Noisy. The hostel is nice and rooms are ok (value/money) but I must say that it is quite noisy. You are able to listen people talking (normal volume, not particularly loud) of at least 3 other rooms around you. I was able to get some sleep but more sensitive people might have trouble with this type of noise.
The location is ok, but if you want for instance to walk to Khao San, it is about 15-20 minutes walk, and considering the heat and humidity it might be a little uncomfortable. The surroundings offer very little interest and therefore you would need a tuk-tuk or taxi to move around. The facilities were ok, clean and comfortable, but I must say that this hostel has no character at all and that most of the staff I run into speak poor English.
The girl at the front desk is the hostel best asset, she is extremely positive and knows everything you need and has a great attitude and disposition to arrange anything you need. The cons is that the toilets are located only in ground floor and the dorms are on third floor so there is a little inconvenience with this.
Upon our arrival we were informed that they were full despite our reservation for a private 4 person room performed weeks before. Most guests were relocated to a near by hotel and we were downgraded to a 20 person room for the same money. the free continental breakfast is a scam. We woke up at 7 and all there was was some awful coffee and some hot water if you liked some tea. We were not expecting much but stilwas disappointing. Since we were on transit and all we needed was a bed to crash on
Great location, ugly place.
The locations is definitely one of the strengths of this hostel,... but there is a lot more than that! The staff was always very kind and willing to help. Besides, they provide very helpful advice regarding tours and night events. This place is definitely a 5 star recommendation
We got a very nice time in Athens, and lots of fun by the roof bar at Athens Backpackers. We were a large group and rented two whole rooms so we did not have to share them. However we got a terrible experience when one night we got back from the bar and found an stranger sleeping on our couch. He was told there was a free bed at our room and he was given a key to our room. Fortunately the person was very polite and there were no further problems but this issue actually identifies a lack of security at the staffing.