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Youth Hostel Plakias

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914 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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!

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914 Total Reviews
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May 17, 2024
One of my favorite hostels- property is gorgeous, staff is so kind, and atmosphere is great
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Female, 18-24
May 17, 2024
Youth hostel was really great, the vibe there is really amazing, not only young people come before summer too. The garden is so peaceful , a lot of hammock and places to chill ! I thought the organisation was intelligent and the location leads to really beautiful nature spots ! will definitely come back another time :) thank you Oli for all your help and guidance
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Female, 18-24
Oct 29, 2023
This place is adorable and clean. The only downside was that it definitely did not feel like a youth hostel. Half our room was ladies at least 50 years old and up that had been staying there for months. These ladies were militant about random rules in the room that they set so we never got to fully relax around them. And in the common areas it was mainly 50+ year olds all the time. But everything else was great!
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Female, 18-24


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi



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