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41 Tobazi, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00 Greece
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#21 of 159 Specialty lodging in Rethymnon
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4.7
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4.2
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4.5
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4.3
Rethymno Youth Hostel has always been the most sociable landmark since tourism started on the island of Crete years ago and a home away from home for travellers who wish to make new friends and discover from its very central position the endless natural and historical beauties of Crete .
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Shea wrote a review Nov 11
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You all have no idea how amazing this hostel is. It is right in the middle of beautiful Old Town but on a quiet and peaceful street with no traffic noise. The hostel itself is gorgeous and kept under meticulous and warm family management. The place is super clean, social, comfortable, and lively. Almost everyone books one or two nights and can't help but extend, some staying for months. It's a home away from home and I couldn't be more grateful to Joseph and Nicolas for the past six weeks I spent there.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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peter g wrote a review Sep 2022
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I've stayed in this Hostel before and when in Rethymnon always return for another stay! t's in a great location in the old town and has a lot to offer.Friendly staff ,clean rooms and amenities and would recommend it to anyone looking for budget accomodation with the added bonus of meeting felllow travellers .I'll be back again:)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Daniel S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Fist time KICKED OUT of a hostel My experience in this place was terrible. DO NOT be honest the staff members, or YOU WILL BE KICKED OUT. The pillow sheet had not been changed (same as for the matress sheet by the way) after the last person checked out, so i took a look at it and noticed bogey (nasal secretion) on it. Then when I asked for a new pillow sheet to one of the staff members, I mentioned those bogeys. A tall Rethymno native man (person 1) received my remark in a bad way, but his colleague provided me with a new pillow sheet. Then when I went up the stairs, the "pannel" with the room number, which was on the key ring, fell down the stairs. Looking at it, I realised it was worn out and not in the right shape, which is why the "pannel" fell. Planning to go out 2 minutes later, and pick it up by that time, I did not go straigtaway but instead, went to store some stuff in my room. Then, Person 1 came in, telling me I had thrown the "pannel" on purpose. I showed him the worn out key ring and told him that happened because of it, and definitely not on purpose. He got angry at me and asked if i had a problem. I tried to calm the talk, telling him i was only speaking facts. Then he told me he would make me change rooms, which I did not understand, and questioned straigtaway. He did not answer and left, only to come back 1 minute later, with the money i paid for the room and told me that PEOPLE LIKE ME WERE NOT WELCOME IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT. Indeed, he judged and I quote, that i had "bad behaviour". He then asked me to "take my facts with me and leave". Which i did. Therefore, this place is to be avoided.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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James A wrote a review Mar 2022
Toronto, Canada6 contributions5 helpful votes
A value for money hostel.Had booked here for 3 nights.Rooms were clean enough for a hostel and big.The best thing for this hostel is the location.You will find it in the middle of the old town,really close to everything!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Youri D wrote a review Jul 2021
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I would recommend this hostel to anyone staying in rethymno. Very chill place, great staff, clean and a nice dorm with a big safety locker. I could have stayed at this place for weeks, but sadly had to move on. This hostel is defintely my favorite on crete so far!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Erika wrote a review Oct 2019
Verona, Italy6 contributions
In the old town centre, recently renovated, quite clean and spacious. A friendly atmosphere, helpful and kind owners. We stayed there just one night and it definitely was a last minute choice, but the owners was really gentle and they let us using the kitchen and the other common spaces even after our check out. Good for young people, but also suitable for "more adult" people.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Katrin H. wrote a review Oct 2019
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I stayed in the hostel for two weeks before my apartment became available to move in. It was really nice two weeks! The staff are super friendly and awesome people. The rooms were nice, kitchen and common areas were great places to hang out and meet like-minded people who were also travelling. I met quite a few travellers who were regulars, that means people who came first time in the hostel like 10 years ago and since then kept visiting that place! If that is not enough proof that the hostel is amazing I don't know what is. :D If you are moving to Rethymno as a student, person etc. I would highly recommend to stay in the hostel first few days - you are not alone the first days in foreign country which can be quite scary and lonely + you get awesome recommendations from staff and other travellers for places to visit and get travel companions as everyone in the hostel also wants to explore Crete. 10/10 would recommend! Got great friends from there and I will go to hostel to hang out if I am ever bored. :)
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Vicky C wrote a review Jul 2019
Dublin, Ireland24 contributions44 helpful votes
I would definitely recommend this hostel. Jacob greeted us, showed us round and throughout our stay was very helpful. The drawers under the bed are great because they are big so you can fit all belongings, lock it away and leave for the day knowing it’s safe. The common areas were a nice place to hang out. The bathrooms were pretty clean, definitely were cleaned quite often, but would get very humid, just had to be in and out quickly. The location of this hostel is central. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jacoob wrote a review Dec 2018
Berlin, Germany1 contribution
Youth hostel in the old town of Rethymno is the ultimate experience for the budget travelers. I have been in hostels all over the Europe and I have to say it is hard to compare after staying here. Welcoming and helpfull staf, modern rooms and functional areas make your stay one big pleasure. Rethymno is lovely town with a lot to offer just ask people working there and they point you directions, you can hike, you can explore the historical richness and you can reach the beach in five minutes. For people who knows what is to stay in hostel is this place the top. I will be coming again. Thank you Youth Hostel Rethymno for making my holiday so amazing.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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sophia3122016 wrote a review Nov 2018
Rethymnon Prefecture, Greece5 contributions
I stayed at the hostel for 3 nights. The staff was very unprofessional, there was not enough space to lock my backpack, the bathrooms were nasty, the sheets and pillowcases were not clean and there were crumbs of bread on the sheets. A girl that was sleeping in the same room was carying with her chlorine disinfectant. The kitchen is not available at any time, and I didn't feel safe, because the main door of the hostel that was leading to the rooms and to the bathrooms was always unlocked. All in all it was a really bad experience, but it was the cheapest option available at the time (12e/night) and is located in the center of the town. It is a good option for someone that doesn't want to spend a lot of money and that doesn't get easily disgusted.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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RETHYMNO YOUTH HOSTEL - Updated 2022 Reviews (Rethymnon, Greece)

Frequently Asked Questions about Rethymno Youth Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Rethymno Youth Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Rethymnon Old Town (0.2 miles), Chaplin's (0.1 miles), and Old Venetian Harbour of Rethymno (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rethymno Youth Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Rethymno Youth Hostel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Rethymno Youth Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Othonas taverna, Yog-inn, and Sofra.
Are there any historical sites close to Rethymno Youth Hostel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Venetian Fortezza (0.3 miles), Agia Irini Convent (2.1 miles), and Minoiko Nekrotafeio Armenon (3.5 miles).