Meteora is actually the name of a large UNESCO rock formation in central Greece. It’s home to six monasteries built on immense natural pillars and boulders – certainly worth seeing and voted as one of the most beautiful places in Greece!
Nearby to this jaw-clenching view are two great hostels:
The best hostel in Heraklion, So Young Hostel, is centrally located and offers a stylish, boutique design with eco-friendly materials.
Mixed dorm rooms are cosy with 6-8 beds. Female solo travellers can opt for a ladies only room, with either 4 or 6 beds. Each bed has a curtain and sturdy ladder. Couples also have the option of a private double with ensuite.
By far the best place to chill is on the rooftop terrace. Sun, laze and meet people here – easy.
There is a free bus to Amoudara beach from here. Great nightlife and shops are surrounding the hostel, so getting around is easy.
Corfu is a beautiful Greek island located off the northwest coast of Greece, in the Ionian Sea. It is known for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and amazing sunsets. The island has a rich history and culture, with many Greek, Venetian and British influences.
Corfu Backpackers Beach Hostel offers private rooms, triple, quad, and mixed dorms with stunning sea views and private bathrooms. Free luggage storage is available and there is a laundry service for a fee. At the beach and beach bar, there are free sunbeds and umbrellas and transfer services to the airport or port are available.
The hostel also organises activities and tours to explore the island and neighbouring Albania. During off-peak seasons, guests may be accommodated at the Pink Palace, managed by the same family. The hostel is located 400 meters from the beach on the west coast of Corfu.
Love the beach and camp vibe when exploring a new place? Paraga Beach Hostel is the one for you in that case.
Set up your own tent or stay in one their prefabricated tents with electricity, cement floor and security box.
There are also standard private and dorm rooms on offer, if you prefer.
Smile to your heart’s content thanks to the pool bar, swimming pool and access to the beach beside it.
Best Hostels in Paros
Paros is an island in the Aegean Sea located in the heart of the Cyclades Islands in Greece. It is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and crystal-clear waters. There are plenty of activities to do and attractions to explore on the island, such as archaeological sites, churches and monasteries, as well as plenty of water sports and beach activities.
Paros is also a great destination for those who are looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway, as there are plenty of small villages and secluded beaches to explore.
Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Paros.
Paros Backpackers is a budget-friendly hostel offering accommodation just 2 minutes from the beachfront in Parikia. This newly-remodeled hostel provides a tranquil spot for backpackers from around the world and is one of the top hostels in Paros. All of the air-conditioned dorms and private rooms are complete with a private bathroom and a balcony, some with views of the sea.
The beds come with complimentary towels that are changed every two days, and the hostel also has a communal kitchen, an internet corner with a printer, and a swimming pool with sun beds in the garden. Solo travelers can join the hostel’s WhatsApp group and get to know other guests.
The hostel is just ten minutes from the port and the old town, where there are some restaurants and a large supermarket. For sightseeing, head to Kastro Castle in the traditional Cycladic quarter, or the Archaeological Museum with artefacts from the Neolithic and Roman eras. Krios Beach is the closest beach to the hostel, or take a bus to other beaches and villages like Naoussa. If you rent a bike, Logovarda Monastery, 5km away, is a must-see, with its hand
Jimmy’s Cheap Rooms is situated in a peaceful area of Parikia, just a short walk away from Livadia beach. The hostel offers private rooms as well as 4-bed mixed dorms, all of which have simple furniture and ensuite bathrooms.
Guests can have a chat and relax on the rooftop balcony, overlooking the stunning sunsets. Take advantage of a 15% discount on breakfast and drinks, or try the local taverna’s extensive menu of salads and traditional meals. After dinner, enjoy a night out in the lively island town.
Hotel Paros is an ideal choice for couples and families, as it provides affordable and comfortable accommodation with great amenities. Located just a 6-minute walk from the bus station and close to Livadia Beach, it offers air-conditioned rooms with TVs, as well as studios with kitchenettes.
The hotel staff are dedicated to providing excellent Greek hospitality, and can help you arrange activities such as hiking, diving, and transport to/from the airport. What’s more, the hotel’s restaurant serves delicious Greek dishes with stunning sea views. You can also explore the nearby Old Town, or take a day tour to Antiparos or another nearby island.