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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

I loved loved Francesco's! Stayed in a private double room which was really clean & decent size. Cleaned everyday whether your sleeping inside or not! The staff make this place & the location to the bars is awesome. It really starts to feel like a home as you get to know everyone. The 10:30pm welcome shots & pre drink at... More 

Thank DeeDee772014
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Francesco's is the most comfortable place I've ever stayed, travelling. The family who runs the dorm (which is much more like a hotel) are some of the kindest people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The rooms were immaculate and the staff were extremely knowledgeable, fun and kind. This is one place that I would recommend to anybody... More 

1 Thank Faya_MC
Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

I first stepped foot on Ios in June 1975 and discovered a little Shangri-La inhabited by friendly locals and beautiful hippies. I'm older and the island has changed of course but the magic remains and I still go back to the haunt of my youthful pleasures. Ios is widely perceived as a place exclusively for young people, but that is... More 

1 Thank MarkDoran
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2014

Excellent stay, highly recommended hostel in the heart of Ios. Friendly family staff and clean rooms. The swimming pool is perfect for a lazy afternoon. Even recommended during off season as it tends to be quieter during that period. Good to meet fellow back packers and young couples.

Thank LawrenceCohen
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Pros: They offer shuttle service from and to the ferries for free. Island is basically a mountain and most bars are at the top. It is located near the party life making it easy to get to and walk back to your room late at night. Like the island itself, it was filled with people in their early/mid 20's when... More 

Thank Ella514
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Francescos was the perfect place. Close to all the bars and a 5 min bus ride to the main beach. Maria was so nice and helpful! Recommended restaurants, offered to call the doctor when my fiance wasnt well, shes so kind and caring. Free shuttle service. Views are amazing. Prices are good! We cant wait to come back!!!

1 Thank ashleigh G
Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

Francesco's was the first "hostel" I have ever stayed at. I stayed here in August 14 with my partner. We were greeted on arrival in Ios and driven to the hostel where we received a warm welcome. We were then given a choice of rooms. We chose to give up a double bed for a huge balcony with amazing views.... More 

Thank TiarniLee
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2014

The staff at Francesco's were so helpful; from the moment we got to the port to the moment we left we were well taken care of. Service design was well organised and functioned perfectly. My friend and I stayed in a private suite room which was all newly refurbished. The view from the outdoor common area is unbeatable (also the... More 

Thank Dan B
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

We stayed at Francescos for 2 nights in September 2014, during our Greek Island hopping holiday. The hostel was fantastic value for money, with clean, well furnished rooms, a lovely bar (with very very reasonably priced beer!) and a lovely pool area with incredible views. The only thing to note is that as iOS is a mecca for partying (we... More 

1 Thank v_h007
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

After what started out as a good first night at Francesco's my wife and I, who were traveling on our honeymoon, quickly figured out that the owner was a paranoid, controlling, alcoholic. After going out to a bar called Lost Boys on our first night I spent the following day wearing my singlet from the bar and answering some travelers... More 

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Address: Ios | Chora, 840 01, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Ios
Price Range: ₹ 1,977 - ₹ 5,728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
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“Only go here if you're below the age of 19 or someone who enjoys creeping on youngsters”
 of 5 bubbles sayanak2016, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room with an ensuite bathroom, and not across the hallways as it is much more convenient.”
 of 5 bubbles tylerr493, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“climb the hill to the church for best view of the island”
 of 5 bubbles domgorman11, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Private rooms have their own bathrooms”
 of 5 bubbles HelenMelon03, 30 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had a private suite room which was all brand new.”
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