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City Circus Athens

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Hostelworld says

If a roof terrace with a stunning view of the Acropolis sounds like your kind of thing, you need to stop by at the City Circus. Just a five minute walk from the Monisteraki and 20 minutes from the Acropolis, you'll be right in the heart of the most happening city in Greece. Newly renovated and home to a delicous breakfast, the notroiously friendly staff will make sure you're always comfortable and you know where you're going (very usefull in a confusing city like Athens). Oh, and they also have air conditioning...

Property Description

City Circus is a cozy-design hostel with a total of 19 rooms, fit to accommodate a wide variety of needs at reasonable prices. We've restored the wooden floors and painted ceilings in this neoclassical building and then dressed it up with antiques, retro furniture and wall art by local talent. With the cool Psirri neighborhood as a backdrop, this is no doubt one unique setting for exploration and play. And after you've seen it all in Athens, City Circus the ideal spot to rest your wandering feet and dreamy head.

We offer standard doubles or twins with ensuite bathrooms as well as spacious dormitories that can comfortably accommodate 4 or 6 people. All beds and mattresses have been custom made in order to ensure maximum comfort and sweet dreams. And if you happen to be taller than average, don't worry, we have you covered.

We have air-conditioning in all rooms and common areas for those warmer than average days or nights. Safety matters to us, so we have installed security locks with key access cards in the rooms and safety cams monitor all common areas on a 24-hour basis.

It's not just accommodation we offer. We want to get you involved in our modern, moving, sexy, throbbing city. Athens is not a patchwork of ancient artifacts.

Our new restaurant Zampano, opened in 2015 is the new entry on the gastronomy map of Athens. Inspired by the main character of Federico Fellini's masterpiece 'La Strada,'. Zampanò takes traditional Greek cuisine to a new level with modern, creative elements always based on fresh, seasonal ingredients from all around the country. Our extensive list of wines will satisfy even the most demanding wine lover.

It is not a stopover to some (undeniably gorgeous) islands. It's an ever-evolving, dynamic habitat to 5 million people, each one pretty fascinating in their own right.

We challenge you to live, love and play and-- if you are so inclined--perform here with the rest of us. Our staff will be thrilled to show you all that Athens has to offer.

We hand out a plentitude of free maps, festival schedules and generous advice at our reception.

And if you are feeling overwhelmed or need to mingle with other fellow travelers, you can chill out with one of the most magnificent views on our terrace.

Just sit back, relax and enjoy the Acropolis right in front of you.



Please note:

Breakfast served at extra cost
Cancellation Policy: 2 days before the arrival
Cancellatiion fees: Value of the first night
No-show : Value of the first night

Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 11.00 am

Method of Payment: (upon arrival): Cash, VISA/Mastercard, Debit Cards

Taxes are included.
No smoking at all premises View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    I have been traveling around the world for over 25 years now, and this is easily one of the Top5 hostels I’ve ever stayed in. Staff: awesome. Activities: awesome. Drinks: awesome. And Lenna is quite possibly the cutest girl I’ve ever seen behind a hostel reception desk. This place Rocks with a capital R and I would recommend it to anyone. City Circus is one of the best hostels in the world. Thank you so much for your hospitality and I’ll be back soon.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Sep 2019
    I am in love with this place. Perfect location, friendly staff, full accommodations. Can’t say enough about how great it is!!!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    10 Sep 2019
    Great spot! Would stay again
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    09 Sep 2019
    Great location, quick walk to the train station and only a short walk to the acropolis! Beds were super comfy. View of the acropolis from the roof terrace was a bonus too! Staff were super helpful with information and recommendations for dinner spots.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Aug 2019
    If you're solo, I dont feel there's activities to allow you to meet others. Hostel is quite quiet. It would be good if there were some games etc before the bar crawl allow solo travellers to feel more relaxed/meet people. All in all a really nice clean hostel. In a superb location. With lots of food and drink options nearby. And an easy walk to all attractions
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Sep 2019
    Great stay at City Circus! Staff was friendly and very helpful. Location was good, easy to walk to the acropolis and many other areas. I took the metro from the airport and the directions provided by the hostel were easy to follow. Room was clean and facilities were nice. Cool view of the acropolis at night from the terrace!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Sep 2019
    Overall a very clean and modern hostel. Although there is no bar, I actually met people very easily in the lounge area and rooftop terrace (which is absolutely awesome). The only thing that really took away from my stay there was the AC was not working in my dorm so it got unbelievably hot at night
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    24 Aug 2019
    City Circus was a clean hostel in a good location. I expected there to be a little bit more of an atmosphere, but I was there on a Sunday. There wasn't much going on and it wasn't set up super well to meet people unless you're outgoing. I was able to meet some people on the rooftop, which was a good hangout area, but there wasn't much going on in or near this hostel. It was just in a good location for site seeing if you want to go to the Acropolis and it was really comfortable and clean.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    24 Aug 2019
    Perfectly fine place in a great spot! The hostel is very organised which is great for a solo traveller, especially a female on her own. They will charge for extra for whatever they can though! Would stay again if need be.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    11 Sep 2019
    Least favorite hostel of my 4 months of traveling. For the price conpared to other hostels it should be much nicer, instead they charge for everything. I only had access to 1 bathroom in the whole hostel, shared with my roommates (2 ~60 year old men occupied it the entire time.. Just wanted to put my contacts in). Bad atmosphere, rude staff, uncomfortable beds. One of the worst reviews I've ever given - I expect much better given the price relative to competitors. Location and security were OK.
    USA, Male, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Greece

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City Circus Athens says

If a roof terrace with a stunning view of the Acropolis sounds like your kind of thing, you need to stop by at the City Circus. Just a five minute walk from the Monisteraki and 20 minutes from the Acropolis, you\'ll be right in the heart of the most happening city in Greece. Newly renovated and home to a delicous breakfast, the notroiously friendly staff will make sure you\'re always comfortable and you know where you\'re going (very usefull in a confusing city like Athens). Oh, and they also have air conditioning...

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