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Athens Backpackers

Book more than 7 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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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.3

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 7.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Apr 2019
    Just finished my stay at Athens Backpackers and let me say, for the location alone this place is FANTASTIC! One minute walk to the metro AND the Acropolis....doesn’t get much better than that. The views from the rooftop at sunset, the breakfast, the spacious rooms...it was all simply GREAT!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Apr 2019
    Great location and staff were super friendly. Only stayed a night but was good overall.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Mar 2019
    Athens Backpackers is absolutely amazing! The staff were extremely kind and they were so helpful! The location is within a couple of steps from the Acropolis.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Mar 2019
    I can't say enough about this hostel! The location is perfect. The staff is so friendly. Theres a rooftop view. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly. The staff gave me advice on restaurants and bars to go to around town. Everyone was so friendly. They even offer breakfast! A modest breakfast by American standards, but perfect to start the day.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    02 Apr 2019
    It's a good hostel, because it's well located (less than 5 min.from acropolis metro station), sparkling clean, excelent staffs and good beds. Also the free breakfast is a bonus always and rooftop view to the acropolis is fantastic. Some problems: no individual sockets in the beds and in the studios there are no living room to chill and also, no toilets in the comum areas. Even though, I would recommend the place, but keep in mind about the sockets and bring with you power banks.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    03 Apr 2019
    My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay at Athens Backpackers. The location couldn’t be better, and you can easily walk to the main sites. The rooftop is incredible- make sure you visit it while you’re there. They also provided one of the best hostel breakfasts I’ve ever had- fresh veggies, feta, and fresh squeezed orange juice from the orange trees on the street. The rooms were a little small, but we still had a comfortable stay. I would recommend this hostel.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Apr 2019
    The hostel was located right in downtown Athens, a five minute walk from the Acropolis and right outside of the metro. They had 24/7 front desk service which was nice, but the security was lax. No one checked that we actually were staying at the hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    13 Apr 2019
    Be aware there are 2 locations, and if you book online you will confusingly receive directions to only one: if you go there you may be told to go to the other, and when you arrive the front desk will be indifferent - so if you’re jet lagged, tired, carrying a heavy bag, or arriving late, or all of the above like me, it’s worth it to check with them beforehand to find out where you’re booked & ignore the email instructions. Otherwise it’s too loud here at night, good luck sleeping at all.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3

    Good

    03 Apr 2019
    As other reviewers have all said, this hostel has a bait-and-switch scheme where you arrive and they tell you your room is in their other location (Athens Studios). Athens Studios has older travelers and less of an atmosphere. The shower also flooded into the room. The only bright spot was the walking tour. I would recommend staying at City Circus Hostel instead. I switched there after 2 days and my experience was way better. Nicer facilities, better location, more social, more activities.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9

    Rating

    23 Mar 2019
    Booked Athens Backpackers for the rooftop bar and social atmosphere. Was told when I got there I would be staying in a second hostel 5 minutes away, Athens Studios. No bar, no common area, and not what I booked. Highly recommend staying elsewhere if you want to stay where you booked, want friendly staff, and a rooftop bar that is actually open.
    USA, Male, 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
  • 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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