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Reviews of Studios Arabas

Hostel | Sachtouri 28., Ano Poli, Thessaloniki, Greece 54634

78.7% Overall Rating

128 out of 156 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/08/2014)

Phillip Yeatman thinks…

"I don't know what makes the difference but some hostels (even when full) always seem deserted while others are always lively. Arabas was definitely the second type - you could walk into the common…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 31.63
  • Breakfast USD 1.90

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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78.7%

Overall Rating

128 out of 156 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Studios Arabas'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
67.2%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
72.8%
Staff
90.4%
Value
80.0%
Safety
82.4%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2014

Liked: nothing really, maybe the wireless connection

Disliked: see above, shitty beds, crowded room

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Heidi Paulson

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

25 August 2014

Liked: We liked the kittens and homemade wine. It was also fun that it was family run.

Disliked: It was dirty and the bathroom smelled awful. There was no fan or air conditioning. Our reservation was changed from a private room to a cheaper triple we had to share with an older woman. Also, the second night we were there they had a family emergency and told us we had to go into our rooms or out of the hostel because there is only one common area and their extended family was coming over to support them.

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

Phillip Yeatman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2014 Phillip would recommend this property

Liked: I don't know what makes the difference but some hostels (even when full) always seem deserted while others are always lively. Arabas was definitely the second type - you could walk into the common area at any time to day and find someone to talk to. Another good thing was the iced coffee you get on arrival - you could see how much everyone appreciated it after the walk to the hostel.

Disliked: Paying to use the kitchen

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

Raymond Huynh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2014 Raymond would recommend this property

Liked: Price Staff are very helpful Good atmosphere

Disliked: The room had a strange whistling sound at regular intervals made it difficult to sleep. May have been just the room I was staying in

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Emilie Dalevoll

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 July 2014

Liked: Friendly, nice and helpfull staff. Called us a cab as well. Cozy garden with movienight the night we came. Good coffee in the morning!

Disliked: Noise from the neighbours, poor cleanliness.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

30 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere is great and the staff is really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: It's far from the city center and from the main attractions of the city.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Secure. Great atmosphere, with common areas inside and outside.

Disliked: Showers.

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

Liviu Gligor

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2014 Liviu would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice atmosphere

Disliked: Nothing major

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

Thomas Mooney

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2014 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent staff, in a part of the old town that was quiet but close to restaurants and bars for the old town.

Disliked: Nothing.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 May 2014

Liked: Friendly staff. Lovely location in the old City. Nice and soft beds!

Disliked: Many things weren't well organized. One day 5-6 costumers waited about an hour to be able to check out, as the receptionist had not shown up, so there was no staff. No lock on more than one bathroom door (although to be fair they did ask if I wanted to change rooms because of this). Ekstra costs: lockers, kitchen-use, deposit for keys.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff.

Disliked: No elevator and you have to pay for everything, towel or even using the kitchen. No locker in the bathroom and bad wi fi signal in the room.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 April 2014

Liked: Difficult to find. Took the 78 bus from to the city center but needed to take a taxi for the last few kilometers. Perhaps during the day I would made the effort to take the second bus which passes within about 300m of the the hostel. But I arrived late at night and looking for the hostel at 10:30 in the evening would have been too unpleasant. One further point regarding the location: the hostel is easily visible from the street and there is hardly any signage!

Disliked: The dorm was small and cramped, the "bathroom" was very small and cramped. I found the dorm very unpleasant. In fact, I found it so displeasing that I have decided never to stay in a dorm again! The hostelbookers site advertises the dorm room with 5 beds, but there were actually six beds in the room. Deception! I could never recommend this property to anyone. Better to spend a few more euros and stay in a better place in a better location.

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

Alan Ramirez Rojas

Alone

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

15 April 2014 Alan would recommend this property

Liked: It is an amazing place! The rooms are big enough, clean, well ventilated and with conformable beds. The showers/toilets are really clean. The staff is really friendly and helpful with questions regarding not only the city but also other tips (like day trips/eating places/bars). The yard is very cozy to have a beer and a chat during the afternoon. They also have a free waling tour that is really nice.

Disliked: Maybe a little disadvantage is that you need to pay 1eur for using the kitchen, nonetheless the food in the city is really cheap, so its not really a good idea to cook.

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

John Ypsilon

Alone

Partying / nightlife

26 March 2014 John would recommend this property

Liked: Arabas is the greatest!Kosta and Vaggelis,welcomed me when I arrived, after a long trip,and they made me feel like home.The rooms are all cozy,spacious and very clean.The best thing was the lounge room,the DIY bar and of course the garden!I ended up stayin 3 more days,so I participated in a great bbq that they held,and in a well organised walking tour.thanx guys

Disliked: there is nothing to dislike

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

Ali Turkoglu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2013 Ali would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff and very comfortable beds and safe place. excellent atmosphere. location is not important cause Thessaloniki is small city. I loved here so muchhh

Disliked: no hair dryer... poor wifi signal. Kosta left no negative feedback.

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

Paul Sulzycki

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 September 2013 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: The owner, Costas, is great. He knows the city like the back of his hand and can get you anywhere you need to go. We had a group of nine travelers and were able to book a whole two-floor cottage and had an absoulte BLAST.

Disliked: It's hard to get to (especially after a night of partying) but the locals are extremely friendly and don't go to sleep until 4-5AM so someone will inevitably show you the way. If you can, take the local bus to get there -- you'll feel like Disney's Aladdin being chased by guards. Ladies, lots of steep cobblestone hills so stilettos are not thebest idea. Still, only a 15m walk to the downtown core, and then maybe 30m return because of the incline. Free coffee too, and right near a liquor store, a grocery store, and great, cheap (€7/meal) restaurants!

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A super-warm welcome and lots of info about where to go and what to see. Costas is a natural host. Thoughtful, helpful and genuinely interested in his guests. An A-Plus stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jani Syrjäläinen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2013 Jani would recommend this property

Liked: Nice garden where you can eat, relax, use your laptop etc unless it's siesta time. Owners didn't like people to stay at gardens during siesta.

Disliked: Siesta and quite poor wifi signal. Also too small fridge for all of the hostel quests..

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

20 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly welcome with very helpful enthusiatic manager who cooked supper for everyone every night!

Disliked: Very steep climb to reach the house which is rather run down. Breakfast would be nice.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2013

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: misc

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has a lot of character, very friendly staff and very comfortable beds!

Disliked: It's up a hill. Which is only bad when you're feeling lazy.

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

Steve Pabst

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 July 2013 Steve would recommend this property

Liked: great place to hang out and plenty of info from the staff,

Disliked: the walk up to the hostel is a killer

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nothing

Disliked: particular nithing

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

Marta Lesinski

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2013 Marta would recommend this property

Liked: Very Greek feel, in the old town where it is very quiet and gives off the village feeling. Lots of people, nice atmosphere!

Disliked: No breakfast and wifi only outside in the courtyard. We stayed in the spare building... So for 12€ it was a bit expensive considering we stayed in a 15€ private and bathroom bed and breakfast in Meteora. They do not take cards for payment. Still would recommend the place for its location! However google map it before hand because the directions are not very good (we were unable to find bus 28)

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

Luis Pereira

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 June 2013 Luis would recommend this property

Liked: I LOVED EVERYTHING!!! I would like to live there

Disliked: NOTHING