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Athens Backpackers

12 Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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Ranked #4 of 31 Specialty lodging in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Terry M Aarhus, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location wise, Athens Backpackers is located at a very convenient location: it is very close to the Acropolis and the museum, also to the shopping areas of Plaka, Monastiraki and Psiri. It is also a 10-minute walk away from Syntagma Square where you can catch the X95 bus (that runs every 15minutes 24/7, except for 2am–2.30am) to the Athens Airport.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here on two separate occasions about a week apart. I was in dorm rooms (one a 3 bed, one a 6 bed) at the backpackers (not the studios). Both times I found the staff to be very helpful and friendly. The location is perfect, close to metro and all of the main tourist sites. There are a couple... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here in July 2014. The place is friendly, tidy, and the location is absolutely incredible. Room was clean, staff were really helpful and pleasant. Rooftop bar has an amazing view of the Acropolis and Parthenon.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The only disappointment here was that we only got to stay one night. Staff were great. Room was fantastic. We had an issue with our aircon and it was fixed with in the hour and it was 6pm! Great location. There is two parts to this hostel, the main part has a roof top bar which was fantastic and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the deluxe appartments for two nights. Very nice rooms and staff is friendly as well. We got a free shot of uzo at the beautiful rooftop bar. Located right at the Acropolis and near the Plaka, where you can enjoy nice meals and do some souvenir shopping.

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Singapore River, Singapore
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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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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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