Mykonos offers a breathtaking backdrop against which you can swim, party, sail, eat, and drink your summer away. It’s easy to see why this spot won Best European Island in Conde Nast’s Best Island’s in the World: 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. In this idyllic spot, the only tricky decision you’ll have to make is deciding where to stay. So we’ve simplified your search and found the 5 best hostels to unwind in this beautiful part of the world!
1. MyCocoon Hostel
The MyCocoon project was a new concept that burst onto the scene in Mykonos in May of 2017. They endeavour to combine ultra-modern design with warm hospitality, all just a 2min walk away from the buzzing Old Port! The hostel makes use of the iconic white stone and timber aesthetic of the Mykonos coastline, creating the ultimate feeling of your own Greek island hideaway. However, MyCocoon is not just a beautiful space, the hostel boasts it’s own mini market for all your travel needs, as well as exceptional sightseeing info about everything there is to do nearby.
2. Paraga Beach Hostel
Located just off the famous Paraga Beach, this high energy hostel is the perfect place for travellers who want to experience all the fun Mykonos has to offer! Spend your day chilling by the hostel’s open air pool, exploring the surrounding streets, or hitting the nearby beaches. By sundown, get ready to party your night away with the hostel’s own DJ sets under the stars, or take a short walk to Cavo Paradiso Club. With three different types of accommodation, you’ll be able to find something that suits you! Choose from a private bamboo bungalow, glamping tent with all the trimmings, or an indoors mixed dorm.
3. Morfoula’s Studios
If you want a true local experience in the heart of Mykonos, then look no further! Morfoulas Studios offers immediate access to the bustling streets of the island and breathtaking views of the Aegean sea. The hostel is set in the iconic whitewashed facade of the island and is overflowing with local character in the traditional Cycladic architecture and design. The authentic charm of this spot is completed by the fact that it is a family-run business. Throughout your stay, you will become so familiar with all the characters that live and work at Morfoula’s that you will leave feeling a part of the family!
4. Artemoulas Studios
This spot is perfect for travellers wishing to beat the hustle and bustle of central Mykonos and unwind in a private getaway. Whilst the rooms themselves are without a doubt amazing, it’s all the extras that Artemoulas offer that make it an excellent location. Throughout your stay you’ll be able to make full use of the luxurious swimming pool and outdoor chill area, state of the art fitness centre, and private bar! This is the perfect spot for anyone looking to get the five star treatment on an affordable budget.
One for the active travellers among us, this spot has earned itself a reputation as a meeting spot for fun-loving progressive people. Nestled amongst lively bars, restaurants, shops and markets, Orpheas offers colourful accommodation in the pulsing town centre. You will find yourself just a short walk away from the Old Port, and iconic island windmills. The friendly staff are more than happy to suggest things to do nearby, of which there are many!