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Reviews of Athens Backpackers

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

88.9% Overall Rating

1504 out of 1563 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/05/2015)

"The staff was great, especially Jacky (sp?) who helped us plan a lot of what we did ther and recommended great restaurants near by. The hostel was clean and a nice place to stay. It is very close to the Acropolis and…"

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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 1.09

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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88.9%

Overall Rating

1504 out of 1563 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Athens Backpackers'

Atmosphere
83.2%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
91.2%
Value
86.4%
Safety
88.8%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff

Disliked: Loud neighbors

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was great, especially Jacky (sp?) who helped us plan a lot of what we did ther and recommended great restaurants near by. The hostel was clean and a nice place to stay. It is very close to the Acropolis and Acropolis museum as well as a metro station and lots of nice and affordable restaurants. The hostel also has another building with more private rooms (Athens studio) and the sports bar. You get a stamp for a free shot of ouzo when you check-in. The rooftop bar was not yet open because it was still cold but we went up to the roof just to check it out and I imagine during the summer, that bar is a great place to hang out. Overall, I would recommend Athens Backpackers. We had a great stay.

Disliked: Wifi was kind of slow but reception said it had something to do with a large group staying near by. Breakfast was also not that great. It ends at 9:30; we came down around 9 and it was basically just hard boiled eggs. They brought some more rolls but they were quickly gobbled up. No need to wake up for breakfast.

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

mark zielke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 April 2015 mark would recommend this property

Liked: Location and safety

Disliked: Loved it ...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located, generally good.

Disliked: It's such a large hostel, so it needs to do more to encourage social interaction between travellers at the hostel itself. There was some encouragement to go to a nearby sports bar run by the hostel, but the common spaces at the hostel itself were pretty dead. Also, the drinks at the hostel and at the sports bar were not especially cheap - since the hostel pretty much has a captive market, one would expect the prices to be at least 20% lower than the prices outside.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: No-nonsense hostel. Provided exactly as advertised, and did so with a smile. A definite recommend!

Disliked: A clear representation of check-in and check-out possibilities; we were under the assumption check-in was always after 2 PM, but upon arriving, we learned that luggage could be stowed until the room was ready, and if the room is ready before 2 PM, you can instantly use it.

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

Catherine dee

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 April 2015 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Centrally located to all the tourist attractions, lovely staff, big rooms and eggs for breakfast.

Disliked: Walking tour was not on the day we were there.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michael Hutchison

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 March 2015 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Pia Kersten

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

05 March 2015 Pia would recommend this property

Liked: It's a pretty good hostel, with nice common room, good wifi, kitchen, rooftop bar in the summer, lockers. And the location is perfect. Directly at Acropolis. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The breakfast. Not even 2 types of marmelade, not worth getting up.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Kelvin Chen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2015 Kelvin would recommend this property

Liked: staff patient and helpful. I was sitting in the lobby when some crazy guest was being super nitpicky and annoying to the hostel staff and the hostel staff were SO patient with her. That just shows the professionalism of the staff and how well they treat their guests. (Staff was a girl with blond hair, kudos to her!)

Disliked: Kelvin left no negative feedback.

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

timothy reese

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2015 timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Great Staff and location

Disliked: timothy left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Reception staff wasn't really friendly or helpful. There was no common area (only a fish'n'chips restaurant and a sports bar which both belonged to the hostel)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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

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

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

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

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

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

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ri Jin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2014 Ri would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!

Disliked: Nothing!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.


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