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Athens Backpackers Reviews

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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88%

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5008 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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100%

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


54%

Athens Backpackers is overrated. There was nothing happening in the hostel while I was staying there so no atmosphere and hard to meet other travellers. The rooms were really basic, with a single power point for a 6 dorm room and a single shower/toilet bathroom for multiple dorm rooms. The only thing it has going for it is the location.


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)


80%

Very close to acropolis and acropoli subway , situated in a very good area Not bad at all I would say


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.


89%

Close to Athens' main attractions, cool staff, good rooms

  • 13th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


94%

Great location walking distance to all attractions. Helpful staff and clean rooms.


89%

There are two Athens backpacking a buildings. I stayed in the studio building. The room was very new and clean, lockers provided. Good location. The roof top patio at the other building was a plus. The Acropolis was beautiful at night. No common area in the studio building which was a bit of a disappointment.


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)


89%

This is my second time staying at Athens Backpackers and I always have a great time! The free walking tour is really informative and covers the majority of the things to see in Athens! The free breakfast is not a lot but it is still good. The location is perfectly situated within walking distance from the Acropolis. Only complaint is that the lockers in our room didn't lock with a normal TSA lock, only with a very thick lock, but luckily we had great Aussie roomies!


97%

The roof view rules!


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