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Athens Backpackers

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  • 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 and a free cinema! 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 halve 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, €2 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 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    Fantastic location. Easy from the Airport 200 m to the tourist hub at Akropoli Metro . 200m to some ace local bars the other way! Right on the range of an anti-clockwise trek around Akropoli. Finished up north of the Parliament Building on a Funicular overlooking the city . Amazing! Then returned for a great night out and an early taxi to the Mykonos Ferry.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jul 2019
    You don't get to see on the website whether you got Athens Backpackers or Athens Studios, which is the second property about a five minute walk away. I happened to stay at Athens Studios which has zero communal space, but they have a conveniently located burger restaurant next door. So you either get to know the people in your room, or go down the street and hang out at the bar at Athens Backpackers, where I didn't spend much time. Overall happy as a solo female traveler that's high-maintenance!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    Great location right near the Acropolis and a tasty gyros place around the corner! Great social environment for the guests with the rooftop bar that packs an awesome view of the Parthenon as well! Room was clean and spacious with lockers (need your own lock n key) and air con. Really enjoyed our stay here.
    Australia, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    Great location in nice area really to Acropolis with loads of restaurants and a supermarket. The dorms had little kitchens with utensils which was useful. Free breakfast was good (meats cheeses cereals eggs). Nice bar on both sites
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    26 Jun 2019
    Centrally located, next to Akropoli. Free breakfast and events at night with a rooftop bar.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, but the faculties are a bit poor. Roof top bar is amazing and great place to socialise but the kitchen isn't really designed for people to be cooking in it. I had to cut my food with a bread knife on a plate because I couldn't find a proper kitchen knife or even a chopping board which was kind of annoying
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    03 Jul 2019
    Overall, this hostel is the perfect place to stay if you are just wanting to do a quick trip in Athens to see the Acropolis and surrounding sights! The staff were really helpful when asking about good places to eat, what times to go where and questions about going to the port. The rooms were spacious, however the blinds in mine didn’t work and the bunk beds were creaky metal ones that shook with the slightest movement.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    30 Jun 2019
    Fantastic location, clean rooms, and helpful staff working 24 hours. However, this place doesn't use shower curtains, but a foot-long pane of glass that gets the bathroom soakek, which was kind of gross.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    03 Jul 2019
    It was nice stay. The room was small but enough for sleeping, with lockers and electric power point for everyone. Bathroom is in room: small but clean, with warm water. AC was working very well! Amazing bar on the roof, nice possibilities to go out. Breakfast was really good, cheap stuff but ok, with coffee, tee.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    30 Jun 2019
    Should let you know at the time of booking if you are placed in the main hostel building or in the studios (5 minute walk from main building). I had 2 separate bookings, 1 night in the studios, 1 night in the main building. Checking in and out and moving from one building to the next was a pain. Had I have known I was booked in two separate rooms, I would’ve booked elsewhere.
    USA, Female, 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
  • Washing Machine
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
  • Nightclub
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Athens

  • 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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