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Youth Hostel Plakias

The most southerly hostel in Europe

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10.0
I checked every evaluation box as "excellent" for a reason. Stepping into this hostel is like coming home for those of us who have been on the road for a while. The atmosphere is immediately welcoming and fun. Many of the folks that we met had come to the Plakias Youth Hostel once, and then never stopped coming back, year after year, and are the best travel guides on the whole island. Stay here, chat with people, hang out with Uli the manager, and you will have an amazing time.
  • 2014-09-09
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24


10.0
Hands down the best hostel experience of my life. Excellent facilities, a beautiful location and the most genuine and caring staff I´ve ever encountered. My original booking was for 2 nights but they managed to accommodate me for 11 despite being fully booked! The atmosphere here is super relaxed and fun. A great place to meet people and chill out. Bit of a journey to get there so do yourself a favour and stay for a week!
  • 2014-07-24
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30


10.0
Youth hostel Plakias was the best hostel experience I´ve yet had. There is a wonderful fun, social, and comfortable relaxing atmosphere. I think most of this is due to Oolie (sorry if that´s spelled wrong) who runs the hostel. He is very kind, very helpful, and does a lot to enhance the experience for people, even when it means no gain for him. I will recommend this hostel for anyone looking to experience Crete, or just go somewhere to enjoy the sun and good people.
  • 2015-04-28
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30


Home away from home
5 stars
Reviewed 2015-09-29

With so many countries and places to visit in the world there is hardly time left to go back to places you`ve already been to (especially if you have to work in between travels). This is one of those places though. After going there for the first time in 2013 and really wishing we could stay longer, we went back to this place. I can`t really point out the magic of this place but I start to point out some experiences. First of all, the staff is great; Uli is a great guy and always takes time for some personal chat if it is when he`s frying your scrumbled egg in the morning or handing out extra blankets in the night for colder nights. Secondly: the location is super; located just outside the village. The rooms are quite large for a hostel and can host up to 8 persons per room. Thirdly: the people that visit the places are often great and quite a lot of them come back on a regular base so even after being away for almost three years we got recognized immediately when we entered this time. It doesn`t take long before you say let`s go home instead of let`s go back to the hostel. Is this places without any flaws? well I`d suggst to not go there if you can`t handle a bit of snoring or some noise from people having fun; it`s a hostel after all.


Stayed September 2015, travelled as a couple
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