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“Best place to stay in Ios”
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Francesco's
Ranked #11 of 42 Hotels in Ios
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Best place to stay in Ios”
Reviewed 6 September 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
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Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 4 September 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, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 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, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 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, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The hostel was located in a really good spot within 5 minutes walk to all the bars. room was really clean and we had a verandah on the top floor. the staff were really helpful and it is a big party hostel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

This was definitely one of the best hostels I stayed at in Greece. The staff was excellent- exceedingly helpful and friendly and offered a free port pick up and drop off too. The location/view is hard to beat! Loved the pool area and deck overlooking Ios and the Aegean Sea. No kitchen unfortunately and rooms are basic, but clean and there is a great common area deck to meet other travelers. It is definitely a party hostel, but then again Ios is a party island so I wouldn't reccomend staying at Frencesco's/coming to Ios at all if that isn't your thing.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

This is a great hostel if you want to meet people and have a great time in Ios, especially if you like to have some big nights. Rooms Are quite basic and the shower is ok at best. Staff are all welcoming and encourage everyone to get involved. Pool overlooking Ios is wicked. We had a great time and wold return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Francesco's
Address: Ios | Chora, 840 01, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Ios
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 37
Also Known As:
Francesco`s Hotel Ios
Francescos Hotel Ios

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