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Athens Backpackers

12 Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If all you need is a cheap place to stay and don't mind sharing room with others, then this place is good. It has its disadvantages when sharing with others as people will enter your room all hours of the day/night, and some may be snorers or toss a lot while sleeping - meaning you don't sleep at all! Only... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is fine. Location is great but the facility is nothing special (except for the rooftop patio: which was closed when I was there). The beds are covered in plastic which makes for a strange and squeaky sleep. The bathroom didnt seem to be cleaned very often or well. The shower had a strange cloth curtain that sticks to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Athens Backpackers is living off past glory and awards, but really needs to lift its game. Start off with some positives: it's very well located, was clean, and the staff were helpful. However, the negatives are many and really are simple things that are basics for any good hostel: The beds in the dorms are camp-bed style that are low... More

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Davo F, Owner at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jim, We really appreciate your feedback as it's how we get better at what we do. And it helps us offer our guests an even better experience. The property has just opened up after winter and we are replacing all the 3 and 4 person beds as the old ones are too close to the ground, as you mentioned.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While studying abroad, my first independent travel break was spent with two friends in Athens. We found Athens Backpackers and it ended up being a great decision! Our room was being renovated, so Athens Backpackers upgraded our room for us. It was gorgeous and had a beautiful bathroom and kitchenette. Also, the room was spacious and had a balcony overlooking... More

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Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The location of this hostel is unbeatable. Just 2minutes walk from the metro-station and right near the acropolis. Loved their rooftop bar with nice view and good opportunity to make friends. Rooms are clean and staff is very friendly. Recommend the 3hours walking tour to see all the important sights of Athens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

I had been recommended this place by a friend, on arrival at the desk, I was pleasantly greeted by a member of staff, given my key card code for the wifi and voucher for two free shots of ouzo at the rooftop bar, perfect after a 4 1/2 hour flight. Great view of the acropolis and Athens, good company as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I truly enjoyed my stay here. The location can't be better - 1 min from metro, 5 mins from Acropolis. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and speak good English. My room was clean with good ventilation (no strange smell in the room). Highly recommend it!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Period of Stay: 20th Dec - 25th Dec 2013 (5 nights) Cost (PER NIGHT): 30 Euros (including taxes - via Booking.com) for studio for 3 adults (Studio 6) + points: (1) Location: very near Acropolis metro station, which is just one stop away from Syntagma Square (where you will need to change trains if you are coming by metro from... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Generally, I'd recommend this place. They have two locations about five minutes from each other and the Acropolis. One is a backpackers' hostel with a kitchen and rooftop bar (Acropolis views, but only open in summer), and a metro station and great gyros at the end of the street. The other has private rooms, an adjoining sports bar, luggage storage,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

It was so nice to sit back, relax and clink beers with other travellers. We're in the Land of the Gods, with a great view of the Acropolis during Happy Hour! The hostel is a 2-minute walk to the metro, which is just across this awesome place selling cheap, delicious gyro and souvlaki (highly recommended by the bartender!). It is... More

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Also Known As:
Athens Backpackers Hotel
Athens Backpackers Hotel Athens
Address: 12 Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 Specialty lodging in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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