Koka Roka
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3.5
#24 of 31 hotels in Kalambaka
4.2 of 5 bubbles
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Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Kalambaka does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Koka Roka, a nice option for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Kalambaka, Koka Roka is located a short distance from Ieros Naos Kimiseos tis Theotokou (0.3 mi) and Roussanou Monastery (1.2 mi).

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Koka Roka offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including baggage storage. Guests of Koka Roka are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site. For travellers arriving by car, free parking is available.

While visiting Kalambaka, you may want to try some ribs at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Taverna to Paramithi.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Natural History Museum of Meteora & Mushroom Museum (0.4 mi), Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (0.8 mi), and Agios Stefanos (0.7 mi), which are some popular Kalambaka attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Koka Roka looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Kalambaka.

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Kalambaka Greece
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Great for walkers
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Wasabi wrote a review Feb 2005
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
With the recommendation of Lonely Planet, Myself and my girlfriend stayed in this family run hostel during February 2005.

++ The Hostel ++

The hostel has 5/6 rooms on 1st floor right above the tavern. The hostel is run by a very nice Greek family who used to live in Melbourne, Australia. The family was very friendly during our visit and as they used to live in Melbourne, I have no problem with communication. The ground level is the tavern which serves breakast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper. The tavern has a fire place (also a cooking oven) which is decorated with old currencies from many countries around the world. The tavern serves excellent food like lamb, chicken and beef all were cooked at the fire place. The tavern also made their own wine.

++ The Location ++

The hostel is located in Kalambaka which is city in Meteora. It's not the closest city to the Monestries but it's closer from the train station. The hostel itself is at the far side of Kalambaka at the foot of the giant rocks. Its far the train station and you will need to walk a bit from the city to the hostel. But once you reach the hostel, the trail path to the monestary is right next to you as The hostel is located right at the beginning of the trail to one of the Monestary. If you are driving, parking is not a problem at all but the hostel is a bit hard to find and you may need to ask the local for directions.

The view from the hostel is fantastic and if you love the rocks, this hostel is closest to them (as close as you get!)

++ The Room ++

Rooms are above the tavern on level 1. There is no lift so you will need to walk upstairs. Before you get to the room, you will pass through a common living area. Each room has its own doors (with lock) and some have private bathroom. We stayed in one of the best room which has bathroom, 1 double bed and 1 single bed with heater. The room is simple but its clean. Room size is adequate and the bathroom is clean as well. Although its only a hostel, the host is kind enough to provide us with the towel !

++ The Tavern ++

If you stay here, you must try the tavern (and even if you are not syaing here - you should !). Its the best restaurant in Greek. The price is reasonably cheap (comparing to other restaurant in Meteora) and the food is excellent. Try the lamb ! You can beat this.

If you are bored, you can read the guest books. Comments from the past guests suggested that your decision to stay here is not wrong. The tavern also has a small PC which allows you to serve internet and a local TV to catch up with hot Greek news.

** What I like about this hostel **
1. Friendliness
2. The Lamb
3. The fireplace
4. The guestbook

** What I don't like about this hostel **
1. The location (a bit hard to find)
2. um ... well its not a hotel

Overall Comment

If you are a bit tight on the budget and prefer to stay in a place that can provide you with comfort as well as friendiness service, then Koka Roka is your choice.
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Date of stay: February 2005
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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OurFairDinkumLife wrote a review Oct 2011
Carlsbad, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
we stayed here and it was great.. but please keep in mind.. we always choose B and B's that are family run when we can. They did think that the reservation was for the next night.. (their english wasn't so good) but it worked out... like others the rooms are basic but this is a small town and please remember not a metropolitian city... the food was fine.. it was in their kitchen over an open fire..
would recommend if you want the real feel of Greece.
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Date of stay: November 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Basic rooms at the foot of the path to the monestaries...
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Claire M wrote a review Aug 2014
New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I ended up staying in this hotel very last minute. I found the owner & his mother very helpful & friendly. The mum cooks a great meal, and the son was quite helpful for sorting out ongoing travel arrangements. The place is quite basic & the beds are very much on the firmer end of the scale, but it was clean & tidy. Good for those on a budget and needing a break from the dorm scene. 10 minute walk to town, right at the foot of the mountains in a lovely spot.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Wanderer32323 wrote a review Feb 2005
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We also stayed here last year and it was wonderful. The mom cooks the meals right there in the hearth or on a stove. Very warm and inviting. Not the Ritz but a great place right at the foot of the rocks. And we did hike up and hitch hiked back down. Only hike if you are in very good shape. But a grate place to stay. Family of three.
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grey.dave wrote a review May 2006
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This little family pension suffers a bit from the "Lonely Planet" problem. One positive reference means that the owners can stop investing, upgrading or even caring very much, yet charge full market price.

The rooms are looking tired and shabby, our window leaked in the rain, the too-small sheets on the bed had been washed to greyness, and breakfast was a joke. Stale bread left over from the night before, which could not be toasted "because the fire is not lit". This is the fire over which last night's meat had been cooked. But why hadn't they bothered to buy a toaster for breakfast? And yet we had to pay Euros 40 per night?

