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Youth Hostel Plakias

The most southerly hostel in Europe

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Fantastic place! The place is like a paradise on Earth, you can hangout at the hostel, go to nearby beaches, go diving, swimming or do the river walk. The place is very chill, the atmosphere is excellent and the weather was just perfect. Also Uli (the German owner) is nice, made everyone feel welcome.
  • 2014-06-06
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 25-30

i stayed here for 21 days and still found it hard to leave. It´s perfect. when i die and if there is such thing as an after life, this hostel would be where i would spend a few centuries at least. Relax in hammocks and read a book with a beer by your side. Everyone is so friendly and invitations to join in or not join in are there every day. enjoy life at your own pace and feel at home. The hostel has a friendly, trusting, peaceful vibe that slows down time. Loved this hostel.
  • 2013-09-24
  • MadScience
  • England
  • Male, 31-40

I´m now one of countless people who have returned to this hostel. The atmosphere here is so friendly and laid-back; it´s the perfect place to come to relax and live the good life for a while. You can meet people or just doze in a hammock, or go on a beautiful hike or swim at one of the many beaches nearby. Thanks to Uli for being such an excellent and dedicated manager.
  • 2015-08-16
  • haakon
  • Norway
  • Male, 31-40

WOW. I loved this place. When on Crete you need to stay here. Uli is fantastic, friendly and knows a lot about the area. The rooms are tidy and well maintained, lockers in the room, decent beds, you can even sleep outside if you wish. The bathrooms are detached but in good condition and clean. Great atmosphere. A very social hostel, you get to know everyone! Good group BBQs too! People keep coming back here and now I think I am going to be one of them! TOPS!
  • 2016-05-01
  • tylerw1991
  • Male, 25-30

Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Shani Busnach


Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture


Liked: this hostel is SUPER! it`s located in the midst of beautiful hills overlooking the great beaches of Plakias, plenty to do around (awesome nudist beach, an old windmill and nice trails for relaxing walks). the hostel manager Uli is the nicest guy ever, knows everything there is to do, and brings all the travelers together, took us out to great tavernas to have lovely dinner and drinks cheap as heck! it`s chilled out, cool hammocks beneath the lemon trees, great breakfast (not included but real cheap and yummy), and wonderful company! I can`t wait to go back!

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