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“Wouldn't stay anywhere else!” 5 of 5 stars
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Francesco's
Ios | Chora, 84001, Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Ios
Melbourne, Australia
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“Wouldn't stay anywhere else!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Francesco's was recommended to me by a few different people, so I had high expectations before I arrived - those expectations were well lived up to! From the moment our ferry arrived Alex was waiting for us with a complimentary transfer to the hostel, along the way giving us helpful tips about things to see and do. The location was perfect, less than a 5 minute walk from all the nightlife, which was perfect for us every night as we didn't have to worry about finding a way back home. Cheap breakfasts provided til the afternoon when we woke up, and all the staff were always willing to help. I would absolutely stay here again, loved it!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Such a great hostel- the view from the terrace is enough to make you love it. The staff are incredible- and they know how to party! We had such a good time and definitely will be back!!! You get a new towel and fresh sheet every day and the staff help you with everything.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great place, close to the nightlife. Tough choice between here and Farout, but here's good if you want to party and stumble home. Not really possible when staying at Farout. Get to Farout for daytime hang outs and an arvo cocktail then get on your quad (if it isnt stolen, it happens) and pop back up to Francesco's. Drinks are strong in Ios. Tread carefully and try to avoid demolishing yourself. Good spot, clean rooms and a gorge view. Francesco was great, free shots here and there, a great time (from what I remember)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The location was right in the middle of the town. Staff were so helpful and friendly. An awesome party atmosphere. Free shots every night at 1030.Rooms were really big and clean. They did a free transfer from the port too.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff Julie & Alex were amazing. We were offered a free transfer from the port to our hotel. At 10:30 pm every night the hostal provided free shots. It was a very friendly atmosphere, everyone hung out together. The breakfast & food were nice, something like 6 or 8 euros which is reasonable. The rooms were fine, the shower and bathroom was slightly small but overall it was one of the nicest hostals we've had or been to in a while. It is a bus ride away from Far Out which is an amazing beach / pool party area. The bars are all close by and you literally drink from 10 pm to about 3 am and go to bed by 6 am. Lots of fun, would definitely reccomend it!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Francescos was great to stay because location was right in ios were all the bars are but not that close so you can still get a good night sleep. It's only a 5 minute bus ride from Farout beach, every night people meet in the bar were they give everyone a free shot for all the new comers and then take you to a cheap bar then go out and enjoy your night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a 3 bed private room with a bathroom for four nights. Unfortunately, the room smelt terribly of sewage which was intermittent for the whole time. We requested that the smell be attended to however unfortunately nothing was done about it.
Staff were friendly and accommodation was in a great location.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Ios | Chora, 84001, Greece
Location: Greece > Cyclades > Ios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Ios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
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