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Athens Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Athens Backpackers is set in a great central location, just between the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis. This hostel features free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a rooftop sports bar with Happy Hour drinks promotions. Hostelworld guests tell us they'd recommend this hostel to friends because the 'staff are amazing, helpful with everything and super-accommodating' and 'the morning walking tour was perfect...and you will learn a lot about areas that you can then visit on your own'.

Property Description

'AB's has fast become the hostel of choice for excellent facilities and good-time atmosphere - you'll find an instant social scene, fabulous facilities, roof bar with lots of action, clean comfortable beds - everything included- in a unbeatable location.' - Lonely Planet 2018

'A never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this non-smoking, English speaking joint - great opportunity to meet free-style travellers like you' - In Your Pocket 2018

Our Australian-owned and -run hostel is right in the heart of classical Athens on the good side of town. It’s safe, central and door-to-door from the airport by metro. You'll have an amazing time here; there’s always something on, from quiz nights, karaoke nights, special events, soup nights, daily walking tours and Happy Hours. Our sports bar has all the major sport live - if it’s on anywhere then we’re showing it.

We have a choice of big airy dorms and beautiful new private apartments. This is a clean, professionally-managed hostel with beds that are always clean and showers that are always hot. There’s ensuites and private bathrooms to all rooms.

We’ve got free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout so bring your laptops and hand-held devices or use our new PCs for a small charge.

We’ve got no hidden charges, with free breakfast, free tea and coffee all day! There’s also no charge for using credit cards.

From computers to the Laundromat to the communal kitchen, we’ve got all the services you need. Save money and use our kitchens to cook lunch and dinner - your stay in Athens will half in price.

During hot summer nights, on the rooftop bar you'll get the coldest, cheapest beer in Athens and the best view of the Acropolis as the sun sets.

Remember, Happy Hour is every night from 7 to 8pm and features discounted cocktails, with mojitos, Parthenon passions, icy pints and free shots.

Our staff will make sure you get the best out of your stay in Athens. Cities can be hard to discover. We make sure you get what you want out of your stay by organising parties to meet people, orientation walking tours and just personal help. We’ve got great tours in and around Athens at great backpackers’ prices.

This is the best location in town, right beside the classical centre in a quality area, with no dodgy backstreets. There’s a reason we have a 97% rating for location!

We’re less than five minutes from the Acropolis, the Plaka, the National Gardens, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus. It’s only 15 minutes’ walk to Lycabettus Hill, 10 minutes by subway to the National Archaeological Museum and 20 minutes by tram to the beach and Pireaus Port.


We have 2 buildings, just 3 min walk from each other. You might be allocated to Studios Building, however you can use the facilities of both buildings no matter where you are staying



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Overview

You'll find Athens Backpackers huddled between the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis, two of the city's top sites. Want a hostel with a rooftop sports bar serving Happy Hour drinks with views over town? We have that. A free breakfast? That too. Free super speedy Wi-Fi? And that! We've also got helpful staff and cool events ranging from free walking tours and soup nights to quizzes and karaoke. As we're Aussie owned, we've got great vibes to boot: come meet other travellers in our comfy common rooms as proof.

Location

We've got a high rating for location for good reason: we're less than a 5-minute stroll from classical Greek sights like the Plaka and the Arch of Hadrian. You can grab the subway to the National Archaeological Museum in less than 15. Want to wander the shoreline? Hop on a tram to the beach. If you're coming from Athens International Airport, you can reach us on the metro in less than an hour.

Rooms and Dorms

Our dorms are spacious, our private apartments are new, our beds are clean and our showers are hot. What more could you want?! We also supply linen and lockers for free, and all our private rooms and apartments have en-suites. Some dorms – whether female or mixed – have shared bathrooms out in the corridor. There's air con to keep you cool, too.

Extras and activities

Make yourself a cup of free tea and coffee in the kitchen, then head to our mini cinema to catch a movie. A chillout session here is just the thing after a tour around or out of Athens – maybe to the historical Temple of Poseidon and Medieval Nemea. An extra bonus is our elevator – because your legs might be feeling it after walking up Mount Lycabettus for sunset.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Nov 2019
    Great hostel at a perfect location!
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Nov 2019
    Very nice hostel! Enjoyed my stay.
    Guyana, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    This is a really great hostel. It's located right near the metro station, it has a 24/7 laundromat and restaurants nearby, the rooms are well appointed and the mattresses are comfortable. Only two things to improve, the rooms need more electric outlets, one for each bed, and a common area would be a nice addition. I would definitely stay there again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Dec 2019
    Great stay!!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    The hostel was nice in all terms from cleanliness to satff and location. The Breakfast is GREAT i really liked it. Only drawback is that there is only one bathroom for 6 people and it gets really crowded most of the time and some time u really have to make an effort to have your turn for the toilet,.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Jan 2020
    I booked Backpackers, but it was down to repair so have been moved to studios. I thought it gonna be boring, since studios doesn’t have any social gathering place or something, where we can meet other people, unlike Backpackers. But got lucky and got a good company in the room I was staying. Otherwise everything was perfect: Staff, cleanliness, location, surrounding..
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 Nov 2019
    A really great hostel with very friendly staff, easy to get to and a great location for sight seeing and getting around Athens, en-suite bathrooms are great and the free breakfast is the best I’ve had at a hostel.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    17 Nov 2019
    The Hostel was closed in November for refurbishment. There was a map where you find the other building called Studios.
    Hungary, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    22 Nov 2019
    Unfortunately, the Athens backpackers hostel with the roof top, which I thought I was staying at, was closed for renovations. I stayed at the studios, they were okay but not as social as I was hoping for which is the main reason I booked that hostel. The facilities were okay, the shower was set up very oddly causing the water to get all over the bathroom. The people I dormed with were also a lot (like A LOT) older than me so it was weird. The staff was nice tho. Probably wouldn’t book again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    26 Nov 2019
    Bait and Switch. Hotel owns 2 locations. Backpackers (more social vibe) and Studio. I read that if you book at Backpackers they may put you in the Studios building but the Backpackers facility would be open to you (including the bar, atmosphere, people, etc). But I booked the Backpackers hostel during slow season (November) and was moved to Studio then told Backpackers was closed. WHY WAS IT EVEN LISTED ON website? So I did not get to access the facilities as advertised. False adverts!
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Athens

  • 2019

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2019

    5th, Worldwide

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Athens

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Athens

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Athens

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Athens

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2008

    1st, Country Winners Greece

  • 2006

    5th, Worldwide

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Athens Backpackers says

I think it's where we are and who we are that make us unique. Travelling is for meeting people; that's why we've designed our place and all the activities so you do just that.
Our Skybar has 360 views of the Acropolis, so close you can almost touch it. Next door is the Fish Café, with the best meals in Athens under â'¬8. Our street also has a Laundromat and two unique bars…plus, our hostel is on a road lined with orange trees! The smell of orange blossoms is amazing.
Our guests are constantly raving to me about our Sky Bar, since it has cheap ice-cold beers and cocktails and the fact they meet so many new people!
We cater to anyone and everyone because we all bring something unique to the party. We accommodate individuals wanting to meet people and families desiring privacy and amenities. We also have elevators in all buildings and emergency assistance call buttons in the bathrooms.

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