Youth Hostel Plakias
Youth Hostel Plakias - probably the most chilled out hostel in the world.
On the south coast of Crete, Plakias is a world away from the hectic north coast resort towns. Made of up bars and tavernas, surrounded by rivers, gorges and stunning beaches, Plakias is the easiest place to get stuck in; want a beach just for you and your friends? A waterfall you can shower under? Or regular big nights out with your fellow travellers? Then Plakias is for you.
The hostel has six 8-bed dorms set in an olive grove with a large patio for socialising with your new found friends. We have free wi-fi, cheap beer and wine, cheap breakfasts (ideal for hangovers), free use of guitars, snorkels, flippers, river shoes and beach mats. We also have loads of information about the local hikes, beaches and other activities that can be found in and around the area.
So come and take a break from your travels and make some friends in probably the most chilled out place on earth. There's a reason people keep coming back here.
We'll see you soon!
Please note: Reception is open 9.00-12.00 and 17.00-21.00. The hostel itself is 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
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Breakfast Not Included
- Ceiling Fan
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Iron / Ironing Board
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Not Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Reception (limited hours)
- Safe Deposit Box
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Not Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Plakias is about 100 km far away from Iraklio and Chania at the beautiful south coast of Crete. From Iraklio or Chania you will need two busses: One to Rethymno and another one to Plakias. While the busses
to Rethymno run until midnight the last bus from Rethymno to Plakias is leaving at 6pm in summer and at 2:30pm in March/April.
If you arrive at Iraklio or Chania after 4pm in summer or 12pm in spring you won't be able to catch the last bus to Plakias. In this case we recommend to stay either for one night at the north coast, rent a car or take a taxi from Rethymno (we can send our local taxi driver - price is 35 EUR).
The reception will be open from 8:30am to 12am and from 6pm until about 8pm. If you arrive in the afternoon, please leave your luggage in the reception and enjoy the afternoon. Come back after 6pm for check-in. If you arrive later than 8pm please let us know. We will leave a message in the reception with the information where to find your bed.
Payment in the hostel is only possible in cash - but there are three ATMs in town available
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We are in the small town of Plakias some 35km south of Rethymno.
Most people arrive by bus. Get off at Plakias sea front and walk with the sea on your right for about 100m, turn left and go past the pharmacy. At the end of this road turn left and follow the yellow triangular signs, you will be home in less than 10 minutes.
The hostel is located in an olive grove at Plakias just 5 minutes walk from the center of the village and a long sand beach.
Plakias at the south coast of Crete is village in one of the most beautiful areas of the island next to stunning beaches (e.g. the famous palm beach of Preveli) with crystal clear water, gorges and mountains.
In Plakias you will find many restaurants, supermarkets, three diving schools, two ATMs and many bars that guarantee a good nightlife.