Youth Hostel, Plakias

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Welcome to the southernmost hostel in Europe - a place for fun, for adventure or just relaxing.

Plakias is a quiet backwater away from the hectic north coast of Crete. Some people stay for the wonderful walks in the area. It is still possible to wander off to a lonely beach and see nobody all day. The mountains are for the more energetic. There are also special places known only to the hostel where you can swim in freshwater pools and shower under waterfalls. Then again, some people stay for the beach and the nightlife.

We have 6 large bungalows that are all the same with 4 bunks in each, one of the bungalows is for women only. In the summer we put an extra bunk on the terrace of each bungalow making a total capacity of 60 people.

We also provide free use of beach mats and snorkels, cheap food and drink, volleyball and backgammon. Communal room with large book and music collection. Free hot showers. Internet access, coin phone, communal fridge.

Open 2 weeks before Easter until the end of October.

"Set in an olive grove, this happening hostel goes all-out with hot showers, good music and cheap alcohol, making it a raved-about backpacker oasis. After one day's stay you may hear the sirens singing and never want to leave."- Let's Go

All beds are €9.00 per night with a cheaper weekly rate. Possibly the cheapest hostel in the Euro zone!

New WI-FI 24 hours a day.

Location and Contact


On the south coast of Crete, 35km south of Rethymno. If you arrive by bus; walk 150m with the sea on your right, turn left and look out for the yellow triangular signs. Only 10 minutes walk from the bus.



Address: Mirthios, Plakias, Crete, Greece

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Website Youth Hostel Plakias
Phone Number: +30 28320 32118
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Facilities and Amenities

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller

Luggage Storage


Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms




BBQ Grill


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking


Lockers in Rooms

Wheelchair Accessible

Service Animals


Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Open Dates: 2 weeks before Easter to end of October.

Reception Hours: 9am to noon, 5 to 8pm.

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)


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