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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The hostel is uniquely located with panoramic west-facing views of the Mediterranean and some spectacular sunsets which can be enjoyed from just about every room or the large deck area surrounding a sizeable pool. It's location and a five-star host who is a mine of local information is what sets it apart from your average hostel. An ancient well-worn path running off the main road leads to a cliff-top residence surrounded by vineyards and a large garden containing fruit trees and herbs which our host raided to create two welcoming plates of fresh bruschetta. While the path is steep in parts it was not enough to worry my two 70+ female friends who I was travelling with.

Host and owner-operator Shaun, an expatriate N-Zedder with a droll sense of humour, also took us to a favourite restaurants in one of the island's tourist hot-spots at nearby Forio, one of two port towns which provides access to the mainland by ferry.

It's about a 15-minute bus ride away from a bus stop conveniently located just a few metres from the top of the path, an important point considering that buses are the best way to get around the island. Anyone thinking of shipping their car over or hiring one on the island should think twice. Driving on the island's narrow traffic-clogged roads is not for the faint-hearted or those worried about the eye-watering costs of sustaining dents or scratches to a hire car, a distinct possibility if the battered conditions of many of the local vehicles are any proof.

Arriving guests are given a verbal run-down and hand-drawn map showing the different bus routes to all the main tourist attractions on the small island, which some are now bravely comparing to Capri, with parts like St Angelo attracting a growing number of rich and famous players, triggering a surge in some high-end retail development, although most places provide eateries no more expensive than on the mainland.

Shaun, who has spent the last four years exploring his adopted home away from home, lists various restaurants serving everything from the cheapest meals to those whose specialities he has judged as the best on the island.

He also shows the bus routes and times to reach the island's tourist hot-spots which include its stunning gardens and various hot-springs, one of which is free to the public.

Other island features that can be reached by bus include Mt Epomeo (includes an added 25 minute walk) where Homer claimed to have discovered a fabled door to the earth's centre, a Greek village said to be the oldest outside Athens whose inhabitants still speak their native lingo and a proud community of short-statured people who have recently become a scientific curiosity.

Bus fares are 1.5 euros a trip no matter how long or short. A weekly 14 euro ticket allows unlimited trips anywhere for that period.

It should also be mentioned that Shaun's three dogs are an inseparable part of the hostel. While their doggy antics endear them to most guests, some could take exception to their precocious ways. the kitchen area could perhaps need a second refrigerator when the tourist season kicks in next month (may) but otherwise hostels like this one are pretty far and few between.

The hostel is uniquely located with panoramic west-facing views of the Mediterranean and some spectacular sunsets which can be enjoyed from just about every room or the large deck area surrounding a sizeable pool. It's location and a five-star host who is a mine of local information is what sets it apart from your average hostel. An ancient well-worn path running off the main road leads to a cliff-top residence surrounded by vineyards and a large garden containing fruit trees and herbs which our host raided to create two welcoming plates of fresh bruschetta. While the path is steep in parts it was not enough to worry my two 70+ female friends who I was travelling with.

Host and owner-operator Sean, an expatriate N-Zedder with a droll sense of humour, also took us to a favourite restaurants in one of the island's tourist hot-spots at nearby Forio, one of two port towns which provides access to the mainland by ferry.

It's about a 15-minute bus ride away from a bus stop conveniently located just a few metres from the top of the path, an important point considering that buses are the best way to get around the island. Anyone thinking of shipping their car over or hiring one on the island should think twice. Driving on the island's narrow traffic-clogged roads is not for the faint-hearted or those worried about the eye-watering costs of sustaining dents or scratches to a hire car, a distinct possibility if the battered conditions of many of the local vehicles are any proof.

Arriving guests are given a verbal run-down and hand-drawn map showing the different bus routes to all the main tourist attractions on the small island, which some are now bravely comparing to Capri, with parts like St Angelo attracting a growing number of rich and famous players, triggering a surge in some high-end retail development, although most places provide eateries no more expensive than on the mainland.

Sean, who has spent the last four years exploring his adopted home away from home, lists various restaurants serving everything from the cheapest meals to those whose specialities he has judged as the best on the island.

He also shows the bus routes and times to reach the island's tourist hot-spots which include its stunning gardens and various hot-springs, one of which is free to the public.

