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Athens Backpackers

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens , Athens, Greece
23 Jul 2018 , 3 nights
2 Guests

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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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Jul 2018
    Best hostel I've ever stayed in, no doubt about it. Great staff, loads of benefits to staying in the hostel like the food discounts, free breakfasts, low alcohol prices in the bars and a really sociable atmosphere. Couldn't have asked for a better stay ✌️
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Jul 2018
    We stayed here three nights, two in the studios and one in the actual Athens backpackers. Our roommates were really great and the rooftop bar was so cozy and we met a lot of great people there. The beds were nice and really our only problem was that there is only one bathroom for each floor so we shared with like 20 other people. Other than that t was very awesome and if I come back to Athens I’ll definitely stay there again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9

    Good

    12 Jul 2018
    Cheap and well situated, good value for money
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 6.0

    Good

    15 Jul 2018
    Staff was very rude and threatened me and other older lady because of a mishap on bed arrangement. Instead of helping and understanding the issue, the night staff got aggressive and blame other staff for mistake. There is no team work at this hostel. The room was not clean because staff indicated they were busy. We saw cockroach on the reception area when explaining the situation and staff did not do anything to address. I would not recommend this place.
    USA, Male, 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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