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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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City Circus Athens

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

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
Age policy: minimum age limit of a person unaccompanied by legal representative - 18 years

Check In: 3.00 pm
Check Out: 11.00 am

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

Taxes are included.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 Sep 2021
    We loved our stay! This is a beautiful hostel, in the perfect location. Staff were so kind and helpful.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Sep 2021
    Such an amazing place! Kind of in the heart of everything as well. Very easy to check in and out. On the roof top next to our room, there was an amazing view of the Acropolis. Staff was helpful showing my friend and I where to site see as well as parts of Athens to avoid. Will definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Aug 2021
    Really clean + nice hostel right in the middle of everything. You can walk everywhere and there are tons of great bars, restaurants and shops right next door!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    16 Oct 2021
    Weekend nights can be noisy (bring earplugs if you are a light sleeper) but generally quiet. It’s a wonderful location and as a solo female traveller I felt safe walking around the area and found lots of places to eat nearby. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean, lockers a great size, and staff always friendly. Only annoying thing when being in a dorm was having to have the keycard in the slot to power the electricity for lights and charging phones, that got tricky with people coming in and out.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2021
    A really awesome hostel, pretty close to the city center. Staff was very helpful; they gave great recommendations and assured that we reached our next destinations safely. Rooms were spacious and very clean.
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Aug 2021
    Great location, very close to the metro which made it easy to get around. The staff was very nice and helpful with recommendations. There were kitchen facilities, but I did not use them. The room was spacious and even had a little terrace. The breakfast option was included and delicious. I had stayed in a hostel with the hope of meeting others, but I saw maybe 2 other guests the entire time which was a bit of a bummer.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    12 Sep 2021
    the hostel is very well located in Athens center. We booked a double room and we have been a little surprised by the very small room that it was located in the basement. The air conditioner was set to 21°C and locked, so it has been impossible to rise or low the temp, and in the same time it was not suitable to open the small windows that are at the road level
    Italy, Couple, 41+
  • 8.6


    12 Aug 2021
    Great location and nicely decorated, very clean as well, but the hostel has been changed into a hotel (only 3 dorms remain), which definitely has an impact on the vibe. Rooftop is amazing, althought some plugs close to the bed would have been appreciated, alongside a little more warmth from the staff.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    07 Sep 2021
    I stayed in a private double room that was clean and comfortable with a good shower. The hostel is in a great location near the metro and across the road from a really good bakery! Nice roof terrace too. It was disappointing but understandable that the social activities- wine tasting and happy hour - are cancelled due to Covid.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 4.9


    22 Jul 2021
    Basic Double Bed Private Ensuite Pros: Decent water pressure in shower Didn't notice check-in is only until about 2300 local. Arriving around 2330 with no notice - still accommodated Mid: Room was surface level clean - dirtier than my apartment Cons: Insect presence - one cockroach immediately after entering, many ants during stay (may be expected in Athens - not sure if reflects quality of room.. almost walked out) Wi-fi nearly unusable - 3.16mbps down/0.04mbps up (no cell reception either)
    USA, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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...