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Youth Hostel Plakias

Plakias, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The best place to be. Nice and simple breakfast, good dorms, clean space and the best atmosphere ever! If you are tired and don't want to walk around the town, don't worry, you'll meet great people and have a nice time, too!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I didn't want to leave. Lovely atmosphere, comfy clean beds, natural through drafts, hot showers, hammocks, board games ... just paradise. Beautiful beaches nearby away from the tourists if you ask and lovely little shops in the town for fresh bread or a beautiful shirt. Can't wait to come back (was actually june 2014 but can't select that date)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I had a wonderful time in Plakias! I was originally booked in for three nights and ended up staying almost two weeks- a common occurrence here. There are lots of incredible hikes and beaches in the area so every day can be a different adventure. Uli was great! He provided lots of information about how to get to Plakias, including... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This place really is heaven on earth. Simple, peaceful, clean, safe, a happy, wonderful place where I have many fantastic memories. I came as a solo female traveler and could not have felt safer or more at peace. Visit, sleep in a hammock, drink some of their very own wine, jump off the cliff at One Rock Beach and enjoy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The hostel is beautiful and in a lovely fishing village in southern Crete. The people I met staying there were very friendly but there is one big problem... Uli, the hostel manager, takes naked photos of women from the hostel on trips out of the hostel on walks around Plakias, at points when naked bathing or topless sunbathing are possible.... More 

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usberlin, Manager at Youth Hostel Plakias, responded to this review

Do you really think we would have won the Hoscar-Award for the "Best Hostel in Greece 2015" if this was true? More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Plakias provides the perfect amount of relaxation and adventure, and YH Plakias is the place to go for both! It's set in an olive grove with hammocks strung between the trees, close to one of the main beaches and others that are for the more adventurous. You have to go on the four hour river hike - it's a blast... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the place to properly unwind and forget all your stresses. Uli, the supper chilled (German) Hollywood cameraman by winter and hostel manager by summer, will make you feel instantly welcomed and relaxed. There are regular hostel BBQ dinners, free snorkel use and advice on the best beaches and gorge walks. I came for day, stayed two and could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Uli has created the quintessential hostel atmosphere. So chilled out, and everyone trusts each other. Picturesque hostel and location. Two minutes walk from Plakias. Uli has plenty of local knowledge and tips to impart. Many great conversations were had with other backpackers over his delicious and affordable breakfast menu and late night drinks. There was communal cooking which really brought... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really in enjoyed the stay at the Youth Hostel Plakias. I felt very comfortable and I met many friendly and interesting people. The team of the hostel is veryvery kind. The manager gave us good tips where to go away from the tourisits. We will never forget the hiking we did there! The village around the hostel is also... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's like an exotic resort for the price of an ordinary youth hostel. The location and dorms are great, there are a huge amount of hiking trails, expeditions, and secret beaches to find, everything within walking distance of the hostel. Uli the manager is really helpful and if he wants to go somewhere the day, go with him if you... More 

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