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Athens Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Athens Backpackers was completely renovated from top to bottom in June 2021. It now has a 2 level Roof Bar called "Sunnies" with unbeatable views of the Acropolis. And a downstairs lobby bar and co working space with a meze eatery called "The Local" serving local food and drinks all day and night.
All rooms, bars and spaces at the property have 200MBPS hi-speed WiFi. All shared rooms have PODS with individual lights and charging stations. We have completely contactless check in/out and our door locks are covid proof and operated by your smart phone.

Property Description

*** Overview***

Athens Backpackers 2.0 will change how you travel again in 2021 and into the future just like we did in 2003 when we first opened. We will be completely renovated from August 2020 onwards by the award wining dynamic Greek design duo 'Under The Spell'

Our famous Sunnies Roof Bar is now split over 2 Roof Top levels with Insane views of the Acropolis, Mountains and Ocean. Our drinks, food & cocktails are hand crafted by Greek Maestro B Diddy and can be ordered till late.

Our new lobby bar is open 24hrs a day showcasing playlists and music from renowned Greek DJ & Musicologist Elephant Phinix and also has a large space to chill eat or drink with spaces to socialise or just be on your own. With a wide selection or local craft beers and snacks to keep you fuelled and happy.

Our new patented capsule beds have USB ports, power points and private mood lights so you can escape everything to your own private space when ever you need to.

The building is fitted with smart technology throughout with coil heating/cooling, smart lights and keyless entry and high speed checkin available.

There is also free high speed Wifi throughout, 24 hour free luggage storage, free locally sourced breakfast, daily 'discover the sites' walking tours and a focus on seeing the real Athens whilst meeting other like minded people.

***Our Location ***

Is truly unbeatable only 3 mins walk from the Acropolis, 2 min walk to Hadrians Arch, 5 min walk to Temple of Zeus and 1 min to the Plaka and Ancient Cobblestone pathway that circles the city, in the coolest safest part of the city. We are only a 2 min walk from the Acropolis Metro Station with direct access to the beach if you need a dip.

*** Rooms and Dorms***

Make the choice between patented private capsule beds, studios or apartments all sleeping options have access to all our facilities. The private room are located in the Studios building.

***Extra and Activities***

We have a large array of events, activities in our bars, social spaces and across our properties. Everything is available to all our guests many our free some have small charges where applicable. Please note due to the Covid 19 situation we are not allowed by law to serve free breakfast till further notice. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Jul 2021
    I couldn’t recommend a place higher. I was traveling as a solo female. I met a lot of great people and coordinated from there. The staff was really informative and always willing to help.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jul 2021
    This was my favorite hostel in Greece. I loved it so much I came back at the end of my trip. It’s super easy to meet people, the walking tours are amazing, and it’s a really nice hostel given the price. The staff are so helpful and kind too. Definitely stay here!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jul 2021
    11/10 Clean, good vibes, lots of people with predisposition to hangout and meet people. Most of the hosts are solo travellers so makes essy for everyone to meet new people and make friends. Location couldnt be better and its clean and super safe.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    23 Jul 2021
    Amazing location. Large lockers for luggage. Definitely would stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Jul 2021
    Everything was great! I had a great time. The only problem was the shower drain didn’t work so well and didn’t drain properly.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    11 Jul 2021
    The host/bartender is an amazing host!! Super friendly, respectful, fun, and informative for all your needs. The hostel is located within 1-2 minutes of the metro, 3-4 minute walk to the acropolis entrance, and nestled in the heart of Athens. Great stay for your $! The rooftop bar still isn’t open but I wouldn’t let that hold you back.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Jul 2021
    Just the bathroom it wasn’t cleaned at all, but other than that I had a great time at this hostel and met a quite few nice people around.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Jul 2021
    Walter and the other hostess were amazingly friendly. There is a third person, though, who is extremely rude and unhelpful. He has this habit to speak to you as if you just said the most stupid thing in the world, even for simple things, and sometimes nearly explicitly says that he thinks so. False advertisement (rooftop closed, app always broken, rooms photos…). No community (actual hostel) atmosphere. Issue with AC. Excellent location, comfy beds and accessories, very clean. Happy overall.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    16 Jul 2021
    Walter = amazing, girl nice as well, 3rd guy should be sent down the road. Location can NOT be beat for both Metro and Athens highlights. A/C less than efficient, as was drainage for showers and crazy lighting in bathroom. Storage great, beds comfy, electric/lighting fine but would be nicer with privacy curtain/shade. Would go back definitely because of proximity to sights, service/facilities (excepting Walter) just ok, not exceptional.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    14 Jul 2021
    Have stayed at Athens Backpackers before & it’s not at all the same hostel that it once was. Stayed two nights in two different rooms, in both the AC was broken & there were a number of issues with things in the bathroom being broken. Unbearably hot in the summer with no AC, brought this up to staff and of course nothing was done. Rooftop bar is still closed with no signs of renovations being done soon & atmosphere is generally dead. Until they fix this stuff, I would recommend booking elsewhere
    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
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    5th, Worldwide

  • 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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