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Athens Backpackers

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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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! 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 half 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, 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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Oct 2019
    I enjoyed staying at this hostel. The beds are comfortable and there is free breakfast. The receptionists are friendly and give good tips on where to eat out and hang out in the city.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    08 Oct 2019
    Very nice hostel with a great location. Overall can't complain. The only improvement would be a nicer greeting from staff when checking in and someone initially showing you around.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1

    Superb

    05 Oct 2019
    Location makes this place extremely worthwhile. Stayed in 6 bedder female dorm. The room was spacious and facilities pretty standard. The rooftop bar is very atmospheric, though small.
    India, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Oct 2019
    Very central location, in the vicinity of acropolis metro station. Hostel was clean. The unique access cards to the rooms ensured safety. Parthenon view from terrace in the evening was cherry on the top.
    India, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    06 Oct 2019
    Very happy with this hostel! The staff is really good, the location is perfect and they even got on-request lockers for when you just want to leave your lugagge and go to any island.
    Peru, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    11 Oct 2019
    My friends and I stayed at Backpackers for one night and had a pretty good experience. The staff was friendly and helpful and the dorm that we stayed in was fairly clean. Location is great very close to the Acropolis as well as the Metro. Would recommend to other students looking to save some money, but if I were to stay here again I might opt for a private room.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Oct 2019
    Excellent location right beside the Acropolis and the Metro. A good place to base your self if you want to see the sights as everything is within walking distance. Rooms were clean but there is only 1 shower/toilet between 3-bed rooms which can lead to a little wait during the morning rush! Staff were helpful with anything I needed and the hostel bar is excellent for watching any sporting event, meeting people the bar staff are very friendly too. Go to the Monday Night quiz for a good laugh too.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    05 Oct 2019
    We booked the Athens Backpackers, that looks like a cool hostel (some facilities , bar). But we were sent to Athens Studios, where there is no Facilities, and no Atmosphere (since you dont meet any people). Athens Backpackers is located in a much more quiet area than Athens Studios (located in a area with lots of bars and very noisy). If you book this hostel I would NOT reccomend to book the suites, otherwise you will be sent to the Athens Studios. Breakfest is ok, but the coffe was cold
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 6.6

    Good

    09 Oct 2019
    The hostel was very well located but the staff were unfriendly at times and the bathrooms were a bit unclean/dated.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7

    Rating

    02 Oct 2019
    I stayed at Backpackers for 3 nights, and on my last day, I noticed a lot of bed bugs in the bed, and bites on my body. The staff I talked to were really nice about it, they moved me to the other building and cleaned my clothes, but there was no larger sort of apology (whether monetary or otherwise). I have to worry about bed bugs for the rest of my vacation, and when back home. Besides that, the facilities were okay, the washrooms were not very clean. Location was amazing, the staff were great
    England, Female, 18-24
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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
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
  • 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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