Hostel in Rethymno, Greece

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Get to know Rethymno (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 Rethymno. To help you make friends with Rethymno before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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

It is not a surprise that most tourists come to visit Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece, for their summer holiday, as the city has some of the best beaches not only in Heraklion but also in Greece. There are more than twenty beaches within a few kilometers from Rethymno, so even beach addicts would need a long holiday to discover them all. Needless to say, that goes with a vibrant nightlife and a lot of places to eat amazing Greek seafood prepared from freshly caught fish. Do not miss the chance to discover the local food -- it can satisfy even the most exquisite tastes.

Unlike other summer resorts which cannot offer anything but beaches and parties, there are many other attractions in Rethymno. The area around the city was populated several thousand years before Christ and it has been a home to many civilizations, including Minoan, Roman, and Byzantine. Later, Rethymno was ruled by the Venetians and the Ottoman Empire. Needless to say, millennia of history have left numerous places worth visiting. There is a Venetian Fortress (Fortezza), Loggia, and a Great Gate (Porta Guora) several museums such as an Archaeological Museum and an Oceanography Museum. Moreover, there are numerous churches and mosques, some of which are more than three hundred years old. Travelers definitely have a lot to discover.

Hostels in Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece, are scarce and you do not have many options. Moreover, Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece hostels come and go. Many Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece hostels operate only in the summer season, but even so, it can be hard to get a bed in the summer, as there are many tourists and the supply often cannot meet the demand. It is advisable that you make a reservation in advance and thus, you can avoid paying extra for a hostel in Rethymno (Rethymnon), Greece or not being able to find a free place. You can also check the nearby towns and villages if everything is booked.

Written by local enthusiast for Rethymno hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Rethymno hostels George Traveller

FAQ about Rethymno Hostels

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

There is exactly 1 Hostel in Rethymno, Greece. Hostelz.com compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 1 hostel in Rethymno, Greece. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Rethymno such as
  • 5 hotels
  • 1 guesthouse
  • 5 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Rethymno.

Rethymno Youth Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Rethymno.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Rethymno

Your Packing List for Rethymno

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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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Rethymno 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 Rethymno, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$16 Average dorm price
$16 Cheapest hostel in Rethymno
Rethymno Youth Hostel is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Rethymno
Rethymno Youth Hostel is the best rated
9.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Rethymno Town (2 Km / 1 mi.)
Atsipopoulo (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Plakias (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Amoudara Herakliou (32 Km / 20 mi.)
Agia Galini (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Chania (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Stavros (43 Km / 26 mi.)

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