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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

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.
We are open from spring to late autumn (usually April to November).

A late check-in after 8 pm is possible if you let us know in advance.
Please make your bookings minimum 12 hours prior to your arrival to make sure your booking is getting to us in time.

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 9.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.7

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Oct 2021
    Perfect place to spend some time in plakias
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Sep 2021
    The staff was very nice and it was easy to meet good people. A great place to relax and also go for nice activities like hiking, swimming or just enjoying the village.
    Netherlands, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Aug 2021
    My stay was amazing. From the moment I walked, everybody was so friendly. It feels like a family - but a really cool one. Hostel has all the facilities you want, like lot's of space for your bag in lockers and nice showers. Super easy to meet people, but you can also chill in a hammock or on a sunbed.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Jul 2021
    Social and chill place. Great surroundings.
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Sep 2021
    Amazing! I feel sad because I only stayed for 3 nights and I couldn’t enjoy it even more. The location is just incredible. You wake up to see the mountains from your toilet window and there’s a river passing just behind the hostel! Such an amazing place to chill and meet really nice people. That’s why people get long stays and come back every year! Thank you guys I will for sure come back!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Sep 2021
    Incredible atmosphere; very relaxed and chilled out. In the evenings everyone just sits around, chats, eats and plays guitar it's really nice. Stones throw from Plakias which is small but plenty going on. Go see the gorge and waterfall and preveli beach in the day and then kick back with some cold Mythos on a hammock in the evening. Blissful (Could do with privacy curtains in the beds maybe)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Aug 2021
    Extremely laid back hostel. Friendly staff. Clean. The community fridge was an awesome touch. Just hang out in the common area around 7:30pm and you're bound to meet people to grab dinner with and make plans for the next day.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    02 Sep 2021
    My first ever hostel and it was a wonderful experience, the people you meet definitely makes the whole trip and the hostel itself is lovely and spacious. Will 100% be back in the future
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Aug 2021
    Really lovely place with a great host! Location is gorgeous and we went on some amazing walks. It does seem like the kind of place people have been coming for years which felt hard to infiltrate but still fun!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    15 Aug 2021
    Nice clean hostel in good location. Basic interior, but everything you need. However would not describe it as a "youth hostel". Most of the people that stayed there come back every year for 20 years already and are therefore not in their 20s anymore, which is ok, just not what I expected. So if you are a young solo traveller and think of staying here, keep in mind that it might be a bit more challenging to find people your age.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • 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
  • 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
  • Towels for hire
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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