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Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers Reviews

Agias Theklas 12, Monastiraki, Athens, Greece

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76 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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I booked with Soph and Chris but seemed to just stay in Athens Style instead which was fine by me. Staff were really friendly, room was really clean, good atmosphere, very secure with keycards for entrance to building and room, and also larger lockers in room. Also excellent location, walking distance to almost everything in Athens. Only major downside was the wifi wasn't available in rooms and even in the lobby it wasn't very good.


We spent 2 nights in Atenas, the first one we stayed in a 4 beds room, we were 3 girls, that night a boy was going in and out to the room and finally he stay in his bed with a lady, it is supposed that they have cameras in the hostel, but the girl past the night in a single bed with a boy. I do not like this hostel at all.


The main building where the reception, common area and rooftop bar/breakfast area are located is really nice and I imagine the rooms there reflect it. However the hostel has extended into the building next door which feels like you're sleeping in some abandoned apartment building and I sincerely hope the hostel intends to fully remake this section soon because it's just weird. Bathroom doors didn't lock, the rooms reeked of cigarette smoke, and it overall had just a creepy vibe.


Soph & Chris are in the perfect location for all the main sights. I picked this place because of the roof bar -- and it did not disappoint. It was perfect getting to lounge on the roof with a beer watching the sunset over the Acropolis before heading out for dinner. Only complaint was that beds were a little squeaky. Otherwise - fantastic.


We really enjoyed our stay, they even got us some wine and other food items for my partner who has food allergies, very nice touch. The place was large and spacious, quiet and private.


Amazing location in Monstriaki. It's a great hostel overall. The only thing that bothered me was the paid lockers for storing baggage before check-in or post check-out. Breakfast is basic but the rooftop terrace is nice. Not sure if this might be an issue with dorms on the 1st floor but people seemed to stand outside my dorm (105) and chat loudly post partying between 4-6am, so I didn't get much sleep.


Needs to be cleaned better.


Sent them an email to fix a mistake I made, and got a very speedy response. Superb location. Free breakfast at the rooftop bar that gives a good view of the Acropolis, and they sell dinner too, for a reasonable price. Had my best mousaka there. Cleanliness of the toilet was just so-so. Plenty of space between dorm beds, good a/c. WiFi is only available at the lobby, but it's a nice place to hang around.


The room was better than expected, we were in an 8-bed female dorm, and had a private bathroom and a terrace, which was nice. The bed mattress however was horrible, bent in the middle. The bathroom small and could use some refurbishing. An Indian person who we've checked in and out with, was very rude and seemed to have no patience with any guest. The breakfast was a joke: dry bread with a jelly-wannabe-jam, and coffee that was just brown water... All in all, ok for a few nights sleeping only.

  • 18th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We stayed in a private room, was an awesome place, would stay again. Ps don't try and get in the elevator with your packs on.... Makes for a very interesting ride lol


I stayed in "Santorini" one night and "Milos" another night. Pros: LOCATION! atmosphere, busabout come through here so its always quite lively full of people, close to attractions and sites, many restaurants and options close by, SUPER close to the train station (convenient if staying one night), Cons: bathrooms arent great but adequate - everything works, definitely recommend it if your aim is to site see and be in the centre of the city


Alex is awesome!! No real complaints about this hostel it is really nice and I would definitely stay here again.


If you want to take a breathe you should pay money in this hostel.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Turkey
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Checking in took a while and the hostels are average for what you pay for. Wifi was weak at reception. Although the location to the Athens main sight seeing destinations was the hostels strong point.


Sketchy, but otherwise ok. Some rude staff, but could have just been a language barrier.


Awesome location - within walking distance of all the attractions. However, I didn't feel the building or room were very secure - anybody could have gotten in if they wanted to. The room wasn't all that clean and the only thing separating the shower from the room was a shower curtain which might be ok if you're sharing the room with a bunch of friends but not a mixed dorm with complete strangers. I'm glad I ended up staying only one night.


Hostel in great location, right next to cafe/bars, easy to find. Free breakfast on rooftop cafe was awesome..bar/restaurant all day with good cheap food.. Rooms really good, had lockers but u need ur own lock. Had balcony with view of parthenon. only downfall was the fluro lights everyone had for a night light which lit the whole room & wifi in common area only which is in a diff building..


An 8 bed dorm was good as the beds are spread out and there is enough space for everyones things. Breakfast included you just have yo go across to the neighbouring hostel. Unfortunately your keycard wont work in their main door and you have to wait for them to let you in.


Best staff, amazing free walking tour every morning that is super fun and gives you all you need to know about the city. Highly recommend this place. Would definitely come again!


The hostel is in a great location, couldn't be better. The terrace is really nice to hang out and they have good meals there as well. The room is good, they have normal beds and you will not get hot in there. The shower and toilet are really poor, they work and everything but its nothing comfortable. The wifi is just working at the reception and sometimes you take a little time to be able to connect.

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