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City Circus Athens

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  • 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.
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Overview

Make yourself at home at City Circus Athens – you'll find us in a lovingly restored neoclassical building. We'll introduce you to the city with a free walking tour, and back at base, retro furniture and murals by local artists make for a quirky, fun vibe. Later, tuck into classic Greek dishes in Zampanò, our restaurant, and take an arty photo for Insta using the free Wi-Fi. Spend the rest of the evening chatting or trying the famous ouzo (it's an acquired taste!) on our roof terrace with views over the Acropolis.

Location

Our hostel's in the Psirri neighbourhood which comes alive at night with buzzing bars and loads of restaurants. The nearest metro stops are Monastiraki and Thēseiou – both 250 metres away. Take the X95 bus from Athens International Airport to Syntagma metro station and we’re a short walk from there. Or, hop on metro line 3 to Monastiraki and we’re 45 minutes away. From Piraeus port, we’re around an hour. Get bus 831 to Piraeus then line 1 to Thēseiou. The Acropolis is 20 minutes away on foot, while the flea markets and tavernas of the Monastiraki district are a 5-minute wander.

Rooms and Dorms

Get more space for your stuff in a private room with your own en-suite. Or go for a mixed or female-only dorm – the bunks are custom made and linen is free. If you don’t feel like taking the stairs, take the elevator up and drop your bag in your secure locker. We have air con, too, for those warm Greek nights.

Extras and activities

Pop a load in the washing machine and head to the lounge to play a board game while you wait, or browse our stacks of DVDs to line one up for later. Made a new travel buddy? Drop by our café or hang out at a bar till late (our 24-hour reception team is always here to welcome you home). To see the city like a local, rent a bike from the front desk.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2019
    A very clean, well run, informative hostel. The staff will help you with anything you need. Nightly activities give you a chance to meet fellow like minded travelers as well. I would recommend City Circus to anyone planning on staying in Athens!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Jul 2019
    Honestly the best hostel I’ve stayed at so far in my life. I can’t fault the cleanliness, location or staff. I can only find a small fault in that the locker in my room was broken, but that was easily resolved. I 100% recommended this place to anyone visiting Athens.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Jul 2019
    Awesome place to stay! Location within walking distance to everything, rooms are clean as secure and people are amazing! My first stay as a solo female traveller and it couldn’t have gone better.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    Loved it there! The rooms were clean. They had AC. The roof top terrace was a great view of the acropolis. Easy 20 minute walk to the acropolis and a lot of food options around. The nightly happy hours were a great way to meet people. Try the restaurant attached to the hostel. It was delicious and reasonably priced!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    I had a great stay!! The hostel is in a convenient location to get to sights, as well as pretty close to the metro line to get to the port. Some of the side roads in the surrounding area seemed a bit sketchy, but I arrived around midnight and didn’t have any issues. The rooms were very clean, and the beds and ladders were sturdy. There were also events every evening to get to know other people staying in the hostel, which created a nice atmosphere. The view from the roof/terrace is very nice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    02 Jul 2019
    Really friendly and helpful staff. Very clean place with an easygoing and fun atmosphere. I really appreciated the staff's knowledge of the city and eagerness to share their expertise with me.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jul 2019
    This was my first time travelling solo and staying in a hostel. City circus you have exceeded my expectations of what a hostel is all about. I would definitely stay here again the only reason I didn't give a 10 out of 10 is because the area is a bit dodgy other than that I had a great stay so thank you.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Jul 2019
    In a great spot that is easy to get to from the airport on the metro. Has everything you’d need for a good nights sleep and was sparkling clean.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    05 Jul 2019
    Very nice place to stay if you choose a hostel.
    Italy, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9

    Good

    09 Jul 2019
    Mixed bag. They charge you for everything that is normally complimentary. There are storage lockers, but no locks and no option to rent.. have to buy one at desk. No towels, but you can buy one from them. Positives: Good community, at least during my stay. Well-organized events. Negatives: Shower and bath too small, curtain not heavy enough. Each shower wets the entire bathroom. Staff seemed grumpy and was not helpful, with the exception of a Polish lady who ran the community events.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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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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