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Reviews of Athens International Youth Hostel

Hostel | Viktoros Ougko 16, Metaxourgio, Athens, Greece 104 38

74.5% Overall Rating

344 out of 433 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/06/2014)

Kelsey Bru thinks…

"Honestly stay in plaka if possible the area this hostel is yet to be desired and there is nothing to do and few dining options. But as a cheaper option it's not bad and the good thing is the metro is…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 60.52
  • Towel USD 1.34

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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74.5%

Overall Rating

344 out of 433 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Athens International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
68.0%
Location
69.6%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
66.4%
Staff
80.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
78.4%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Becker

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

11 July 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: I liked having food options nearby.

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is very close to the subway station. And shower water is hot.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Bernarda Podhraški

With my spouse / partner

City break

18 June 2014 Bernarda would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was nice

Disliked: Not very clean

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Jiwon Kim

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2014 Jiwon would recommend this property

Liked: water is warm always! the porch is good also! a common area is very nice!

Disliked: The kitchen is,,, not clean. also, there hasn't enough flatwares,,, especially spoon and fork,,YY

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Kelsey Bru

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2014

Liked: Honestly stay in plaka if possible the area this hostel is yet to be desired and there is nothing to do and few dining options. But as a cheaper option it's not bad and the good thing is the metro is near by

Disliked: Location, no towels, and there was garbage under bed/dresser

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2014

Liked: Just the location and that's it.

Disliked: There's only hot water from 7-11 n 3-12. The place is very dirty makes you feel sick . The beds are 20yrs old and disgusting. The kitchen was disgusting as well and has no utensils eg chopping board, knife, peeler, cups, anything really. Bad smell throughout the hostel and hot rooms has air con but they don't work so you have to sleep with the door open and get killed by mozzies

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is close to the metro and carrefore. In case of finding the direction to hostel from metro station, after you have identify the direction of street, just dont hesitate and keep walking because this hostel located a bit far and it located on left sided of the street. In overall, this hostel is close to hostel. Friendly stuff, got elevator, kitchen but the wifi internet quite difficult to get connect.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Avg

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

benjamin scott

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

26 February 2014

Liked: free internet

Disliked: people smoking all over especially the staff. uncomfortable beds and the place is run down

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: fair enough place to sleep and socialise with other travelers

Disliked: all right place.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Thomas Mooney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 November 2013 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Professionalism and friendliness of staff, and high standard of cleanliness.

Disliked: 0

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, close to metro.

Disliked: In the middle of a bad neighborhood.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jani Syrjäläinen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2013 Jani would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff who are willing to help you. It was great that they offered ferry tickets to islands from hostel!

Disliked: Poor common area, not easiest place to make friends.

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They were really nice, and although we reserved 6 bed room, because it was cheaper, we got to stay in a 4 bed room for the same price, since they didn't have the other one free.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

aydin kutulaman

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 September 2013 aydin would recommend this property

Liked: All staff was very helpful... They helped us as they can. Thanks a lot.

Disliked: Location is easy to find but streets are full of immigrant

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Su Jin Oh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 August 2013 Su Jin would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to the metro stop, had a lounge and a bar.

Disliked: Terrible wifi, the location was not very good, staff was very indifferent and distant. Not the best, but I guess you get what you pay for.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was served on site for a great price- just had to wait for a bit, especially the morning the school group was also there. I also stayed in the top floor/2 person private bath/junior suite, and there was an awesome roof-top balcony right outside our room!

Disliked: Despite the no-smoking sign in the main area, I saw as many as 3 staff members smoking at the desk, inside the office! Also, the school group (mentioned above) left all their baggage right ontop of the other baggage when they left. I had to dig for 15 minutes or so, through 3-4 layers of luggage, to find my stuff in the luggage room!

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Belle McMillin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 August 2013 Belle would recommend this property

Liked: I felt safe enough and the room had a balcony and a nice view.

Disliked: the area is ghetto. actually all of athens is really ghetto.. just don't go to athens unless you're renting a car.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Bartosz Stengert

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2013 Bartosz would recommend this property

Liked: Nice&cheap place well performing basic standards & about 10 minutes walk to Syntagma...

Disliked: not really

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2013

Liked: Price and helpful staff.

Disliked: you have to have eyes at theback of your head in this neighbourhood always feels unsafe syringes on the ground etc. Beds very old and uncomfortable. No character or atmosphere very regimented just pump them in and pump them out no charm. Kitchen not well equipped and even though beds are cheap bere i feel there are better options for an extra euro or two.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Robert Ennis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2013 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostels in a city where I wouldn't expect much from....it's not just the tourist attractions the whole city is In ruins

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

STEPHANIE KA YING LAI

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2013 STEPHANIE KA YING would recommend this property

Liked: it has kichen(though not very clean, but cookable), private bathroom for dorm rooms, wifi is ok in the room, air con, balcany... that's really a lot for the money !!!

Disliked: this place is not very clean, the kitchen has a bowl of super smelly water inside one of the cupboard attracting a lot of fly... if the staff could clean the kitchen everyday... it would be ok... but they dont ...

34.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Very seedy neighbourhood, not a nice area. Old and dingy, beds are super uncomfortable. They will offload guests when full into another hostel that is even worse. The kitchen is gross. Food left in a pot in a cupboard that was full of maggots. Tiny showers, wifi drops in and out. Don't stay here there are much nicer places closer to the acropolis and centre of town.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Louise Latz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2013 Louise would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was amazing. They had large lockers to use.

Disliked: Some of the staff were rude and not particularly helpful. It wasn't the nicest area, but close to the centre.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

03 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room, the bathroom, communal kitchen and use of free internet. Close to train station

Disliked: A little far from Acropolis area


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