So Young Hostel

If you're motivated and like dealing with hostel administration during your stay in a quiet and friendly environment that's the place to be.

We're two brothers running this hostel in Heraklion city center. We are both working during summer season and other people as well. As we looking for volunteers to help us with our family business we are expecting people who are interested in hospitality and always happy to improve skills and let us know about ideas You will be treated as a family member. Everyone is welcome. We expect the same from you by letting us know your needs and special requests you might have, before arriving.

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
(32 reviews)32

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Norway

4

Yorgos, Pavlos and Maria are great hosts in a beautiful hostel that is very central in Heraklion. Me and my boyfriend volunteered for a month and had a great time exploring Crete! The hours were respected, although the times we worked changed day to day. The tasks are as stated and allows you to socialise with the guests which was great. We did sleep in one of their 8-bed rooms and not a private room, but as it wasn’t high season we didn’t have many other guest in the room with us. Overall we had a great time and would definitely recommend this hostel!! Thank you for an amazing experience!!

3 months ago

United States

5

I really enjoyed my time at So Young Hostel! Yorgis and Pavlos are a great time and are very appreciative of the help they get from volunteers.
The hours were respected, and they were very flexible if you wanted certain days off.
A lot of this work exchange is sitting around in reception and waiting for guests to come to check them in, so this work exchange might become super boring for you if you don't bring a hobby or something like school to do during this time. Luckily, I had lots of homework to get done during this time so I really enjoyed my time here!

8 months ago

Australia

4

So Young hostel is a lovely place to live with a gorgeous rooftop! Yorgos was very welcoming and Palvos was awesome. The work was easy and it was nice having a couple of days off per week to explore other parts of the island. However, the volunteer bedroom had no exterior windows which took me by surprise. Other than that the experience was solid.

8 months ago

Australia

5

Amazing experience! everyone was so nice and the work was super easy to do! :) We worked for 5 days and had 2 days off so we could explore other areas of Crete

9 months ago

United States

5

This was my first world packers experience and I am so grateful it was! yorgis, ionnis, pavlos, and maria made me feel right at home. The tasks were very manageable, and they were very accommodating with the schedule. The hostel is very clean and in a great location. I really did not want to leave, the month I spent there was so amazing and I feel like a part of the family.

11 months ago


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