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Reviews of Athens Backpackers

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

89.7% Overall Rating

1524 out of 1585 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/08/2015)

Rhys Clark thinks…

"It had a really good rooftop terrace looking out to the Acropolis. The staff were so friendly and helpful and it was a fun atmosphere. Definitely go back there next time."

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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 1.13

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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89.7%

Overall Rating

1524 out of 1585 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Athens Backpackers'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
97.6%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
94.4%
Value
89.6%
Safety
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Rhys Clark

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2015 Rhys would recommend this property

Liked: It had a really good rooftop terrace looking out to the Acropolis. The staff were so friendly and helpful and it was a fun atmosphere. Definitely go back there next time.

Disliked: The shower water always flooded the bathroom floor

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: nothing in particular

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

Maree Fleming

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2015 Maree would recommend this property

Liked: This was the second time that I have stayed at Athens Backpackers and would stay here again. I came back because the dorm rooms were in good condition and gave a more friendly and inviting environment to stay in compared to a few other backpackers which makes a big difference when you are travelling; having a homely place to come back to after a long day. The rooftop bar is great with a fantastic view.

Disliked: A few improvements could be made to make each stay that little bit easier and better on the whole. Both bathrooms needed to have the bottom of the glass screen sealed so that the water didn't leak all under the toilets. Easy fix. It didn't help that the shower screen was way too small so that even if you tried, you would flood the bathroom. It would be helpful to know prior to arrival of you are staying at the backpackers or studios. On my first visit I used the directions provided on hostelbookers which took me to the backpackers only to find out that I was staying at the studios. On a 35 degree day, even though it was a short walk around the corner, I would have much better preferred to find this out before getting there. Also, by the description online, you wouldn't even know that there are two separate buildings; they appear to be all the same thing. Even though I felt safe in the dorm room, I would have benefitted greatly from a bigger locker in the dorm. They do provide bigger lockers but for €3 a day for the first few days, it may sound reasonable but it is one of the higher prices that you have to pay around Athens for a secure locker. Breakfast was below average. Probably the worst includes breakfast that I have ever had. Lastly, though nothing can be done about it, the downfall of the location is that you have to change metro lines if you are going to the airport or port which on hot days isn't the best.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were neat and tidy. The location was excellant, only a 5 minute walk to the Acropolis. The rooftop bar was cheap and an excellant place to meet people. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Bathrooms got dirty really quickly. May need cleaning more than once a day. The shower sprayed water out onto the floor, which then when people walked in made the floor dirty, but also made the floor very slippery. Maybe a nathmat would be a good idea.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break

17 August 2015

Liked: ***

Disliked: ***

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

Italo Romão de Lima

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2015 Italo would recommend this property

Liked: Location, rooms are confortable and clean. Good internet.

Disliked: The breakfast is poor.

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

13 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and happy hour

Disliked: Shower is too small

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome room! Lots of space, great to have kitchenette in the room, and lovely bathroom. Very clean, and quiet. The walking tour put on by the hostel was AWESOME and the staff were very helpful.

Disliked: No shower curtain made a major flood in the bathroom. One lady at the front desk seemed to not really know what she was talking about....? Gave a lot of inaccurate directions and advice.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect and as a group staying together we really appreciated the staffs willingness to help us get everyone in the same room. We also loved the rooftop bar, even though it was a bit quiet the night we were there.

Disliked: The "free breakfast" wasn't really good enough. With two vegans in our group, there weren't enough of a choice for them and there wasn't really enough food To be called a meal, we all had to go and buy more food after.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Have good customer service, was friendly, and the rooms we're clean and comfy.

Disliked: There was only one bathroom for an entire floor

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break

12 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious room, modern equipment, functional air conditioning. Unbeatable location for both its two buildings. Nice value for money.

Disliked: Watch out for the room light and bathroom light being lit at the same place. Can be inconvenient if arriving at night.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

29 July 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sehr gute Lage, Metrostation 3 Min. entfernt, gute grosse Schliessfächer, gutes Frühstück

Disliked: nichts

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

Martin Coelho Mendes

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 July 2015 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, friendly staff, good room and great view from rooftop bar

Disliked: Breakfast is ok but could be better.

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

Jessica Charbonneau

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2015 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location. There is a rooftop bar that has a view of the acropolis and is a great spot to meet other travellers. The rooms are clean and have a nice balcony.

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

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

Vinoth Srikumar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

30 June 2015 Vinoth would recommend this property

Liked: Staff there are really friendly. The receptionists give you a lot of great advice and take their time explaining everything properly. Bathroom was clean and beds were clean too. Overall great experience.

Disliked: Vinoth left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Joanne Chen

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2015

Liked: The location

Disliked: The washroom was shared by three rooms with six people. Imagine the level of cleanliness of the bathroom. It was poorly kept. The hostel needs to have more bathrooms.

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

Stuart Anderson

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

15 June 2015 Stuart would recommend this property

Liked: Great place for a one night stay.

Disliked: I was kicked out of the common space in the morning so they could clean the floor. Shouldn't they do that at night?

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff have been wonderful for both times I have stayed here over the years.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Melissa Bulloch

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2015 Melissa would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast is a joke. Just bread, boiled eggs and tea. Rooftop bar was nice. Staff gave amazing restaurant recommendation and got great deals

Disliked: The free breakfast was a joke

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

Kostadina Linardakis

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2015 Kostadina would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Matthew Hawkins

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 June 2015 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Great location (close to the metro, on the edge of Placa neighbourhood and steps to the acropolis museum), rooftop bar with cool atmosphere and a good place to meet people. Friendly staff. Comfortable beds.

Disliked: My bag was stolen from the luggage area, staff on duty was not particularly helpful at the time and before should have recommended secure storage area that was available when I arrived. Strict with check-in time. Breakfast is very basic (nescafe + bread).

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.


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