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Athens Backpackers Reviews

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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89%

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4590 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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97%

I loved staying at this hostel, and everyone i have talked to had the same feeling. The rooftop bar is great with an amazing view. The staff is friendly and helpful. The breatfast is included in price, and was quite good


80%

Very nice location, great facilities, showers in the bathroom is a mess and lockers in the room are medium size. The sport bar is very good...and staff in bar and restaurant amazing


89%

This hostel was great and the two bars were an excellent way to meet people. Plus it was so close to the Acropolis, which is basically the main thing to see in Athens.


74%

The location for this hostel is perfect. Its easely accesable is very close to all the main sights and there are plenty restaurants close by. There are two buidings at this hostel, I stayed at Athens studios. The drawback of Athens studios does not have a common area. So if you want to socialise you need go to the other buiding where they have a rooftopbar or go to theit sprts bar. Because of this the atmosphere at Athens studios is olmost non existent.


74%

Rooftop bar was really cool, great view. However there was only one bathroom/toilet for each floor and it was always really wet and dirty and the scraper/mop things they provided were useless. Beds were comfy though and it was good value for a short stay.


91%

Excellent hostel. Amazing staff, good location and clean facilities. Good wi-fi, nice free breakfast. Very nice stay overall.


83%

Amazing location and great times. Right in the center of Acropolis (can see it from the rooftop bar), you can walk to everything. Most everyone is welcoming and traveling alone, so a very "more the merrier" type attitude. The happy hour specials, great people and the Grecian bartender that taught about 20 of us two different grecian line dances made it hilarious. The one major negative is the showers - they're super touchy and spray water EVERYWHERE no matter how hard you try to avoid.

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

The Wi-Fi is far form be the best and when we asked about how to go to the islands nearby the staff send us to an agency. Thereceptionist was nice and we booked the tour with the agency. Later we've found out that we could have visited the islands just taking the ferry by ourselves which would be way cheaper and joyful since the cruise was full of elders. That's the kind of information members of the staff should be able to give us, suggest go by ourselves instead send to an agency.


100%

One world about the hostel F A N T A S T I C... very nice hostel clean, centred, easy to get to, staff just amazing really nice place to stay at....... but there is always a place to improvement and the improvement would be on the breakfast just a little to basic sorry


91%

Not super happy about the fact that they own two separate hostels within a few blocks of each other and on my arrival sent me to the second one. I booked my stay at the one listed here and assumed that's where I would be staying. Did not appreciate being sent to the other one at midnight.


86%

The hostel is good for the price. It's slightly on the basic side but does the job perfectly well.


97%

The staff and location are the best! If I ever go back to athens I'm definitely going back to the same hostel

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Met a brilliant bunch of people at Athens Backpackers, the rooftop bar was perfect for meeting fellow travellers and the lounge area was also great for mingling. Free breakfast was appreciated and the staff were really helpful. Absolutely brilliant stay, I'll be coming back!


89%

I stayed at the studios instead which is only about a block away. Very nice, clean and modern. Staff are very friendly and the rood top bar is good. Location is great


89%

Rooms and bathrooms feel a bit cramped and small, location is great, right next to metro station, lots of great restraints and bars within close walking distance. Rooftop bar is great with great views!


94%

Everyone is so nice including the staff and the people staying there! Great location. Overall, great hostel for the price.


80%

Laundry is a bit of a walk... other tha. That it's grand. View from bar is a ten out of ten!


83%

Very nice hostel. Liked the proximity to the Acropolis. Didn't like the the fact that the shower was open to the rest of the bathroom so that everything got wet, and that you had to clean up the water after showering.


94%

This hostel is perfect for party lover. Rooftop was amazing, cheap beer and nice view to Acropolis. Location is perfect. Just few steps from metro station and center to everything you must see in Athens. My room was spacious for 6 people with balcony. It's so safe 24/7 so no worry about roaming around the area or even arrive late at night. Breakfast is too simple; bun, boiled eggs, and coffee tea. This hostel can be loud because of the rooftop bar so be prepared a bit. Definitely recommend !!


74%

Excellent location,poor breakfast


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