Other island features that can be reached by bus include Mt Epomeo (includes an added 25 minute walk) where Homer claimed to have discovered a fabled door to the earth's centre, a Greek village said to be the oldest outside Athens whose inhabitants still speak their native lingo and a proud community of short-statured people who have recently become a scientific curiosity.

Bus fares are 1.5 euros a trip no matter how long or short. A weekly 14 euro ticket allows unlimited trips anywhere for that period.

It should also be mentioned that Sean's three dogs are an inseparable part of the hostel. While their doggy antics endear them to most guests, some could take exception to their precocious ways. the kitchen area could perhaps need a second refrigerator when the tourist season kicks in next month (may) but otherwise hostels like this one are pretty far and few between

The hostel is uniquely located with panoramic west-facing views of the Mediterranean and some spectacular sunsets which can be enjoyed from just about every room or the large deck area surrounding a sizeable pool. It's location and a five-star host who is a mine of local information is what sets it apart from your average hostel. An ancient well-worn path running off the main road leads to a cliff-top residence surrounded by vineyards and a large garden containing fruit trees and herbs which our host raided to create two welcoming plates of fresh bruschetta. While the path is steep in parts it was not enough to worry my two 70+ female friends who I was travelling with.

Host and owner-operator Sean, an expatriate N-Zedder with a droll sense of humour, also took us to a favourite restaurants in one of the island's tourist hot-spots at nearby Forio, one of two port towns which provides access to the mainland by ferry.

It's about a 15-minute bus ride away from a bus stop conveniently located just a few metres from the top of the path, an important point considering that buses are the best way to get around the island. Anyone thinking of shipping their car over or hiring one on the island should think twice. Driving on the island's narrow traffic-clogged roads is not for the faint-hearted or those worried about the eye-watering costs of sustaining dents or scratches to a hire car, a distinct possibility if the battered conditions of many of the local vehicles are any proof.

Arriving guests are given a verbal run-down and hand-drawn map showing the different bus routes to all the main tourist attractions on the small island, which some are now bravely comparing to Capri, with parts like St Angelo attracting a growing number of rich and famous players, triggering a surge in some high-end retail development, although most places provide eateries no more expensive than on the mainland.

Sean, who has spent the last four years exploring his adopted home away from home, lists various restaurants serving everything from the cheapest meals to those whose specialities he has judged as the best on the island.

He also shows the bus routes and times to reach the island's tourist hot-spots which include its stunning gardens and various hot-springs, one of which is free to the public.

Other island features that can be reached by bus include Mt Epomeo (includes an added 25 minute walk) where Homer claimed to have discovered a fabled door to the earth's centre, a Greek village said to be the oldest outside Athens whose inhabitants still speak their native lingo and a proud community of short-statured people who have recently become a scientific curiosity.

Bus fares are 1.5 euros a trip no matter how long or short. A weekly 14 euro ticket allows unlimited trips anywhere for that period.

It should also be mentioned that Sean's three dogs are an inseparable part of the hostel. While their doggy antics endear them to most guests, some could take exception to their precocious ways. the kitchen area could perhaps need a second refrigerator when the tourist season kicks in next month (may) but otherwise hostels like this one are pretty far and few between

The hostel is uniquely located with panoramic west-facing views of the Mediterranean and some spectacular sunsets which can be enjoyed from just about every room or the large deck area surrounding a sizeable pool. It's location and a five-star host who is a mine of local information is what sets it apart from your average hostel. An ancient well-worn path running off the main road leads to a cliff-top residence surrounded by vineyards and a large garden containing fruit trees and herbs which our host raided to create two welcoming plates of fresh bruschetta. While the path is steep in parts it was not enough to worry my two 70+ female friends who I was travelling with.

Host and owner-operator Sean, an expatriate N-Zedder with a droll sense of humour, also took us to a favourite restaurants in one of the island's tourist hot-spots at nearby Forio, one of two port towns which provides access to the mainland by ferry.

It's about a 15-minute bus ride away from a bus stop conveniently located just a few metres from the top of the path, an important point considering that buses are the best way to get around the island. Anyone thinking of shipping their car over or hiring one on the island should think twice. Driving on the island's narrow traffic-clogged roads is not for the faint-hearted or those worried about the eye-watering costs of sustaining dents or scratches to a hire car, a distinct possibility if the battered conditions of many of the local vehicles are any proof.

