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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hostel is right in the centre of old town, few minutes walk from Acropolis. It has top roof bar with the view of Acropolis - absolutely great feature. The people at the reception were very welcoming and helpful. Staff who served the breakfast was lovely and paying attention to what is needed. The breakfast itself was absolutely delicious. I was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel was good. Been away for a few weeks so wanting to both chill and meet people, could do both here. Rooftop bar is good and very sociable. Walking tour is €6 (+ tip is expected) and wasnt the best tour in the world. No humour or interaction to break it up, a lot of information overload and on... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the hostel made athens a better experience with its rooftop bar and different programs. the employees are very friendly and glad to help. The rooftop happy hour is great for you to meet travelers from all around the world. the only problem is that there is no remote for the AC, you have to get it from the counter. other... More 

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Many thanks for this awesome review, we're so glad you enjoyed your time here and will make sure to pass on your kind words to the whole team. We're expecting you back soon for a drink on the rooftop bar. Safe travels! Best Kristina More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooftop bar with great view of the Acropolis. Rooms were cleaned, spacious lockers, fair breakfast. Locations is unbeatable and the Sports bar is a must-go. Walking tour also great. Helpful and friendly staff. Super recommend staying here.

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Paula What a great review, all we want is happy guests like you! There is always a spot for you here and we hope to see you back soon! Cheers Kristina More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros: 24 hour reception - Beautiful rooftop bar with reasonable prices - Free breakfast - Air-conditioning - Right next to the Acropolis - Great atmosphere Cons: - Breakfast is relatively small (though it is free so - you can't complain too much) - The elevator was frequently broken, so if you have trouble walking up several flights of stairs this... More 

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Harry This review is fantastic and we hope we get the chance to accommodate you again in the near future. You are right that the elevator had some issues and we had to constantly reset it but it has been serviced and fixed since then, so no more climbing stairs! Enjoy the rest of your vacation! Cheers Kristina More 

Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i went to Athens for 4 days, had a great experience at the Backpackers. It is vlose to the Acropoli, restaurants, gift shops. Its walkable from Syntagma metro station, very simple to get to from the Aurport using public transportation. Front desk was very helpful in giving ideas of what to do, where to go. Check in is late (2pm)... More 

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us! We’re glad you enjoyed the central location and of course our staff's recommendations. We know it can get pretty busy with people using the elevator all at once, thank you for being patient and sorry if the roof bar noise disturbed, this is the reason we close it... More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Location is a few hundred metres from the southern entrance to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. The rooms are clean and have air con and wifi. Rooftop bar has an excellent view of the Acropolis and is a good place to meet others.

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for this awesome review, it makes us super happy that you enjoyed your time among us! We hope we get the chance to accommodate you again and we'll do our best so as your next stay is even better! Best, Kristina More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Didn’t stay at the hostel so I can’t comment on the accommodation but we found the staff to be quite friendly and talkative at the rooftop bar. It had a good vibe and great views of the Acropolis. Prices were more than reasonable. Other than that it seemed like a fairly typical budget hostel and location wise it's close to... More 

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Pauly, thanks for reviewing. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the rooftop bar and will definitely pass on your kind words to our staff. Hope next time you stay with us! Best, Kristina More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The major attraction of Athens Backpackers is definitely the rooftop bar. It has an amazing view of the Parthenon and is a great place to meet other travellers. Lots of like-minded people in the hostel and a lot of solo travellers so it's easy to make friends. The location is perfect, less than a 5 min walk to Acropolis. The... More 

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Milly We're glad you enjoyed the rooftop bar, the location and of course the air conditioned rooms (essential for summer in Athens). The lockers in the rooms are for the valuables and each room is appointed one shower as the majority of the rooms have the bathroom inside and the ones that don't, have a bathroom outside. We also... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The location of this hostel was amazing! It was close to everything, metro, food, shops, and sightseeing. The rooms were clean, spacious, the beds were comfy, AC was working well, and the grounds had good WIFI too. The breakfast in the morning was nice and convenient, and the rooftop bar had a great view and was a great place to... More 

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Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Anastasia, thanks so much for THIS amazing review, we're feeling the love and it makes us super happy. Hope to see you again soon, there is always room for you here! Best, Kristina 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 )
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  • 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: $27 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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