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Athens Backpackers

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12 Makri Street | Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at Backbackers & Studio for quite a long time. The two hostels are two separate hostels under the same ownership. These people are seriously helpful and friendly. The rooms are very good and I never seen such effort in keeping the hostel rooms clean. (I think you could operate on the floor) The breakfast is basic which is... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hostel was literally a five minute walk to the Acropolis. It's in a more laid back area of Athens that isn't super busy or touristy (minus the archaeological sites). Check in wasn't until 2pm which was a problem as our flight arrived around 10am. However, they did have couches that were available to nap on. Luggage could be stored in... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy to find thanks to excellent directions. I had a clean en suite mixed dorm. Try and get a bottom bunk this is where the plug socket is. The hostel has its own rooftop bar which is cheap! Great for meeting people and lovely balconies outside the dorms. The hostel also has a laundry close by and another bar which... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this place is pretty awesome. I found it to be kind of expensive but it had everything you needed. The wifi was good and the neighbouring pub down the street was a great place to meet people especially when foot ball games were on as they are a sports bar. I met a ton of friends there and the location... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed a few day at AB and really enjoyed it. The place is clean and the kitchen useful. Many people pass through, so it's a good way to meet fellow backpackers. The staff is friendly and always available when you have a question. And Jacqueline is especially charming.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really friendly staff, nice clean hostel and close to everything that you want to see in Athens. Good vibe around the place too. If you're travelling alone, you only need to hang around the common area for 30 minutes or so before you can get a group of people to head out with. Would thoroughly recommend!

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed at Athens Backpackers for 4 nights in a 6-bed female dorm. - We checked in at about 11 pm because of a late flight, but the staff were really nice about it! Not only did we not have to pay in advance (helpful since I booked both beds on my card, but we were paying... More 

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best hostels Ive ever stayed at! the rooms are spacious, everything is clean and it has the best location ever. Its right in the middle of the centre and you can do everything by foot. The atmosphere is great, when we arrived the check in was very easy and the receptionist explained us the map and recommended... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Athens backpackers was our first hotel in Athens, and we LOVED it. We got an upgrade from a dorm to an apartment, which was equipped with a kitchenette, balcony, living room and a bathroom. The location is simply incredible, and is a fit to live for some 8-10 days. Only issue was the small bath, which may be common in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were a group of six traveling together, we got "upgraded" to the studios. At first we really liked it because it was like a hotel room, but at a hostel price. Then it got really weird. Two people in our party left early, which I had informed them about and why I thought we were upgraded. We also... More 

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