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The hostel was everything I read before and better. It has such a relaxed vibe, it makes even the most hardened traveller chilled out enough to leave iPads on beds or phones charging in the common area. The hostel owner, Uli, is super friendly and takes groups out to tavernas – which means you get to try the real Greek local food (my Greek food baby testifies to this!) I genuinely can’t fault my time at Youth Hostel Plakias – I, like lots of people there, will be back!
- Female, 31-40
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.
- Female, 25-30
As good as other reviews suggest and Uli is a tremendous host and a gentleman and Plakias is a great place to chill out. If you like hostel life then this is the perfect place..if you want more privacy then it´s probably not for you..just be sure of what you like first. I did a bit of both hostel and a couple of nights in a private room in town but still ended up back here for the fun. Will definitely be back to both Plakias and to Uli´s.
- Male, 41+