Rethymno Youth Hostel

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I loved my time at Rethymno Youth Hostel so much that I extended my stay. It's an ideal spot for meeting fellow travelers and arranging day trips. It's no surprise that people keep coming back. The workload was manageable, and the hours were flexible during the low season. Joseph and Nikos are caring hosts who ensure the volunteers' well-being and continuously enhance the hostel's organization. I couldn't have asked for a better volunteer team—Elena and Maria, Ily both and can't wait to reunite. Tristan, the manager, is incredibly dedicated, passionate and inspiring. Missing you, Boludo!

14 days ago



My experience was really nice, I made incredible friends and got to see the stunning beaches in Crete!
The hostel is central and located in a beautiful part of the city, you can do almost everything on foot.
The work is easy and flexible, but it’s worth mentioning that I went during low season.

17 days ago



This was my first time volunteering and I’m so happy I could stay forever. The tasks are simple and fair ( mostly cleaning bathrooms, taking the trash, mopping and sweeping and folding sheets and sometimes making beds.) and you get enough time to explore Crete. Nikkolo , Joe and Kostas are amazing managing the hostel, they always have the most chill and cool vibes, they are always around making sure everybody is having a great time and they really know how to make the hostel really alive with laughter and fun. I love Rethymno so much , and I will never forget this experience! ❤️

8 months ago



My time here was amazing, it went so fast and I definitely could have stayed longer. Nikos, Kostas and Joseph made me feel so welcome from the moment I arrived. The vibe at this hostel was so chill, the work is simple and I met so many amazing people on this adventure. I am looking forward to coming back to visit soon.

9 months ago



Rethymno youth hostel was an incredible place as my first volunteer experience. The work was as it was said to be, and Kostas, Joseph and Nikos are so friendly and make you feel at home. The hostel is in the perfect location, and I met some amazing friends who were volunteering and staying there. I couldn’t have picked a better place, thankyou guys!❤️

11 months ago