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Youth Hostel Plakias

The most southerly hostel in Europe

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I couldn´t recommend this enough! I had such a great time even when we had 2 days of rain and stormy weather there was plenty to get entertained with at the hostel.. Lovely atmosphere, lovely surroundings. Def coming back!
  • 2014-09-25
  • xxsther
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40

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
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

From the moment I arrived in this hostel I was overwhelmed by the mellow nature of the place
Best place on earth. Booked 3 days, stayed 10, only left because my flight back to Australia was the next day.
  • 2015-10-12
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24

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