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Francesco's

Ios | Chora, 84001, Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

After what started out as a good first night at Francesco's my wife and I, who were traveling on our honeymoon, quickly figured out that the owner was a paranoid, controlling, alcoholic. After going out to a bar called Lost Boys on our first night I spent the following day wearing my singlet from the bar and answering some travelers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed in a 3 bed private, scored a room with a massive balcony!! Awesome place to stay as it's right near the night life but quiet enough that if you want a night off (which in iOS you won't!) you can have a good sleep :) will most definitely go back.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stayed here August 2014 for 4 nights with friends and 1 night on my own. We originally booked a 4 bed dorm room but were upgraded to a double dorm room on arrival. Saw the dorm rooms which are all small, single beds (no bunks), no air con, with fans. All dorm rooms use the communal bathroom. I'd recommend asking... More 

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Address: Ios | Chora, 84001, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Ios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
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