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Athens Backpackers

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens , Athens, Greece

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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 2017

'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 2017

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.


Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

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Room Summary

Tue 26th June 2018 - Fri 29th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jun 2018
    Of all the hostels I’ve stayed at, and it’s a lot, this one is my favorite. I would stay here again and I would recommend it to others. It’s in a perfect location. The neighborhood is great. It’s safe, close to a pharmacy, the Acropolis, laundry is next door, a great sports bar, cafes, shopping- you name it and it’s there! I stayed in a 6 bed mixed room and we had a kitchen area as well as a patio overlooking the street which was awesome!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    22 Jun 2018
    Great location, nice bar, great people. The rooms were very spacious and clean, only problem was our room didn't have a bathroom and we had to share one 12 other people on the floor.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    16 Jun 2018
    I have been to the backpackers brand before and I just don’t think this one was worth the money I spent. I asked some staff for suggestions and they just circled an area on my map and that’s it. It depended on who was working I guess. The lockers are a bit small and there storage is a large open room anyone can access. I was in a 6 bed private and the shower overflowed every day and randomly turned hot and cold. However, perfect location-especially if you’re alone and are concerned for safety.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    20 Jun 2018
    I've been too many hostels, And this one is one of the worst. Staying at hostels should be a fun, engaging, and friendly thing. Especially among staff. I've never come across such rude and cold staff. This was said by many guests. As such the overall atmosphere was tainted. Stay elsewhere to chill and have fun and meet new people! Also stay elsewhere for advice on Athens and Greece in general. I barely received a greeting upon check in. Shame.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • 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

Awards

  • 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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Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly

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.

Things to Note

Reception is open 24hrs. Check-in: 2pm.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. All cancellations and changes must be received in writing and responded to 48 hours prior to our 2pm check-in time.
Credit cards accept for charges of €50 or more.

Beware of pick pockets at airports, ports and the metro. Be aware of elderly men inviting you to bars with 'women', It is a trick to rip you off with over priced drinks. Just keep walking.

Reception is open 24hrs. Check-in: 2pm.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. All cancellations and changes must be received in writing and responded to 48 hours prior to our 2pm check-in time.
Credit cards accept for charges of 50 or more.

There are some amazing places in Greece, let us take you to them! Our team has the best answers for day trips in and out of Athens and our guides are young English-Greeks, so you can really get into the history and learn a lot.

'Last minute changes to reservation arrival dates will only be accepted until 4pm local time (GMT+2) on the day of arrival by email only. Charges will be incurred for late cancellation.'


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