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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short walk from the Acropolis train station. Easy check in. Stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm with a bathroom. The room is spacious as is the bathroom. The rooms are cleaned everyday. Breakfast is basic but a good start with boiled eggs & bread (yes the bread does get hard & dry but if people get up late &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the Athens backpackers online but when I arrived at 1am they told me they had reserved me a space in the studios which wasn't far but the directions the receptionist gave me were useless and meant I walked passed it twice as did two other people in my dorm. The studios were clean and spacious but lacked the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a 4 person dorm with an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. The location of the hostel was the best part. The AC was great (coldest room we had), and there was a large balcony. The bathroom didn't have a well-separated shower, and there was only a small partition between the shower area and the toilet. Water got everywhere... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a day, looking for a budget place as base, the 6-bed room was quite spacious with modern equipment. Breakfast is not continental & all you can eat, but does the job nicely. Great location for both lofts of the hostel.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing location, great bar/cafe downstairs (OK free breakfast, much better paid for main meals later) and helpful staff. Nice enough room (we had one of the Athens Studios apartments), beds a little uncomfortable and shame that there was no safe, but very clean and even the little kitchen served us well. Terrible wifi though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff there are really friendly. The receptionists give you a lot of great advice and take their time explaining everything properly. Bathroom was clean and beds were clean too. Overall great experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here 3 weekends in a row during the month of July. I used Athens as a stop over place in between going to different islands. Overall it was a good place to stay. It’s over run by Australians haha, I am an Aussie so it was like going home. Arriving from airport – if you arrive before midnight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed overnight at Athens backpackers before our ferry to ios. The hostel is located in a fantastic location right near the Acropolis and the centre. Heaps of good restaurants nearby and the rooftop bar was good too. Would recommend if wanting to be right in the centre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Two of my friends and I booked Athens Backpackers for around the beginning of July and I have to say it was quite an enjoyable stay. The website gave very good directions to find the hostel, and check in was quick and easy, a free shot fore the rooftop bar included. Staff were friendly and helpful! The rooftop bar had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The standout feature of this hostel is the amazing location- restaurants, markets, ruins and the Acropolis just minutes away. It's also less than 10 minutes walk from Syntagma Square which is handy if you caught the airport bus in. The rooftop was the other main reason I booked this place- it's a shame it has such short hours and closes... 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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