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Youth Hostel Plakias

Plakias, Plakias, Crete 74060, Greece
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Me and a friend stayed here for 5 days. Our stay was so amazing we almost didn't want to leave. If you're travelling and need a wee break from all the hustle and bustle of cities, this is the place for you. The area is surrounded by beautiful hikes, river walks, monasteries, and beaches. The hostel itself is clean, has... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I have been traveling (on and off) this whole year. This is one of the best hostels I stayed during this year (along with Kotor in Montenegro and Olympus in Turkey). What makes this place unique is that you can't go here and relax but also you can engage in outdoor activities. The guests here are very friendly. The communion... More 

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2 Thank chankomagan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

With so many countries and places to visit in the world there is hardly time left to go back to places you've already been to (especially if you have to work in between travels). This is one of those places though. After going there for the first time in 2013 and really wishing we could stay longer, we went back... More 

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Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Very clean and relax place, For our first time here its a very goooooood surprise ! I think its better to book before your arrival because even in september , lot of People and we were lucky to have two beds Cats so cute in the garden , clean bathrooms and rooms We recommend this place !

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1 Thank Sarah C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I stayed there for a few days in early July and found that it was really rustic and peaceful. It was quite hot and there were plenty of bugs, but the people were great and the atmosphere was relaxing. Don't get lost in the dark walking back from the town. I highly recommend the cliff jumping even though I only... More 

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1 Thank Avlyn S
Recife, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Nathalie G
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5 reviews
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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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4 Thank ThePilgrimage
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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