Sunday, May 12, 2013

ios, greece | francesco's hostel

For the 5 nights we were in Ios, we stayed at the very highly recommend hostel, Francesco's. When we got off the ferry, were greeted by a gentleman from New Zealand named Alex. While we drove to the hostel, he pointed out places to go, where to eat and how to navigate back to the hotel, etc. From the parking lot, it was about a seven minute walk up to the hostel.




Every building was painted white, all the doors, windows and shutters were painted blue and all the cracks between the flagstone on the ground were painted white. It was just like how we had imagined Greece to be and more!

Typically our hostel has around 200 people stay here a night. While we were staying here there were about 15. This let us get to know the other guests and get to know the lovely staff on a more personal level.

When you first walk into the main area, you are amazed by the breathtaking views. 


They had welcome shots for us the first and last night which was so nice!

On the way up to our room on the top floor, we walked up a painted staircase and arrived at the top with another spectacular view of the sea and city.


We stayed in a very spacious private room with an ensuite and two twin beds. This room came with a television with channels, air conditioning, a closet, two night stands with drawers, and a vanity with a mirror and hair dryer. Every day they would clean our room, make our beds and give us fresh towels. It honestly felt like we were staying in a hotel!

There was a pool with a huge deck but it wasn't open while we were there.

Every morning we ate at Moonlight Cafe which was delicious and really inexpensive.




Thank you Francesco, Elizabeth and Alex for a memorable time in Ios!

Rating of this Hostel
The Views    ****
Cleanliness   ****
Hospitality    ****
 

{Images by Sara + Susie}


xo sara

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