Arriving guests are given a verbal run-down and hand-drawn map showing the different bus routes to all the main tourist attractions on the small island, which some are now bravely comparing to Capri, with parts like St Angelo attracting a growing number of rich and famous players, triggering a surge in some high-end retail development, although most places provide eateries no more expensive than on the mainland.

Sean, who has spent the last four years exploring his adopted home away from home, lists various restaurants serving everything from the cheapest meals to those whose specialities he has judged as the best on the island.

He also shows the bus routes and times to reach the island's tourist hot-spots which include its stunning gardens and various hot-springs, one of which is free to the public.

Other island features that can be reached by bus include Mt Epomeo (includes an added 25 minute walk) where Homer claimed to have discovered a fabled door to the earth's centre, a Greek village said to be the oldest outside Athens whose inhabitants still speak their native lingo and a proud community of short-statured people who have recently become a scientific curiosity.

Bus fares are 1.5 euros a trip no matter how long or short. A weekly 14 euro ticket allows unlimited trips anywhere for that period.

It should also be mentioned that Sean's three dogs are an inseparable part of the hostel. While their doggy antics endear them to most guests, some could take exception to their precocious ways. the kitchen area could perhaps need a second refrigerator when the tourist season kicks in next month (may) but otherwise hostels like this one are pretty far and few between

The hostel is uniquely located with panoramic west-facing views of the Mediterranean and some spectacular sunsets which can be enjoyed from just about every room or the large deck area surrounding a sizeable pool. It's location and a five-star host who is a mine of local information is what sets it apart from your average hostel. An ancient well-worn path running off the main road leads to a cliff-top residence surrounded by vineyards and a large garden containing fruit trees and herbs which our host raided to create two welcoming plates of fresh bruschetta. While the path is steep in parts it was not enough to worry my two 70+ female friends who I was travelling with.

Host and owner-operator Sean, an expatriate N-Zedder with a droll sense of humour, also took us to a favourite restaurants in one of the island's tourist hot-spots at nearby Forio, one of two port towns which provides access to the mainland by ferry.

It's about a 15-minute bus ride away from a bus stop conveniently located just a few metres from the top of the path, an important point considering that buses are the best way to get around the island. Anyone thinking of shipping their car over or hiring one on the island should think twice. Driving on the island's narrow traffic-clogged roads is not for the faint-hearted or those worried about the eye-watering costs of sustaining dents or scratches to a hire car, a distinct possibility if the battered conditions of many of the local vehicles are any proof.

Arriving guests are given a verbal run-down and hand-drawn map showing the different bus routes to all the main tourist attractions on the small island, which some are now bravely comparing to Capri, with parts like St Angelo attracting a growing number of rich and famous players, triggering a surge in some high-end retail development, although most places provide eateries no more expensive than on the mainland.

Sean, who has spent the last four years exploring his adopted home away from home, lists various restaurants serving everything from the cheapest meals to those whose specialities he has judged as the best on the island.

He also shows the bus routes and times to reach the island's tourist hot-spots which include its stunning gardens and various hot-springs, one of which is free to the public.

Other island features that can be reached by bus include Mt Epomeo (includes an added 25 minute walk) where Homer claimed to have discovered a fabled door to the earth's centre, a Greek village said to be the oldest outside Athens whose inhabitants still speak their native lingo and a proud community of short-statured people who have recently become a scientific curiosity.

Bus fares are 1.5 euros a trip no matter how long or short. A weekly 14 euro ticket allows unlimited trips anywhere for that period.

It should also be mentioned that Sean's three dogs are an inseparable part of the hostel. While their doggy antics endear them to most guests, some could take exception to their precocious ways. the kitchen area could perhaps need a second refrigerator when the tourist season kicks in next month (may) but otherwise hostels like this one are pretty far and few between

The hostel is uniquely located with panoramic west-facing views of the Mediterranean and some spectacular sunsets which can be enjoyed from just about every room or the large deck area surrounding a sizeable pool. It's location and a five-star host who is a mine of local information is what sets it apart from your average hostel. An ancient well-worn path running off the main road leads to a cliff-top residence surrounded by vineyards and a large garden containing fruit trees and herbs which our host raided to create two welcoming plates of fresh bruschetta. While the path is steep in parts it was not enough to worry my two 70+ female friends who I was travelling with.

