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Reviews of Athens Backpackers

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

93.7% Overall Rating

1441 out of 1499 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/04/2014)

Denise Yahrling thinks…

"We really loved Athens Backpackers. The hostel has a really nice set-up including a fish restaurant and a sports bar. Free breakfast every morning and cheap drinks and food at the restaurant. The…"

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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 1.38

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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93.7%

Overall Rating

1441 out of 1499 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Athens Backpackers'

Atmosphere
92.0%
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96.8%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
93.6%
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97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast,location,staff

Disliked: Lack of common area. There is cafe and bar nearby owned by the hostel though.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, location, staff

Disliked: no common area to hang out, i was switched to the studios due to boiler problems, breakfast 730-930 too narrow of a time, should be earlier

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Denise Yahrling

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2014 Denise would recommend this property

Liked: We really loved Athens Backpackers. The hostel has a really nice set-up including a fish restaurant and a sports bar. Free breakfast every morning and cheap drinks and food at the restaurant. The staff was really helpful, we were actually bumped up to a studio appartment, which was a nice surprise. Also, the hostel is pretty much in the center of everything! Definitely recommend this place!

Disliked: Denise left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Timothy Sirard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2014 Timothy would recommend this property

Liked: Super close to The Acropolis!! Nice bar downstairs. and best of all, super awesome water pressure with hot water all the time!

Disliked: Nothing

60.0%
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Meng Zhang

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2014 Meng would recommend this property

Liked: it is nice and cozy

Disliked: it is a little bit squeezed

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

Emiliano Rodriguez Villegas

Alone

City break

15 March 2014 Emiliano would recommend this property

Liked: I originally booked for the hostel but as it was low season they reacommodated my to the studios. Communication was done with time and at no extra cost which I find really cool. The location is just unbeatable (the same counts for the hostel as well), you can go on foot everywhere. Staff is friendly and helpful to the extreme, definitely a pro when choosing a place to stay while travelling. Maybe the only drawback is the studios do not offer any common area to rest or get in contact with other travellers. The bar downstairs is a good alternative but it involves giving out money (drinks aren't expensive, btw) and involves going somewhere else some common "chill out" room would be perfect.

Disliked: Nothing important to criticize, just the lacking of a common area.

80.0%
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cheryl hurt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2014 cheryl would recommend this property

Liked: Location,security and amenities. laundry available right at the hostel was a plus.

Disliked: A Free towel would have been an added bonus

88.6%
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konstantinos chatzichristos

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 March 2014 konstantinos would recommend this property

Liked: Actually they transferred me to Athens Studios because of a damage to Athens Backpackers which I recommend.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

04 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Muy limpio, ordenado, el staff del hostel muy servicial

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a good location just below the acropolis & everything was within walking distance .

Disliked: The plastic covering the mattresses. Ever time you moved everyone in the room could here it.

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Tom Santry

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2014 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: I had a great time!

Disliked: I shared a room with a man who smelt of vinegar, but he was ok.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean

Disliked: Street is loud

100.0%
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Asyrique Thevendran

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2014 Asyrique would recommend this property

Liked: The staff at the Hostel were super helpful, and the property had both a restaurant (which serves meals till 11.30pm), a laundry (with free soap provided) and a sports bar co-located next to it. I found myself hanging out at the Sports Bar often as the bartenders were wonderful, friendly people who were more than willing to belt out a tune on karaoke night or recommend the best places to go for a party in Athens.

Disliked: I honestly cannot find much to dislike about Athens Backpackers. Everyone was incredible helpful, they provide free maps to find your way around athens and the receptionist, restaurant operator and bartenders were so friendly it seemed impossible :) Perhaps one thing that could be said is that the internet was a bit flaky, but I only experienced issues twice over my 7 day stay, and I would put it down to the unreliable Greek ISP rather than the fault of the hostel.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location! Breakfast was nice- warm (2 eggs and 2 buns with marmalade) and good add on options for 1€. Clean rooms, own temperature control, fridge and washroom (great shower pressure!). Very friendly, but not pushy staff!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Allison Marquardt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

23 December 2013 Allison would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were very helpful/knowledgable and friendly. Perfect location! Couldnt have been in a better area. It is nearby to all of the things that tourists like to see and do in Athens.

Disliked: Allison left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

10 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Athens Backpackers/Studios is a wonderful, friendly environment centrally located next to the Acropolis and many major transit lines in Athens. Would highly recommend to any traveler on a budget as you will not find a better place for this price.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of activities offered by the hostel, a great communal area and unbeatable location just next to the Acropolis. The walking tour offered was excellent and the staff were very friendy.

Disliked: Nothing

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Manohar Mariappa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 November 2013 Manohar would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, reasonable, good location, good staff.

Disliked: nothing.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really great hostel! Rooms were huge with balconies and the breakfast was also pretty good.

Disliked: Only complaints are that cutlery is hard to find in the kitchen and that you have to go to Athens Studios to print anything. Also the girl couldn't seem to direct me to a place that I figured out was a destination on their map.bit weird.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We were located a 3 minute walk from the underground and a 6 minute walk to the acropolis. The staff were very accommodating not to mention very friendly. I can't stress enough how amazing the hostel location is to everything.

Disliked: There was Loud music from the bar, late at night, but thats nitpicking as we were down enjoying that loud music the a couple nights.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was great, location was absolutely fantastic, great little rooftop bar with Acropolis views... Safe and secure lockers in room, free (but very basic) breakfast...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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HENRIQUE RAYNAL

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2013 HENRIQUE would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel, it.'s near by everything. Only the breakfast would be better, its very small.

Disliked: HENRIQUE left no negative feedback.

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karen kavas

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2013 karen would recommend this property

Liked: It's practically right under the Acropolis and a few minutes' walk from the Acropolis Metro station. The room is clean and spacious, with air con, and a modern internal bathroom with an excellent slide shower. There's a hot plate, fridge and washing up facilities in the room, and safe lockers, too. Downstairs are the Fish Cafe and Sports Bar both with ample seating under the verandah on both sides of the building in this narrow block. Fish Cafe is already well noted for its excellent cheap meals, and I agree. For example I had Greek salad a couple of times, made with fresh crunchy delicious vegetables, and delicious olives for 4 euros. The staff are fantastic AND the tiny kitchen they work in is spotless, well organised and they get the food out quickly. (The Laundrette is between the cafe and bar). Reception staff are helpful - no question annoys them! It's a great place altogether, deserving of its reputation.

Disliked: N/A

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

REBECCA PIPER

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

26 September 2013 REBECCA would recommend this property

Liked: Plenty of space and facilities aswell as opportunities to meet a mixture of people whilst feeling at home :)

Disliked: Staff could have been more informative and helpful at the reception but all very friendly :)


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