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Athens Backpackers

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A never-to-be-forgotten experience.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, Walking tours and Happy Hour 7 days a week.Join us for a few nights or as long as you want as the seasons change. Its the best time to see the ancient sites, explore the cobblestone laneways or eat your self silly with world class cuisine. You can do amazing day trips to places like the Temple of Posideon and Medieval Nemea which are only 2 hours a way on the bus. Its hard not to love Athens as much us we do, and we promise to look after you every step of the way. We hope to see you soon! No hidden charges (no penalties for using credit cards) free breakfast, free tea and coffee all day and luggage storage.*
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
154Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
76Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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Athens Backpackers located at an amazing Acropolis. It is within walking distance to Hadrian’s Arch, Temple of Zeus, Syntagma Square, etc. There’s a bus X95 that you can take from the airport to Syntagma Square. Plenty of cafes and restaurants around the hostel. Several souvenir
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Property's Favorite Review
For the price I paid, I got what I wanted and more! Really nice breakfast in the morning - FREE! You don't find this in many hostels for the price. Also, staff were polite and friendly, tried to make me feel like home. Winter vibe is definitely around, but they try, and even
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Response from Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers
Responded Dec 2, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write something for us! We hope to see you again! Best AS & AB Team
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I stayed in the six people dorm room and got exactly what I paid for. Great value for money and the views from the roof bar is amazing!!! Would definitely recommend it and would stay again here. Keep up the good work guys!
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Response from Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers
Responded Dec 2, 2018
Thank you very much!! We hope to welcoming you here again in the future, Best Regards, Athens Backpackers Team
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i started traveling all around the world about 3 years ago , I've been to many countries and stayed in many places .Italy is considered a Mediterranean country so i thought i have to visit Greece too.On my first day i checked in and the guy with the hat welcomed me with a big
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Response from Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers
Responded Dec 2, 2018
Andrew you are great taking the time to write so many and nice things for us! I am really happy and proud seeing that our team works that well; Terry at the reception, with the big smile and the good info, as you said, Lucas at the bar with his great energy, or Peter that took the initiative to make bread fried on eggs (which i first heard here from you!) are only some of the great colleagues here who everyday give their love, energy and time to make this place great and make each one of you feel special, as you are! We hope to see you again in the future, Best Regards Vera
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The walking tour offered through Athens Backpackers is an amazing deal. Only 7 euros and you get taken to all the key sites. It's a great way to orientate yourself, and then you can go back later to enter the specific monuments/ruins you're keen to see. Our tour guide, Andrew,
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Response from Athensstudios, Manager at Athens Backpackers
Responded Dec 3, 2018
Thanks Andrew!! AB & AS team
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What supermarkets are in the area and where are they located? Thank you!
Hi! There are many supermarkets located in the area at walking distance between 2-5 minutes depending which one you choose!
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Hi, The 6 person delux dorm is at the athensstudios property a 3 min walk from the backpackers and has a kitchen in the room. Its slightly bigger and is newer. Both are fantastic options but I personally prefer the 6 person delux for longer stays
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What is the best way to get from the airport to the hostel?
Take the train at the airport (the ticket costs 10 euros), Blue Line, M3. Get off at Syntagma station. Inside the Syntagma station, take the train with Elliniko direction, Red Line, M2. Get off in the next station, Akropoli. The hostel is 30 seconds walking from there.
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of course thats fine our luggage storage facilities are open 24hrs a day and only cost 3 euros a day see you soon.
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"I had number 2 with only 3 beds."
"Get the 3 bed dorm if possible, it's better for getting some sleep unless you're a partier"
"Female only room was great"
"They do have studio suites two blocks walk away from the main hostel location that everyone knows..."
"Rooms on higher floor"
$16 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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