You can always be assured of a warm welcome and all visitors will find a friendly atmosphere. Set within peaceful surrounding streets yet close to the town's long sandy beach and exciting night-life we hope your stay at Youth Hostel Rethymno will be a memorable one.

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This hostel is situated in the center of the picturesque Venetian old town of Rethymno, offering a small oasis of fun and relaxation to travellers from all over the world. It’s set within peaceful surrounding streets yet close to the town’s long sandy beach and exciting night-life. Entering from the street you will find a typical Venetian building with thick stone walls and wooden floors upstairs. Downstairs there is a beautiful patio surrounded by the green of our gardens for relaxation.

In the evening most travellers gather for a drink (or two) on the hostel’s patio to chill out, before starting the usual restaurant and bar hopping!!!

For increased safety we have installed a 24 hour CCTV system in the entrance and common room areas of the hostel.

Also we are one of the few places in Greece that offers free WiFi internet for all guests.

The warm and friendly atmosphere will make your stay at Rethymno Youth Hostel a memorable one.

The hostel enjoys easy access to both the bus station for inter-island travel and ferry port for boats to and from Piraeus. Centrally positioned on the island of Crete, travellers can use the hostel as a base for day trips to the most attractive sites of the island like the Samaria Gorge, Lake Kournas, Preveli beach, Falasarna, Elafonisi, and the various historical and archaeological sites around.

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  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Fax / Photocopying
  • In-room Safe
  • Internet ( WiFi )
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Shower
  • WC / Bath


Free Wifi Included


No Parking

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RethymnoThe prefecture of Rethymno is located on the western side of Crete, between the prefectures of Chania and Heraklion. It is full of magnificent beaches, interesting archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, lovely villages and lively resorts. Rethymnon Town is the capital, a town with intense Medieval architecture and a lovely Venetian port. Bali, Agia Galini, Plakias

Sports & nature

Chances for activities in Rethymno vary. In the beach places on the northern side of Rethymno, there are some diving centres that offer courses, rent equipment and organize diving trips to interesting spots, like old wrecks and reefs. Another popular activity in Rethymno is hiking, especially in autumn and spring when the weather is not very hot. The inland of Rethymnon provides nice places for hiking and trails pass through impressive gorges, ancient sites and authentic villages.

Nightlife info

Nightlife infoThe nightlife in Rethymnon is particularly vivid in Rethymnon Town and the few tourist places around the town, on the northern side of the prefecture. A great variety of cafe-bars are found in the harbor front of the Town. They usually stay open until after midnight. The summer clubs of Rethymno are also plenty with different music styles for all tastes like pop, house, Latin and others. For a more peaceful night out, enjoy a long dinner in the many taverns around the prefecture, accompanied with local wine or raki.

Culture and history info

The long history of Rethymno is traced back to the Neolithic years where a plethora of archaeological findings including coins, signs and writings of ancient historians witness the inhabitance of fishermen in Gerani Cave. During the Minoan period, Rethymno and the rest of Cretan cities flourished greatly on an economical and cultural level. From the 12th to the 11th century BC, the Minoan civilization developed rapidly in trade and culture.

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