Youth Hostel Plakias - probably the most chilled out hostel in the world and winner of the Hoscar 2015 and 2016 as 'Best Hostel in Greece'.
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.
A local tour operator is organizing trips to the famous gorges Samaria, Aradena and Imbros.
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!
Reception is open 8.30-12.00 and 18.00-20.00.
We are open from spring to late autumn (usually April to November).
A late check-in after 8 pm is possible if you let us know in advance. We will leave a message at the reception with the information where to find your bed.
Please make your bookings minimum 12 hours prior to your arrival to make sure your booking is getting to us in time.
If you arrive in the afternoon, please leave your luggage in the reception and enjoy the afternoon.
Come back after 6 pm for check-in.