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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

In case of cancellation we charge the whole amount.

Additional Terms and Conditions

No pets. Breakfast is served upon request from 8a.m to 11a.m

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Thessaloniki Studios Arabas

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous 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: From 14:00 pm to 10pm. Check-out: untill 11am.
Method of payment upon arrival: credit card or cash
There is a key deposit
City Tax is 0.5 euros
Please inform us of your expected arrival time.
limited hours reception 9a.m-10p.m, so please contact us if you are about to arrive earlier or later than this.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.1

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    31 Jul 2022
    cosy yard, friendly stuff, not far from bus station next time in Thessaloniki I will definitely stay here as well
    Russia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2022
    Ideal hostel. Staff were so helpful from the moment we arrived and the location, while a little walk from the town, is actually perfect in an easy city to get around - Easy 10/10
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Sep 2022
    A Fantastic hostel, excellent staff and a great atmosphere. Only issue was with the mattress, really uncomfortable because it was old and well past it's best.
    Wales, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    09 Jul 2022
    Wonderfully welcoming staff. Interior was a little tired but spot on for the amazing value price. Great tips for things to do and see - I recommend the free walking tours. People coming back late after partying but everyone very respectful re noise and creeping into bed :) Located on the edge of the old town near some amazing local Greek taverns.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    01 Jul 2022
    Very good hostel overall. Modern, clean, well located. Not plenty social though.
    Croatia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    11 Aug 2022
    Staff were immediately welcoming and helpful, noting lovely staff when I was there early August '22. Located around 15 min walk from the centre of Thessaloniki, lovely building with a couple unofficial resident cats. I stayed in a shared mixed room, it was spacious with bunkbeds, cupboard space that you can padlock with your own lock, a small fridge, and decent bathrooms in the rooms. There's a communal kitchen inside and outside the building, stocked with all essential kitchenware.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Aug 2022
    one of the best Hostel in Europe with friendly staff
    Norway, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    12 Aug 2022
    Personally I think this place is a nice quaint location. The hostel is a good place to meet people. The staff was friendly and always looking for a time to help you. I arrived very late so they accommodated me very well when I told them so via email. Friendly staff AND travelers. The value is also an amazing bonus.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    08 Aug 2022
    Overall cool place with a cool atmosphere. Maybe a bit out of the way but the walk was reasonable to all the things to do and see. One issue I had was non working ac in our room, hopefully it gets fixed soon.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 6.9


    08 Aug 2022
    The location is good, walking distance from the port and city center. The common area is inviting and has a friendly vibe, making it easy to meet new friends and hang out. There was no hot water in shower as well as no a/c, though even during the night it really hot in there (not speaking about taking a midday nap) I haven't met the owner even once, and the volunteers crew were really exhausted which was a significant downside
    Israel, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • 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
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi