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Dioskouros

6 Pittakou Street Acropolis, Plaka, Athens, Greece

75%Rating

  • 74%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

Hostelworld says:

Dioskouros is in the ideal location in Athens, surrounded by museums and traditional taverns, next to the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis. Hostelworld guests tell us this is a 'very safe and secure neighbourhood'; they've also said this hostel has a quiet and friendly atmosphere and value for money. Their great staff offer air conditioning and free pancake breakfasts. We particularly like their cats.

Property Information:

Location: acropolis - plaka safest in athens
Easy to get to from the airport
Rates as low as eur 8 per person per night

Free breakfast
Fresh bread/toast
Nutella/jam/honey
Fruit
Filter coffee
Tea

Upgraded Breakfast:
Eggs and Bacon
Greek Yoghurt with crushed walnuts and honey
Cinnamon French toast.

We also serve freshly cut Greek salads, burgers, fries and vegetarian dishes in our garden during the evening hours. Cold drinks are also served in the Garden.

Hotel dioskouros
In an unassuming street directly under the acropolis in the atmospheric old quarter of plaka and right next to the brand new acropolis museum, hotel dioskouros is located in one of the city's more exclusive areas, offering travellers a first-rate location, at budget hostel rates.

This intimate hotel offers clean and simple rooms with shared bathrooms and all basic hotel facilities: air conditioning, inclusive breakfasts, free internet wifi in common area, 24-hour reception and security. Several top floor rooms offer a close-up view of the acropolis while the garden below comes alive in the summer for guests to drink, socialize and relax.

The hotel's immediate surroundings present a palpable sense of history. Guests can follow the ancient paths winding around the acropolis, the temple of zeus, byzantine churches, neoclassical mansions, small eclectic museums and the new world-class acropolis museum - all of which are within a seven minute walk. Traditional greek tavernas line the cobbled streets as do the traditional greek blues houses (rembetika) and ouzo bars to boot.

Venturing a few minutes further by foot, guests could find themselves within the shopping district of ermou, hunting for antiques at monastiraki's flea market, following the footspteps of socrates at the ancient marketplace, sipping coffee in kolonaki, or in the vibrant party areas of gazi or psyrri.

All essential amenities are accessible including direct transport links to the airport (30 minutes away by metro or bus), easy access to the beach at glyfada (via tram or metro) and train links to the south cost port of pireas.

Dioskouros hotel offers an ideal location from which the seasoned traveller can tap into an ancient world at unbeatable rates.

Services/facilities in brief:
- linen
- free breakfast
- free internet
- baby cots available upon request
- luggage storage
- 24 hour reception
- vending machine with snack, drinks and travel products.
- travel and tours desk discounted rates for hotel guests
- paid parking in the neighborhood

Free breakfast:
- fresh bread
- pancakes
- nutella/jam/butter
- toast
- tea
- coffee (filter and instant)

Groups:
We can accommodate groups of up 50
Ideal location for student/study groups
Garden area allows from morning group meets, regrouping and lunch during the day and relaxation in the evening

Important: CC payments only acceptable for bookings over Eur40.
Payments by CC will have an additional 3% charge.
Best For: Families, Groups

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  • Dioskouros says

    I think what really makes us special is our unbeatable location, right at the foot of the Acropolis rock, but on a quiet street away from the noisy city. Our Garden provides a great shelter from the bustling city of Athens for those who want to take a break from site seeing etc and relax during the day. In fact, you'd never know you were in downtown Athens when chilling there...that's why we serve breakfast in the garden!
    The main thing that separates us from other hostels is that we have a totally non commercial/alternative approach to our guests feeling more like hosts than hostel owners. Our friendly team of locals - Stav, Denitsa and Dinos - can help guests truly explore the city in the best possible way. Stav is also a concert promoter, so guests can check with him about any awesome gigs and club nights before heading out.
    There are several nearby places I highly recommend visiting, but here I would have to suggest Kostas Souvlaki in Syntagma, just a seven-minute walk away - they've got the best souvlaki in the city.
    I'd say our hostel is ideally suited for chilled-out, laid-back and relaxed people hoping to see the off-beat side of Athens.
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      Steven, Owner/Manager
  • Hostelworld Guests Say

    very nice staff, helped to arrange a cruise to the islands, gave recommendation for best souvlaki in town and allowed to charge my mp3 player using their laptop. the location is perfect. very good value for money
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      Anonymous, Lithuania, Male, 25-30
  • Latest Review

    Well I have booked this hostel because of the breakfast included and a great location. But what I found were only 2 good things: excellent location and helpful staff. Let's talk about down sides of this place. Breakfast were very poor (jam, bread and coffee). Cleanness was very poor we have found bedbugs that will leave your body covered in hideous bite marks and it is very unpleasant. They should seriously look into this problem, because you can bring bedbugs back to your home. Despite bedbugs
    Read More
      Anonymous, Lithuania, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine


Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Taxes Included


Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Important: CC payments only acceptable for bookings over Eur40. Payments by CC will have an additional 3% charge.





Dioskouros Located at 6 Pittakou Street Acropolis, Plaka, , Athens.
Dioskouros
Greece
Athens 6 Pittakou Street Acropolis, Plaka
75% 1731
37.9711996 23.7321639
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