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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

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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.
  • Great 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 8.7

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.3

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jan 2020
    Second time I ve been here and it was just as good as the first. Clean rooms friendly staff close to the center this hostel has everything you need. Highly recommended.
    North Macedonia, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2019
    Really great common area, met so many people. Very relaxed vide
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Nov 2019
    Great hostel staff very friendly and helpful. Just in the old town which is superb. Highly recommend to everyone. Be aware steep roads if on foot but worth it and remember downhill when you are leaving.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    27 Nov 2019
    Thessaloniki is so nice! Hostel is in a decent location, not far from train/coach station, just much is up hill, and close to both upper and lower areas of the city. The room I had was pretty decent but nothing special. Staff was nice and vibe seemed great too! I was out exploring though and barely spent time in the hostel so I can’t comment on that part. But there seemed to be always conversations happening while there. Also - staff recommends the tour by George and it’s really good. I did both
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    01 Jan 2020
    It was a good stay, but the bathroom was a mess. The toilet was broken, which they told us as we arrived, so it was leaking water everywhere. They did apologize in advance. The room's good, but the bathroom is not the sort of one you'd like to stay in for a second longer than needed. But the staff were great, very friendly. :)
    Serbia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    16 Nov 2019
    Staff are very helpful, not a big place but a very good value for the price
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Nov 2019
    They gave me new bed sheets but the blanket from the bed, was really stinky. The bathroom in the room is not too good isolated, so everyone can hear what you are doing in there. But the atmosphere is nice and the stuff is very friendly. Lots of foreign travelers and backpackers you can get around with.
    Romania, Female, 31-40
  • 6.9


    29 Dec 2019
    I was here in the winter and couldn't use the outside equipment. It is nice located in the old town with a few restaurants and a small grosery nearby. My mates was however one of the worst during my two months trip around e
    Sweden, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    05 Jan 2020
    First of all, the staff are so kind and helpful! I thank them fjr this. The room i was in has its own bathroom, which is really good as well. The cleanness of the facility is acceptable. The hostel is cant be reached by public transportation, you need to climb for around 10 min or to take a taxi. The room itself seems there are people living there all their time, which makes you feel like an outsider. The beds look old and they are SO noisy when someone is on them. No lockers in the rooms.
    Jordan, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    08 Nov 2019
    I was supposed to stay at this location for three days but after one night I left. The rooms are so small for four people. Not much space for luggage and I could basically touch toes with the older gentlemen next to me. The bathrooms are SO small. My bed was right next to the patio and people were getting up and smoking which would come directly towards me. The hostel is in a nice quiet area of Thessaloniki but not really a good area is you want nightlife or some nice places to eat.
    USA, Female, 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