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9.8
Superb
3124 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Francesco's is the Number One Rated accommodation from travellers in all of Ios.

We have been rated the Best Hostel in Greece at the Hoscars every year since 2012. Plus, in August 2012 and 2006 we were voted the Sixth-Best Hostel in the World. And with good reason - just take a look at the sunset view from our terrace bar; that's where you could be enjoying your cocktails each evening during your stay in Ios.

We are located in Ios town, just a short stumble from the night life in the main square and a 20 minute walk from the main beach. There are also six other beaches within comfortable walking distance. There is no need to have a long, dark walk home at night after your bar hopping adventures.

We are a family run hostel where everybody is made to feel at home and all your needs are catered to. >From the time you arrive to the time you depart you become part of the Francesco's family.

There is an air-conditioned terrace bar with satellite television and breakfast cafe which overlooks the port, beach, and one of the best sunset views on the island, as you can see in the photo. All guests are invited for a free welcome drink and a chance to meet fellow travelers in our friendly bar to start their first night on Ios. None of our guests ever pay the cover charge at the famous Blue Note, one of the most popular clubs on the island.

Some of the amenities which are offered at Francesco's include 24-hour hot water, a new reception area with internet cafe, tourist information- information on boat tickets etc., and all guests are encouraged to make use of our free safety deposit boxes (they are provided at the reception area). We also have an extensive travelers book exchange and no curfew or lock outs to disrupt your night or day.

There are private double, triple, and quad rooms available for up to 150 people. All rooms have been newly renovated. There are also rooms available with shared facilities ( Dorms ). All private rooms have air conditioning and televisions. A number of rooms have private balconies with ocean views. There are also dorm beds available for solo travelers. All rooms are serviced daily as we pride ourselves on how spotlessly clean our accommodation is, we realize what a difference this makes to a guests stay.

On your day of checkout we offer free left luggage and free showers if you decide to go to the beach and have an afternoon or night ferry to catch.

After you make your booking with us all you have to do is either e - mail or call us with your boat details and our driver will pick you up from the boat free of charge and also drop you off when you are leaving, which is also for free. ( For late night or very early morning ferries we cannot guarantee transfer ) .

So don't waste any time guys and girls get booking and we hope to see you during the summer.

**PLEASE NOTE: Cash Payment

**PLEASE NOTE: Free internet access and WiFi

**PLEASE NOTE: ( For late evening / night or early morning ferries we cannot guarantee transfer ).

**PLEASE NOTE : (a.53 l.4389/16) Special Accommodation Tax 0,50€ per night per room ( extra charge ).

** PLEASE NOTE : Only for the DORM rooms we have a maximum age limit of 33 years old

Please Note: When booking dorm beds, please note that you’re reserving the bed only and not the room. So for multiple bookings you are not guaranteed to all be in the same room.

Please Note: If changes to current bookings are required, the hotel should be contacted directly.

We suggest our guests e-mail us to let us know which ferry they plan to arrive on so that our driver can meet them in the port. ( For late evening / night or early morning ferries we cannot guarantee transfer ).

Cancellation Policy
4 day(s)
- For more than 1 night bookings:
If cancelled up to 4 days prior arrival NO fees apply. For cancellation later, the 2 first nights will be charged.
- For only 1 night booking :
If cancelled up to 4 days prior arrival NO fees apply. For cancellation later, the 1 night will be charged.

Payment Methods
We only accept Visa/ Mastercard as a payment method could you please help us with that.

Reviews & Ratings

9.8
Superb
3124 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    9.9
  • Staff
    10
  • Atmosphere
    9.9
  • Cleanliness
    9.9
  • Value for Money
    9.8
  • Facilities
    9.6

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10
Superb
Jul 05, 2024
Just left and already looking forward to going back there one day. Amazing pool with an amazing view, the rooms are so cute and kept really clean every day and the staff are so attentive and lovely. Excellent location, literally a 2 minute walk from the bars and clubs. They host drinks downstairs every night, good music, plus a free shot and some memorable toasts from Charlie and even Francesco himself. Literally 11/10.
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All Female Group, 18-24
10
Superb
Jul 04, 2024
The best hostel I’ve ever stayed in! Spacious rooms, right in the heart of Ios and so social! The pool is amazing and the staff are great. I’ve stayed here twice and would always choose Francesco’s if I was to come back to Ios.
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Female, 18-24
9.4
Superb
Jul 02, 2024
This place is a great find. Couldn’t have asked for a better location, it is just off the Main Street so an easy walk to the shopping streets, restaurants, clubs and bus stop. The accommodation itself overlooks the town and the water making it beautiful at sunset. Staff were absolutely lovely going as far as to give us free transport back to the ferry at the end of our stay. Rooms were small but clean with all private amenities
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Female, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • Common Room
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Outdoor Terrace
  • Services

    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar

Awards

2012

1st, Country Winners Greece

2011

1st, Country Winners Greece

2010

1st, Country Winners Greece

2009

1st, Country Winners Greece

Nominations

2016

Worldwide Medium Hostel

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