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Athens Backpackers Reviews

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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87%

Rating
5281 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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)


83%

Could not get a better location! Value for money is awesome. Very good place to meet other backpackers. The only thing that let the place down was Maria working at the sports bar. She was very rude, often short changed me and was also arrogant. (She left my second day to go to Kos so she may not be there anymore) But don't let that deter you the place is awesome!!


89%

Great location, walking distance from main attractions, a metro station a few meters away, good restaurant and nightlife close by. You get a free shot coupon on arrival to enjoy on the rooftop bar offering amazing view of the Acropolis. Our room was on last floor, under the bar, so was pretty noisy at night. Breakfast is free but totally not worth it (boiled egg and hard bun)...


94%

Very nice location. About 2 minutes walking to a metro station. Some cheap restaurants aroud and about 10 to 15 minutes do head the acropolis and 3 minutes to the acropolis museum. Maybe they need to work a lillte bit on the cleaness. The rest is really good


89%

The location of the hostel is perfect - close to everything. Staff is welcoming and helpful, the place is clean and neat, the rooftop bar is a great Idea! Kitchen includes free tea and coffee. Breakfast is basic but enough for an active morning. Thanks for everything!


100%

Amazing hostel but best part r the bartenders upstairs. Jackie is the most lovely person ever: sh literally makes the hostel feel like home and made me never ever want to leave


83%

Hot showers, spacious 6 bed dorm, wifi in room, lockers and luggage room and I was also able to have a late check out. Staff friendly and very helpful in assisting me on my requests. Great location with walking distance to all the sightseeing attractions. Nice rooftop bar and cheap drinks.


80%

Really enjoyed my stay here, great location right near the Parthenon - the hostel is not the same building that has the view from the terrace, it's a 2 minute walk away but you have full access to the terrace anyways - rooms were clean, bathroom was pretty good, would happily stay here again!


86%

Well organised hostel with good facilities. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would recommend your hostel to other travellers. Thank you for making our stay peaceful and welcoming :)

  • 23rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The hostel was easy to find even though we got instructions to their other hostel at first. Small rooms, but comfortably beds! Meet really awesome people every day so the atmosphere was the best. The staff was nice but they didn't put the little extra effort in when you had a problem. After check out you could sleep in the sofas downstairs if you wanted to, which was real nice. Overall I think this is a really nice hostel and I will definitely stay here the next time I'm in athens.


89%

When we arrived I found we had been upgraded to an apartment in Athens Studios for free, instead of a mixed dorm. The place is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful, easy access to locked storage, and an awesome rooftop view of the Parthenon if you walk to the Backpackers. We got a simple but filling breakfast in the morning. If you are coming by car, parking is only street-side and was scare when we were there. It would probably be easier to park in a lot somewhere and walk in.


97%

I loved every part of staying here!! One of the best hostels I've ever been in. The lockers are easy to open even with a lock on them though, so security wasn't the greatest in that sense, but everything else was perfect

  • 22nd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Perfect location. Nice staff. Rooftop bar. Can sleep on lounges if you arrive too early for check in. Nice rooms. Just not the best wifi and lacking power points but no big deal. One of the most expensive hostels we stayed at though and they charged us 25 euros a night even though it was cheaper the first couple of nights :(


69%

Great location, basically just one street away from the Acropolis and a walking tour is organised each morning for €6. The rooms and facilities are pretty basic, but does the job for a short stay in the city. Breakfast (a bread roll with a boiled egg) wasn't up to much and unfortunately the kitchen staff were very, very rude. Nonetheless pretty decent as far as hostels in Athens go, especially if you're in the 'deluxe' studios by the look of it!


60%

Not the greatest of hostels by a long stretch. Location is what you're paying for. Close to everything that matters in Athens. Rooms are pretty small for what they charge. Best option for 21 year old euro trippers looking for a hostel with a bar and not a lot of frills. Probably wouldn't return. And the little blonde one who works the desk is rudeee.

  • 20th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The room was very spacious for six people. The bathroom was very clean but the glass that seperates the shower from the rest of WC was not tall enough and therefore the bathroom was almost always full of water. It is a very good value for money but I believe that a price around 16-17 euros would be more reasonable.

  • 19th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Greece
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

This is such a good hostel! Great atmosphere and the staff are so lovely. It is pretty expensive, and even though breakfast is included it's very basic - a better breakfast would make the price more worthwhile. Otherwise no complaints, the location is great and it's the perfect place to meet other travellers.


91%

Good hostel. Very central. Just the wi-fi it's not so good sometimes. But ok.


94%

The hostel is very nice. The only problem is the internet, it's not very good. But work.


74%

Very clean and confortable. The bathroom is very good. The staff is not very helpful when you want to take doubts about the town. The air-con works good. The wifi ist ok. But it doesnt have a common area, what makes everything very unpersonal, specially for solo backpackers. But its confortable enought to relax and sleep after a long day of walking in athens.


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