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City Circus Athens

Hostel | 16, Sarri str, Athens, Greece 10553

94.3% Overall Rating

138 out of 139 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/11/2015)

Mitchell Jordan thinks…

"There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this hostel. Friendly, helpful staff; clean and safe; great location and very nice breakfasts."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Onsite shop(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.06
  • Towel USD 1.06

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Athens?

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City Circus Athens Hostel awarded by HostelBookers as "Best New Hostel in Europe 2013", is an alternative traveler space for the restless voyager, the escape artist, the life acrobat; this is the idea behind our circus: to dwell in the surreal, to embrace the weird, to explore with freedom. Whether you’re running away from something or towards something on your adventure, City Circus is the ideal spot to meet other restless souls and get the best out of your stay in Athens. Read more

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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.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included
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.

Deluxe 2 person (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

Budget 2 person (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

Deluxe Studio (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included, Buffet breakfast included

Double (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

2 person (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

Superior Double (Private bathroom)

Buffet breakfast included

About City Circus Athens

City Circus the ideal spot to rest your wandering feet and dreamy head. It's not just accommodation we offer. We want to get you involved in our modern, moving, sexy, throbbing city. Athens is not a patchwork of ancient artifacts. It is not a stopover to some (undeniably gorgeous) islands. It’s an ever-evolving, dynamic habitat to 5 million people, each one pretty fascinating in their own right. We challenge you to live, love and play and-- if you are so inclined--perform here with the rest of us.
Our staff will be thrilled to show you all that Athens has to offer. We hand out a plenitude of free maps, festival schedules and generous advice at our reception. And if you’re feeling overwhelmed or need to mingle with other fellow travelers, you can chill out with one of the most magnificent views on our terrace. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the Acropolis right in front of you.

- Award of Excellence by HostelBookers "Best New Hostel in Europe 2013"
- Winner of 12th Annual Hoscars Awords " Best Hostel in Greece 2014"
- Best Staff Award 2013
- Best Staff Award 2012
- Best hostel in Greece for 2014 according to TripAdvisor reviews "rated 95%"

Accommodation Information

City Circus is a cosy place with a total of 11 rooms, fit to accommodate a wide variety of needs at various price levels.
- We offer standard doubles or twins with ensuite bathrooms as well as dormitories that can comfortably accommodate 4 or 6 people.
- All beds and mattresses have been custom made in order to ensure maximum comfort and sweet dreams. And if you happen to be taller than average, don't worry, we have you covered.
- We have air-conditioning in all rooms and common areas for those warmer than average days or nights.
- Safety matters to us, so we have installed security locks with key access cards in the rooms and safety cams monitor all common areas on a 24-hour basis.

We Offer:
- Free delicious buffet breakfast to All guests including (yogurt, fresh bread, Coffe, tea, Orange juice, Homemade marmelades, cereals, fresh fruits, ice tea, eggs, cheese, halva, olives)
- Free Wifi not only in the lobby area but in the rooms also
- Free popcorn for movie nights
- Free towels and linen for private rooms
- We rent Towels for 1 euro charge for dorm guests
- Free maps of the City
- Every day tours of the City and in-house activities

We provide:
- Laundry service with new washers and dryers that take 7 kilos loads to save you money and get it clean very fast.
- Luggage storage allow you to leave your bags safe ( 1 euro/ luggage/day) whilst you are out and about or on the Islands.
- Roof Terrace where you can chill out with one of the most magnificent views. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the Acropolis right in front of you.
- Bar/Restaurant
- 24 hours reception. We are always open for you. There is always someone here to welcome you with a smile to help you.

Cancellation Policy: 48h before arrival (1pm)
Cancellatiion fees: Value of the first night
No-show : Value of the first night

Location Information

City Circus Athens
16, Sarri str.
10553, Athens

City Circus is conveniently located in the Psirri district, less than a 10' walk from the Acropolis. Psirri is a bohemian hotspot in the historical center of Athens, next to the spice bazaar and the antique markets. Our neighborhood is full of local artists, amazing graffiti, various eateries and funky bars that will keep you entertained day and night. Transportation is also excellent: City Circus is located 200m from both the Metro and the train station that connects directly to the airport and the port of Piraeus.

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