Athens Backpackers

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12 Makri st, Athens, Greece
21 0922 4044

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pathosfenix pathosfe…
17 reviews
Lively Hostel with a good location. Jun 05, 2011
Right around the corner from the Acropolis metro station, the location is great and most sites were easily reachable. The rooms were clean and well maintained, albeit spartan. However, the balcony overlooking the city offered great views and was a place of more chatter into the night. The main aspect of interest here would definitely be the atmosphere; it has a great vibe for social interaction. There is a nearby sports bar that is linked to Athens Backpackers and the laundry machines are over there as well.

The staff was friendly and helpful, providing much help to my queries and assisted me with solutions when the transport system went on strike.

P.S. Check out the whiteboard for cool events and activities!!
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bryzeleigh says:
Do you know about how much you paid for this hostel?
Posted on: Sep 23, 2012
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ang77 ang77
3 reviews
Ideal location and great price May 07, 2011
I stayed at the Athens Backpacker for 5 nights.

Basically, great location and great price. You can walk to the major attraction in about 15 minutes. The metro is 5 minute walk away. Plenty of shop and mini markets in the area.

The staff was very friendly and helpful. They provide all the information that you need to get around or find a place on your guide book.

The hostel have organized tour on a daily basis for 5 EUR. It is so worth it. The tour is 2+hours and it is very informative and helpful. I would recommend doing the tour on your first to get yourself familiarize with the city.
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sugarose sugarose
72 reviews
Like a second home Aug 25, 2010
I love this hostel! I felt like I was in my second home. From the moment i arrived I was greeted warmly by the hostel staff. They engaged me in conversation about my travels and my background. The fellow travelers were also very cool. I made friends with some who i still talk to. The bartender in the bar went with us to one of the local clubs they have a deal with and partied with us. It was cool to do it this way because i felt very safe.

Besides the incredible staff, my other favorite thing was the information they provided. They had bus schedules, things to do, places to party and even offered some tours. The location is very convenient right next to the plaka and public transportation. The rooftop bar drinks were cheap and it has an amazing view to the acropolis. They also have cheap hookahs to smoke. By far one of my favorite things.

I found the dorm room to be decent and fairly clean. They provide lockers for you to use and the rooms have a balcony for you to chill. The kitchen keeps staples like seasoning and pasta for you to cook and in the morning they have eggs, coffee and toast.

The reason i love this place is that they just awfully nice. I had only booked a day in the hostel and the next day was full but i wanted to explore and did not know if i was going to get a room. They let me keep my bag there while i went around exploring. The girl tried really hard until she got me a room for an additional two nights. I just loved this place!
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MilesTraveled MilesTra…
3 reviews
True backpacker's hostel. Jul 27, 2010
First hostel I ever stayed in, and to this day still the best. Fantastic location practically right underneath the Acropolis and very close to a metro station. Very helpful and friendly staff, good prices, average dorm rooms and beds, a full guest kitchen, great lounges and a nice rooftop bar.

Even when they're out of beds this place won't turn away a backpacker who is really in need - so don't be surprised if you happen across people sleeping on the couches in the lounge.

Highly recommend.
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slayerspike slayersp…
19 reviews
Nov 19, 2009
This is a nice hostel which is located in the center and close to everything. Breakfast is average but better than nothing.

The beds are comfy and theirs is showers in each dorm. Good place to meet people.
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breazey breazey
1 reviews
Jan 04, 2008
This is a GREAT hostel to stay at! In my 40-day trip around Europe, this was one of the better hostels I've stayed at. Very clean place, cheap cost, cool bar with an AMAZING view on the roof, and I met a TON of great people!

If I go back to Athens, I will definitely stay here again.
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lovely_lori88 lovely_l…
46 reviews
Jun 20, 2007
This hostel isn't bad but it didn't live up to my expectations from what I saw on the website! We booked this hostel quite in advance as it sounded soo good and it was alright I guess but I maybe I just got my hopes up lol. It has a very good location! Pretty much right across from the temple of Zeus and not to far from the Acropolis. It has a roof top bar that has an amazing view of the Acropolis which is pretty sweet. The bar is OK but it closes at 12am and there isn't seats, you just sit on these mat things so it gets kind of crowded haha. The rooms are OK, I think they are all 6 bed dorms but they don't turn on the ac until around 10:30 or 11 at night so if you just wanted to chill in your room you would die of heat lol. Beds are bunk beds and the top ones are really high with no barrier thing so be careful!! I was scared of falling off haha. Bathrooms are not that great. Showers were rather small and they leaked all over the floor and made it quite slippery. The staff was kind of rude when we checked in and then when we were cancelling some of our nights but I guess that was our fault that we were cancelling hehe. There is a lift but it's really small (only for 1 person) so you pretty much gotta use the stairs which is ok. I'm pretty sure they had internet if I'm not mistaking but I think it was broken. I'm not too sure if they provide breakfast as we slept in really late due to early arrival and then the next morning we were up crazy early. All in all not too bad but I guess I was just let down haha.
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travel_girl229 says:
I'm staying at Athens Backpackers and Francesco's this summer. I'm glad you wrote about them... makes me even more excited. Any chance you remember where that buffet restaurant in Athens was? Sounds awesome.
Posted on: Feb 26, 2008

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