Hostels in Chania, Greece

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Get to know Chania (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Chania. To help you make friends with Chania before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Chania is the second-largest city on the Greek island of Crete. Chania lies on the northern coast of the island, approximately seventy kilometres from Rethymno. Crete is Greece's largest island located in the southern edge of the Aegean Sea.

Chania is a beautiful, picturesque place. The many beaches near Chania are simply breathtaking; the golden sand and calm waters intoxicate the senses and draw in locals and tourists alike. Chania's beaches truly delight sun seekers and snorkelers alike.

Chania also boasts some historical claims; there are several examples of Ancient Greek ruins and it was mentioned in "The Odyssey" by Homer. Furthermore, Chania's old town was originally built in the Venetian era and showcases the beauty of both Venetian and Turkish-styled architecture.

Most hostels in Chania, Greece, are conveniently located within the old town, some of which are actually in grand Venetian-era buildings. Most hostels in Chania, Greece, are lovely; they tend to be well located and have decent facilities. And what's more -- hostels in Chania, Greece, are often your best source of information. Hostel staff will be able to help you out with ferry timetables, local bus schedules, and tell you how to get to the best beaches.

Travelers have two options for getting to Chania. You can fly direct from Athens to Chania, but this can be costly. The other option is to catch a ferry; this is much more economical and is a wonderful way to experience Greece. It is possible to catch a ferry either direct from Athens or from one of Crete's neighbouring islands. Be sure to book ferries in advance and check weather conditions before your departure, as ferries are regularly cancelled due to bad weather or strong winds.

Once in Chania, getting around is easy; there are taxis or cheap local buses that will take you around Chania or even into other towns or the spectacular Samaria Gorge.

Written by local enthusiast for Chania hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Chania hostels Chloe

FAQ about Chania Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Chania. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Chania. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Chania costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Chania with private rooms costs on average $56.
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Rooms 47 is the best rated hostel for partying in Chania.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Chania

Your Packing List for Chania

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Chania and Greece.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Chania Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Chania, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
5 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$56 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Chania
Rooms 47 is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Chania
Rooms 47 is the best rated
6.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Agia Marina (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Agia Marina Nea Kydonias (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Stavros (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Platanés (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Kissamos (34 Km / 21 mi.)
Atsipopoulo (41 Km / 25 mi.)
Rethymno (43 Km / 27 mi.)

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