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Youth Hostel Plakias

A green paradise at the southcoast of Europe

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9.1
Loved the hostel. It has a chilled relaxed vibe, great common area for guests to socialize. Location is well placed and is within walking distance to everything in Plakis. Hostel manager Uli is very knowledgable of Crete and always willing to help you with your plans. I had originally planned to stay for 3 nights and ended up staying for nearly two weeks. This is a great hostel and I can´t recommend it enough for your stay in Plakis or Rethymno.
  • 2015-08-25
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40


10.0
I can´t say enough about this place! It has a very relaxed environment, situated in a quiet spot away from the main drag, that comes to life at night. While I was there, we had a huge BBQ and got one of the musicians staying there to put on a performance. Uli, the hostel manager, was extremely friendly and accommodating. In the evenings, he´d mingle with all the guests over a few beers. Plaxias is the perfect place for relaxation as well as outdoor activities.
  • 2013-06-01
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30


10.0
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!
  • 2015-08-22
  • onebadbetty
  • England
  • Female, 31-40


10.0
By far one of the most excellent hostels I’ve ever stayed at in all my travels. It’s a little slice of heaven with the most amazing staff, truly a little family. All good vibes in this place I couldn’t say one thing negative if I tried. Extended my stay like you will too and fell completely in love with everything about it. I cried when I left and am counting the days until I can get back. Uli you’re an amazing human being thanks for every little thing that you do to make this place magical.
  • 2019-04-25
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30


9.7
To everyone I spoke to about Plakias, everyone said that ´you will want to stay longer´ - and I did! Most amazing atmosphere, with happy hippy travellers. As a solo traveller, everyone was so lovely and welcoming. Make sure you go on the ´river walk´ behind the hostel, and up all the river gorge´s - was the best day of my stay! No security, however it´s not needed in this hostel - you can´t explain it till you´ve been there! Great location - great hostel. Who doesn´t love a sleep in a hammock!?
  • 2015-08-18
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24


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