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Thessaloniki Studios Arabas

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  • 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 8.9

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.1

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Nov 2019
    Really great common area, met so many people. Very relaxed vide
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Oct 2019
    I have stayed in the hostel before and after climbing the Olympus. The stuff were very friendly ,kind and helpful
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    26 Sep 2019
    I had a stay of a few days and really enjoyed the atmosphere around the hostel, as it was close to the old part of the city, with cobbled streets and different coloured two storey houses. It's a shame I'm a light sleeper, because whenever someone came back to the hostel after midnight, the many dogs in the neighbourhood barked. Staff go to bed at 11pm, and open the office and kitchen again at 8am. Staff were very friendly and helpful, and one of them is a musician who plays the bazoukia.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Oct 2019
    I had a lovely time here. I had the private en suite room and was happy with it. The rooms were kept nicely clean and the shower worked well. There was also cooking facilities in my room. The best attribute of the hostel is the staff (particularly Charlotte) who are very friendly and welcoming. It was an easy place to meet other people as a solo traveller. I'd recommend this hostel
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Oct 2019
    Great location.Lovely staff. Very nice room with balcony. Good value. Would happily recommend Studios Arabas to anyone wanting to stay in Thessaloniki
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Oct 2019
    Very Cheap, and too near to some Byzantine ruins and the view near the church is a plus! The staffs speak English very well and they are too kind. Overall, my stay is very good!
    Philippines, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    05 Oct 2019
    Super helpful front desk at all times and v friendly hostel. Marsha, Charlotte, Vergilio, Koa, Eleni. Top marks. Good location for city walls and Georgio’s Ana Poli walk.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    28 Sep 2019
    I had a nice stay in hostel Arabas. The staff were very friendly and made a consistent effort for guests to feel comfortable. The place itself has character and good facilities however some of the furniture and decor in the rooms needs updating/fixing/replacing along with improvement/renovation of kitchen & bathroom. Give Arabas a bit of TLC.
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    21 Oct 2019
    Great time here, loved this hostel. Wasn't very busy when we stayed as it was off season but there were plenty of staff so the atmosphere was still good. Film night was a great bonus!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    03 Oct 2019
    Lovely atmosphere, lovely people! Kitchen could do with some more equipment and stock, the shower in the room I was in had a fully exposed boiler pipe which was not safe...kitchenettes in the room was unusable. The bathroom mirrors and shelving are quite unclean. Needs a good clean and a good bit of TLC. But if you can look past all that, the atmosphere makes up for it.
    England, Female, 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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