Athens Backpackers

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Athens Backpackers

Hostel address
12 Makri Street, Makrigianni, Athens 117-42
Metro Acropoli
Tel
(210) 922 4044
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Price
Dorm bed €18-25

Price includes breakfast
Prices are in euro and are inclusive of all taxes.
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User Reviews (7)

ambati s.r. reddy
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30 January 2010
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Friendly atmosphere.Helpful staff.Ideal location as a travel hub. reasonable prices.

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Jean Paul Calbimonte
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24 January 2010
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Lauren Davis
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16 January 2010
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I stayed in the Backpackers Studios - one of the apartments - lovely and clean, great balcony, small kitchenette and an ensuite bathroom. Our room was very dark even with all lights on, so dont do anything after the sun goes down that is reliant on being able to see. Secure swipe card entrace to room, however - no Lockers in room itself but if you are worried about securtiy things can be left downstairs in the luggage store. Would be nice to have a lockable drawer or something though. Breakfast is nice, although the room is small -so get in early to get a table to eat on. Bar nextdoor is cheap and good place to mix - and there is free wifi in every space.

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I was backpacking for two months and this was the best hostel.
31 July 2008
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I like everything about this hostel. Sorry but no Cons.
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The party, the staff, the studios, the location n the rooftop bar.
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When I heard about this hostel I made the first booking in advance of my life... and now I can say that I

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The staff is extremely friendly and helpfull, they really care about travellers
21 October 2007
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fully booked it was, because of their success, and because it's a nice, non huge place
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the staff and their kindness, their happyness, their fun, the pleasure they have to organize party
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I had in this place a very rare experience. I'm from Paris, I'm used to travel, I have gone in many places in the world, travelling alone as a woman, witch is sometime one of the best way to meet the local people. But believe me, it's one of the first time in my life (except in some africans villages maybe) that I was so well wellcomed: I called when I was on the boat from the Cyclades, the hostel was fully booked but they told me "come anyway, anytime (i was arriving in the middle of the night), we'll help you finding something, there is allways someone here". That's what they did, and for absolutely free charges, they wellcomed me, helped me finding a place to sleep (a nice clean coach, wich was really better than the street and great, because i was broke on the ned of my travel), gave me shower and breakfast, and smiled when i proposed to pay for those... The shower and bathroom were clean, the breakfast was simple but good and you can probably have as much as you want (i don't eat much, but eags and bread and jam were enough), you can use the kitchen. I get to meet many nice other travellers and made great contacts all over the world. The guy who wellcomed me during the night is a very friendly student, having nothing more in mind than meeting some new travellers, being helpfull and nice... This place is definately the place where i would come back to stay in Athene: 5 minutes walk from the Acropole, saturday nights party on the roof, friendly people, free breakfast and shower. What can you ask more than this? Have fun yourself in this wonderfull youthhostel.

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Athens Backpackers (Athens Studios) provides excellent service, accommodation, and location.
23 July 2007
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free breakfast isnt more than toast and hard-boiled egg, but they provide a kitchen to cook own food
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Friendly helpful staff, center of town location, apartment-like studios, internet, bag storage
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Athens Backpackers is owned by the same people that own Athens Studios. Both are located just south of the acropolis, an excellent location right next to the metro line. The main reception area has 1euro per 15 min, 3 euro per hour internet access, a kitchen and dining area that is availible for use, and an area for storing bags. The staff behind the reception desk are phenomenal. They are positive and humorous, giving first-hand advice and information about Athens and the surrounding island/sites. There is a bar on the roof of the backpacker's, 2.50/2euro beers, friendly bar tender, great opportunity to meet other travelers and share stories in a comfortable atmosphere with a view of the acropolis lit up at night. The Backpacker's rooms are simple hostel rooms. The Studios rooms are like aparments, complete with microwave, fridge, balcony, air conditioning in both room and lounge, sink, plates, cups, utensils, and more. I suggest the studios if you have the option, its only a few euro more if you get into one of the larger studios rooms. I stayed in the studios for 4 nights. There was one misunderstanding with the booking that the staff was eager to fix and made sure I had a room to stay in. I have met the owner(s) and they are honest, level-minded people that care about customerss and staff. If I ever have the opportunity to return to Athens, this will certainly be the place I will stay.

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good place... just watch out for the bed bugs
18 July 2007
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the bed bugs!!!!!!!
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great location, good atmosphere
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maintained by australians, this hostel is centrally located next to the acropolis. free breakfast and on-site laundry facilities. the room was nice and neat. however, i was attacked by bed bugs in my sleep. the management did fix the problem by spraying the room extensively. i honestly do think they didn't know they had that problem. everyone seemed fine.

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