Youth Hostel Plakias

Plakias, Crete

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Youth Hostel Plakias


Overview of Hostel

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

From Nights People


We are in the small town of Plakias some 35 km south of Rethymno.

Most people arrive by bus. Get off at Plakias sea front and cross the road and walk the road between the 'Forum' and the river for about 200 meters. Turn left and follow the yellow triangular signs, you will be home in less than 10 minutes.

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. The taxi price for the trip from Rethymno to Plakias with a taxi driver from Plakias (contact us to arrange it) is €40.

Have a good journey..

Located near

The hostel is located in an olive grove at Plakias just 5 minutes walk from the center of the village and a long sandy beach. Plakias at the south coast of Crete is a 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 with spectacular waterfalls and mountains. In Plakias you will find many restaurants, supermarkets, diving schools, 3 ATM's and many bars that guarantee a good night life

Conditions & Policy

Credit Cards Accepted

Please note: Reception is open 8.30-12.00 and 18.00-20.00. The hostel itself is open 2 weeks before Easter until the end of October. A late check-in after 8 pm is possible if you let us know in advance. 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. If you arrive later than 8 pm please let us know. We will leave a message at the reception with the information where to find your bed. Payment in the hostel is only possible in cash - but there are three ATM's in town available