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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

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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 8.9

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2019
    This hostel was very friendly, accommodating, and homey. I met many eclectic people here. The staff was friendly and helpful and the rooms were nice. I had a very good experience here and would recommend it to anyone travelling in Thessaloniki.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    12 Aug 2019
    Das Hostel hat uns super gut gefallen! Antonio und die anderen sind sehr nett und haben uns mit ihren Tipps sehr gut geholfen. Die Atmosphäre im Hostel ist toll! Wir hatten sogar eine eigene Küche und einen eigenen Balkon und jeden Tag bekamen wir frische Handtücher und das Bad wurde gereinigt. Die Lage im Upper-Town von Thessaloniki ist mit kleinen Restaurants und Bars und ständigem Blick aufs Meer sehr schön! Nur zu empfehlen!
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Aug 2019
    Arabas was a great hostel! The views couldn't be beat and the staff were really some of the best I've met at a hostel - all were exceptionally helpful and very polite. We weren't able to figure out how to get the water heater to work for the shower, but after trudging through the city all day, a cold shower felt great anyway!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Aug 2019
    I would definitely stay here again! It's a small hostel but very nice. The staff are helpful and made me feel welcome from the moment I stepped in. There is a friendly atmosphere, beer and breakfast with tea/coffee for only €1.5. I had a great sleep in a clean room with its own cooking facilities, shower and bathroom and the location is an interesting, old beautiful area of the city. Maybe see you in Bristol sometime Antonio! Thanks for everything
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    17 Aug 2019
    Close to the city centre in the old part of town, excellent value, a nice feel. The only negatives: the reception/common area closes at 11pm (probably for neighbours); my room was hot with little ventilation. The 4-bed dorm was roomy compared to most, with large lockers big enough for my backpack and a shoulder bag, a table and 2 chairs, and a small kitchenette. Staff were very helpful, and they got me a discount at a local restaurant. Don't be put off by the steep narrow street!
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    14 Aug 2019
    Very good hostel Comfortable bed, large lockers Clean and staff very friendly and good prices for drinks at the hostel. If possible get some covers on the windows as I got savaged by mosquitos and better WiFi facilities! Overall really good hostel
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Aug 2019
    A little bit of a hike to get to, but the hostel was clean, had nice staff, in 3 min walking distance from some really nice food options, and had AC! Only tradeoffs - not great mattresses, and a hike to get to!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    16 Aug 2019
    Only stayed here one night. But was a quiet hostel with welcoming staff. Little bit far from the centre but overall I would recommend
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    16 Aug 2019
    We had booked a 5 bed room, as there were four of us staying, and we were given a 10 bed dorm. When asked about this we were told that it was a 5 bed dorm.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.0


    04 Sep 2019
    Middle of the road hostel, pretty dirty and just generally chaotic. The lockers in the room were falling apart and the bathrooms were a mess. There was an older guy obviously living in the room I was staying at and he was very territorial about it. Only good thing was the location and Charlotte who was working there when I checked in and who was incredibly friendly.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
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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