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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location of hostel is excellent 2 min walk from Acroploi metro station . Staff was friendly and helpful . Rooms are okay poor lighting bathroom gets flooded which was irritating try to get room on higher floor they have balcony . Nice little hangout place next to reception breakfast was okay considering its complimentary . Overall okay place to stay... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only stayed here for two nights but I really enjoyed it and felt safe here. The staff were helpful and friendly and the room I stayed in was spacious and clean with an ensuite. This hostel is walking distance from the Acropolis and other attractions, also a 2 min walk from the train station. There are organised events however... More 

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Concepcion, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice hostel in the greatest location. Just a few minutes away from the Acropolis and the metro station. It's close to many restaurants as well. I stayed in a 6-person room with its own bathroom. It was great, the only bad thing was that the shower curtain was not that great so at the end of your shower the... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was really lovely. Very clean, with large rooms. The shower does leak onto the floor, but it wasn't really an issue for us. It has a wonderful plated breakfast in the morning with coffee and tea. The wifi was a wee bit slower, but not 90's style. It has a very central location to the Parthenon and some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location close to restaurants, bars and the metro (Lariais station). Within easy walking distance to the Acropolis. We stayed in the 6 bed dorm on the roof with views of the Acropolis. The bathroom was small and there was not a lot of room around the beds for backpacks. However at 22 euros per night it was OK value... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best hostel in Athens for low-but-not-extremely-low-budget solo travelers. Pefrect location (no street noise), large and spacious rooms with comfortable beds and large balconies, great showers, and superb common areas.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Only tried out the rooftop terrace. A great budget choice for a beer with a view over the Acropolis. We only visited the rooftop terrace (stayed in another place) but seemed like a nice place to stay as well, with friendly personnel.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great location in the middle of Athens, very close to the Akropolis. Very easy to reach by train from the airport. A Lot of Restaurants and Bars around. Very nice rooftopbar. Nice international athmosphere, cheap prices.

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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

You can't choose better location, great value for money. Very comfortable beds and not too noisy. The bar at the roof of the building is great! If you travel on your own it's a great way to meet new people.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The location is terrific. Staff is friendly. Very safe. I left my backpack bag there a couple of days while I made a mini trip and it was there untouched. The staff is great- friendly and helpful. Has a rooftop bar but I never got around to going there. Has limited hours.

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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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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: $23 - $92 (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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