When I booked the room in there I was in the end of my vacation and not so much money left and I took my chances to stay there. Considering the reviews I was expecting that I will sleep next to hell. So I am getting inside and in the reception and I am seeing young people with laptops, a very nice and vacation atmosphere. A nice lady in the reception checked me in and explained to me about kitchen, the showers and principal attraction wich were in walking distance. The bed I booked for 8 euros was in a shared room with 4 beds. The room was very spacious and very clean and a private balcony where I could stay with laptop. For my surpise even on the balcony the wi-fi was working very fast. She gave me an extra sheet and a towel for free. Also I could use the computer from the common area for free to print my tickets. The kitchen loos a bit like gramma`s but is clean and is doing the job.
The building was secured CCTV and you needed a key to get in. Every person staying there had one so I felt very secured, specialy that I could see on the monitor in the reception each person was getting inside the building. The area arround the building can be a bit dramatic for someone that is not used with life in a big city, but I was not feeling treatened in any way. Looks like everybody is minding their business and the central police station was only 50 meters upper.
Before I came here I was camping in Santorini and Ios and I was paying 12,50 and 11 euros / night to sleep in my own tent and in this hostel I was paying 8 euros for a bed with clean sheets, towel, 24 hot water, free wi-fi, free use of the computer with internet and printer and the kitchen, balcony and each bed in my room had a fan. I was wondering what they could offer more for this price and why all the bad reviews. I was to trust the reviews I was going to pay at least triple price for something that I doubt was better. I traveled in manny places and many times I payed way much more than I was reciveing. Here I had a very good time, I got friendly with two spanish guys that I was sharing the room with and Mike, the owner is a relly nice and decent guy that kep my luaggages next day after my check out with no extra fees.
Thanks Athens House for everything, I will stay there again for sure and I will reccomend you to my all friends.
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