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Athens Backpackers

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12 Makri Street | Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival, the reception workers were so kind and welcoming!! They were more than willing to help with directions, itineraries, and food suggestions (WAY above par). The hostel really felt like home. And housed some awesome people. Made great friends with the workers and other backpackers as well. Thank you so much for an amazing stay!!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Positives : great location good rooms and common areas Negatives; one shower per floor and there is about 6 rooms a floor so have to wait a while Overall it is a nice place to stay the location done it for me and is worth it The staff are the best especially Jacqueline

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

First, the good points. The hostel is extremely well located being very close to Plaka, the Acropolis, the metro and hire car offices on Leof. Andrea Siggrou. It is only about 10 / 15 minutes to walk to Syntagma metro station from where you can catch a direct train to the airport (8€ per person). Booking online was super easy... More 

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Kampot, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I stayed at the other location around the corner and absolutely loved it! the staff were great and the rooms were great with a balcony to look out onto the action of the town. a short walk from amazing food and souvlaki ( cheap) also cheap pizza is close by if your in the mood. At night we would always... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed in the Hostels Apartment annex which is situated about 5 mins walk from the actual hostel, brilliant location just round the corner from the Acropolist museum and within easy walking distance of amazing historic sights as well as good Bars and Restaurants. The staff at the studios as well as the staff at their sports bar and fish... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The location is definitely the best quality of the Athens Backpackers hostel. It's right next to the Acropolis and close enough to the center (2 subway stations away, you can even go on foot). I had a great time there and would definitely stay again! However, I had a few bad surprises: - the free breakfast they offer is just... More 

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Thissio / Makriyanni
Named after the well-preserved Thission (ancient temple of Hephaestus), Thissio is blessed with a small wooded park and some less frenetic streets that offer numerous quieter places to stay and eat. Largely pedestrianized Apostolou Pavlou Street runs between the Acropolis and forested Filopappou Hill, well worth climbing for more great panoramas, until it merges with Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. This leads to the up-and-coming area of Makriyanni, whose centerpiece is the magnificent new Acropolis Museum. Opposite the museum is the entrance to the southern slopes of the Acropolis, while the eponymous metro station nearby is at the top of Makriyanni Street, another strip of touristic cafés and restaurants.

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