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Heraklion Youth Hostel

Vironos 5, Heraklion, Crete 712 02 , Greece
Heraklion Youth Hostel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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234 reviews 234 reviews
121 hotel reviews
528 helpful votes 528 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Not sure if this place should be called "Hostel". Personally I don't find this place "Hostel". It is less than that. As of December 2014, renovation work is going on. Everything in public area is covered with dust because of that. I have no idea how the place will be improved when the renovation is done finally but it seems... More 

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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place was ok for me because I've been in some pretty rank places on my travels. But... As far as hostels go, it wasn't really ideal. Pros: Bed is comfy, quiet hostel, great location, wifi works, communal fridge and kettle, free tea and coffee, towels included, rooms are big, lockers for valuables, quite nice decor - I like the... More 

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Brasov County, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I didn't like having no AC, but I've dealt with worse in the jungles of SE Asia. There's no bar, so I went to a store just down the street close to the main road and picked up some bottles and brought them back. Sharing experiences with others coming from all parts of the world in a quite – friendly... More 

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

That's about it though. The bathrooms were pretty shabby. The rooms were spacious though. You can even sleep rooftop if you want. I didn't like having no AC, but I've dealt with worse in the jungles of SE Asia. There's no bar, so I went to a store just down the street close to the main road and picked up... More 

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Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

10 plus 10 days now in Heraklion Hostel and ... I feel at home! A place I had the opportunity to meet people that have something to say… Sharing experiences with others coming from all parts of the world in a quite – friendly place. Mrs. Irene and her family (owners of Heraklion hostel) know very well to keep the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There was a single shower for the whole building. There aren't lockers and the doors of the rooms remain opened to anyone who wanna come in. The curfew wasn't a problem cause I've stayed for one day, however if you wanna go out, keep that in mind. There is a "luggage store", but you are charged to leave anything there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For your €10.00 a night you get a mattress in a room. There is no air conditioning so all the doors and windows are left open at night, there is also the option to sleep in beds on the roof under the stars. (Romantic?) The good points are the hostels central location, close to the port and bus station and... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great place to stay if just looking for a place to sleep for night or two. Very cheap. A clean sheet was provided and my bed was comfortable and clean. Owner was very helpful with information re cultural events and checked the local papers for me. The building is old and has great character ..personally I enjoyed that aspect of... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here on a short trip to heraklion from rethymnon. Location was just of the main strip in Heraklion makingnit pretty easy to find from the bus station. Price i paid was about 10 euro this only got me a bed but i knew that so it was fine. Yes it is true that there are no locks on the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

It is the cheapest hostel I have ever been to in Europe but also one of the worst. I stayed for two separate nights, which made it manageable with not showering and using the toilet as little as possible. In my experience, the female staff is friendly. The young man gets annoyed if you ask to many questions and the... More 

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