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Students & Travellers Inn

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4797 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Marvellous Staff
Good Cleanliness

Hostelworld says

Students & Travellers Inn is very centrally located, just 10 minutes? walk from the Acropolis, the Theatre of Dionysus and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It?s also surrounded by restaurants and shops and is within walking distance of most of Athens? sights and museums. Hostelworld guests frequently praised the helpful, friendly staff for their knowledge of local information. We like their relaxing outdoor terrace, serving beers and shisha.

Property Description

The Students and Travellers Inn - the first hostel in Greece since 1977

We cater for everyone and aim to make everyone's travels unforgettable! We have a large selection of rooms from the social 8 and 4 bedded dormitories to many private rooms, all with heating and air-conditioning of course! 8-bedded dormitories are located on the upper ground floor and the first floor,the rest of the rooms on the first and second floors.

We have 24 hour services and facilities including hot showers, laundry service (done within hours!), vending machines for quick cold drinks and beers, telephone available, taxi service, free computers, free Wi-Fi, free maps, free wake up calls, lockers, locks, safety deposit, book exchange, chess, backgammon, playing cards and a wide screen TV in the courtyard.

We have extremely friendly and experienced staff that are very knowledgeable about the area and will give you the best local advice. This includes an in-house travel agency to help you book all the trips and ferry tickets you desire!

There is no lock-in, no lock-out, no curfew, and a 24 hour reception so weather you have questions or just want a chat we will be here waiting… we love to talk!!

***In case you are arriving late please do NOT forget to fill in the estimated arrival time when you make a booking, for a smooth check-in!!

Breakfast has many irresistible choices made from the freshest ingredients!

Our hostel has FREE linens and towels are available for hire!

You will step out onto the most famous and traditional street of Kydathineon, full of souvenir shops,art and craft shops, Byzantine churches, taverns, coffee shops, museums, galleries, jewelry shops, roof top cinemas, money exchange, banks, fruit and vegetable shops, mini markets, super market, post office, pharmacies, and many more. The location is under 10 minutes away from all the important sites and places to visit in Athens including, Acropolis archeological site, Acropolis museum, Panathinaikon Stadium, Ancient Agora, Classical Agora, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Square, The Trilogy of National Academy/University/Library, the main shopping street of Ermou, Keramikos archeological site, Athens Flea Market, Hadrian's Gate, Hadrian's Library, Zappeion Building, National Garden, Presidential Mansion, Old parliament Building Lycicrates Monument, Areopagus Hill(Mars Hill), Filopappos Hill, Lycabettus hill, Athens Cathedral, bars, clubs and restaurants of any culture.

The building is a traditional 150 year-old building full of charm!

Our garden bar will revive you after a hard day exploring the city. We offer cold beers, cocktails and soft drinks. Shishas are available with many tasty flavors including mint, apple, watermelon, Coca-Cola, cherry lemon and pomegranate. It is guaranteed to be a fun and long night!!

You're more than welcome to use our free day luggage storage. We also offer long-term luggage storage.

'The best back-packer place in the Plaka and the perfect spot to meet up with other young travellers.' - Rick Stevens, 2010

'Popular and well-run place in the heart of Plaka.' - Lonely planet, 2008

'Great location and lively atmosphere.' - Let's go, 2004

If you cannot find availability please check our sister hostel here on Hostelworld, called 'Athens International Youth Hostel - Victor Hugo'.

Reviews & Ratings

4797 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Oct 30, 2023
Overall a nice clean hostel…only real issue was the window in my room had been left open and the room was full of mosquitoes (didn’t arrive until late evening so had an extremely painful night). Otherwise was a clean room and good location.
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Female, 31-40
Oct 02, 2023
A decent hostel if you're on a tight budget. The location is ok, near to syntagma square and lots of restaurants nearby. Safety and cleanliness have lots of room for improvement. Overall, it's a decent hostel and you get what you pay for.
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Male, 25-30
Sep 21, 2023
The only good thing about this hostel is the location: great to walk to the main attractions and for female solo travellers. These were the reasons why I chose it, because I went on holidays on the last minute and I couldn’t afford something better nor spend too much on transport, even though I’ve read average reviews by the time I booked. Here’s what I didn’t like: rude staff with poor english, too noisy, the mattresses are hard, slow wifi, not a social hostel and low cleaning standards.
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Female, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Microwave
    • Card Phones
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • ATM
    • Postal Service
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Wake-up calls
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Mini-Supermarket
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Students & Travellers Inn says

I think that what sets us aside from the other hostels is the extremely welcoming atmosphere and our completely unique location. Our family-run hostel is in a traditional 150-year-old building set on the most famous street in the Plaka area. This means stepping immediately out to more than 100 traditional shops, with tasty traditional taverns, cool coffee shops, roof top cinemas, arts and craft shops and many museums and galleries. Plus, the pedestrian-only cobble-stone streets will definitely give you the authentic old Greek experience and there's 24hr public transport nearby. Of course all the world class sites Athens is famous for are less than 10 minutes walk away, including the one-of-a-kind Acropolis - which we highly recommend! Guests are always saying we have a perfect location and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We have a social place with an inviting summer garden bar. You don't have to look further to meet other travellers and make new friends. In our hostel everyone is welcome no matter your age, culture or nationality.

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