On the beautiful Greek island of Crete is a design hostel that offers a vivid colour palette. Cocoon City Hostel is hip, central and budget friendly.

As a destination, Chania is a wonderful place for a 5 star hostel.

This city is known for its 14th-century Venetian harbour, waterfront eateries and curiously narrow streets.

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  • Location of Cocoon City Hostel

    Just two blocks from the main bus station which connects to Elafonissi and Falasarna Beach, Samaria Gorge and Sfakia.

    It's also just a 5-minute walk to the Chania old harbour and the Old Town which is where great nightlife and restaurants can be found.

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  • All room types at Cocoon City Hostel

    Private Rooms Available: Twin or double room with private bathroom.

    Shared Rooms Available: 4-bed and 6-bed with shared bathroom.

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This is where your search for where to stay in Crete stops: Cocoon City Hostel is the easy choice!

Run by a passionate family, this stylish and comfortable hostel has been created with custom made furnishings and eco-friendly materials.

For those looking for easy access to the city, nightlife and the historic Old Town, it can’t be beaten.

With small dorms and private rooms, plus ample social spaces and wheelchair access, we find no reason why solo travellers and couples would look elsewhere.

This gorgeous 5 star hostel is part of our guide to the best hostels in Greece.

Cocoon City Hostel is a 5 Star Hostel in Chania, Crete - a beautiful island in Greece

We are the Hostelgeeks and we focus on finding the world’s greatest hostels.

Like all of our 5 star hostels, we have a criteria which must be matched in order to qualify for the award. We care about:

  1. Sustainability and eco-friendliness
  2. Superb design
  3. Uniqueness
  4. Social vibes
  5. Top-rated staff

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Cocoon City Hostel in Review

Let’s have a look around and properly appreciate their philosophy of hospitality. Cocoon City Hostel is a 5 star hostel in Chania, Crete because…

1. Up-cycled Eco-friendly Materials

When you first glance at Cocoon City Hostel, you’ll notice the modern, minimalist design.

But that in no way means drab, boring spaces that cause constant yawning. Oh no!

The beds should certainly catch your eye – they have been custom made with serious comfort in mind. Instead of cheap bunkbeds from Ikea that rattle, you’ll have your very own sturdy space.

Many of the materials, including those to make the beds, are eco-friendly and built to last. This means less waste in the long run.

In the social spaces most of the furnishings are made from wood. And because the rooms are kept minimalistic, you’ll find no unnecessary waste on pointless plastic ‘space fillers’.

As for supporting a sustainable local economy? All of the staff are locals themselves.

Good work, Cocoon team.

Cocoon City Hostel is a 5 Star Hostel in Chania, Crete - a beautiful island in Greece

2. Vivid Colours and Shapes

Now for the design, possibly the best part about Cocoon City Hostel!

Vivid colours and shapes adorn the hostel walls to add a bit of warmth and spice to the otherwise modern tone.

According to the interior designer,

“The bright colours symbolise and encourage the coexistence of people from various backgrounds, in the same area.”

So yes, you can expect to meet people from all walks of life here as everyone is welcome!

The dorms are kept small, with just 4-6 beds. We think this is the reason they haven’t included privacy curtains. In a smaller room it’s likely everyone will get talking and show a high level of respect.

Read: Ultimate list of +114 Gorgeous Design Hostels

Anyway, each bed has an individual light and socket. The under-bed storage is well thought out and spacious.

Close friends and couples also have a double and twin room option. These come with a private bathroom for that added bit of luxury. Oh and a smart TV!

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3. Unique use of group chat

There might not be organised activities or social events, but Cocoon has something else up its sleeve.

A group chat for all staying guests!

Once you’ve been welcomed in and sussed the place out, the unique group chat is the next step if you want to meet other travellers.

It’s a brilliant idea, especially for solo travellers.

Read: Hostel Etiquette – 18 Unwritten Rules to make Lifetime Friends

Send out a message asking what’s happening that day, or create an idea and spread the love.

Tip: if you fancy a night on the town, use the group chat to find buddies. There’s no curfew so you can take advantage of the great nearby nightlife.

Cocoon City Hostel is a 5 Star Hostel in Chania, Crete - a beautiful island in Greece

4. One social space fits all

The building has been divided into zones that offer spaces to relax, cook, sit and chat. Yet these zones make up part of one large room.

Other than your comfy bed, the large coffee bar and lounge is the ideal space to do all of the things listed above.

Because it is the only common area in the place, it encourages people to come together and socialise. And in fact it is made easier because of this.

To support different traveller types, little details have been added to make everyone comfortable in the space.

Switch on the TV, grab a book, daydream out the window as you sip your coffee, or challenge someone to a game of chess.

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Having said that, the dorms do also have their own balcony with super cool hanging chairs. So you don’t necessarily need to leave your room to meet people.

Even the fully-fitted kitchen has a few seats so that conversation can continue over a hot stove.

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5. Local staff that care

As we already mentioned, this is a family run hostel and all of the staff are local.

It’s always great to see staff mentioned in consistently high feedback. Use of the words “amazing”, “helpful” and “sparkling clean” show that they not only make impressive effort with people, but with the hostel condition too.

Because the care of travellers and the hostel go hand in hand!

Test their local knowledge and don’t be afraid to ask anything.

If you fancy a yummy breakfast for an extra 5 EUR, just let them know.

They’re at hand from 11am to 7pm, so make sure you let them know beforehand if you’re going to be arriving outside of these hours.

Cocoon City Hostel is a 5 Star Hostel in Chania, Crete - a beautiful island in Greece

Summary

All right dear readers, there you have it. Cocoon City Hostel is breathtaking and certainly the number one answer to where to stay in Crete.

Don’t forget to check out all of the 20 best hostels in Greece if you’re exploring the country – it’s highly recommended.

It includes all of the major destinations and a very handy map to make your planning easier.

So make sure you give it a thorough read and save precious time!

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