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Ios | Chora, 84001, Greece   |  
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Ranked #14 of 45 Hotels in Ios
Hossegor, France
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Wouldn't stay anywhere else ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Francescos was a great find for us, it's right near the centre of town where the party is but far enough away that you can sleep at night (although on one night some people decided to have a pre drinks room party that was loud but once they went it was fine). The pool is nice to have, the rooms are big and comfy and we had air con. The staff are amazing too-really helpful and friendly and they give you free port transfers. Only negatives if I was being really critical are wifi is slow (there's always a lot of people on it) and there's no kitchen so spend a bit eating out all the time.

Stayed July 2014
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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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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is where it's at! Absolutely amazing, gorgeous location right in the heart of it all. Great view of sunset, staff were Amazinnnnnnngggggg. Went above and beyond to assist with anything and everything! Lotssss of Australians stay there but they're all very friendly. Value for money. Definitely stay here!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Francesco's hostel in Ios amazing! The staff were extremely helpful and nice and Francesco himself is the most welcoming host. I stayed in a twin private ensuite, which was very clean and spacious. The bar is the best place to meet people and have a few cheap drinks before heading out to the clubs which are just around the corner! There is a free shuttle that takes you too and from the port which makes getting there so much easier and its only a quick bus ride away from the beach. One of the best hostels I've ever stayed at and I'll defiantly be going back soon!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

One of the best hostels I've stayed at! Spent most of the time just chillin' at the pool and meeting new people then heading out and partying at night! Francesco is an awesome owner as well and the staff are all friendly! Especially the well beautiful one who works behind the counter sometimes. I would def. stay here over anywhere else in Ios

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Family owned an run hotel. You get a real family feel. It can get noisy as it is known as a party island. Luckily Francescos is out the party area. Make sure you pay extra it's well worth it and get the room with the AC! Great stay, took me back to my youth if only for a few days

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A friend and I from australia both 21, stayed here for three nights. The family was so lovely and went out of their way to help us out and even give us lifts if they were heading to the same places! Made us feel so welcome and they felt like our family but only in Greece! Great atmosphere and rooms were nice, our particular room had our own private balcony with a breath taking view of the town and ocean, could see santotini in the distance! Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunedin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great hostel with good location if you wish to be more in the town as opposed to the beach. Highlight was the owners which create such a family vibe. We hired a scooter for the day and didn't return till night and Maria had called up half the island worried about us haha. Only stayed for 2 nights and got the local hug on departure. Much more than merely a place to sleep. Also always a pleasant surprise being picked up by a fellow NZer in a small island that far from home.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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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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