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Athens International Youth Hostel
Ranked #47 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Athens
Johnson City, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good......but not in the best location”
Reviewed 31 August 2009

I stayed in this hostel during my backpacking vacation. The rooms are ok and the best is you get free Internet and 24hrs reception that is as good as a tourist information. The hostel offers breakfast and dinner for a low cost.
The only thing I could complain about is the location. It is about a 30 minute walk to the Acropolis. And it seems like the hostel is not in the best neighbor hood. Trash on the street and I saw an old guy getting his pack of drugs ready.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
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Atlanta, GA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2009

The hostel was clean, but not really near anything you'd come to Athens to see. There's a nice souvlaki place around the corner. There was fast wifi available in the room which was nice. My biggest (and really only) complaint was the air conditioning in the rooms. It was VERY hot while we were there and at night, I would wake up sweating. The other people in our room had the same problem. The two guys at the reception desk seem very nice and helpful. They stored our bags in the bag room each day and there were lockers available in the room if you bring your own lock. They also have towels for rent. Our room wasn't smoky, but there is smoking downstairs in the lobby almost 24/7.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank gte926p
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2008

Negatives
- Noisy hostel, too many school kids around who destroyed the atmosphere
- Lack of shops/ restaurants/ cafe nearby
- Dirty room with cracks in walls and old furniture
- Sheets, blanket provided not particularly clean
- Need to pay extra for air-conditioning, without the remote control which prevents you from adjusting it to a desirable temperature
- No where near the standard of other international hostels in western Europe (e.g. YHA England, HI Switzerland)

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank lemon_ho
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2006

We found the hostel to be a nice cheap option within a comfortable walking distance of the sights (and close to the metro when you get tired). The staff were friendly, the rooms were clean, with an ensuite bathroom and 4 beds (2 bunks) to a room. One thing we weren't so keen on was the fact each room only had one key, so the late-to-bed would have to wake up whoever was in the room to get in, but everyone was pretty considerate.

  • Liked — price and location
  • Disliked — wet floor in bathroom
  • Tips/Secrets — bring a padlock for the luggage lockers in the rooms
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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oxford
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2004

We booked to stay 5 nights at the hostel during the Olympics.The hostel should be closed down asap.The rooms are shocking- very dirty, mouldy, smelly and BED BUGS !!!! We could not even stay one night of our booking and had to see a doctor about the bites we received from the creepy crawlies in the hostel.

The YHA should send inspectors immediately as it is a total disdgrace- not even suitable for the stray dogs of Athens.Sleeping on a park bench is safer.
ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING !!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2004
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9 Thank OxfordStefan
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Additional Information about Athens International Youth Hostel

Property: Athens International Youth Hostel
Address: 16 Ougo Viktoros, Athens 104 38, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 67 Speciality Lodging in Athens
Price range (per night): ₹ 966 - ₹ 2,319
Number of rooms: 40
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