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Athens Backpackers

12 Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 32 Specialty lodging in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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17 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect location, great staff. Met some lovely people there and the dorm rooms were nice and clean. Had great rooftop bar with amazing view and you get a free ouzo shot, nice way to meet people. The location was probably the best bit about it, such a nice area and so close to many attractions.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed at the backpackers for 2 nights before heading to the Islands. We were in a 6 bed female dorm which had a toilet and shower. I found the staff very helpful and the rooms were clean and spacious. The roof terrace bar is great for socialising and has great views. The location of the hostel... More

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Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came in for 4 days, had a studio booked, perfect size for two people, clean, bright, hot water and fairly comfortable bed. But it wasn't the room that make this stay excellent, the employees here are exceptional and go above and beyond, your bartenders deserve raises even with all the tips i was leaving. The location is perfect and the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is outstanding. Great location, fantastic rooftop bar, lovely staff, fab facilities, clean and great value for money. Wifi is also outstanding. We spent 2 nights in the hostel and 1 night in the studios down the road when they couldn't fit us into the hostel - so helpful! Walking tour is great, only 6 euro to see everything.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this hostel because it was very social. They have a rooftop bar and offer a restaurant and bar at their other location a few blocks away. It is near the metro and steps from the Acropolis. The staff is friendly and they offer some walking tours The rooms and bathrooms are basic, the wifi is strong in all... More

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bombay india
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A decent hotel with very basic a mini ties An ok bed... but will do if you are tired A very basic pantry and an ultra basic bathroom. (Just the water from the shower easily leaks into the room) Breakfast is included but very basic again. But then this is a backpackers place so things are expected to be basic.... More

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, clean hostel, very comfortable bed and bathrooms. The 'free' breakfast is not exactly worth it but that's just one minor setback. Extremely conveniently located with great facilities any backpacker can ask for. Lovely and helpful staff as well.

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Kingston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Studios location around the corner with 2 friends. It totally exceeded our expectations for the price we paid! We had 3 beds in our room, a kitchenette, a balcony and a spacious bathroom. They offered free breakfast, which wasn't anything too special but it was really convenient to have it right there. There is wifi, which... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean and friendly hostel with friendly staff that give good advice. I recommend the 6 euro tour they do, very good value and interesting. The roof top bar has a great view of the acropolis and an equally great atmosphere and the bartender Froso is cute!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights last year as a stop over before heading to the greek islands,great location and is only a short distance from the Acropolis.The sports bar pretty sweet and is a great place to meet and chat with other travellers, we actually became friends with a bloke who we met at the bar and he end up... 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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