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Reviews of Athens Backpackers

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

91.5% Overall Rating

1490 out of 1549 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/09/2014)

Robert Janisiow thinks…

"Very good atmosphere. Amazing location. Great rooftop bar where you will always meet amazing people. Comfortable beds."

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Facilities

  • 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 1.27

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.

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91.5%

Overall Rating

1490 out of 1549 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Athens Backpackers'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
88.0%
Cleanliness
95.2%
Staff
92.8%
Value
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Safety
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Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good atmosthere and good value for money.

Disliked: Is more a comment thna dislike, is that not enouth power sockets either in the room or in the public area.

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Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff members.

Disliked: Nothing, best backpackers I have stayed at.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Joseph Anderson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2014 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Close to acropolis. Rooftop bar

Disliked: What I mentioned above. Not really accommodating 24-7. Just the check in times. Breakfast isn't English breakfast. Not secure. The luggage storage is an open common room. Not even a locked closet. For it's price; little value

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

Robert Janisiow

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 September 2014 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Very good atmosphere. Amazing location. Great rooftop bar where you will always meet amazing people. Comfortable beds.

Disliked: Not many power points in the rooms - a lot of people miss out. Wifi is pretty good but performed quite poorly at times when inside the room.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location!

Disliked: Ok but tiny breakfasts

97.1%
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Maria Cecilia Calderon

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 September 2014 Maria Cecilia would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, just near the acropolis.

Disliked: The roof bar closes at 12.

91.4%
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Dandel Roy Lugtu

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year

12 September 2014 Dandel Roy would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and accessible with all tourist attractions.

Disliked: None

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really helpful staff,,, :D it's important to me. Room was clean and somehow big enough for all people in dormitory. nice location... i will stay here if i visit athens again

Disliked: shower booth is a bit,,, small?? and breakfast need to have more things i think..^ .^; and just evening air conditioning working... in the daytime was hot cause it's not working.

88.6%
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Kanik Anand

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 September 2014 Kanik would recommend this property

Liked: Location close to metro stop and acropolis. Good views from the bar.

Disliked: Atmosphere could be better

97.1%
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lucy martin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2014 lucy would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel with brilliant facilities! Staff were super helpful with everything! Would definitely recommend!!

Disliked: Nothing

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Ri Jin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2014 Ri would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

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Erin Kiehne

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 August 2014 Erin would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable rooms with great air con.

Disliked: Erin left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We loved Athens Backpackers! Super close to markets, Acropolis and Museum, metro, great well priced restaurants. The rooftop bar has an awesome atmosphere with reasonably priced drinks overlooking Acropolis (beautiful!). Rooms were extremely clean and comfortable with a kitchenette (sink, kettle, fridge, stove top) which was very handy, a balcony and air conditioning. Great atmosphere and very helpful staff! Would definitely recommend to anyone coming to Athens to stay here and would come back again!

Disliked: Breakfast is only served 7:30-9:30 which is a bit early for a backpackers I think. Not really a huge problem because they serve great breakfast for really cheap after that time anyway but just a thing we noted when staying here.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Heidi Paulson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2014 Heidi would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgable. Bar upstairs was fun and had a great view. We felt very safe. It was very clean. It also had a great location.

Disliked: Nothing really.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, good location, friendly and knowledgable staff, big rooms, lockers that require your own lock - which I prefer, clean bathrooms, big showers, cool chilled out lobby, decent garden area, fully equipped kitchen, decent breakfast consists of bread boiled eggs and jam, free coffee and tea 24/7, lots of cheap nearby eateries.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Roof top bar

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Daniel Barlow

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2014 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Roof top bar is good

Disliked: Noisy AC

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Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

23 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right in the heart of Athens and the stunning view of the Acropolis from the rooftop bar. Would stay here again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Sophie Miura

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

22 July 2014 Sophie would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and nice clean good sized rooms

Disliked: I didnt get much of a social vibe to this hostel. The world cup final was on and no one seemed to be watching it in common areas or drinking but i only stayed for one night so maybe i missed something.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Activities each night, roof top bar with great sunset, walking tours

Disliked: They must find a way to prevent the water going all over the bathroom floor each time someone is taking a shower!

85.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ellie Sparke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 July 2014 Ellie would recommend this property

Liked: It had awesome views and the mattresses were really comfortable. The rooms had plenty of space, power points and lockers (bring your own lock). The rooms also had air conditioning and the staff on request let you have the remote to adjust the temperature settings (as it was set to freezing at first!) Also the view from the roof top bar was pretty spectacular

Disliked: The bathrooms were small and often got a bit flooded (but they did have a floor squidgy to let you clean it up yourself!)

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Brian Xiong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2014 Brian would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. But mostly its location; the Acropolis is pretty much across the road, but the best thing is definitely the restaurant and sports bar next door, which I think are owned by the hostel (or at least have some kind of agreement with it), because everyone at the hostel just goes there at night and the staff are really friendly. It's really convenient to meet people, and you can order dinner from the bar and have it delivered from the restaurant next door while watching a game.

Disliked: Literally nothing

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angela Ramsey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

12 July 2014 angela would recommend this property

Liked: Was super easy to find, staff were friendly, roof bar is chilled, nice and intimate. Has a good atmosphere! Not everyone is sitting on the wifi all time. Great location - right is the middle of heaps of places to eat and drink- close to the metro and acropolis!

Disliked: Although it doesn't really matter- I had to pay cash as my stay was under €50

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location of the backpackers made travelling to and from sights really easy. We walked to most sights. It's also right next to a main train station that runs to and from the airport. We stayed in one of the apartments. It was nice and clean and the aircon was good after a big day of sight seeing. The free breakfast was also convenient. I highly recommend this backpackers!

Disliked: The only thing that I could dislike was that you had to be in one specific spot in the apartment for the wifi to work. It took us a while to realise this. It may just have been our apartment though. Once we figured this out the wifi worked fine. The wifi also worked really well at the sports bar that's down stairs

94.3%
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Brit Cowan

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 June 2014 Brit would recommend this property

Liked: In a country with very few hostel options, this place was great! The location is AMAZING, right near the Acropolis, next to a street with cafes and restaurants and THE BEST souvlaki/gyros in the whole city. The atmosphere was fun, with a rooftop bar and lots of young people.

Disliked: The breakfast is terrible, don't even bother. And the bathrooms could be cleaner.


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