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12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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4422 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Perfect hostel to visit the city and have a lot of fun.


An awesome hostel in a fantastic location. The staff are friendly and speak at least Greek and English. They offer a variety of tours and the two bars (Sports and Roof bar) are excellent.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Only stayed for a night in between my flight and ferry. Private room was big and spacious. Wifi was great. Rooftop bar was a great place to relax after a long flight.


The hostel could not be in a better location. Right in the footsteps of the Accropolis and a short cab right away from the bars in Gazi Square. The rooftop bar has a great view of the Accropolis and is a good size for getting people meeting each other. Lockers in the rooms, very clean, very helpful staff.


Nice place to stay, very well located, with good staff and great bar on the roof top with the view of acropoli. Although we stood in the studios, which are around 100m from the hostel building where the bar is located. The studios were also pretty nice.


Excellent location, very near the Acropolis at calm neighborhood, near the metro. Rooms have big, individual lockers (bring your padlock). Good security. Has 1 bathroom per 3 rooms (each floor), although one was always reserved to just one room and in the others were completely dirty. Staff wasn't very helpful, didn't readily give directions or tips. Has a kitchen, but the oven is broken and the hob requires some pyrotechnic abilities to be turned on. Has free wifi but PCs are paid. Overall good


Excellent location, friendly staff. Happy hour at the roof top was great, beautiful view of the Acropolis. Our studio was very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was average. The guided tour is brilliant! I'd definitely recommend it.


The location of Athens Backpackers was great. Really close to the Metro and the city center. The rooftop bar is a small but has an amazing view of the Acropolis.


Gret staff, great location, very clean


First time we stayed at the hostel we stayed at the studio, which was perfect! Nice rooms, with a bathroom inside each room (one bathroom for 6 beds) and a nice breakfast (not too big, but you can buy adicional things for one euro). Second time, we weren't at the studio, and I think there were not enough bathrooms..only one bathroom for 3 bedrooms with 6 beds each (also, the sink, shower and toilet were all together, which means if someone is taking a shower you can't use the toilet).


I was only there a couple hours but seemed a good hostel


A very well located hostel which offers a good €6 walking tour and a relaxed, fun vibe. Breakfast is very average and the administration of the air con in rooms is strange and bound to cause problems in dorms; control is held at reception for which anyone in the room can obtain and change the temperature or turn off.


Just a few steps away from the entrance to the Acrópolis. Nice bedrooms, clean hostel and helpful staff. The view of the Acrópolis from the top of the hostel is just amazing. Definitely the place to stay if you are a back packer going to Athens.


I stayed in the Studios and it seems more a hotel than a hostel. A couple of minutes from the Acropoli it's in a perfect spot for exploring the rest of the city. There is also a bar where you have different activities every night like karaoke for meeting the rest of the travellers. The staff is really helpfull with different activities you can do around Athens: delphi, cape sunio or the cruise around the islands (Aegina, Poros and Hydra)


Stayed in the studio building in which was all very nice. The rooftop bar at the other building is real cool. Location of both buildings is perfect


My biggest (and only) complaint would be the lack of a common area in the Studios hostel. Other than that, the place was really wonderful! The hostel-owned café next door was spectacular and the staff, friendly.


I really loved my stay at this hostel; perfect location, awesome people, great upstairs balcony to drink at overlooking acropolis.. Definitely would come back here again when I'm in Athens. Only negative thing I have to say is there is one guy at the front desk who made a view rude comments towards us when we checked in but everyone else was great.


Best hostel to stay at in Athens! Hands down! After having a nightmare experience at another hostel a friebd of ours told us to book this place and we loved it! Super clean, great staff, and best location!

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel is outstanding. Great location, fantastic rooftop bar, lovely staff, fab facilities, clean and great value for money. We spent 2 nights in the hostel and 1 night in the studios down the road when they couldn't fit us into the hostel - so helpful! Walking tour is great, only 6 euro to see everything. Studios have a great sports bar and restaurant, and self service washing machines.


Staff always friendly and helpful. I stayed in two rooms in the Athens Studios and they were clean and had all necessities. Facilities of the hostel were great which included a bar, cafe and laundry downstairs, free wifi, free decent breakfast. Did a great walking tour organised by the hostel. Met some fun people and of course best thing is location. Would recommend this hostel to others for sure.

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