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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellation must be made more than 60 days in advance, in order to receive a refund less bank charges, cancellation thereafter results in non-refundable deposit. In addition to this, any cancellations/changes made within 30 days of arrival, are liable to pay the full amount.

Additional Terms and Conditions

We need at least 50% deposit 4 weeks prior to arival and the remainder amount can be also paid upon arrival.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Leaders must contact us in order to clear the allovation of the people as we have different types of rooms with shared & private facilities.

They can also prebook breakfast at a discounted price.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Students & Travellers Inn

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Students and Travellers Inn – the first hostel in Greece since 1977

We cater for everyone and aim to make everyone's travels unforgettable! We have a large selection of rooms from the social 8 and 4 bedded dormitories to many private rooms, all with heating and air-conditioning of course! 8-bedded dormitories are located on the upper ground floor and the first floor,the rest of the rooms on the first and second floors.

We have 24 hour services and facilities including hot showers, laundry service (done within hours!), vending machines for quick cold drinks and beers, telephone available, taxi service, free computers, free Wi-Fi, free maps, free wake up calls, lockers, locks, safety deposit, book exchange, chess, backgammon, playing cards and a wide screen TV in the courtyard.

We have extremely friendly and experienced staff that are very knowledgeable about the area and will give you the best local advice. This includes an in-house travel agency to help you book all the trips and ferry tickets you desire!

There is no lock-in, no lock-out, no curfew, and a 24 hour reception so weather you have questions or just want a chat we will be here waiting… we love to talk!!

Breakfast has many irresistible choices made from the freshest ingredients!

Our hostel has FREE linens and towels are available for hire!

You will step out onto the most famous and traditional street of Kydathineon, full of souvenir shops,art and craft shops, Byzantine churches, taverns, coffee shops, museums, galleries, jewelry shops, roof top cinemas, money exchange, banks, fruit and vegetable shops, mini markets, super market, post office, pharmacies, and many more. The location is under 10 minutes away from all the important sites and places to visit in Athens including, Acropolis archeological site, Acropolis museum, Panathinaikon Stadium, Ancient Agora, Classical Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Square, The Trilogy of National Academy/University/Library, the main shopping street of Ermou, Keramikos archeological site, Athens Flea Market, Hadrian's Gate, Hadrian's Library, Zappeion Building, National Garden, Presidential Mansion, Old parliament Building Lycicrates Monument, Areopagus Hill(Mars Hill), Filopappos Hill, Lycabettus hill, Athens Cathedral, bars, clubs and restaurants of any culture.

The building is a traditional 150 year-old building full of charm!

Our garden bar will revive you after a hard day exploring the city. We offer cold beers, cocktails and soft drinks. Shishas are available with many tasty flavors including mint, apple, watermelon, Coca-Cola, cherry lemon and pomegranate. It is guaranteed to be a fun and long night!!

You’re more than welcome to use our free day luggage storage. We also offer long-term luggage storage.

‘The best back-packer place in the Plaka and the perfect spot to meet up with other young travellers.’ - Rick Stevens, 2010

‘Popular and well-run place in the heart of Plaka.’ - Lonely planet, 2008

‘Great location and lively atmosphere.’ - Let's go, 2004

If you cannot find availability please check our sister hostel here on Hostelworld, called ‘Athens International Youth Hostel - Victor Hugo’. View House Rules


As Greece's first ever hostel, Students and Travellers Inn is almost as old as the Acropolis! OK, maybe not quite that old, but being around since 1977 does mean we know how to give backpackers a memorable time in Athens. During your stay with us you'll have essentials like free Wi-Fi and hot showers, as well as fun extras like beer vending machines, a courtyard with a big-screen TV and a garden bar with shisha (try the Coca-Cola flavour)! We've also got a TV lounge and common room where you can have a couple of games of chess, backgammon or cards.


We're in the old school Kydathineon Street, filled with souvenir shops, Byzantine churches and traditional Greek taverns. You'll find cafés, museums and rooftop cinemas nearby, plus banks, a supermarket and a pharmacy. We're under 15 minutes on foot from Athens' top archaeological sites, like the Acropolis, Ancient Agora and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Ermou, the city's main shopping street, is quarter of an hour's walk away. We're under an hour from Athens International Airport – just take the X95 bus to Syntagma Station, and the hostel's a 6-minute walk from there.

Rooms and Dorms

Private rooms and mixed or female-only dorms all have heating and air con. They come with either en-suite or shared bathrooms. You'll have free linen and can hire a towel from us (leaving space in your backpack for a pair of handcrafted leather sandals). Secure storage keeps your stuff under lock and key. Need to get up early? We'll do you a wake-up call. There's also an elevator to take you up to your dorm.

Extras and activities

You can kick-start your day with breakfast in the café and get your laundry done or do a bit of itinerary research on the computers before heading into Athens. We've got a taxi service and can keep your luggage for you long-term while you go island-hopping in the Med. You'll need your hands free for snapping photos of those sparkling blue seas!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 7.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2021
    Romania, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Jun 2021
    Nice location first,everything is near, staff are very helpful and very clean rooms
    Romania, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    24 Feb 2020
    Great location, easy to find, safety was very nice and welcoming and helpful, and room was always clean. This place was an amazing deal.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    07 Jan 2020
    I had a nice stay at Students & Travellers Inn. The place is really well located, really close to acropolis metro station. Actually, most of important things to see are in a walking distance from the hostel. The staff is charming and throughfull. The only objection I might mention, is the fact that the heater for the water didn't work well and I got the water warm. For the rest, I wouldn't hesitate to reccommend the place to anybody.
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Jun 2021
    The front desk staff was so kind and helpful! They booked so much for us during our trip and gave us advice on what to do after Athens. It was probably due to COVID, but no one hung out in the common area at the hostel so we didn't meet any other young people. The area is very safe and nice, however, it is touristy so you will have to walk to other areas to get more authentic Athens culture and better food and prices.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    10 Jan 2020
    Hostel was good enough for the price, hosts are always in the good mood and helping if you need anything, nevertheless the WiFi doesn’t works well and the rooms are a little cold.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    02 Jan 2020
    Stayed here for a total of 4 days and it was awesome. All the receptionists were extremely helpful and gave me suggestions as to how to move around the city. Also, the location is very close to the Acropolis and is in the beautiful neighbourhood of Plaka. A perfect option for budget travellers.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    12 Jun 2021
    Very friendly family run hostel, in the heart of Plaka Athens. Privet clean twin room with balcony - very sweet. But, AC was slow, shower needs renovation... Probably because of CV19 restrictions there isn't even coffee or tea in the kitchen area. So the overall experience was fine - just felt a bit over priced.
    Israel, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    15 Jan 2020
    The location was be far the best thing about this hostel in s Athens it’s gorgeous and not to loud The beds weren’t too comfy and the heater didn’t heat up the room very well at night but I’d still recommend staying here 😁 lovely staff and not far at all to restaurants and sight seeing
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    21 Jun 2021
    Overall, a good place to stay. Pros: -The location is unbeatable, it's in walking distance of everything. -it's priced very well Cons: -The staff are nice but don't speak English very well. Compared to other hostels in Greece, I would say they were average. -The air conditioning is nice, but the units don't work in every room... -they advertise breakfast in the morning, but there was no breakfast at the hostel...
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi