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Athens Backpackers Reviews

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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88%

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4913 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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60%

Very good location! Basically you can walk to any famous sites of Athens. Rooms are relatively tidy, however the space is very small! Don't recommend taking free breakfast there. It's simply depressing!


89%

The 6 bed dorm was spacious with a/c & individual lockers. The shared bathroom on our floor consisted of only one shower and toilet, which meant waiting to use the facilities and the floor was really wet after people showered. The wifi was spotty at times in the room. Breakfast was rolls, jam, butter and boiled eggs. Free tea and coffee making facilities are offered all day. The rooftop bar offered great views. Printing was available for 10c a page. Located close to all the main sites.


94%

Plusses: location, location, location! Right by Acropoli Metro Station, the Acropolis Museum, the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus; easy walk from most of Athens' main sights. It doesn't get better! Nearby are lively restaurant lined streets. Rooftop bar with view of the Acropolis. Free continental breakfasts. Interesting guided walking tours for 6 euros, and worth it. Air con. Very clean. Minuses: toilet didn't work on 5th floor dorm; had to lift lid to flush. No lockers in dorm on 5th floor


89%

had a good stay in a great location, love the view from the rooftop bar


100%

Good location, great vibes and great company. Had stacks of fun here and the bar definitely led to some enjoyable nights in Athens


83%

Good atmosphere, liked the rooftop bar, reception staff super helpful including helping to print documents. Swipe card access good, lockers in room good. Didn't do the tour etc. but great that you organise that. Missing slight touches that would make it amazing - shower sprayed the whole bathroom, shower curtain stuck to you the whole time, no hand towels/dryers and the best thing I've ever seen in a hostel in Berlin is individual small lockers next to each bunk with a power socket inside.

  • 16th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Everything was excellent! The lack of a shower-curtain was a little unnecessary, but having never stayed at a hostel before, I'm not sure if that's common. That one little annoyance was far overshadowed by all the other awesome aspects of this place!

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

You can't beat the location of this hostel! Right in the centre of everything. However, the breakfast (which consisted of hard boiled eggs and bread rolls) could definitely be MUCH improved with a few small additions. The rooftop bar was a great place to grab a few drinks and plan your evening. Front desk staff was very helpful with planning and information, and also was able to keep our valuables for us, since the lockable cupboards in the rooms were a bit small and only allowed a small lock.


100%

location location location!!!! It's the best for exploring all of the attractions of Athens and also close to areas for enjoying meals. Safe, friendly, great rooftop bar 10/10 would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • 12th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Very nice place to stay, the location is amazing! Clean, good breakfast. Be aware, no credit cards accepted even though it says so on the confirmation.


77%

Would be useful to know which of the two locations you're supposed to go to!

  • 11th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • All Female Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Great location. . Very helpful staff especially Stefan.. will be returning to Athens next wk and will stay again :)


91%

Great dorm rooms, AC works great and the place was super clean.


97%

I had a really pleasant stay here, the rooms were great and clean, with A/C which is absolutely necessary in Athens! And great location :)


89%

It was one of the best hostel i have ever stayed! Location couldn't be better. Price was cheap. There was almost everything i could possibly need. Everytime i go to Athens, this hostel will be my first choise.


91%

The hostel was really great, good facilities and lovely company. The rooftop bar has a great atmosphere and the staff are helpful but not full on. The only strange this was that my towel and another boy in my room's towel was taken my the cleaner for "cleaning". This was an inconvenience as we were due to leave that day. I spoke to reception who was very unhelpful and could not give us any details as she wasn't a manager. She did give me a spare towel to take with me but this situation was funny

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Stayed in Backpackers for one night and had most amazing fun time there...loved roof top bar with amazing views... Definitely value for monie. Will go back there when again in Athens ...

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Latvia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The roof view rules!


100%

Good location , really recommend


97%

The roof top bar had the best view we could ask for! Also, its so suitably situated near the acropolis, you can see the parthenon from the roof top. The bar however closes at 11 but you need to leave the bar at 10:40 latest. The rooms were spacious but power sockets were insufficient. Overall, I would still highly recommend this place due to its value for money.


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