Useful Notes: Youth Hostel Plakias

YHP, or Youth Hostel Plakias is a hostel in south Crete, Greece that proclaims to be "the most southerly youth hostel in Europe." While initially created as somewhere for budget travellers to lay their weary heads and hang out, the place has developed something of a "magical" reputation since it opened in 1996.

The legend that is YHP

Best described as a mixture of Narnia meets Westeros meets American Pie, the place has generated a huge fandom and returnees over the years which can be witnessed by this collection of videos. It has also developed something of a mythical status amongst travellers and has apparently been voted the 2nd most popular Youth Hostel in the world (with the 1st being in New York).