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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was just great , i just left yesterday after a three week stay . Great place for meeting people , very very clean and modern . Nice healthy breakfast... very very impressed with the whole set up . Very nice staff . Top marks . Maybe i will stay there again this month . Many thanks. Theo Negros...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great, affordable, clean accommodation right in the heart of Old Town. Roof bar under the Acropolis is epic and staff super friendly and knowledgable. Cleaner than most hostels I've stayed in Europe. Definitely rate this place!

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Athens Backpackers is a wonderfully located place to stay to see the best of central Athens and all the museums and ruins and nightlife it has to offer. Our room was very clean and warm and so comfortable. Yeah, as everyone says, the breakfast is fresh bread and feta, tomato and cucumber, coffee and tea, but that's pretty much how...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We arrived at one of their premises on our fully laden touring bikes just as it was starting to get dark. Unbeknown to us, that weekend the Athens marathon was taking place but yes, they could offer us a room but at their other site (and at a 20% discount too- cheers guys! This could have been because it was...

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Thank Izzy B
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

If your looking for a quiet, reserved hostel this is not for you. If you want a vibrant and lively place where it's easy to make friends, have a beer on the rooftop and watch the sun go down over the acropolis then you found your place. Just around the corner from restaurants and about 5 minutes walk to either...

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Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We spent 6 days in the hostel. There were 3 of us and we stayed in a 6-bed dorm with a bathroom ensuite. The hostel is centrally located, From the roof you can see the Acropolis. You can get anywhere you want on foot, no need to use the transportation. The hostel is quite big, but you never see the...

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Kuching, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

a little pricy but it's a great location. staffs are nice and room is pretty good. bring extra slippers cos the bathroom will become a pool because of clogging, didn't stay for the breakfast though, but the hangout room was nice and easy.

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Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel 3 times over the course of 2 weeks solely because of its proximity to the subway lines. Being so close to Acropoli is actually the main selling point of this place. However I don't really think this hostel deserves as much praise as it gets. Mostly because the way they do their pricing is very...

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1Thank Devin C
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I absolutely loved this hostel! It is in a beautiful part of Athens, just a few minutes from the Acropolis and walking distance from Syntagma Square (where the airport bus drops you off). The directions they gave for finding the hostel were very helpful. The guy on the front desk was incredibly helpful and friendly (I didn't find out his...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

From other backpackers hostels that I have visited this wasn't the worst but not the best either. Clean, of course cheap, compaired to what you can find in the centre of Athens, but kind of depressive. No special events or fun.

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Athensstudios, General Manager at Athens Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Sofia, Thank you for your feedback. We try our best to create a good vibe here at the backpackers' common area with good tunes, wine and draft beer available so our guests stay warm and get the party going. We also have Karaoke nights and pub quiz nights on Thursdays and Mondays respectively. We apologize if you found it...

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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 pedestrianised 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 centrepiece 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Meeting Rooms
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
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Price Range: RM105 - RM517 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Female only room was great”
 of 5 bubbles mikri2011, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“They do have studio suites two blocks walk away from the main hostel location that everyone knows...”
 of 5 bubbles michaelwadel, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles Akaypatel, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor have views of the Acropolis.”
  • View of the Acropolis from the dorm.
  • This is a 6 bed dorm on the top floor.
 of 5 bubbles Wakhoworld, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Floors 2-3 would be perfect to avoid the hardly-noticable-anyway noise from the common areas.”
 of 5 bubbles roeef98, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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