Ios is where mythological legends partied, and we’re about to introduce you to the modern-day party scene that carries on the tradition. Leave your inhibitions at the door, grab a cocktail, and prepare for a journey into the heart of nightlife like no other.
Here are the best party hostels in Ios.
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This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …
- to party!
- a social Hostel to actually meet people!
- a cool hostel with drinking games and such!
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Quick Introduction to Ios
The average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Ios is around 28€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.
Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Where to Party in Ios:
- Chora: The main village of Ios, Chora, is where the party action is concentrated. It’s a maze of narrow streets lined with bars and clubs, ensuring a vibrant atmosphere every night.
- Far Out Beach Club: This iconic beach club on Mylopotas Beach hosts daily pool parties and beachside events. It’s a hotspot for daytime revelry.
- Slammer Bar: Famous for its tradition of throwing down free shots, Slammer Bar is a rite of passage for many Ios visitors. Try your luck at getting a free drink with a slam of the hammer.
Best Bar Areas in Ios:
- Harmony Bar Street: A bustling street in Chora filled with bars like Harmony, Sweet Irish Dream, and Flames, where you can enjoy cheap drinks and socialize with fellow backpackers.
- Mylopotas Beach Bars: Along Mylopotas Beach, you’ll find a string of beach bars like Driftwood and Far Out Beach Club. It’s perfect for seaside sipping and dancing.
What to Drink in Ios:
- Ouzo: Just like in Athens, don’t miss the opportunity to try ouzo in Ios. It’s a Greek classic that’s perfect for getting the party started.
- Mythos Beer: Enjoy this crisp Greek lager, which is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike.
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The Coolest Party Hostels in Ios are …
Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Ios for partying:
These are our favorite hostels in Ios to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Ios (and more!).
Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type
|🦸 Solo Traveler:
|Far Out Beach Club
|👫 For Socializing:
|🎒 for Backpacker:
|Far Out Camping
|👯 For Groups:
|Markos Village Pension
|👩❤️👨 Couple Hostel:
|Markos Village Pension
|🌆 For Nice Views:
Welcome to Francesco's – Ios’s hottest spot! Voted as Greece’s premier destination for nightlife since 2012, this place has everything you’re looking for if you love to party.
It’s also home to one of the best views on the island: imagine a breathtaking sunset view while sipping cocktails from the terrace bar.
Plus, it’s conveniently close to the town square and the main beach, so you won’t have to worry about getting back in the dark.
At Francesco’s, you’ll feel right at home with their warm and friendly atmosphere. Enjoy their social bar, a free welcome drink, and no cover charge at the famous Blue Note club nearby.
Facilities & Amenities at Francesco’s:
- Air-conditioned terrace bar
- Breakfast cafe with a view of the port and beach
- Free welcome drink for all guests
- Internet cafe in the new reception area
- Free pickup and drop-off service from the ferry terminal (excluding late-night or very early-morning ferries)
Location: Located in Ios town, a short distance from the main square and nightlife. Approximately a 20-minute walk from the main beach. Several other beaches are within comfortable walking distance. Guests don’t pay the cover charge at the famous Blue Note club, located nearby.
Our favorite hostel in Ios for
- Social butterflies
2. Far Out Beach Club
Far Out Beach Club is the ultimate destination for backpackers looking for an unforgettable party experience! Located right on Mylopotas Beach, Far Out offers a range of accommodations to fit different budgets and needs.
From their pool bar & restaurant at Far Out Village to the bars and pools at Far Out Camping – they have it all! Catch an amazing Aegean sunset, relax and enjoy the view, or dance to the sunset – the choice is yours!
And that’s not all – you can also enjoy swimming pools, tennis, volleyball & basketball, cinema, cybercafes, and more!
Plus, you can make use of the FREE transfer buses located at the big parking lot to the left when you get off the ferry. So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience full of party vibes, look no further than Far Out Beach Club. Keep in mind that they close during the low season.
- Pool bar & restaurant
- Tennis, volley & basketball courts
- Cybercafe with access point
- BBQ & Pizzeria
- Sushi Bar
- Watersport Centre
- Dive Center
- Live Music
- Mini Market
- Outdoor Cinema
Location: Far Out Beach Club is located on Mylopotas Beach, right on the Aegean Sea. Access to bars and pools at Far Out Camping. Free transfer buses are available in the big parking area 100m to the left when getting off the ferry.
