite hostel experiences to date! It felt like summer camp! Everyone was friendly and social, we spent many evenings playing cards and talking in the common area, but you can also find a hammock for some alone time and it’s quiet and peaceful at night. Breakfast is cheap and delicious and the beds are pretty good for hostel beds. The location is great and Plakias is amazing! Tons of beautiful beaches to discover. No complaints here! I will definitely be back next summer! :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Aug 2018
    The best hostel I’ve ever stayed in! Staff were amazing always bringing people along on impromptu day trips, rooms were clean & had their own bathrooms, great location 3min from the town/beach; just had great facilities and amazing vibe.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Jul 2018
    Laid back and social hostel. Easy to make friends and lots of walking and beach options.
    England, Female, 31-40
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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
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Linen Not Included
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games

Awards

  • 2016

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2015

    1st, Country Winners Greece

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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

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.
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. If you arrive later than 8 pm please let us know. We will leave a message at the reception with the information where to find your bed.

Payment in the hostel is only possible in cash - but there are three ATM's in town available


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