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Youth Hostel Plakias

A green paradise at the southcoast of Europe

A Place for...

... Fun ...

Games, Parties, BBQs, Meeting People, Big Nights Out

... Adventure ...

Hike in wild rivers, swim into high waterfalls, climb on mountains

... meeting friends ...

Meet old and new friends, play with them or fall in love

...or just releaxing

our garden, hammocks and the roof terrace invite for relaxing

Hostel Bungalows Fun with a Togaparty Swimming in a huge waterfall Playing chess with friends Relaxing in Hammocks

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One of our Dorms

Q. Do I have to have a Hostelling International (IYHF) membership card to stay at the Plakias Hostel?

A. No. There is only one hostel in Greece that is member of the Hostelling International, The Athens hostel on Victor Hugo St. All the other hostels are independent.

Q. Are there any other hostels on Crete?

A.There are hostels in Iraklio, Chania, Rethymno, Matala and our hostel here in Plakias.

Q. Are there any age limits?

A. We┬┤ve celebrated a 76th birthday in the hostel and one wonderful lady who stayed two weeks was 80. We do have reservations about taking children under 5 as they would be sharing with other people.

Q. Are there any limits on how long I can stay?

A. No. Stays of over 3 months are not unusual.

Q. Do you have any single or double rooms?

A. No. We have only large bungalows that are all dorm rooms

Q. How much does it cost to stay on the hostel?

A. The price for a bed is 11 to 15 EUR per night depending on the season and duration of your stay.
Bookings are only possible for 2 and more nights.

Q. Do I need to make a reservation?

A. At Easter and during the period July to September the hostel is full most of the time. It is "first come - first served". You can telephone a few days before you arrive during reception hours to check availability on (+30) 28320 32118 from anywhere in Greece. At other times of the year it is safe enough to just arrive.

Q.When is reception open?

A. Reception is open from 8.30am to 12 noon and from 6 to about 8pm. If you arrive in the afternoon just leave your bags in the reception and wander off to the beach until after 6pm, PLEASE do not try to find a vacant bed. If you arrive at night try to find a vacant bed and pay in the morning.

Q. Where is Plakias?

A. About 35km south of Rethymno, a large town on the north coast of Crete. There are about 6 buses a day from Rethymno to Plakias during the peak season, the last being at 19:30hrs. During the winter there are just two buses a day, the last being at 14:15hrs. In the spring and autumn the bus schedule is somewhere between the summer and winter timetables.

Q. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag or beddings?

A. No. The beds will be made up with a fresh bottom sheet and a fresh pillow case when you arrive. Linens and blankets are available from the reception. But please bring your own towel.

Our Facilities

Our Pool :)