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8 things you should know before staying at a hostel

Greece ● 04 October 2017
 

Hostels are a top accommodation option for young travellers, who want to save money for other activities than spending a fortune in a hotel or a guesthouse, which are significantly more expensive than hostels. Hostels in Greece are characterised by their high-standards, the hospitality of the owners and their safety. Thousands of backpackers every year choose a Greek hostel for their affordable vacations, and amazing hostel deals give them the opportunity to have great time with their friends for many days. However, there are some things you should know before staying at a hostel. Take them into account and be ready for unforgettable holidays!

1. Pick a bottom bunk

When you pick a bed, try to get a bottom bunk. They are easier to get in and out of, you can put your things under the bed frame, and you are closer to plugs to charge your devices.

2. Bring earplugs

Shared rooms are never completely quiet. Plus, there is always the reputation of hostels that they are being filled with party-animals. If you need a deep sleep, earplugs will definitely help you.



3. Watch your valuables

It is wise to keep on you your valuables, such as money, passport, tablet and smartphone, at all times. Take them with you when you are outside and put them under your pillow when you sleep.

4. Mixed or single sex?

For female travellers, the safer and more comfortable option is to choose a female-only room. Of course, if you travel with your friends, a mixed room is the perfect way to have fun.

5. How many persons in the room?

If you travel solo, it is much easier to choose a 4-bed room and to share it with only three strangers. It may be a bit more expensive, but it is definitely worth it. If you have a couple of friends with you, book the bigger room and save money.



6.  Make new friends

Don't be shy! Hostels are the perfect place to meet new people, share travel tips and make new friends. Introduce yourself, share your plans for the day and spend time in the common areas (some hostels in Athens have really cool bars).

7. Buy a sleep sheet

Save money and don't rent bed linens from the hostels. Bring your own sleep sheet, be completely independent and feel clean.

8. Don't forget shower essentials

Towels, soap and shampoo are not provided by the hostels. Shower shoes, such as flip flops, are also necessary.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Heraklion, Greece Georgia Hotel
8.9 10
Georgia Hotel
10, Vagias Str., Amoudara, 71500 Heraklion, Greece

Hotel Georgia is a family run hotel located in the area of Amoudara, just 100 m from the long sandy beach. The distance from the center of the lively and bustling capital of Crete, Heraklion is 3.2 km. The international airport of Nikos Kazantzakis is at 10 km and the main port in Heraklion is 7 km away from the property.

Hotel in Platamonas, Greece Hotel Lego
Hotel Lego
84, Egnatias Str., 60065 Platamonas, Greece

Set at the foot of Mountain Olympus, Hotel Lego is located in the coastal town of Platamonas, just a 15-minute walk from the long Platamonas beach. The archaeological site of Dion is 30 km away from the hotel and the traditional village of Palei Poroi is only a 10-minute drive. Katerini town is at 40 km, while Thessaloniki is 110 km away.

Hotel in Arachova, Greece Tagli Resort & Spa
Tagli Resort & Spa
Livadi, 32004 Arachova, Greece

Tagli Resort & Spa is a new five star hotel located in Livadi, just 7 km away from Arachova. The archaeological site of Delphi is 17 km away while Athens is 179 km away.


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