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Athens Backpackers

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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 was completely renovated from top to bottom in June 2021. It now has a 2 level Roof Bar called "Sunnies" with unbeatable views of the Acropolis. And a downstairs lobby bar and co working space with a meze eatery called "The Local" serving local food and drinks all day and night.
All rooms, bars and spaces at the property have 200MBPS hi-speed WiFi. All shared rooms have PODS with individual lights and charging stations. We have completely contactless check in/out and our door locks are covid proof and operated by your smart phone.

Property Description

*** Overview***

Our famous Sunnies Roof Bar is now split over 2 Roof Top levels with Insane views of the Acropolis, Mountains and Ocean. Our drinks & cocktails are hand crafted by Greek Maestro B Diddy and can be ordered till late.

Our new lobby bar is open 24hrs a day showcasing playlists and music from renowned Greek DJ & Musicologist Elephant Phoenix and also has a large space to chill eat or drink with spaces to socialize or just be on your own. With a wide selection or local craft beers and snacks to keep you fuelled and happy.

Our new patented capsule beds have USB ports, power points and private mood lights so you can escape everything to your own private space when ever you need to.

The building is fitted with smart technology throughout with coil heating/cooling, smart lights and keyless entry and high speed checkin available.

There is also free high speed Wifi throughout, 24 hour free luggage storage, free locally sourced breakfast, daily 'discover the sites' walking tours and a focus on seeing the real Athens whilst meeting other like minded people.

***Our Location ***

Is truly unbeatable only 3 mins walk from the Acropolis, 2 min walk to Hadrians Arch, 5 min walk to Temple of Zeus and 1 min to the Plaka and Ancient Cobblestone pathway that circles the city, in the coolest safest part of the city. We are only a 2 min walk from the Acropolis Metro Station with direct access to the beach if you need a dip.

*** Rooms and Dorms***

Make the choice between patented private capsule beds, studios or apartments all sleeping options have access to all our facilities. The private room are located in the Studios building.

***Extra and Activities***

We have a large array of events, activities in our bars, social spaces and across our properties. Everything is available to all our guests many our free some have small charges where applicable. Please note due to the Covid 19 situation we are not allowed by law to serve free breakfast till further notice. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jan 2022
    My stay at backpackers hostel was amazing. If you're traveling alone, this hostel is just the place to be - I met so many wonderful people there, which I didn't even expect in winter. I recommend this hostel 100% and I will definitely come back if I ever go to Athens again. The staff, bar, rooftop and atmosphere are great, as well as the perfect location!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Dec 2021
    I absolutely loved staying at this hostel. The staff are so amazing and it's a great place to make friends or do your own thing. One of my favorite places iv stayed ❤️
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Dec 2021
    It was a great place to stay. The walking tour they mentioned was incredible. So many amazing people. The rooftop view was hard to beat. I highly recommend Athens Backpackers!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    17 Dec 2021
    It was a great hostel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and they had everything i needed.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Jan 2022
    Excellent location, easy to get to from airport and onto port, as well as exploring the city. Rooms were tidy and had en-suites though as shower area doesn’t have curtain the floor area can get wet. Individual lights and charging ports for each bed. Bar downstairs. Due to covid breakfast served less than 2min walk as is the laundry. I’d recommend and I’d stay here again.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Dec 2021
    Really fun hostel with great vibes over New Years!! The bar was comfortable to hang out in and play cards, chess and meet and chat with new people coming in. The reception/bar tenders, Costas and Stephanie, were super helpful and nice to hang out with!! The cleaning staff also did an awesome job keeping the place clean! Highly recommend.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    23 Dec 2021
    Very good location, nice staff, and chill-out evenings at the bar. The rooftop bar is closed in winter, but one can visit the roof at 5 pm, it has a nice sunset view. The bathroom is a bit of a problem, there is no shower door, so water is everywhere after one takes shower, but manageable, we dint face that much of an issue.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    21 Dec 2021
    An amazing place to stay! Everything is super close walking distance. The rooftop has an incredible view and the stuff is very helpful and very cool! Huge thanks to Costas and Walter for making my stay super fun! I am 100% recommending Backpackers.Go there meet new people and have fun! This is the place where you can meet so many people by just going downstairs and get drinks,relax and chat with lovely stuff. Didn’t expect anything like that when I was coming there! It was amazing.Thanks guys!🖤
    Russia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    16 Dec 2021
    Comfortable rooms and sleeping pods, this place is fantastically located, close to the Acropolis and adjoining metro station. The staff is very friendly and we had some fun nights at the hostel bar even during low season! Only drawback, if you need to cook your own food the kitchenette is not equipped and they need a microwave. But you're right next to a supermarket, convenience store and the local souvlaki (under 3€ pita sandwich). Good place for short stay or longer term.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    27 Dec 2021
    There was a lack of atmosphere at this hostel. I had a pleasant first evening due to an American staff member who really engaged with guests and created a nice social vibe in the bar area, but during the rest of my stay he was not there and the hostel was pretty dead. I thought the administration could do a lot more to foster interaction amongst guests such as organizing shared meals. Also, my room was incredibly small and the toilet was not cleaned during the entirety of my stay.
    Turkey, Female, 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
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Athens

  • 2019

    5th, Worldwide

  • 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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