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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The best hostel in Athens for low-but-not-extremely-low-budget solo travelers. Pefrect location (no street noise), large and spacious rooms with comfortable beds and large balconies, great showers, and superb common areas.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for your feedback - we try our best and these kind of reviews are a reward for us! You're welcome back any time!!! Best, Kristina

Reviewed 29 October 2016

Only tried out the rooftop terrace. A great budget choice for a beer with a view over the Acropolis. We only visited the rooftop terrace (stayed in another place) but seemed like a nice place to stay as well, with friendly personnel.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Elina, We're glad you enjoyed our roof top bar and of course you're always welcome to stay here and enjoy the whole experience. Don't forget happy hour! Best, Kristina

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great location in the middle of Athens, very close to the Akropolis. Very easy to reach by train from the airport. A Lot of Restaurants and Bars around. Very nice rooftopbar. Nice international athmosphere, cheap prices.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, It makes up very happy that you enjoyed your time here . Look forward to seeing you back soon - roof top will be waiting! Best, Kristina

Reviewed 15 October 2016

You can't choose better location, great value for money. Very comfortable beds and not too noisy. The bar at the roof of the building is great! If you travel on your own it's a great way to meet new people.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Aria, Thanks for the amazing review. The idea behind the rooftop bar is for our guests to get the chance to meet each other, share stories and mingle, all while enjoying the Acropolis view, so the fact that you mentioned this makes us super happy. We look forward to seeing you back among us! Best, Kristina

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The location is terrific. Staff is friendly. Very safe. I left my backpack bag there a couple of days while I made a mini trip and it was there untouched. The staff is great- friendly and helpful. Has a rooftop bar but I never got around to going there. Has limited hours.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Your review paints the picture of a wonderful stay with us and it makes us very happy! We look forward to seeing you again, next time you can't miss out on the rooftop bar - it's an experience! Best, Kristina

Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great location, clean, friendly stuff, all good! We stayed in a 4 bed dorm with privat bath just for one night but would come back if I need a place to stay in Athens. The rooms and bath are clean with a perfectly working AC. The rooftop bar with the super view of the Acropolis is great to start a...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Henrike, Thank you for choosing to stay here, we're very happy it paid off for you and we lived up to your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again in the not so distant future! Best, Kristina

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Check in was easy - though I accidentally turned up to the studios rather than the backpackers, the lady there easily redirected me around the corner. Location was actually fantastic, only a few minutes (barely even that) to the entrance of both the Acropolis (secondary entrance) and the Acropolis museum. Room wasn't anything particularly special, only had I think four/five...

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Alison, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're very glad you enjoyed our location, facilities and services with the exception of the walking tour. We have different guides on different days but we'll pass this along to all of them as feedback and food for thought - we want all participants to be left pleased with...

Arlington, Texas, United States
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stayed here for 2 days on our Greece trip. This is within walking distance from Acropolis and a bunch of small shops for souvenirs. They serve breakfast and have late night "happy hour". This was my very first Hostel, and I was leery but it was actually a really nice and decent place.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Farah, Thanks for this amazing review, glad to hear you had a great experience at your first hostel stay - yay! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best, Kristina

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Pros: Aircon, Location, clean as it could be being old. Cons: Bullied by other guests to turn aircon off and spending my night sweating like a beast even though I booked this hostel on the basis it had aircon. Walking tour wasn't running as advertised. Run down and a bit tatty.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Thea, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our walking tour runs every day during the summer and four days a week during the winter - it only requires a minimum amount of participants for it to run. Sorry to hear you didn't see eye to eye with other guests, we understand sleeping at a temperature you...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Stayed in a 6 bed dorm for 3 nights. Hostel was in a great location and conveniently located near to all attractions. Had a rooftop bar with happy hour and with great views of the acropolis lit up at night. Rooftop bar a good way to meet other travellers. Dorm was clean with a locker, a/c and a small balcony....

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Brookes, It sounds like you had a great stay, many thanks for choosing us and for taking the time to review as well. We try to clean the bathrooms as frequently as possible within the day but it can get messy very quickly with shower water, we apologize about that! Hope to see you again during a next visit...

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Staying in Thissio / Makriyanni

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianised Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centrepiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lonely Planet 2015 says "Athens Backpackers has fast become the hostel of choice for visitors, thanks to its excellent facilities and unbeatable location." In Your Pocket March 2015 says "A never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this non-smoking, English speaking joint - great opportunity to meet free-style travelers like you"Free WiFi all day, everyday, everywhere' famous Australian-owned and run hostel, right in the heart of classical Athens, an up-market area (98% rated best location) that is safe, central and door-to-door from the airport by metro. You'll have an amazing time at AB's, there is always something on from Quiz nights, Karaoke Nights, Twice weekly LIVE music, Walking tours and Happy Hour 7 days a week.* No hidden charges (no penalties for using credit cards) free breakfast, free tea and coffee all day and luggage storage.* ... more   less 

Additional Information about Athens Backpackers

Address: 12 Makri (Makrigianni) | Makrigianni, Athens 117 42, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Price Range: €16 - €71 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Rooms on higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles Akaypatel, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor have views of the Acropolis.”
  • View of the Acropolis from the dorm.
  • This is a 6 bed dorm on the top floor.
 of 5 bubbles Wakhoworld, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Floors 2-3 would be perfect to avoid the hardly-noticable-anyway noise from the common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles roeef98, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“best location”
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“private bathroom is always better!”
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