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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
The hostel itself is open 2 weeks before Easter until mid of November

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.

Due to Covid safety regulations, our dorms will be occupied by only 50% or less of their capacity this season and the use of the public kitchen has some limitations. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 10.0

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2020
    Amazing location and staff. I will never forget my brief but intense stay!
    Italy, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jul 2020
    The Youth Hostel in Plakias is like a small paradise in itself. A very calm and clean hostel with awesome facilities melt together with nature! It is a little apart from the village center with a small river flowing by. I had a beautiful stay there during an outstanding global situation. The Hostel manager was very helpful and understanding. He also managed to short-handedly offer a place to an acquaintance of mine. I will come back!
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2019
    This hostel is honestly the best I’ve stayed in during 4 months of travelling. I came specifically to Crete to stay here and was absolutely not disappointed. It has everything you could possibly need, great vibes, attracts wonderful interesting people of all ages from all over the world and is surrounded by the most incredible walks and gorges. Just go and stay for as long as you can.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2019
    I loved staying here! Like a little place back in time away from the hustle & bustle, simplistic living, chill- out vibe and walk to the beach, for me - perfect!
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    26 Aug 2020
    Amazing hostel. So relaxed and friendly. Very clean. Beautiful garden with hammocks. Great hostel manager - super friendly and helpful. Wish I had spent more time here.
    New Zealand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Nov 2019
    The moment I walked into this hostel I built lifelong friends and felt part of a community. People from all over the world came so far to this particular hostel, and many had returned year after year for its magic. The way the kitchen leads into the communal area helps build this sense of belonging around food, card games, and music in the mornings and evenings. The bed was comfy, the bathrooms were clean, it was walkable to the small town and many beaches nearby. Simply the best.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Oct 2019
    Plakias Youth Hostel was a wonderful place to stay, everyone was very friendly and helpful. There’s a very chill vibe, a great place to get away from the busy city and meet new people while exploring the mountains and laying on the beach.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    28 Oct 2020
    Really really cool hostel with an amazing atmosphere. Stayed here just before lockdown began towards the end of the dive season, so expected it to be fairly empty but to my surprise, there was an amazing range of people and characters here! Stayed here while I did my open water diving and found it was a great place for me to do my online work in the evenings and get a good sleep before each day of diving. Uli was a great host and will show you the best spots for hikes and beaches! Great stay.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Oct 2019
    Great mix of people in a good location; set in a lovely garden. With Shan’s breakfasts and Uli’s gentle warmth, it worked for everyone
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    06 Sep 2020
    Everything Fine, Thanks in these difficult Covid times.
    Wales, Male, 41+
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  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 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
  • 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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