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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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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 8.8

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Aug 2019
    The location is absolutely fantastic, basically crawling distance to the Acropolis and metro stations. Great food nearby, supermarkets and restaurants of all price ranges. The hostel itself was clean, the staff were fantastic, the aircon was AMAZING and the view from that rooftop is breathtaking. I had such a fantastic time as a solo traveller and would recommend AB over and over again. Wish I could’ve stayed longer!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    Great location! So close to everything needed. And air con in rooms was great. Rooms were also really nice.
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    12 Aug 2019
    I loved the location of this place, it’s near the acropolis and a great little safe area. You can get everywhere you need via bus or subway. The rooftop bar has the most amazing view of the acropolis. Air con in room was fantastic. Bed was comfy. I had a good stay here.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    06 Aug 2019
    Amazing location
    Bangladesh, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    05 Aug 2019
    The hostel is really good. I was in the 2nd building, a bit confusing to find it. But overall really nice, clean and modern.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Aug 2019
    Great place, very good breakfast. Beds were comfy. Nothing to complain, would stay again. The rooftop is great for meeting new people.
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Aug 2019
    I stayed at Athens Backpackers Hostel for three nights when I first landed in Greece. I met some wonderful people but one thing to keep in mind if you're booking here is that there are two locations (only a few blocks apart) but they have different amenities. I booked at Athens Backpackers Hostel and thought I was getting access to a nice hangout area and rooftop bar. Neither of those existed at where I stayed in Athens Studios. It would have been nice to be notified beforehand.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    09 Aug 2019
    No real common spaces to chill with people other than rooftop. Bathrooms / showers were pretty gross and the floor was always wet. Great location right near the Acropolis! No curtains on beds so very little privacy while in the room.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    06 Aug 2019
    I had booked at the Athens Backpackers but was actually put into their sister location Athens Studios. Which I had to walk to after an already long journey. The sister location has no common/shared space which takes away from the hostel vibe. I was also told that I could get a towel for a deposit but then was told the deposit isn't returned which is not how deposits work, they should have just told me there was a charge for it.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0

    Rating

    13 Aug 2019
    Didn't even stay here. Turned up and told to go to another place/hostel. Why risk it aye, book somewhere else so you know what you get.
    New Zealand, 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
  • 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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