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Athens Backpackers

Hostel | 12 Makri Street, Makryanni, Athens, Greece 11742

91.2% Overall Rating

1497 out of 1556 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/03/2015)

Michael Hutchison thinks…

"Great sports bar with cheap drinks and food, always something going on, great place to meet travellers if your solo. Clean and in good repair."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Pets allowed

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.08

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

The office at the Athens Studios is open from 8 am to midnight every day. Please pick up your swipe cards from Athens Backpackers (2 min walk away) outside the above hours. Cancellations need to be received in writing and responded to 24 hours prior to our 2pm check-in time to the property's email address.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:30

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Athens?

Contact us directly

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Lonely Planet 2012 says "Athens Backpackers has fast become the hostel of choice for visitors, thanks to its excellent facilities and unbeatable location."

In Your Pocket March 2012 says "A never-to-be-forgotten experience, people adore this non-smoking, English speaking joint - great opportunity to meet free-style travellers like you"

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

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4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

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3 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

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6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Superior 1 Bedroom Apartment (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

About Athens Backpackers

Athens' 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.
* Choice of big dorm rooms, or beautiful new private apartments
* Staff that makes sure you get the best out of your stay in Athens
* Great tours of Athens and beyond at backpacker prices including our famous 3 hour 6 euro walking tour.
* The best location - right beside the classical center (no dodgy back streets.) There is a reason we have a 98% rating for location!
* Professionally run hostel, beds always clean, showers always hot.
* Lockers and storage facilities allow you to leave your bags somewhere safe whilst you're out and about or on the Islands.

We know you can arrive any time of the day or night so we are always open for you 24hrs a day everyday of the year. There is always someone here to greet you with a smile and help you.

The Sky Bar at AB's has the best view in Athens! Right under the Acropolis. Open every evening during the warm months with the coldest, cheapest drinks in town.

Athens Sports Bar showing Sky, Nova, and ESPN, cheap beers, wines, mixers and delicious cocktails. Family friendly atmosphere with activities almost every night of the week including Quiz Night on Mondays, Karaoke on Thursdays and LIVE music on Fridays and Saturdays. You always have something to do!

The Fish Cafe specializes in gourmet homemade cooking including line caught Atlantic Cod with hand cut Naxos potatoes and Cretan rock salt for 6 euros, and our famous 100% French Beef burger on a fresh homemade bun with hand cut Naxos chips for only 7 euro. Full English Breakfasts and fresh juices to get you going in the morning. During our first year Trip Advisor awarded us the "Best Place to Eat in Athens under 8 euros"

We provide a laundrymat with 4 new washers and dryers that take 8 kilo loads to save you money so you just dump it all in and get it clean fast.

Want a private apartment for a cheap price? Look for Athens Studios, our sister property, on HostelBookers.
Self-contained private apartments which sleep 1-7 people in luxury, close to AB's and perfect for longer stays, families or people who want more privacy on their holidays.

Our Cancellation Policy:
ALL cancellations need to be received BY EMAIL and responded to 24 hours prior to our 2 pm check in time. Cancellations only through email, never by phone. But why would you cancel??

Accommodation Information

Let's Go 2012 says "Athens Backpackers is set in a great location, just between the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis. This hostel features free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a rooftop bar with great Happy Hour drinks. Guests tell us they'd recommend this hostel to friends because the staff are amazing, helpful with everything and super-accommodating and the morning walking tour is perfect."

Location Information

We are at 12 Makri Street in Makrygianni neighbourhood.

2 minute walk to the Acropolis
2 minute walk to the Plaka
5 minute walk to the National Gardens
1 minute walk Hadrians Arch
2 minute walk Temple of Zeus
10 minute subway to National Archaeological Mus
15 minute walk Lycabettus Hill
1 minute walk to bus stop taking you to local beaches
20 minute train to Pireaus Port

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