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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!
I had been traveling for a week and half in Crete, but it wasn´t until I landed at Youth Hostel Plakias that I actually felt like I was on holiday. I was only slated to stay there for 3 nights and ended up staying a full week, because the people I met were amazing, and the location is a perfect base to find river walks, hikes, excellent tavernas, waterfalls & the best raki ;) Uli, the hostel manager is incredibly knowledgeable and kind--he´ll give you the best tips for things to do, hike & eat.
- Female, 25-30
“A chilled slice of paradise”
Stayed October 2014, travelled solo
This hostel is one of those rare and special places where you feel immediately welcomed and are given the opportunity to make genuine connections to the people and place. I feel so blessed to have found this beautiful community of people in Plakias. Of all the places I have travelled in the past month, this one I will miss the most. Thank you to everyone who made this hostel so special and for all the adventures that were had. I will be reccomending this hostel to everyone, and I hope to return
- Female, 18-24