The one really good thing about Koka Roka is its location at the foot of the trail that leads up to the Meteora monasteries. But there are lots of other rooms available in the same are. Our advice would be check out the alternatives before contributing to the Koka Roka's family coffers.
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Date of stay: May 2006
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Eleni22n wrote a review Jan 2006
Sheboygan, WI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just by chance, we happened upon this obscure, little oasis, away from the fussaria of Kalambaka. I got sort of the feeling that I was living a dream (travel does that, too) but the place lends itself to such a setting. Rather overawed by heights, anyway, I felt the climb up the path to the monastary closest to Koka Roka to be less challenging, and more experiential than the drive up the road. Once at the top, the scenary strikes you at once and once inside the monastary, the monk or priest had an aire of mysticism as he shared a message for all who dare seek the Truth. The food, the wine, the hospitality of Tsakis and family, and other guests... truly wonderful.
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Date of stay: April 2000
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ABMOZ wrote a review Apr 2017
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We meet the lady owner Catherina, she was cooking for us for 3 days, she was amazing, like a mother she was taking care of us..
thank you for those dinners, beers and chat Catherina

La mejor mujer de toda Kalambaka, nos cuido como una madre, nos preparon una merienda para el tren, estuvimos 3 dias cenando y tomando cervezas alli..
muchisimas gracias Catherina
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Date of stay: October 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dessie H wrote a review July 2013
Orlando, Florida
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The person who we found there (possibly the owner, because he definitely had the attitude) - the most unwelcoming, unfriendly and grouchy person ever. The place is filthy, no towels and you CANNOT use the restroom in the restaurant if you happen to be there and you are not eating or drinking, it doesn't matter if you pay for a room or not. No wonder the place was empty! We chose to leave at once!
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Date of stay: July 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SeattleHello wrote a review May 2011
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To sum up my stay at Koka Roka in one word: Magic.

When I arrived in Kalambaka with my travel companion we looked around for rooms at which to stay and found hotels charging 50€ for one night's stay. Because it is the off-season, I was able to haggle to get prices as low as 40€, but no lower. Since this still seemed too high, I continued to search for places to stay until I found Koka Roka who made an initial offer of 30€ for a two-bed room which I gladly accepted. I am so glad I did.

My companion and I were pleasantly surprised to find that the owner of the Koka Roka also offered breakfast and dinner, so our first evening in Kalambaka we ate at the Koka Roka. Arthur, the owner, recommended we try his juicy pork steaks and a salad.

To start with, the salad was unlike any I've ever had. It was hands-down the best salad I've ever eaten. The surprising thing was it was a really simple salad, consisting of basic ingredients like cucumbers, tomatoes, oil, olives, and feta. The simplicity of the salad compared with its phenomenal flavor made it all the more compelling. I'm a first-time visitor to Greece from the United States and have eaten a lot of feta stateside, but never have I eaten feta with flavor like that which the proprietors of Koka Roka served. Combined with the salad, it was out of this world and will certainly be one of the things I remember most about my visit to Greece.

After the salad, the owner brought out the pork steaks which he had cooked over a wood fire. Words couldn't do it justice, but suffice it to say I ended up gnawing at the bones after eating the entire steak because the flavor was more intense than any other pork I had ever eaten. It seemed to be cooked so perfectly that even the remnants on the bones were worth pursuing.

We spent the night at Koka Roka and I slept well. Since the hotel served breakfast as well and I knew I was going to be doing a lot of hiking at Meteora, I went downstairs in the morning and ordered coffee and breakfast from the owner's kind mother. She whipped up an out-of-this-world feta-and-bacon omelette for me which was--and I'm not exaggerating--the best omelette I've ever eaten. In the US, I eat a lot of eggs and bacon, but this omelette with feta and bacon was beyond comparison. The flavor was certainly fanatastic, but maybe it was something about the fact that I was eating it in the open air beneath the amazing rock formations of Meteora that added to the experience . . . In any case, I know the next omelette I whip up when I get home will be with feta (though, admittedly, the quality of the feta will likely not compare to the true Greek feta I had here).

The next day we spent the day up at Meteora visiting the amazing monasteries. After a long day of hiking around at Meteora, we returned to Koka Roka and got dinner. This time I ordered lamb as per the owners recommendation as was not disappointed. Again, I can say without exaggeration that this was the best lamb meal I have ever eaten. I ended up gnawing at the bones to get ever last bit of the perfectly cooked meat.

I tried to savor every moment I had in Kalambaka and Meteora, and I found some of the moments at Koka Roka to be the most memorable and pleasant of all. I will certainly not forget the hospitality of the owner and his mother, their entertaining conversation and recommendations for must-see Greek sites to visit, and their amazing home-style cooking.
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Date of stay: May 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Get breakfast and dinner here.
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esther v wrote a review Aug 2016
Nantes, France
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We found out this little place when we walked down from Meteora and said " we have to come back for dinner" What a surprise, the hosts are lovely and funny, the food is great and place authentic. Very nice and quiet time in Kalambaka...........
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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OurFairDinkumLife wrote a tip Oct 2011
Carlsbad, California315 contributions115 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Basic rooms at the foot of the path to the monestaries..."
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SeattleHello wrote a tip May 2011
Seattle, Washington1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get breakfast and dinner here."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Koka Roka
Which popular attractions are close to Koka Roka?
Nearby attractions include Meteora (0.3 km), Visit Meteora Travel (0.3 km), and Hellenic Culture Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Koka Roka?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Koka Roka?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Koka Roka?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Koka Roka?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ambrosia Taverna - Restaurant, The Diner & Cocktail Bar by Rapsodia, and Pub 38.
Is Koka Roka located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Kalambaka.
Are there any historical sites close to Koka Roka?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) (1.2 km), Varlaam Monastery (2.2 km), and Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas (2.0 km).
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