We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Magical experience!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Youth Hostel Rethymno
Certificate of Excellence
wales
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Magical experience!”
Reviewed 13 July 2013

The hostel is one of the most friendly and relaxed place I have ever stayed. The people you meet there make you feel very welcome. Also, the manager, Sasha, is a top man! He does everything to make your stay an excellent experience. If you are ever traveling in Crete, it is a must to stay in this hostel. Sleep in a bed on the rooftop - brilliant! I, for one, will be going back there very soon
Glenn

Room Tip: A rooftop bed!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank glenn999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

95 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    62
    17
    8
    4
    4
See reviews for
2
10
51
2
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Corfu, Greece
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

I've stayed in Youth Hostel for about 8 days in May'13 and have to admit it was my best "hostel" experience ever. Rooms are big and perfectly clean, the location is just perfect- very close to all main places in Rethymno and Sasha was extremely friendly, open and always ready to help. And his breakfasts and lunches were just amazing! Atmosphere in the hostel is also very friendly, you'll definately meet great people there and spend some fantastic evenings together!!!
Anna

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Anutka_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Eddington, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2013

I stayed there in June of '12. Loved the atmosphere so much that I didn't even bother to island hop as I had planned. Great central Crete location, super cheap. I have read some of the other reviews on here and in particular the one about Sasha - couldn't have had a more different experience. He was friendly, outgoing and dedicated to his job. He did have drinks with us occasionally but was never out of control. Out of the many places I stayed as I traveled around Europe last summer this was one of, if not the, best of them. Read the rest of the reviews and you will get a great sense of what this place is really like. Small pointers - Gyros just down the road can't be beat and make time to hit some of the clubs at night in the old port. Cars are easy to rent and cheap and give you access to a ton of things on the island for a day trip. Seriously want to go back and stay longer!

Room Tip: I didn't, but should have slept out under the stars on the second floor. I will next time.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Pagnozziworldwide
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2012

we book for 2 night but we changed our mind spending just one night at the end. We didn´t get our money back but the guy told us we could come back here during our trip around Crete and don´t pay for that night. We didn´t come but at least we had that chance. Cheap place to stay if you go to Rethymo for one day. Close to the center many restaurants.

If you go to Rethymo you can`t miss Kyria Maria and have rabbit. One of the best things we had during two weeks in Crete. 100% recommend. just go and try is even cheap. nice terrace just in the street.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Tlmo84
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Banff, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2012

I'm only relatively new to reviews so unfortunately this is quite belated.
I stayed at the Rethymno Youth Hostel in September 2010 for approximately 1 week.
This is by far one of my favorite hostels from all my travels.
Beautiful bougainvillia falls in cascades of hot pink flowers over the walls. Ivan who was the manager at the time was an absolute pleasure to deal with in all aspects. Friendly, professional, informative... the works.
It wasn't too busy when I was there, so I even got a night on one of the rooftop beds when it was quite a hot night which was lovely.
I highly recommend this place if Ivan is still there although based on more recent reviews it appears he has moved on :(

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Hana212
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Stayed in this hostel in July 2012, I decided to leave after 2 days after having paid for 4. Sasha a serbian guy is the current manager and an exceptionally dangerous guy to be around. On my first night he got so drunk he could barely stand up and had a huge brawl with a guest staying there at 3am after he had gotten extremely threatening towards his girlfriend calling her every name under the sun. This all climaxed with Sasha (the manager) hitting the guest across the head with a bottle!!! Needless to say the police were called. This is such a shame as the hostel is lovely and from what I have heard this is Sashas first season managing the property. Rethymno Youth hostel owner take heed and more importantly fellow travellers do the same, especially if female...

Room Tip: Don't!!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Clipit101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Berlin, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 14 August 2012

The hostel is clean, nice and in a good position. It´s a shame that Sascha, the manager now, can be really unpleasant with girls. I felt like it was better to live the place than be there and can´t ask for any informations. I´m probably not the first girl who had a bad experience.

Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
Helpful?
Thank Sara-fo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Rethymnon
0.2 mi away
Rimondi Boutique Hotel
Rimondi Boutique Hotel
#1 of 175 in Rethymnon
604 reviews
0.1 mi away
Pepi Studios
Pepi Studios
#6 of 175 in Rethymnon
565 reviews
0.1 mi away
Casa Moazzo Suites & Apartments
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.3 mi away
Hotel Axos
Hotel Axos
#2 of 21 in Platanias
393 reviews
0.5 mi away
Astali Hotel
Astali Hotel
#9 of 175 in Rethymnon
378 reviews
13.0 mi away
Youth Hostel Plakias
Youth Hostel Plakias
#1 of 49 in Plakias
58 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Youth Hostel Rethymno? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Youth Hostel Rethymno

Property: Youth Hostel Rethymno
Address: 41 Tobazi, Rethymnon, Crete 741 00, Greece
Region: Greece > Crete > Rethymnon Prefecture > Rethymnon
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 110 Speciality Lodging in Rethymnon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Youth Hostel Rethymno reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Youth Hostel Rethymno Crete/Rethymnon

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing