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Francesco's

#15 of 45 Hotels in Ios
Certificate of Excellence
Ios | Chora, 84001, Greece
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Ranked #15 of 45 Hotels in Ios
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have travelled all over the world for over 2 years now. I have often heard people talking about Francesco's hostel in ios so i thought i'd give it a visit... I can honestly say i have never visited such a friendly, clean, beautiful and welcoming hostel in all my travels. This place is literally incredible and the owners are... More 

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Geoje, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved loved Francesco's! Stayed in a private double room which was really clean & decent size. Cleaned everyday whether your sleeping inside or not! The staff make this place & the location to the bars is awesome. It really starts to feel like a home as you get to know everyone. The 10:30pm welcome shots & pre drink at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Francesco's is the most comfortable place I've ever stayed, travelling. The family who runs the dorm (which is much more like a hotel) are some of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The rooms were immaculate and the staff were extremely knowledgeable, fun and kind. This is one place that I would recommend to anybody... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I first stepped foot on Ios in June 1975 and discovered a little Shangri-La inhabited by friendly locals and beautiful hippies. I'm older and the island has changed of course but the magic remains and I still go back to the haunt of my youthful pleasures. Ios is widely perceived as a place exclusively for young people, but that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Excellent stay, highly recommended hostel in the heart of Ios. Friendly family staff and clean rooms. The swimming pool is perfect for a lazy afternoon. Even recommended during off season as it tends to be quieter during that period. Good to meet fellow back packers and young couples.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Pros: They offer shuttle service from and to the ferries for free. Island is basically a mountain and most bars are at the top. It is located near the party life making it easy to get to and walk back to your room late at night. Like the island itself, it was filled with people in their early/mid 20's when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Francescos was the perfect place. Close to all the bars and a 5 min bus ride to the main beach. Maria was so nice and helpful! Recommended restaurants, offered to call the doctor when my fiance wasnt well, shes so kind and caring. Free shuttle service. Views are amazing. Prices are good! We cant wait to come back!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Francesco's was the first "hostel" I have ever stayed at. I stayed here in August 14 with my partner. We were greeted on arrival in Ios and driven to the hostel where we received a warm welcome. We were then given a choice of rooms. We chose to give up a double bed for a huge balcony with amazing views.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The staff at Francesco's were so helpful; from the moment we got to the port to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Service design was well organised and functioned perfectly. My friend and I stayed in a private suite room which was all newly refurbished. The view from the outdoor common area is unbeatable (also the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed at Francescos for 2 nights in September 2014, during our Greek Island hopping holiday. The hostel was fantastic value for money, with clean, well furnished rooms, a lovely bar (with very very reasonably priced beer!) and a lovely pool area with incredible views. The only thing to note is that as iOS is a mecca for partying (we... More 

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