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12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece

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4465 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Great hostel for a quick stay - mix of apartments, dorms, etc. Includes 2 bars (one with a rooftop view of the Parthenon), laundry facilities, 2 restaurants, and more. Loved it!


We had an absolutely fantastic time with Athens Backpackers, staff were very helpful and friendly, location and facilities were spot on. Free shot of Ouzo on arrival too! We took advantage of the great value for money 6euro walking tour as well as the great events at the sports bar.


Amazing location in the acropolis area. Staff super helpful. Rooms were clean but the bathrooms for the dorms were always wet and not cleaned very often.


Right next to the acropolis. Rooftop bar is fun. Comfortable beds and large kitchen. Nice showers, very safe. Helpful and friendly staff. They have lots of connections with their other hostel.


Good: close to metro, Plaka/Acropolis, and airport bus at Syntagma. Free coffee. View from roof bar. Most of staff. Eggs at breakfast, not only bread, good wifi. Not: my room had no lockers, it also didn't have the extra sink that others did, Stairs are spiral without railing so going to 5th floor is tricky with luggage (elevator stops on 4). I was put on 5th floor because it was how I could get lower bunk? I asked when I first reserved and they didn't say they couldn't save one. overall okay


We wanted the remote to use our aircon, so the lady at reception gave us two different remotes to use. After using both with no success, we asked her to fix it as the rooms become extremely hot in morning. She seemed to not care, and nothing was done about it, until later on we asked a friendly male staff member, who went up to the room himself and fixed it by simply using another remote. Poor customer service by that lady indeed, but the man was genuinely concerned and very helpful.


great place to stay for anyone on a budget


It is a clean hostel which located near Acropoli, but there is not enough charge plugs in the room.


Might have been just my room but there was no luggage lockers or security storage places. I also may have not gotten a full walk through so that May have been looked over. Only comment though!


Staff we're disorganized and not knowledgable, bathroom way to small for 6 person door. Breakfast was awful. Room was clean and location decent


Great location and an awesome roof top bar from which you can see the Akropolis. Bar staff super cool. Walking tour with a knowledgeable person on Athens history. You can't go wrong with this place.


Great location close to the Acropolis. It was easy to get to. I was only there one night but it suited me fine.


Great Hostel, excellent location. Only two things: 1. overpriced computers at the lobby (most of the hostels has a couple for free) and the bar and restaurante also were a little overpriced for Athens. (but of course you can chosse not to eat and drink there)


Great hostel! Great location! Staff prepared! Left to be desired for breakfast and cleaning. Recommend! --------------------------------------------------- Ótimo hostel! Localização ótima! Equipe preparada! Deixou a desejar no café da manha e na limpeza. Recomendo!


Incredible location! From the rooftop bar you can see the sun set over the acropolis every night. There is a happy hour every day and the staff are very friendly. The hostel also has a sports bar and restaurant about 5 mins walk away which are both great value for money, an excellent way to meet other travellers and they put on events at the bar so you're never short of something to do. Great hostel.


I loved the roof bar it's very cool!!


We loved it here! The location was great and the security was excellent. Our only small complaint would be that we had to walk over to the other location because hostelworld did not indicate which one we were staying at....but no big deal!


Just love the roof top bar with view of Acropolis... I loved the sports bar too at the Athens studio...Superb location and very friendly staff...

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We had a great stay at Athens Backpackers. The atmosphere on the rooftop bar was awesome... Not to mention the view of the acropolis!! The €6 walking tour they offer is absolutely fantastic, definitely do it! Will hopefully be seeing you soon!


Perfect location, great staff (could recommend more things to do-outside the main touristic attractions), very practical facilities with the sport bar and the tasty fish cafe. The dorms have a lot of space and a locker. Would stay there again.

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