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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

From other backpackers hostels that I have visited this wasn't the worst but not the best either. Clean, of course cheap, compaired to what you can find in the centre of Athens, but kind of depressive. No special events or fun.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Sofia, Thank you for your feedback. We try our best to create a good vibe here at the backpackers' common area with good tunes, wine and draft beer available so our guests stay warm and get the party going. We also have Karaoke nights and pub quiz nights on Thursdays and Mondays respectively. We apologize if you found it...

Reviewed 10 December 2016

My new favourite in Athens! On Monday I decided to treat myself to Athens Backpackers in the luxurious district around the Akropoli. It's not that much more expensive than the far less glamorous options in Omonia but is WELL worth it. And when you factor in the free breakfast - it might even work out the same price anyway. Most...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Ione, This review has left us extremely happy! The one thing we aim for the most is our guests feeling comfortable and at ease during their time spent among us. Thanks so much for your feedback and hope to see you next year! Best, Kristina

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Location of hostel is excellent 2 min walk from Acroploi metro station . Staff was friendly and helpful . Rooms are okay poor lighting bathroom gets flooded which was irritating try to get room on higher floor they have balcony . Nice little hangout place next to reception breakfast was okay considering its complimentary . Overall okay place to stay...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to review us! The majority of rooms on all floors have balconies so you can enjoy your morning coffee on your balcony even on the first floor. We understand the showers can get a bit messy with people using them and we apologize but we don't have complete control over this, we try...

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I only stayed here for two nights but I really enjoyed it and felt safe here. The staff were helpful and friendly and the room I stayed in was spacious and clean with an ensuite. This hostel is walking distance from the Acropolis and other attractions, also a 2 min walk from the train station. There are organised events however...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Ian, Your feedback is much appreciated! We hope to see you again and next time try not to miss out on karaoke night , it's a must. Safe travels! Best, Kristina

Concepcion, Chile
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Very nice hostel in the greatest location. Just a few minutes away from the Acropolis and the metro station. It's close to many restaurants as well. I stayed in a 6-person room with its own bathroom. It was great, the only bad thing was that the shower curtain was not that great so at the end of your shower the...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, We're happy that you appreciated our location and breakfast and we hope to see you again in the future so we get the chance to make this a 5 star review! Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback. Best, Kristina

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This hostel was really lovely. Very clean, with large rooms. The shower does leak onto the floor, but it wasn't really an issue for us. It has a wonderful plated breakfast in the morning with coffee and tea. The wifi was a wee bit slower, but not 90's style. It has a very central location to the Parthenon and some...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Sonja, Thanks so much for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Enjoy your travels in the meantime! Best, Kristina

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Excellent location close to restaurants, bars and the metro (Lariais station). Within easy walking distance to the Acropolis. We stayed in the 6 bed dorm on the roof with views of the Acropolis. The bathroom was small and there was not a lot of room around the beds for backpacks. However at 22 euros per night it was OK value...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. We’re glad you enjoyed your time among us and we look forward to seeing you during a next visit to Athens! Best, Kristina

Reviewed 30 October 2016

The best hostel in Athens for low-but-not-extremely-low-budget solo travelers. Pefrect location (no street noise), large and spacious rooms with comfortable beds and large balconies, great showers, and superb common areas.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your feedback - we try our best and these kind of reviews are a reward for us! You're welcome back any time!!! Best, Kristina

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Only tried out the rooftop terrace. A great budget choice for a beer with a view over the Acropolis. We only visited the rooftop terrace (stayed in another place) but seemed like a nice place to stay as well, with friendly personnel.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Elina, We're glad you enjoyed our roof top bar and of course you're always welcome to stay here and enjoy the whole experience. Don't forget happy hour! Best, Kristina

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great location in the middle of Athens, very close to the Akropolis. Very easy to reach by train from the airport. A Lot of Restaurants and Bars around. Very nice rooftopbar. Nice international athmosphere, cheap prices.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, It makes up very happy that you enjoyed your time here . Look forward to seeing you back soon - roof top will be waiting! Best, Kristina

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Staying in Thissio / Makriyanni

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centrepiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lonely Planet 2015 says "Athens Backpackers has fast become the hostel of choice for visitors, thanks to its excellent facilities and unbeatable location." In Your Pocket March 2015 says "A never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this non-smoking, English speaking joint - great opportunity to meet free-style travelers like you"Free WiFi all day, everyday, everywhere' famous Australian-owned and run hostel, right in the heart of classical Athens, an up-market area (98% rated best location) that is safe, central and door-to-door from the airport by metro. You'll have an amazing time at AB's, there is always something on from Quiz nights, Karaoke Nights, Twice weekly LIVE music, Walking tours and Happy Hour 7 days a week.* No hidden charges (no penalties for using credit cards) free breakfast, free tea and coffee all day and luggage storage.* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Athens Backpackers

Address: 12 Makri (Makrigianni) | Makrigianni, Athens 117 42, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Price Range: ₹ 1,558 - ₹ 8,142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Female only room was great”
 of 5 bubbles mikri2011, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They do have studio suites two blocks walk away from the main hostel location that everyone knows...”
 of 5 bubbles michaelwadel, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles Akaypatel, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor have views of the Acropolis.”
  • View of the Acropolis from the dorm.
  • This is a 6 bed dorm on the top floor.
 of 5 bubbles Wakhoworld, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Floors 2-3 would be perfect to avoid the hardly-noticable-anyway noise from the common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles roeef98, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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