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Welcome to the southernmost hostel in Europe!

Away from the busy, touristic north of the island, Matala Hostel was created by three brothers who wanted to share their love for the beautiful, hippie village of Matala with the world. The south coast of Crete where the hostel is located is known for its stunning beaches and rich history, and we provide the ideal base from which to discover the area.

Matala Hostel

Just a short walk from the famous beach

The hostel is only an 8-minute walk from the beautiful sandy beach of Matala and the famous caves which were once home to a hippie commune. Here, you will find everything you might need for a laid-back, care-free vacation: a fully equipped communal kitchen, indoor and outdoor common areas and lounges, a bar and a refreshing pool where travelers can relax after a day of exploring or beach bumming.

Located in an ideal position to visit the area’s natural beauty and historical attractions, Matala hostel is designed to promote sociability and facilitate meeting other travelers.


The Village

What to do in the area

Matala is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Crete, with beautiful landscapes and a lively nightlife.
It is famous for its sandstone cliffs and its caves which were used as homes by the hippies in the 70’s, and is located close to Phaistos, the second largest palace of the Minoan civilisation for which it served as a port.

These are our suggestions for must see things in and around Matala:

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The hostel’s gathering point where you’ll get to meet other travellers, have a cold beer and try our delicious cocktails!


Start your day off with a quick swim, or relax by the pool with a drink after a long day exploring the area.


We have a variety of room types, ranging from 4, 6 or 8-bed mixed dorms, 6-bed female only dorms, and private rooms. Choose the room that suits you best, check for availability, book it and get ready to explore the village of Matala!

Private Rooms

If you feel like having some moments of privacy, we have two types of private rooms. Each room is equipped with private bathroom and a double or twin beds.


Check out our dormitory rooms, which can host up to 8 guests. There are three types of dormitories, ranging from 4,6 or 8-bed. Each dorm room is equipped with a private bathroom. 


We are here for you!

We are available to chat. Reach out to us anytime and we’ll happily answer your questions.


+34 610 734 690