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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: Aircon, Location, clean as it could be being old. Cons: Bullied by other guests to turn aircon off and spending my night sweating like a beast even though I booked this hostel on the basis it had aircon. Walking tour wasn't running as advertised. Run down and a bit tatty.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a 6 bed dorm for 3 nights. Hostel was in a great location and conveniently located near to all attractions. Had a rooftop bar with happy hour and with great views of the acropolis lit up at night. Rooftop bar a good way to meet other travellers. Dorm was clean with a locker, a/c and a small balcony.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started my holidays in Athens and as i was travelling alone i decided to stay in a hostel. Athens backpackers seemed to have a great location. After booking i received an e-mail with instructions how to find the hostel in different way of transport, it was very helpful, it was easy to find it this way. Walking distance from... More 

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Thank TMariannka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very helpful friendly staff, and up on the roof top bar you can meet some really cool interesting people, and enjoy an incredible view, fair price and perfect loctation!! Dont hesitate this place is great!

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Thank Dahlia G
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this hostel is without a doubt the location. Easy to find. In the heart of plaka, one minute away from the acropolis museum. I arrived @ the airport and took a 6euro bus (X95) until the last stop, where you walk across AMELIAS street and it's very easy to find the hostel in MAKRI STREET. The... More 

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Kingaroy, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights on the end of island holiday. Downsides include: no towels, if sharing bathroom ( 1 toilet and shower between 12 people) it always seemed to be wet and dirty from water splashing out of the shower. Breakfast was boiled egg, sliced tomato and cucumber & bread. Tea and coffee available any time of day. Close... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of My worst nights, we didn't have a reservation before, our friend did and she was stupid enough not to make reservation for all of us, so when we arrived the worker there told us there are no more rooms left, and if we want we pay 30 euro for a bed and 10 euro for sofa we thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i stayed in the newly opened Studios annex just around the corner. White marble floors, air conditioned spotlessly clean dorm rooms with a mix of male and female young and old, as well as arguably one of the best sites in Athens a minutes walk from the Acropolis metro station and 5 mins walk from the Parthenon which towers over... More 

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Cairo Governorate, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location, Staff helpful and room is quite clean and spacious. Common area was a bit depressing but overall I would certainly recommend this hostel plus it is great value for the money paid. They also help u with cheaper transporation to the airport

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights, there is 2 parts of the hostel and we stayed in a dorm room for 1 night and private one night. Both rooms are really nice, clean and well equipped. There is a good kitchen in the dormitory section. The private rooms are really good, and probably worth paying a little extra to stay... More 

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Staying in Thissio / Makriyanni

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lonely Planet 2015 says "Athens Backpackers has fast become the hostel of choice for visitors, thanks to its excellent facilities and unbeatable location." In Your Pocket March 2015 says "A never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this non-smoking, English speaking joint - great opportunity to meet free-style travelers like you"Free WiFi all day, everyday, everywhere' 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 

Additional Information about Athens Backpackers

Address: 12 Makri (Makrigianni) | Makrigianni, Athens 117 42, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Price Range: $22 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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