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Thessaloniki Studios Arabas

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Arabas is a friendly, laid-back guesthouse with lots of character, cosy atmosphere and great common areas perfect for travellers looking to experience the unique atmosphere of Thessaloniki. We are located in the Upper Town (Ano Poli), the most beautiful, quiet and safe area of the city, just next to the byzantine western walls and only 2 steps away from the traditional neighbourhood ''Tsinari' where you can taste the local cuisine.The walled city and its monuments can reasonably be called an open Byzantine Museum.Find out about all the Unesco heritage monuments and visit them on foot or join one of the free walking tours to explore some more.

We have a large variety of rooms.Choose one and come to stay with us and be part of our backpacker's family.All rooms include air-condition,ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, free linen, security lockers, reading lights, hot water, and ensuite shower/toilet.Private rooms have balconies overlooking the sea,kitchenette with utensils, fridge and include towels.Shared rooms have either big windows overlooking the upper town or the garden and those on the ground floor have small private gardens.
We offer free city maps, travel info for day trips or even longer and city recommendations.Large common areas- lounge with a 42'' TV with DVDs,fully equipped common kitchen and BBQ,fridge, laundry facilities, and a lovely garden surrounded by flowers where you can relax in your free time and enjoy the Greek sun!
Although we have events at night, we are not a party Hostel, so after 23.00h you can always continue the party in the local pubs nearby :)

The city centre is only 15 minutes on foot from here. Meet the locals who color and enliven the real Thessaloniki. Feel the pulse of the city as you explore urban streets, hidden courtyards, local life and history!

There's also a bus stop(called Palia lahanagora) a few steps below our guesthouse where you can catch a bus(No 28) to downtown every 20 mins. There's also a small bus, number 22,(cultural line) starting from Olymbiados with Sahtouri Street corner , taking you up the hill, passing by the hostel and going on for a tour through the picturesque Upper Town of Thessaloniki.

Feel free to leave your luggage with us for the day once you checked out when your transport leaves later in the afternoon.
* Check in time from 13:00 *
* Front desk open from 8:00 to 23:00 *

We wish you a nice stay! :) View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Feb 2020
    Owner does it all. I've never met someone so passionate about making his guests feel welcome. There is definitely something to be said about owner run hostels. It was difficult to leave. Stay here!
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Feb 2020
    My second time in Arabas. The staff was amazing as usual, it is a nice, calm hostel where you can have fun and also some quiet time. I will definitely return there when I'm in Thessaloniki again. ευχαριστώ
    Turkey, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    Second time I ve been here and it was just as good as the first. Clean rooms friendly staff close to the center this hostel has everything you need. Highly recommended.
    North Macedonia, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Mar 2020
    The owner is very friendly and helpful. The place is cozy. The shower and pillow could be improved though. But overall I recommend it.
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    20 Feb 2020
    The owner was very friendly and helpful, even ended up swamping some currency with him as he was going to England.Most of the rest of the staff were very nice as well. The dorm was very warm, bathroom was small but it was en-suite. The downstairs is being modernised and it looks like they are making a good job of it. The kitchen area is quite small but it is also being modernised. Wifi works well and there is a garden area. It is situated in a quiet area in the old town up a hill.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    The hostel is a short walk from the busy centre of Thessaloniki and the train station. The rooms are nice and quiet with lockers for your stuff, which is always great. You have to cook outside but they are currently building/upgrading so the facilities are improving. The staff are friendly but mostly new - so difficult to judge how much information they can give. Compared to other hostels in Greece, I'd say it is a little on the expensive size - however, I would stay again and enjoyed my stay.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Jan 2020
    It was a good stay, but the bathroom was a mess. The toilet was broken, which they told us as we arrived, so it was leaking water everywhere. They did apologize in advance. The room's good, but the bathroom is not the sort of one you'd like to stay in for a second longer than needed. But the staff were great, very friendly. :)
    Serbia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Feb 2020
    The staff is nice. Nice little common area. I was only there for 2 nights and saw the city. Not too far from the center but its in the hills of a dark ally which is fine but isnt the nicest. Rooms smelled but and are dark and murky. 2 nights was definitely enough.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    29 Dec 2019
    I was here in the winter and couldn't use the outside equipment. It is nice located in the old town with a few restaurants and a small grosery nearby. My mates was however one of the worst during my two months trip around e
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 6.0

    Good

    05 Jan 2020
    First of all, the staff are so kind and helpful! I thank them fjr this. The room i was in has its own bathroom, which is really good as well. The cleanness of the facility is acceptable. The hostel is cant be reached by public transportation, you need to climb for around 10 min or to take a taxi. The room itself seems there are people living there all their time, which makes you feel like an outsider. The beds look old and they are SO noisy when someone is on them. No lockers in the rooms.
    Jordan, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


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