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Athens Backpackers

12 Makri Street | Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best priced budget hotels/more like a classy hostel in "old town" near the acropolis. It is not fancy, but it is popular with young travelers. It is a block and a 1/2 from the Acropolis metro station and very convenient for the Plaka district, the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and most of the ancient ruins and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location of this hostel is very convenient. Metro station is just around the corner, Acropolis is a 2 minute walk away and also a number of restaurants varying in prices are close by. Rooftop bar with great views. Only downfall in the rooms are the lack of sockets, a room catering 6 people had only 3 sockets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice hostel in the middle of the center. The rooms have air con, what is cool if you have 40 degrees. When you leave the hostel to the right, next street, there is the best gyros pita for only 2,20! The subway is also there. Best is to buy a 5 days ticket for 9 EUR,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I stayed in 6 beds female dorm. There are 2 washbasins, one in bathroom and one in the bedroom which are convenience for 6 female. However, the flush toilet is not function properly. Great view of Acropolis on the rooftop bar. Close to Acropolis metro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had the private room and it was great. Excellent location right by the Acropolis. The shower was weird though. It had no cover so water would splash everywhere, I really disliked that. Otherwise great value

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Although my wife and I were not staying at the hostel we had heard about their walking tour and decided to join in. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with key landmarks in Athens on your first day. It leaves at 10 am in the morning from the hostel. We found lots of information from the hostel website... More 

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Staying in Thissio / Makriyanni

Neighborhood Profile
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 Street | Makrigianni, Athens 11742, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Price Range: $34 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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