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Athens Backpackers

12 Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 29 Specialty lodging in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Singapore River, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The only downside is that you must pay for use of computers and renting towels. There is a rooftop bar and every visitor gets a free welcome shot each (we were lucky to get a few extra as we had just received our exam results). The staff are very friendly. However the rooftop bar does close quite early at around... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved it, I stayed in a 6 person mixed dorm and everyone else in my room was also travelling on their own so it was perfect. Hostel is super clean, they have huge lockers you can rent and smaller ones in the rooms that you can put your own lock on. They offer loads of services like walking tours and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had stayed here for a week...just returned home to Mumbai... I loved every bit of my stay...I made awesome friends here... The location is just SUPERB ! So close to the Acropolis...Walking distance from most of the places... Plaka is nearby... there are so many joints to eat around here,....You can try the Souvlaki , Gyro, Greek salad...Greek coffee...The... More

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Isle of Wight
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two days in Athens to do a bit of sightseeing before spending two weeks out on a little island of Poros. The Backpackers was in the perfect spot for just what we wanted to do in Athens, which was to see the Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum. We stayed in one of the family rooms, which was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, the good thing about this place is its location. It's also easy to find. I arrived and was greeted by a really unfriendly girl! Granted, the other people on the desk later that evening were marginally nicer. It has this 'We are extremely cool and you are lucky to have got a bed for the night' attitude. The dorm... More

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Nancy, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel has 2 different buildings, but i've only been in one of them, the staff of the hostel is very good and they are friendly, the rooms are always very clean and the bar on the rooftop is very cool, it has an excellent location only a couple of blocks away from the new acropolis museum so is very... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I without hesitation would stay here again. My friend and I got a private room with bathroom at this hostel and we stayed for one night in July 2012. It was immaculate and nice. Air conditioning worked well. It was bright and well decorated (simple but nice) but most importantly it was clean. We spent 20 euro each for the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We booked this hostel based on its high reviews, only to be disappointed with our stay. We stayed 2 nights in a 6-bed mixed dorm with shared bathroom. Firstly, the staff were not friendly nor hospitable at all. Secondly, the interior was average or looks rather old-ish and not as well decorated as other hostels we have been to. There... More

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Genappe, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Athens Backpacker Hostel is very nice. Rooms are clean and cosy, there is bar on the roof where you can see all Athens. The breakfast is very nice too. There is an internet coffee too. You can of course meet a lot of people from everywhere in the world, which is great. Although I think it is a little expensive... More

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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Athens Backpackers is a very friendly, fun & colourful hostel. It was also the first time I stayed in a hostel and boy I would never turn back. The staff is very friend and they also organize Athen's walking tours. A little expensive during summers but it was worth the price. Rooms are nice and clean and have an card... More

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Address: 12 Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
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Lonely Planet 2012 says "Athens Backpackers has fast become the hostel of choice for visitors, thanks to its excellent facilities and unbeatable location." In Your Pocket March 2012 says "A never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this non-smoking, English speaking joint - great opportunity to meet free-style travellers like you"Free WiFi all day, everyday, everywhereAthens' 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 
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