Hostels in Heraklion, Greece

2 hostels available. Prices start from $23 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Heraklion

Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…00 please make sure that you informed us through email If you need to drop you luggage at the hostel before check in time, the reception opens at 9:00. Payment upon arrival by credit card, … More
"…Nearby, I had a chance to see the skull of St. Titus in a Greek Orthodox Church. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The hostel was clean, and the internet was fast. I didn't have … More

Hotels in Heraklion

"…*Taxi service Please note that the property will pre-authorize the card before arrival. If the card is not valid, the customer will be contacted to provide the details of another valid card in … More
"…The owner was helpful and had plenty of information on what to see and do. The room was very clean, as were the shared bathrooms. You couldn't ask for a better place to stay in Heraklion than the … More

Santo George Beach Resort

Free Breakfast
"…The Studios and triple rooms also feature kitchen,satelite TV and washing machine. All guests are welcome to use our garden for sunbathing, sip drinks, coffee, and enjoy nature. Parking and … More

Renia Studios

Agia Pelagia
Free Breakfast
"…Our calm fish spa in Renia Hotel Agia Pelagia near to the Beachr, where you can relax and revive yourself with a unique treatment that will keep your skin soft, healthy and smooth. Fish therapy … More

Lato Boutique Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…� Adjoining doors between two bedrooms � Two en-suite bathrooms � CD player Executive Suite: � Stylish sitting area � King size bed � CD player � En-suite jacuzzi � Large … More

Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village

Neo Stadio
Free Breakfast
"…Saloustros. Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village is situated 12kms outside the city of Heraklion and it represents a Cretan village or the 20th century. In the ''Village'' there is a hotel, a … More

Castro Hotel

Free Breakfast
"…Our customers can also enjoy our beautiful sunny swimming-pool and sunbath in our garden. The hotel also has reception with 24 hours check-in, a dining room, and a TV Wide screen projector corner … More
"…Castello City Hotel is located close to the town center, next to bus and taxi stations, and with easy access to the airport and port. Distances From Castello Hotel: Center of Heraklion 800 m … More
"…Refreshing drinks are offered at the pool bar. Sunshades and sunbeds are available for an additional fee at the beach and free of charge at the pool. The hotel is within easy reach of bars and … More
"…Between the Center of the city, the Airport and the Port of Heraklion, not far away from the Main Bus Station, it is the ideal point if you want to wander around the city, or explore the island … More

Civitel Creta Beach

Free Breakfast
"…In addition to sports facilities such as tennis courts, large swimming pool and sandy beach, there are many food and beverage options to enjoy, including the main buffet-style restaurant, the … More
"…You have up to 7 days prior to arrival to cancel the reservation without charge. If the reservation is cancelled within 7 days prior to arrival you will be charged the full stay. Same day … More

Hostels in Heraklion, Greece

2 hostels available. Prices start from $23 for a dorm bed.

Get to know Heraklion (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 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 Heraklion.

Guess what? Heraklion is also named and spelled Iraklion - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Heraklion (Iraklion), Greece, is the largest city by population and the capital of Crete, a Greek island located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the most populous island of Greece and a very popular tourist destination. Around six hundred twenty thousand people permanently live on the island, whereby Heraklion has more than one hundred seventy thousand inhabitants.

Heraklion has a very rich history, which dates back to ancient times. For example, history lovers can look at artifacts of the Minoan civilization (which are more than three thousand years old) in the local Archaeological Museum, which is a great place for history lovers. The building houses the most important items from the Minoan civilisation and excavations across the island.

The famous Palace of Knossos is a must-see on the island. It is dated to approximately the twentieth century BC, and is the largest of the preserved palatial centres of the Minoan Civilization. The sight is fairly compact, and generally, Knossos is considered to be one of Europe's oldest cities. Koules Fortress, also known by the name of “Castello a Mare,” is situated at the entrance of the old harbour of Heraklion. Venetians built the complex in the early sixteenth century; nowadays, the worth-seeing complex is restored and open to the public.

The local airport has regular flight links from Athens airport and many other major Greek cities. Between spring and autumn, international flights from many important European airports are available, as well. Additionally, tourists have the possibility to take one of the ferries from the Greek mainland as well as from other Greek islands.

The summer in Heraklon is very dry and hot. Average maximum temperatures around twenty-eight degrees Celsius are usual. Heatwaves with temperatures up to forty degrees Celsius may occur, as well. In spring and autumn, the climate is comfortable with mean high temperatures ranging from sixteen to twenty-three degrees Celsius.

There are countless hotels and holiday apartments in and around Heraklion. Options for a Heraklion (Iraklion), Greece hostel will be very limited, but do exist. Most accommodations offer free Wi-Fi and free parking spaces. Your Heraklion (Iraklion), Greece hostel is located in the centre and you can get there easily from the harbour. Keep in mind that the island is very busy in summer, so you may have difficulties finding spare beds in inexpensive accommodations such as a hostel in Heraklion (Iraklion), Greece, during the peak season.

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Heraklion 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 Heraklion, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 2
Average dorm price $29
Average private room price $66
Cheapest Hostel in Heraklion Heraklion Youth Hostel with $21
Party hostels in Heraklion So Young Hostel (1 in total)
Average rating of all hostels 8.4

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