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Youth Hostel Plakias

A green paradise at the southcoast of Europe

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I don't think I´ve ever walked into anywhere and felt so at home in my life
Incredible laid-back atmosphere and feels like you´re part of a family! Uli organises lots of group evenings like barbecues or one night 20 of us all headed to a little taverna in the mountains and had an amazing meal. We all stopped by the roadside on the drive home and star gazed which was beaaautiful. Great vibe and loads of hikes and walks to do nearby!
  • 2015-07-27
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24

5 stars
Reviewed 2015-10-31

Me and a friend stayed here for 5 days. Our stay was so amazing we almost didn`t want to leave.
If you`re travelling and need a wee break from all the hustle and bustle of cities, this is the place for you. The area is surrounded by beautiful hikes, river walks, monasteries, and beaches.
The hostel itself is clean, has a kitchen and cooking equipment, a fridge and cupboard to store food, and mini fridge if you fancy a juice, a beer, or a bottle of wine, all of which you can add to your bill.
There were two group BBQ`s while we were there, and everyone hung out playing board games, or card games during the days.
We had an absolutely lovely stay and if ever I return to Crete, I know where I`m going to stay.

Stayed October 2015, travelled with friends
A chilled slice of paradise
4 stars
Reviewed 2014-10-15

This is the place to properly unwind and forget all your stresses. Uli, the supper chilled (German) Hollywood cameraman by winter and hostel manager by summer, will make you feel instantly welcomed and relaxed.

There are regular hostel BBQ dinners, free snorkel use and advice on the best beaches and gorge walks. I came for day, stayed two and could have easily stayed a month.

Must do: waterfall gorge swim - a slice of paradise all to yourself

Dorms are spacious with six to eight beds. There is one all female and the rest are mixed. Ours had an ensuite toilet and there is a separate shower and toilet block. The outdoor and kitchen space Is perfect for chilling out and socialising and hammocks hang between lemon and olive trees.
15 October 2014
Location: near to the centre of town, five minute walk to shops, restaurants and beach.
Cleanliness: average - could have been better but bedding was clean and in good condition.
Security: There were no lockers or safes for valuables and no locks on doors.
Noise: in a quiet location with no road noise. Lights off at 11pm in the communal areas but ear plugs needed as the blackout doors to the dorms ensure you wake up every time they open.

Stayed October 2014, travelled solo
Best hostel I have stayed at. Showers and bathrooms are very clean. Staff is helpful and there are hammocks everywhere! Would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a fun social environment
  • 2015-09-27
  • raelagoo
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24

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