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Reviewed 17 July 2014

We stayed in the deluxe appartments for two nights. Very nice rooms and staff is friendly as well. We got a free shot of uzo at the beautiful rooftop bar. Located right at the Acropolis and near the Plaka, where you can enjoy nice meals and do some souvenir shopping.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the second address. Ustensils were dirty and disgusting. The air conditioner was not working and we had no warning and no discount. So we had to sleep with the doors open and there is a bar below and mosquitoes. The people at the reception seems lost, we asked for directions and they sent us anywhere. Moreover, the...

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Singapore River, Singapore
Reviewed 11 July 2014

The only downside is that you must pay for use of computers and renting towels. There is a rooftop bar and every visitor gets a free welcome shot each (we were lucky to get a few extra as we had just received our exam results). The staff are very friendly. However the rooftop bar does close quite early at around...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Loved it, I stayed in a 6 person mixed dorm and everyone else in my room was also travelling on their own so it was perfect. Hostel is super clean, they have huge lockers you can rent and smaller ones in the rooms that you can put your own lock on. They offer loads of services like walking tours and...

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 5 July 2014

I had stayed here for a week...just returned home to Mumbai... I loved every bit of my stay...I made awesome friends here... The location is just SUPERB ! So close to the Acropolis...Walking distance from most of the places... Plaka is nearby... there are so many joints to eat around here,....You can try the Souvlaki , Gyro, Greek salad...Greek coffee...The...

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Isle of Wight
Reviewed 4 July 2014

We spent two days in Athens to do a bit of sightseeing before spending two weeks out on a little island of Poros. The Backpackers was in the perfect spot for just what we wanted to do in Athens, which was to see the Acropolis and the new Acropolis museum. We stayed in one of the family rooms, which was...

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Firstly, the good thing about this place is its location. It's also easy to find. I arrived and was greeted by a really unfriendly girl! Granted, the other people on the desk later that evening were marginally nicer. It has this 'We are extremely cool and you are lucky to have got a bed for the night' attitude. The dorm...

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Nancy, France
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The hostel has 2 different buildings, but i've only been in one of them, the staff of the hostel is very good and they are friendly, the rooms are always very clean and the bar on the rooftop is very cool, it has an excellent location only a couple of blocks away from the new acropolis museum so is very...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

I without hesitation would stay here again. My friend and I got a private room with bathroom at this hostel and we stayed for one night in July 2012. It was immaculate and nice. Air conditioning worked well. It was bright and well decorated (simple but nice) but most importantly it was clean. We spent 20 euro each for the...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We booked this hostel based on its high reviews, only to be disappointed with our stay. We stayed 2 nights in a 6-bed mixed dorm with shared bathroom. Firstly, the staff were not friendly nor hospitable at all. Secondly, the interior was average or looks rather old-ish and not as well decorated as other hostels we have been to. There...

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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
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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 (Makrigianni) | Makrigianni, Athens 117 42, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Price Range: RM76 - RM295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“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
“best location”
 of 5 bubbles 827aniaj, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“private bathroom is always better!”
 of 5 bubbles 736eileeng, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
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