Youth Hostel Plakias
Lonely Planet review
For independent travellers this is the place to stay in Plakias. British manager Chris has created a friendly place with spotless dorms, refurbished toilets and showers, green lawns, a shady porch, volleyball court and internet access. The atmosphere is helped along by Chris' eclectic music collection. It's a 10-minute signposted walk from the bus stop.
Services & facilities
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Board games
- Common room
- Ceiling fan
- Free internet access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box (front desk)
- Outdoor terrace
- Tours/travel desk
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