So Young Hostel is situated in Heraklio Town, a 4-minute walk from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 450 yards from Venetian Walls. Popular points of interest around the property include Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance and Koules. Attractions in the area include The Minoan Palace of Knossos, 3.1 miles away.

So Young Hostel provided its guests with shared bathrooms, while some room boast a private bathroom. A communal kitchen with coffee machine is also available.

Free shuttle to Ammoudara beach is provided. Municipal Art Galery is 200 yards from So Young Hostel, while Heraklio Port is an 11-minute walk away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 2.5 miles from the property.

This is our guests' favourite part of Heraklio Town, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

So Young Hostel has been welcoming guests since 15 Feb 2018.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Heraklio Town, this property has an excellent location score of 9.6

Private parking available


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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is it quiet at night?
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?
    no, we don't have planned events. Just daily tours around Crete and Santorini.
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • What kind of activities do you offer?
    Hi! We offer day trips all around Crete such as hikes to Samaria gorge, Elafonisi, Balos Lagoon and of course sailing trips and trips to Santorini, Ch..
    Answered on 20 July 2022
  • Hi, my flight is arriving at 22:50. Would it be possible to have the shuttle service?
    Sure, the cost of a transfer from the airport to the hostel is 17,00€. There is also public transportation from the airport till 23.30.
    Answered on 15 February 2023
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Facilities of So Young Hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7
Most popular facilities
Private parking
Free WiFi
Airport shuttle
Non-smoking rooms
Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Children's high chair
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Snorkelling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs € 10 per day.
  • Parking garage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Adult only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Mosquito net
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages spoken
  • Greek
  • English

House rules

So Young Hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 22:00


Until 10:30



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

Check-in is only possible for guests aged between 18 and 65


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB American Express Cash So Young Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that locks for the lockers are provided at an extra charge.

Please inform So Young Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Bar is closed from Wed 15 Feb 2023 until Fri 31 Mar 2023

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FAQs about So Young Hostel

  • The prices at So Young Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at So Young Hostel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • So Young Hostel is 500 yards from the centre of Heraklio Town.

  • So Young Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkelling
    • Diving
    • Windsurfing
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bike tours
    • Beach