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Hostel | Ios, Ios Island, Greece 84001

95.2% Overall Rating

170 out of 177 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/08/2014)

Grace Cliffe thinks…

"This was by far the best hostel we have stayed at during our entire trip so far. The staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and gave us some awesome recommendations for restaurants in the area. The…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 6.59

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

We suggest our guests ring us to let us know which ferry they plan to arrive on so that our driver Matthew can meet them in the port.

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95.2%

Overall Rating

170 out of 177 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Francesco's'

Atmosphere
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97.6%
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Cleanliness
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96.0%
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Grace Cliffe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

11 August 2014 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: This was by far the best hostel we have stayed at during our entire trip so far. The staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and gave us some awesome recommendations for restaurants in the area. The vibe in the hostel bar was great, so easy to meet other people, loved the free welcome shots we all did together. We were all taken around the bars together which was awesome as well. Peaceful at night/morning so very easy to sleep through the day and get some much needed rest to keep partying the next evening.

Disliked: Nothing at all!

94.3%
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Samantha McCracken

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

07 August 2014 Samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing hostel with friendly people and staff!

Disliked: Cool friendly people and a chilled vibe

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Matt Stewart

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

02 July 2014 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: Honestly this is the best place I have ever stayed, awesome view of ios from the rooms, so close to the clubs, staff were the best really nice people, and I met so many other people there, defiantly have to stay here if your going to ios!!!

Disliked: Nothing everything was great

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

25 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, facilities, pool

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Organised bar crawl each night from the hostel reception and really social atmosphere. Beautiful views and pool area.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything! The atmosphere was great and so easy to meet so many people! The staff was amazing and helpful with anything that we needed! Direct transfer for free to and from the ferry port on arrival and departure. Great location in the heart of the town. Super easy to get to all the bars, shops, and restaurants and only a 1.60€ bus ride to the beach. Everyone meets at the bar each night and goes out from there so you are never left without something to do. If you go to Ios do not stay anywhere else!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Roberta Fernandes

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

01 August 2013 Roberta would recommend this property

Liked: Amamos tudo desse lugar. Quarto para 3 meninas era ótimo: super clean, com varanda, limpeza diária, ar condicionado, toalha e até secador. Em relação ao staff, foram os mais animados que conhecemos, organizavam encontro do pessoal do albergue todas as noites com free drinks e saiam com a gente também. Davam ótimas dicas de festas e praias e nos buscaram e levaram até o porto. Em relação a localização é perto tudo e a atmosfera do lugar é sensacional, você conhece muita gente e estão todos sempre muito animados.

Disliked: Roberta left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Jessica Godsall

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 July 2013 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Great location to the nightclubs and very social. Free welcome shots every night. Very clean - sheets and towels changed everyday!

Disliked: Private rooms needed a fridge for water etc.

88.6%
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Phoebe Tolich

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

11 July 2013 Phoebe would recommend this property

Liked: Very kind and welcoming staff - Francesco, Mama and Elizabeth were so helpful and friendly :)

Disliked: Phoebe left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Stacy Senkbeil

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 May 2013 Stacy would recommend this property

Liked: Adorable place

Disliked: Stacy left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Amy Mulcahy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

19 May 2013 Amy would recommend this property

Liked: Great location close to all the hot night spots in ios! Staff are very friendly and helpful!

Disliked: It's a bit of a trek to the beach, but it is the choice you have to make in ios, nightlife or beach. And it would have been nice to have a shared kitchen. Otherwise amazing!

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people! Good times! Awesome nightlife! Perfect location! Transfer from ferry!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very social, staff were amazing, all up had a really crazy, fun time.

Disliked: Nothing

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Gina Armstead

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2012 Gina would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, organised laundry to be done in space of a few hours! Very clean place. Perfect location because the bars at night are all in town.

Disliked: Gina left no negative feedback.

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Jessica O'Connell

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

24 August 2012 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: It is in a fantastic location right near all the bars and clubs. It is also really easy to get to the beach from Francesco's. The bar area is great and drinks are reasonably priced, there are free welcome shots every night and it is really easy to meet lots of other travellers here. The staff are lovely and helpful as well.

Disliked: The showers aren't fantastic but it really isn't that big a deal. The property is also quite spread out so it was a bit of a hike for us to get to our room and we were far from the common areas but again it really didn't matter that much at all.

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Jessica Knight

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

31 July 2012 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: EVERYTHING

Disliked: NOTHING

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

03 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly staff, clean, and the location was awesome. Great value for everything they offer. They also have a nice pool and the a free shuttle service that will pick you up and drop you off at the port.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and fun

Disliked: nothing!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: EVERYTHING! Location was very close to the port, town and beach, and the view was amazing. The bar was cheap and had great cocktails, and the pool was very relaxing after a big night, which was every night! The young host, Ben, was incredible! He took us out every night to the main bars, and was such a nice, fun guy. There is free wifi in the bar area and air con and a tv in the rooms. Definately stay here if you are in Ios for a good time!!

Disliked: No fridge in the room, but it was a small price to pay for the amazing hospitality!!

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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect locatıon and place for everythıng you want ın Ios

Disliked: Nıl

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Sarah Mottin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2011 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: location was fantastic, best sunset views we have seen on our travels. really close to the nightlife. staff were really nice, rooms were clean, and there is free wifi in the bar area. we loved this hostel :)

Disliked: you are not allowed to take drinks from outside the hostel into the hostel, even in your rooms. but francesco was still really nice about it and the drinks downstairs are pretty reasonably priced so it didnt really matter

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location and atmosphere

Disliked: air conditioner leaked

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: WE loved our room with a balcony

Disliked: didnt think it was good our friends were sharing a bathroom with so many other people

57.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

20 August 2011

Liked: We stayed in a 3 person room and the facilities were alright but not good enough for what we paid. The hostel is overall quite expensive and the pool is not very private. The hostel is full of Australians who just want to drink.

Disliked: During the "welcome" shot, the hostel said that the pub crawl will be at bars with "no Greeks or Italians". We thought that this was very pretentious and only promoted drinking, rather than getting to know the local culture. Also when the pub crawl begins and the hostel group walks to the bars, the people at the hostel are rude and inconsiderate of locals by shouting and standing in the middle of crowds. The hostel organisers did nothing to control this. One night there was even a drunk girl who had managed to climb onto our private balcony. It actually made me feel embarrassed to be Australian.

85.7%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, staff

Disliked: other inconsiderate guests.