This hostel is great for:
- Solo travelers
3. Far Out Camping
Far Out Camping is the ultimate haven for adventurous travelers seeking a wild and exhilarating experience in sunny Greece. Imagine waking up to the gentle embrace of the magnificent Mylopotas Beach, just steps away from your cozy bed.
Prepare yourself for a day filled with thrilling activities, as Far Out Camping offers a range of options to satisfy your adrenaline cravings.
Challenge your friends to a game of tennis, volleyball, or basketball, or dive into the crystal-clear waters and embark on an unforgettable water sports adventure.
When you feel the need to venture beyond the campsite, simply hop on one of the buses conveniently located right outside.
Far Out Camping is not just about amazing accommodations and thrilling activities. It’s also a haven for party enthusiasts! Immerse yourself in the awesome atmosphere at the pool bar, where a DJ spins energetic tunes every day, turning the hostel into a perpetual celebration.
Hungry? No problem! Head to the on-site BBQ & Pizzeria, Sushi Bar, or Cyber Cafe for a tasty treat. Looking to unwind after a day of excitement? Catch a live music performance or simply relax under the stars at the outdoor cinema.
- BBQ & Pizzeria
- Sushi Bar
- Watersport Centre
- Dive Center
- Tennis Court
- Pool Tables
- Live Music
- Cyber Cafe
- Mini Market
- Travel Agency
- Outdoor Cinema
- Table Tennis
- Pool Bar with daily DJ
Location: FarOut Camping is located on Mylopotas Beach, built on ancient olive grove terraces. Free transfer buses can be found in the big parking area 100m to the left when getting off the ferry.
A top choice for:
4. Markos Village Pension
Are you looking for a place that gives you a party atmosphere and stunning views? Look no further than Markos Village Pension!
Nestled on the Cycladic island of Ios, this awesome hostel has a traditional style and incredible views of Chora – one of the most stunning villages in the Cyclades. With its scenic views and very social ambiance, this party hostel is a favorite destination for people of all ages.
At Markos Village, you’ll be just a few steps from the port, the beach, and the bus station, allowing you to easily explore all the island has to offer. Plus, you’ll be close to the best nightlife, bars, restaurants, shops, and banks to keep the fun going.
Whether you want to relax by the pool or venture around the island, Markos Village has something for everyone.
- Panoramic views of Chora, a picturesque village in Cyclades
- Pool bar for drinks
- 10% discount at the Thai Smile restaurant, offering original Thai cuisine
- Sun terrace with sun loungers
Location: Located in Ios Town, in the heart of the nightlife. 5 minutes by bus to Mylopotas beach and port. A bus service is available to Pathos and Farout Beach Club. Easy access to nightlife, bars, restaurants, shops, and banks.
One of the best hostels for:
Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Ios
As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:
How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:
- Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
- Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
- Check for party pictures
- Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack
There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.
Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.
One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.
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What about the cheapest hostels in Ios?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Ios.
- Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Ios
- add your dates
- Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
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How to book?
The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.
We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.
Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Ios best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
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Our Favorite Hostels in Ios put on a map + sights
Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Ios, as well as sights and our own travel tips.
Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.
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Our Insider Tips
As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Ios”.
Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Ios. Check out the following:
Nightlife Events and Activities:
- Ios Bar Crawl: Join the famous Ios bar crawl to experience the island’s nightlife to the fullest. You’ll explore various bars, enjoy discounts, and make new friends.
- Sunset at Homer’s Tomb: Hike up to the tomb of the legendary poet Homer for a breathtaking sunset view. It’s a serene way to start your evening before diving into the nightlife.
- Beach Parties: Keep an eye out for beach parties, especially at Mylopotas Beach. These often feature live music, DJs, and fire dancers for an unforgettable night.
- The Far Out Beach Club: Their daily happy hour by the pool is a great way to start the party early. Sip cocktails while soaking up the sun.
- Ios Palace Hotel: Head to the Ios Palace Hotel for happy hour drinks with a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea and Chora below.
5 Awesome Bars:
- Sweet Irish Dream: Known for its friendly atmosphere and extensive drink menu, this is a great place to meet fellow travelers.
- Orange Bar: A trendy spot with a vibrant orange interior, offering great cocktails and a lively crowd.
- Ios Party Hostel: This hostel has its own bar that’s a popular spot for pre-gaming before hitting the town. It’s also a great place to make new friends.
- Pathos Sunset Lounge: If you’re looking for a more laid-back vibe, Pathos offers stunning sunset views and a relaxed atmosphere.
- Scorpion Night Club: The largest nightclub in Ios, Scorpion hosts some of the island’s wildest parties with top DJs and laser shows.
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