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Fira down town, fira, Santorini, Greece

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237 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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It was ok.


This was a wonderful hostel right in the middle of Fira, the capital city of the island. The location was very close to food options, bank machines and places to rent an ATV or car. The staff was absolutely top notch here. Very friendly and helpful and made you feel at home. They also take in stray cats and get them fixed, which gave the place a great feel. Only downside was the shower, as people tended to leave the bathroom floor wet, and the shower curtain clings to you. Would stay again.


It is a nice place to stay, located very close to the bus station and the town center. The staff is very helpful and gives you all the information you need to get around and enjoy your stay. The facility are very good. The rooms are very clean and have a nice view from the terrace.


it was fine, thanks~


Good kitchen, close to everything, people (staff) just hang around awkwardly and it kinda feels like 24/7 security or something but the main women is very nice, free laundry though no dryer but one up the road for 6€. Showers/ bathrooms are gross tiny showers and mouldy shower curtain sticks to your back while showering, all showers in Greece are very similar though.


Close walk from everything, extremely helpful staff, and good atmosphere even in the offseason.


Firabackers have a very good hostel atmosphere.. Its very close to everywhere in fira n the main bus station that will take u to all other parts of santorini. Only 1 complain, the toilet can really really be improved... Showers get clogged after a shower n the whole toilet will flood. Apart from that, no issue at all. I will return back to this place if i were to return to santorini again!


Stayed in a private room which had an awesome balcony! Bathrooms could do with some TLC but other than this I think the place was awesome!

  • 4th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I loved this place!!! Great common area, kitchen and easy to meet fellow travellers here. Although it was low season this place still felt rather busy and had a great vibe. The staff were super friendly and switched on to keeping everything clean and tidy. I will highly recommend this hostel to friends!


This hostel location was right in the city center, a walk away from the port and donkey station :) The staff was very friendly and informative when I arrived, and throughout my stay. I felt safe with the 24 hour reception and lockers in the dorm rms was a plus! The only bad thing I can recall is when you take a shower in the dorms, and the shower curtain gets wet, it will like attach itself to you which can make showering a struggle ahah.


Good hostel. Friendly, helpful staff. Went in off season, and the biggest group of people we saw at night was in the common area in the hostel. Not much of an atmosphere though. Honestly think that had more to do with the fact it was off season than the hostel though. Showers were not the best.


They have a pool, free laundry, and a good kitchen. Great location and atmosphere. Small bathrooms and spotty wifi


Hi i came here at the end of the season but still found it had a great atmosphere and was very close to town and shops. Good kitchen and rooms had lockers

  • 23rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff was really nice and friendly and gave us a lot of suggestions on what to do. However, there is one staff early morning that doesn't know anything and asked me to wait until his colleague come to answer my question. The room was nice because they provide you with a cupboard with a small lock on it.


I loved to stay in Fira backpackers! The staff was very kind and helpful. The best that I've ever had in this trip. Nice atmosphere to meet people and have new friends. I will come back!


I love love this hostel! The people at the front desk are so nice and help you do everything and tell you where everything is. They picked us up from the Ferry for free (even without the 5 night minimum requirement) and they give you a free towel and a large locker with a lock to use. The pool and the shower are not necessarily heated, but if you come during the summer I'm sure this wouldn't be an issue. In the end of October it wasn't really that bad for us. Close to the buses as well.


This hostel was great value for your money. It was so close to the bus station, which was nice after a long ferry. We met great people in the common area and were able to cook in the small kitchen area. Definitely recommend this hostel.


Staffs are nice especially the lady at reception. Close to town center and bus stop. Good value for money


The atmosphere here was great with lots of other travellers despite it being low season. Santorini is an amazing island, must visit the beaches and watch the sunset over the sea!


This is a great hostel. Good location in fira. Close to the bus station which makes exploring the Island easy. Close to supermarkets and agents to buy ferry tickets. Great facilities. Lockers and lights for each bed. Very clean also. I would highly recommend this place :)

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