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Athens Backpackers Reviews

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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87%

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5276 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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80%

The place is very central and worked out perfectly for us as a family with three children (7,9,11 years old).

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

The backpackers has a great location, amazing atmosphere and a really nice rooftop bar. Definitely worth getting back soon.

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

The hostal is very clean and very well maintained, although as we know that backpackers are not that organised, I realised that in the bathroom in my dorm was missing a mat, which I think helps to look messy, a retractable mop would also help in case one of the guests wish to tide his/her own mess!

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Amazing location, right in between the temple of Zeus and the Acropolis. Staff was really nice and helpful and the rooms have cool balconies to hang out on. Rooftop bar with welcome shots of ouzo was cool too!


89%

Near Acropolis. New instalations.

  • 11th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Best thing about the hostel is its location. The staff is also quite friendly, and it was very clean. The breakfast is very basic, only toast and boiled eggs, but still appreciated. It would have been nice if the computers were free to use. But the free shot of ouzo to welcome your arrival is a nice touch.


71%

Room was great, only downside is how close to the busy road you are. Also if you are up high in the hostel, the bar at night can get pretty loud, only if you need to be up early in the morning.


63%

Lacked atmosphere but that can depend on the people staying at the hostel. Not a lot of information about the area and could desperately do with an organized pub crawl. Location was great. Breakfast was ordinary. Clean and would probably stay again. Prob not my first choice though.


100%

Great place to stay, main tourist attractions 10 min walk away. Staff is very friendly, amazing reception girl Alina.

  • 7th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great location, especially the rooftop bar with a view of the Parthenon, wow! However, not the best layout inside the dorm rooms of the hostel. The lighting situation was a mess. There were only 2 overhead lights in the 6 female dorm, meaning when someone came in at night they woke everyone up because they had to turn on one of those lights instead of an individual light by their bed. Only one mirror in the room next to the bathroom... not well thought out for your average woman.


86%

It was a good hostel, main criticism was that the shower flooded the bathroom (it was a wet room type situation with the shower basically pointing towards the toilet). I was in the Studio building (by the Sports Bar rather than with the rooftop bar) and the atmosphere came from that bar - not particularly hostel residents/staff, but I did visit the rooftop bar and thought this was really good and close enough to visit.


80%

I was two nights in the hostel! The location is perfect because all interesting things is close to the hostel, but the staff is not very friendly, she didn't tell me the facilities. Any way the room was clean and it had a spectacular roof top. I think the one bad things is you can't pay with credit card and that is important when you are travel for many time.


60%

There is no common room. So if you are a solo traveller hard to meet with new people.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Mehmet, Just to let you know for next time your in town we have 2 common rooms, 2 bars, 1 restaurant and 3 chill areas. Let me know personally when your next through and I will show you around. I will even shout you a drink/coffee or two. Best Daniel

91%

Awesome! Great way to meet people and figure out what you wanna do if you're only there for a couple days! Front desk was amazing 👍🏽👍🏽


83%

Perfect location for a trip to Athens.


83%

It would be great if they include towels on the priceprice as most of the hostels do.


74%

Bathroom could have been cleaner nevertheless good spot!


74%

The location is perfect. You basically pay for it. And a beautiful view from the roof top. The bathrooms were terrible, even the ones in the private rooms. The dorms didn't have lockers for everyone. In a 4 mixed dorm there were space for only 3 persons to lock their stuff. Individual lights for each bed would be good investment.


97%

Booked three nights but had to change after the first night to another building. Other than this my stay was awesome! Rooftop bar is great for meeting people.


91%

Great location! Staff was very friendly and the walking tour is an excellent way to see the city for only 6€ a person. The staff (Walter especially) were unreal! Showers always leak water onto the floor, only downfall.

  • 30th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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