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Youth Hostel Plakias Hostel

Plakias, Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Welcome to one of the southernmost hostels in Europe. Youth Hostel Plakias is a place for fun, for adventure or just relaxing. Read more

97% Overall Rating 43 out of 46 customers would recommend this property based on 46 reviews

Atmosphere 99%

Cleanliness 97%

Facilities 95%

Location 98%

Safety 91%

Staff 99%

Value 100%

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What's Included

  • Luggage Room


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Not Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machine

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 1.96USD
  • Linen 1.09USD

Important Information

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

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Crete?

Contact us directly

Welcome to one of the southernmost hostels in Europe. Youth Hostel Plakias is a place for fun, for adventure or just relaxing. Read more

Shared Rooms

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom

8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room


Shared Bathroom

About 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 8.00-12.00 and 18.00-20.00. 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

Location Information

We are situated Plakias, 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.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.