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Athens Backpackers

Well done! I'm older and people very helpful. My first experience in mixed dorm and I was the only female but it went very well. Food great and walk tour excellent. George knowledgeable and very kind and patient with beggars
I'd recommend it!

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Facilities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Entertainment

  • Board Games

General

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

In Room Facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

Laundry

  • Washing Machine

Parking

  • Bicycle Parking
  • Free Parking

About Athens Backpackers

'AB's has fast become the hostel of choice for excellent facilities and good-time atmosphere - you'll find an instant social scene, fabulous facilities, roof bar with lots of action, clean comfortable beds - everything included- in a unbeatable location.' - Lonely Planet 2011

'A never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this non-smoking, English speaking joint - great opportunity to meet free-style travellers like you' - In Your Pocket March 2011

Our Australian-owned and -run hostel is right in the heart of classical Athens on the good side of town. It’s safe, central and door-to-door from the airport by metro. You'll have an amazing time here; there’s always something on, from quiz nights, karaoke nights, special events, soup nights, daily walking tours and Happy Hours. Our sports bar has all the major sport live - if it’s on anywhere then we’re showing it.

We have a choice of big airy dorms and beautiful new private apartments. This is a clean, professionally-managed hostel with beds that are always clean and showers that are always hot. There’s ensuites and private bathrooms to all rooms.

We’ve got free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout so bring your laptops and hand-held devices or use our new PCs for a small charge.

We’ve got no hidden charges, with free breakfast, free tea and coffee all day and a free cinema! There’s also no charge for using credit cards.

From computers to the Laundromat to the communal kitchen, we’ve got all the services you need. Save money and use our kitchens to cook lunch and dinner - your stay in Athens will halve in price.

During hot summer nights, on the rooftop bar you'll get the coldest, cheapest beer in Athens and the best view of the Acropolis as the sun sets.

Remember, Happy Hour is every night from 7 to 8pm and features discounted cocktails, with mojitos, Parthenon passions, €2 icy pints and free shots.

Our staff will make sure you get the best out of your stay in Athens. Cities can be hard to discover. We make sure you get what you want out of your stay by organising parties to meet people, orientation walking tours and just personal help. We’ve got great tours in and around Athens at great backpackers’ prices.

This is the best location in town, right beside the classical centre in a quality area, with no dodgy backstreets. There’s a reason we have a 97% rating for location!

We’re less than five minutes from the Acropolis, the Plaka, the National Gardens, Hadrian’s Arch and the Temple of Zeus. It’s only 15 minutes’ walk to Lycabettus Hill, 10 minutes by subway to the National Archaeological Museum and 20 minutes by tram to the beach and Pireaus Port.

Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

Important Information

Conditions

Beware of pick pockets at airports, ports and the metro. Be aware of elderly men inviting you to bars with 'women', It is a trick to rip you off with over priced drinks. Just keep walking.

Reception is open 24hrs. Check-in: 2pm.
We have a 24hr cancellation policy. All cancellations and changes must be received in writing and responded to 24 hours prior to our 2pm check-in time.
Credit cards accept for charges of 50 or more.

There are some amazing places in Greece, let us take you to them! Our team has the best answers for day trips in and out of Athens and our guides are young English-Greeks, so you can really get into the history and learn a lot.

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12 Makri Street 11742 Athens

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Guest Reviews

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Even two years after my experience at the Athens Backpackers I still recommend it. To start off the receptionist who ever the person was & there were a few were absolutely marvellous. The room clean & comfortable & a nice bathroom ensuite to boot, excellent value. The days trip around Athens with the American for only 5eruros was a winner too! So thank you guys I will keep saying your place ROCKs!

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5
Cleanliness
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Value
5
Facilities
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Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Well done! I'm older and people very helpful. My first experience in mixed dorm and I was the only female but it went very well. Food great and walk tour excellent. George knowledgeable and very kind and patient with beggars
I'd recommend it!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I've stayed at Athens Backpackers twice now and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Athens. I am a 20-something year old female who was traveling alone and I felt completely safe. The location is great! The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful! The rooms (and apartments) were fabulous and clean...everyone I met was super nice!
AB offers a great little breakfast (and excellent coffee) and for only 6 euro I joined their wonderful walking tour. I also don't know any other spot in the city that has such an incredible happy hour deal: watching the sunset over the Acropolis!
Again-great place! I will absolutely stay here again when I'm in Athens!

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

My first trip on my own and stay in a hostel for the first time ever, but have to say I have had such an amazing time that I didnt want to leave! The staff are amazing, very friendly, cool and helpful, the rooms are nice and clean, overall fantastic and def would recommend to others. Doing the island hoping for couple of weeks, but booked one more night in there before I leave Greece as I want to go back..

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

We where here for only one night but if we had known it was this good we who have booked for much longer. We bookend regular dorm rooms, so we thought, but we got a room the size of a mini apartment, with even a small kitchen in it + a tv and sofa. We were very content with it and the service was also great, the people were very friendly and helpfull. I strongly recommend it!

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The best part about this hostel is the location -- just a couple of blocks from the Parthenon! Also easy access to the subway at the Akropoli stop. The hostel itself is not great. It is rather old and not particularly clean; a little grungy. But the value is worth it, especially in a city where hotels are so expensive. The staff were really helpful, and there are several daytrips and walking tours organized through the hostel. Free wi-fi was a benefit, as was the luggage storage (although it is not in a secured room). I didn't take advantage of the free breakfast or the bar. Overall, I would stay here again because of the good value and location, but it was not the nicest hostel I have stayed at.

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
3
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great place to stay.
Clean air conditioned rooms, comfortable beds, friendly & helpful staff.
Excellent Location!!!
Great Roof top bar with a good view of the acropolis. Happy Hour Rocks too... 1 euro beers and 2 euro spirits!!!

Only complaint (which is minor), is that we went on the day tour to Deplhi with the hostel. It cost 50 euros which was not the problem, the problem was that the tour guide was unlicensed so she was unable to enter the ancient sites or musuems and explain to us what things were.
This was a definite shame as Deplhi is AMAZING...would have been good to have more of an understanding of the history.

Other than that...my stay was fantastic. Thanks Athens Backpackers!!

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4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
4
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Stayed here for 4 nights, had an absolute blast. very close to the big sites in athens and easy to get anywhere else via tram or bus. love the roof bar, some good times were had. very friendly staff aswell made it a very enjoyable place to stay. Cheer guys!!!

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
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Facilities
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5

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*  The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 89% for this property is based on ratings provided by 3827 guests.

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