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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on 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

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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful 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 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2019
    This place is like finding your home after many months of searching. You will be greeted by staff that will welcome you into their family. The best staff at hostel I ever met and great beds with air conditioning and quiet hours. Special. Shout out to Jack and Max. I will be back
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    Genuinely the best hostel I've stayed at. The staff are the friendliest nicest people you will meet and there is an incredibly social mood in the hostel. Very very good for people travelling alone.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2019
    Our stay with Arabas was absolutely amazing. Friendly staff and lots of social people. They know a lot about the local area and close to restaurants and bars.
    Denmark, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Jun 2019
    I loved Arabas as soon as I walked in. Everyone was so friendly and sitting outside in the common area jamming to some music. Kostas helped me get settled in and the other backpackers were quick to invite everyone out to a rooftop bar for a few beers. I was only there for one night before heading off to Athens but it was an eventful fun filled night.. the only con was the hill you have to climb to the hostel.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Jun 2019
    Brilliant place, nice chilled friendly vibe. The staff were amazing and went out their way to be very welcoming, helpful and make sure I had a good stay. Really clean and nice rooms.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    24 Jun 2019
    It was really nice and warm, friendly and very good condition.
    Syria, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    14 Jul 2019
    Great hostel overall, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and facilities. Only really annoying thing is that they insist of always locking the dorm rooms which is just un-necessary because almost al hostels you stay in worldwide will leave rooms unlocked but ask you to secure valuables in a locker for safety. Just got the impression that maybe nobody trusts each other at this place compared to in other hostels.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    01 Jul 2019
    A bit for from city center but good atmosphere and staff really nice
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    21 Jun 2019
    Great staff, super laid back and friendly and with great tips around the city. Free walking tours nearby. A free drink in the mornings and when you check in. Can get HOT in the summer with no AC running and it's a bit of a climb up to their location, but as long as you're okay with the extra steps it's a great choice.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    20 Jun 2019
    I had a good stay here. One little advice - more common sense, less rules.
    Bulgaria, 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