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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 9.1

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jul 2021
    Good atmosphere and facilities. The volunteers and the owner are all really sweet! Would definitely stay here again if we come back to Thessaloniki.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Jul 2021
    Nice courtyard, great staff!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Jul 2021
    Second time that I have stayed there. I chose to go again because I was really satisfied the first time. I would say it's one of the best hostels I have ever visited. Quite cheap for its service, with friendly stuff, clean rooms, rooms equipped with a kitchen and table, located on a spot that gives you views of the old traditional town. Totally recommend it!! 😁
    Greece, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Jul 2021
    Really lovely place to stay. Great value. I had a bed & bed/settee with mini kitchen in my room, & a balcony. It's a steep climb up from the main area, & easy to get lost in the little alley ways, but take photos as u go & you'll find it. I felt very safe & people are very willing to help- a lady even stopped her work, locked her shop & walked me to a street so she could help me find my way.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Jul 2021
    I loved that place and would probably go back there again if I return to Thess. It made me discover the higher town, of it wasn't located there I wouldn't know that this wonderful quartier exists.
    Greece, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jul 2021
    Outstanding staff and very clean room: which included a nice size balcony with a good view. We had a room with a twin with a good size fridge and stove. There was plenty of space for our bags. Each bed had a night stand and there was a small table with two chairs. The location was a bit of an uphill climb, but easy to find on all the Map apps. The benefit of the location was the very quiet nights. The staff was very nice and informed about the local area and tour opportunities.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Jun 2021
    It’s a beautiful hostel. Especially for me as solo traveler was it easy to connect to people. The dorm I stayed was nice. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom has everything you need. Kosta is very very helpful and Kind. He has good tips for activities in Thessaloniki and knows all the good spots. The hostel is located in a nice old part of the city. It’s a little bit exhausting to get there, because it’s uphill. I definitely can recommend this hostel.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Jul 2021
    Great staff and guests! Kind of a far walk from the city center (about a mile from the White Tower), but not bad. The mattresses were *awful*—I could feel every spring. Half the lockers weren’t lockable, but the people in my dorm were awesome, so I wasn’t worried about security. Overall nice place!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2021
    rooms were fine, nothing extraordinary. bathrooms were fine. didn't feel like the cleanest place to me, but maybe that's just because of the dim lighting. the surrounding area has "go home tourist" graffiti, which is a bit offputting. each room had it's own lock.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Jun 2021
    Good value for money as had anything as described. It was very basic and so a good base if you’ll be out all day and not wanting to spend too much time there. We didn’t meet any other young people and the social area was pretty quiet but I think it was more due to covid and so less people visiting. Overall pretty average and so wouldn’t recommend if you want a crazy time. The price is really good though!! Thank you!!
    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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