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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 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 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Nov 2021
    This is a fantastic hostel. 30 seconds from the metro but also walking distance to almost all major Athenian attractions. Kosta in the lounge was very helpful and the common area was super friendly and open. Amenities very new and clean. You couldn't pay for a better rooftop view of the Acropolis. Great place to spend a few days while traveling!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Nov 2021
    Perfect location for first time visitors.
    USA, Couple, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Nov 2021
    Very nice hostel, great location and friendly staff. The rooftop with view on the acropolis is the cherry on top!
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Nov 2021
    Best hostel I have stayed at during my backpacking trip through Europe. The best staff and an amazing location.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 Oct 2021
    I’m the biggest fan of this hostel. The people are so cool, the location is unparalleled, and the beds are very very cozy. It’s super easy to meet people and it’s super close to everything you could need (metro included)! Plus the people who work there are awesome (shoutout to Stephanie and Walter!)
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Oct 2021
    Great location,great stuff. They always willing to help. I made great friends during my stay in Backpackers. Thanks for everything! i will def come back.
    Turkey, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    15 Nov 2021
    Great location, very nice staff and a very nice roof-top terrace. All you need for a stay in Athens!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    27 Nov 2021
    Positive: price, location, breakfast and beds. Staff is helpful and friendly. It has a nice social-sharing space/bar downstairs. To improve: the bathroom was not great but I think it was just my room since I heard from other guests that theirs were actually okay. Ours didn't close properly and the shower didn't have any door or curtain, so everything was wet after use. But once again I think I was just unlucky. I recommend the hostel for sure. Good experience there.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    22 Nov 2021
    Should offer a locker to leave the baggage. Excellent location and great views.
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 5.1

    Rating

    04 Nov 2021
    Location and some of the staff are great. However due to group bookings, during my 4 night stay, I was made to change rooms 3 times, which was very inconvenient. The security is absolutely useless. The room lock codes are stupidly simple, if you have a brain you could get into anyroom you like. The locks on the cupboards I am pretty sure I could break into with a spoon Although advertising the hostel has kitchen vacilities, it only has a kettle and sink! Definitely not a kitchen
    England, 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
  • 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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