Host and owner-operator Sean, an expatriate N-Zedder with a droll sense of humour, also took us to a favourite restaurants in one of the island's tourist hot-spots at nearby Forio, one of two port towns which provides access to the mainland by ferry.

It's about a 15-minute bus ride away from a bus stop conveniently located just a few metres from the top of the path, an important point considering that buses are the best way to get around the island. Anyone thinking of shipping their car over or hiring one on the island should think twice. Driving on the island's narrow traffic-clogged roads is not for the faint-hearted or those worried about the eye-watering costs of sustaining dents or scratches to a hire car, a distinct possibility if the battered conditions of many of the local vehicles are any proof.

Arriving guests are given a verbal run-down and hand-drawn map showing the different bus routes to all the main tourist attractions on the small island, which some are now bravely comparing to Capri, with parts like St Angelo attracting a growing number of rich and famous players, triggering a surge in some high-end retail development, although most places provide eateries no more expensive than on the mainland.

Sean, who has spent the last four years exploring his adopted home away from home, lists various restaurants serving everything from the cheapest meals to those whose specialities he has judged as the best on the island.

He also shows the bus routes and times to reach the island's tourist hot-spots which include its stunning gardens and various hot-springs, one of which is free to the public.

Other island features that can be reached by bus include Mt Epomeo (includes an added 25 minute walk) where Homer claimed to have discovered a fabled door to the earth's centre, a Greek village said to be the oldest outside Athens whose inhabitants still speak their native lingo and a proud community of short-statured people who have recently become a scientific curiosity.

Bus fares are 1.5 euros a trip no matter how long or short. A weekly 14 euro ticket allows unlimited trips anywhere for that period.

It should also be mentioned that Sean's three dogs are an inseparable part of the hostel. While their doggy antics endear them to most guests, some could take exception to their precocious ways. the kitchen area could perhaps need a second refrigerator when the tourist season kicks in next month (may) but otherwise hostels like this one are pretty far and few between

Room Tip: all rooms seem to have good views
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank 877ken
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

I am not familiar with hostels and usually stay at bnbs (and sometimes couchsurfing) but as this was my first, I think I'm now a commited hostel guest. The owner Shawn and the others there, including the sweetest dogs I've ever met, made my stay fabulous. The island was nice and there was a lot to do even though the season had not kicked in, but it rained the whole time. Despite this, and having only booked for 1 night, I ended up stay 4 nights. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a laidback, easygoing break from traveling.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank MaxEdd
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

THE GOOD
Stayed here in the (very) dead season and was upgraded to a private room with ensuite which was amazing! The room had an amazing view of the ocean and I woke up every morning to the sound of waves crashing against the shore :).
Shaun (the owner) is hilarious and a great person to hang out with. He took us to a great little restaurant where he knew the staff and we had a great dinner.
Had an amazing sleep here because it was so peaceful.
The three dogs, Lupo, Tequila and Boop, are so friendly and really brighten the mood of the whole place. It was great to have dog cuddles when I was missing my own dog.

THE NEUTRAL FYI
The bed frames are metal and being near the ocean are a bit rusty but nothing horrible.
There is no breakfast in the off-season (totally understandable).
Stairs to the hostel are slanted downward and slippery when wet (just be careful and you'll be fine)
Blankets and towels are supplied and clean (good) but a little ratty. I had my own towel for showering and used one of the 2 supplied for going to the thermal pools so it was fine and there is nice flat and fitted sheets supplied to buffer from the itchy blanket.
Shower could use a deep cleaning (grout was a bit dirty) and a new shower curtain (little stains).

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled with friends
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Thank Maddy L
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

It is one of the best hostels where I’ve stayed . The staff is very friendly , and they make great dishes as well ! Shaun is so funny and cute, and very good to talk with him about everything ! The dogs are just awesome . It was peaceful to be there ! Good for my soul .
Thank you , and see you soon

Stayed: February 2018, travelled solo
Thank DalmaC26
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I had some wonderful days in this hostel where I could find anything I needed.
A relaxed atmosphere, relaxed host and a nice view on the ocean makes you feel home.
Whenever I get the chance, I would come back again !

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Simon R
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ParadiseBeachHostel, Owner at Paradise Beach Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thanks, Simon. You were a really cool guy to have here too

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