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12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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4994 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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The location cannot get any better. Clean, super central with a basic breakfast where you can choose from 3 options. All with a boiled egg. The rooms are so spacious for a hostel and complete with mini fridge and stovetop. My only complaint was the hostel has no common room Except for the pub beneath it.


The hostel is nice, the staff is friendly and it´s very cool they have a walking tour for just 6€. But the floor of the bathroom was always wet because the curtain of the shower is too short (they leave a floorer for us to clean). They should definitely add some light tables for the bunk beds, with plugs because they were all far from the bed, and there is nothing to put your staff on when you go to sleep, like your cell phone or the key card. Wifi was not great, it worked so so, but it was fine


My only complaint is that I didn't know which building I was in. It would have been nice to have an email or something saying which building to walk to. Other than that, everything was great!

  • 22nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really enjoyed my time in Athens Backpackers due to the location and nice staff. I found the rooms to be comfortable and secure and the rooftop bar is a fantastic place to meet people. It does not compare to a hostel you might find in Belgium or Germany but still meets every need. The walking tour for €6 was excellent value for money. The only thing i felt was that it was a little overpriced for what you get but still a very enjoyable stay.


Whilst it is not a bad hostel, felt that it lacks character or personality. The location isn't far from main historic sites but it is placed on a quiet street that has no charm. The building felt more like a sterile college dorm and I found it difficult to meet people in the common area as the common area didn't seem like much.


Great hostel, rooftop bar with awesome view, the sport bar at the other building not bad either. The walking tour is a must. Good atmosphere, easy to meet people

  • 20th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed here for 1 night - 6 bed dorm is very cramped with no storage space for bags. Secure lockers provided - bring your own padlock. Free breakfast provided between 7-9. A/C in the room. Rooftop bar has a great view of the Acropolis at night. The girl who ran the bar at night kicked us out after a while (was shouting at us to leave, not very nice) but we didn't know where she was intending for us to go. Luggage storage and common area available. Great location to Acropolis and other ruins.


Nice roof top bar! We were upgraded to the studios and they are really nice!


I booked Athens backpackers but when I arrived they told me to walk down to their other location Athens studios. Not really a big deal but I specifically took a taxi to that address BC my bag is quite heavy and my back was hurting. They say its a five min walk but takes longer esp in the heat of the day and a well meaning local pointed me in the wrong direction. They should tell you ahead of time, by email, if you're not at their main location. Besides that, spacious rooms and clean.


The staff was so friendly and helpful and can't thank you enough for my amazing stay.


Great location. Great people. Clean rooms. Had an awesome stay.


perfect place


Good hostel. Nice to have aircon and a little fridge in the room. We arrived at Athens backpackers but we had the studio room so were sent to the other one- about 3 min walk away. It wasn't a bad walk just would have saved us from stopping off there if there was a confirmation email to notify the different location. Minor point. The rooms were nice and clean and it was nice to have brekky and a lovely ouzo shot included in the stay!


This hostel is awesome. Staff was always friendly and helpful. Atmosphere is great and fun. Rooftop and sports bar make meeting people very easy.


Excellent hostel, great location and extremely comfortable beds.

  • 6th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great staff, location, facilities and atmosphere. Rooms/beds were comfortable. Staff very helpful and friendly. Lockers in room were useless. Definitely recommend and would stay again.


Only complaints would be the showers in both Athens Backpackers and in the Studio, (I stayed in both) aren't very well thought out... Shower curtain in one didn't go all the way down so water got all over the bathroom, and in the other there was a small piece of glass between the toilet and the shower water went all over the bathroom.


Loved everything about this place. It's a really nice hostel. Clean. Great location, a minute from the metro. Social environment. Easy to meet people on the rooftop bar overlooking the Acropolis, which is gorgeous. Free breakfast. Good wifi. Loved it and would recommend to everyone this place.


Amazing location, great bar downstairs and helpful staff, really nice room. Terrible wifi though!


We were at Athens Studios. It was great hostel overall. The highlight was the rooftop bar at Athens Backpackers a couple of blocks away. Staff was always nice and helpful when approached, but not actively promoting fun among guests as some places I've stayed before (for example, engaging guests on events like their bar trivia night to recruit people and promote a fun atmosphere or promoting/organizing pub crawls). The room was clean and comfortable. I would not hesitate to come stay here again.

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