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Youth Hostel Rethymno
Ranked #15 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Rethymnon
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Decent hostel, good location in town. Short walk to the bus station. Bathrooms down a couple floors from the rooms and in a seperate part of the building, hence the "open closed location" described in Lonely Planet. Walls are paper thin so beware of the drunken angry rants from your fellow hostellers after the bars close. And as a bonus, there were random razors in our room when we arrived...thanks!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Plakias, Greece
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

This hostel is nice. It is clean and the staff is friendly. The bathrooms are a little far from the rooms but that is the only problem. It is a ten minute walk to the bus station and easy to find. Internet was free and Ivan will always help you figure out something to do for the day if you don't have any ideas. I would definitely recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Kaslo, Canada
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

Youth Hostel Rethymno is a good place to meet people, and quite near the beautiful beach of Rethymno. Ivan, the manager, is very friendly and fun, and the communal kitchen area was splendid. The rooms are quite small, but there is quite a bit of outdoor common area, and why would you spend much time in your room, anyways? :) The hostel is a little tricky to find, unless you're great with maps, so asking for directions is sometimes easier if you mention the church near the hostel. It was such a fun place, and I'd love to go back! I loved the clothes line, too - very handy.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

I stayed with a group of 30 students for five nights. We all stayed on the roof and, although it was very close quarters living, it was great fun. The hostel staff were very friendly and, given the number of people staying, it was very clean and well maintained. Wi-fi was free. It is in a fantastic location with everything literally just outside the door although it was nice and quite at night with no traffic anywhere near it. With a student group, I would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 15, 2010

Youth Hostel Rethymno is in an excellent location, with easy access by foot to attractions, beaches and transportation. Daily bus travel is available from Rethymno to major Cretan attractions such as Samaria Gorge, Knossos Palace, and many others. Hostile is meticulously run in an extremely friendly and laid-back way. Entry into ground floor reveals warm and inviting garden setting. Ascend the stairway to the pleasant common veranda, kitchen and parlor. The dorms and bathrooms are large and clean, and the water is hot and plentiful. Open and airy, active but relaxed, the Youth Hostel Rethynmo offers a comfortable dorm stay in a hidden gem of a location.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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truthorconsequences,nm
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Reviewed March 26, 2010

SMOKERS HOSTEL
If you do not want to breathe "second hand smoke" and have your clothes, hair and skin stink like cigarettes ... DO NOT STAY HERE ! As an American, I was just getting used to smokers only outside in the US. In Greece, cigarettes are still known as "my friend"--and it shows. Everyone except small children seem to smoke. It's THE social structure. Worse --the preferred brand is Marlboro -- THE greatest utilizer of toxic chemicals for the sole purpose of addicting a smoker. And even some of the self-rolled brands seem to be loaded with not-friendly plain old tobacco (unlike American Spirit in the US).
There is no smoke-free common area indoors, the worst is the small kitchen that doubles as "reception", dining and T.V. room where the heavy smoking manager hangs out with his incessantly smoking buddies.
Non smokers who object, are ridiculed, laughed at and bullied into leaving the hostel, I have not been able to cook one single meal in more than one week and left in disgust.
Worst season of all in Crete to be stuck inside with closed windows, is winter (which can be long enough if you're a non-smoker), but you also have to contend with the rest of the world's smokers who simply have no sympathy for your right to breathe clean air.
It's hard to stay charming or carry an international conversation if you are hurting for air and good people to hangout. Too bad.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
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Property: Youth Hostel Rethymno
Address: 41 Tobazi, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Location: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
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Ranked #15 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Rethymnon
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Number of rooms: 15
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