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Athens International Youth Hostel
Ranked #47 of 67 Specialty Lodging in Athens
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Decent enough”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

A bit out of the way, but a short metro ride gets you anywhere in Athens. Staff were fine, helpful and pretty funny. Rooms were basic but manageable, although ours did have a crack in the toilet so water leaked all over. Shower was basically a hose pipe with a sprinkler attachemen on the end, and pretty weak at that. Rooms got really hot, but they did have air con. so that was ok. The kitchen downstairs was fine, everything you need to make a meal. Wasn't the best place to meet people, although I'm sure if you made an extra effort it would be ok, because there wasn't much of a common room as such. Overall, a basic but adequat hostel; great for a nice cheap stay in Athens!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This hostel is flexible with bookings and the staff are extremely friendly. They let me change my booking and gave me great tips for my Athens stay.

Here is always somebody at reception. Area is probably not the best. But it is one of the cheapest places to stay and i had no issues.

Rooms and showers are fine for a hostel stay, there is a kitchen which is great for those on a tight budget. wifi is slow in bedroom dorms, but same quality as any hostel i have stayed in!

Would definitely recommend this hostel to others-not every hostel takes the time to give you tips when asked, or spends so much time speaking to you.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank LePotAuxRose
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2011

We took a 6 bed room for 3 people, and the price was reasonable.

Free Internet, clean rooms, and a good location with the metro at 200m.

The receptionist at night is quite rude, thus the rest of the staff is really nice and helpful.

You can cook on your own in a modern and well furnished kitchen, and a breakfast is served every morning in the lobby.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Thank daryo_com
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Budapest
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2010

I was staying in this hostel for a few days only, so take my words with a grain of salt.

+ cheap
+ close to the metro
+ clean beds
+ all-you-can-eat breakfast included, although very restricted selection (bread, butter, one kind of jam, tee, orange juice)
+ air-conditioner
+ free-internet

- location is smelly
- no public kitchen
- old furniture
- elevator is small for two standing person without luggage
- bathrooms are awful, water is only mostly warm
- cheating taxi driver (the hostel offers to call a taxi for you. The one which I got took me to the Syntagma Square for 10 Euros, while normal ones on the street would have made it for around 5 Euros. The driver tried to convince me on the trip, that I'm late for my flight, because I need to checkin two hours in advance. In my opinion he tried to suggest, that I have to take the taxi to the airport otherwise I would miss my plane. I would expect, that at least I should get an honest driver when I use the service of the hostel)

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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2 Thank pionere
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Johnson City, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2009

I stayed in this hostel during my backpacking vacation. The rooms are ok and the best is you get free Internet and 24hrs reception that is as good as a tourist information. The hostel offers breakfast and dinner for a low cost.
The only thing I could complain about is the location. It is about a 30 minute walk to the Acropolis. And it seems like the hostel is not in the best neighbor hood. Trash on the street and I saw an old guy getting his pack of drugs ready.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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1 Thank AIKORegensburg
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Atlanta, GA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2009

The hostel was clean, but not really near anything you'd come to Athens to see. There's a nice souvlaki place around the corner. There was fast wifi available in the room which was nice. My biggest (and really only) complaint was the air conditioning in the rooms. It was VERY hot while we were there and at night, I would wake up sweating. The other people in our room had the same problem. The two guys at the reception desk seem very nice and helpful. They stored our bags in the bag room each day and there were lockers available in the room if you bring your own lock. They also have towels for rent. Our room wasn't smoky, but there is smoking downstairs in the lobby almost 24/7.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank gte926p
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2008

Negatives
- Noisy hostel, too many school kids around who destroyed the atmosphere
- Lack of shops/ restaurants/ cafe nearby
- Dirty room with cracks in walls and old furniture
- Sheets, blanket provided not particularly clean
- Need to pay extra for air-conditioning, without the remote control which prevents you from adjusting it to a desirable temperature
- No where near the standard of other international hostels in western Europe (e.g. YHA England, HI Switzerland)

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank lemon_ho
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Property: Athens International Youth Hostel
Address: 16 Ougo Viktoros, Athens 104 38, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #47 of 67 Specialty Lodging in Athens
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Number of rooms: 40
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