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The 10 Best Hostels in Athens, Greece

Some of the best backpacker spots in Athens

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Bedbox Hostel

Athens City Centre, Athens

Conveniently located in the heart of Athens, Bedbox Hostel is just steps from hip bars and restaurants. It has a 24-hour front desk, an industrial-style lounge and a shared kitchen with coffee machine, kettle and fridge. Free WiFi access is offered throughout. Super hostel,new facilities,well situated,friendly staff,privacy.every bed has a curtain,socket and overhead light!there is free cake and coffee in the morning!a very decent place downtown Athens and walking distance to Acropolis.

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9.2
Superb
2,040 reviews

Thanasis Place

Athens City Centre, Athens

At the hostel, all rooms include a balcony. Featuring a shared bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, rooms at Thanasis Place also have a city view. All guest rooms at the accommodation come with a seating area. I really like the staff, they are friendly and hospitable persons! I felt like in family. I want to return and stay there when I will run my next marathon.

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9
Superb
480 reviews

Gazi Hostel

Gazi, Athens

Well located in the centre of Athens, Gazi Hostel provides air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi and a garden. The property is around 1.8 km from Monastiraki Square, 1.9 km from National Theatre of Greece and 3.7 km from Roman Agora. Private parking is available on site. It is in a great location - close to cafes, restaurants, bars, transport - and a short walk from some great sights (Ancient Agora, the Flea Market, etc. is about 15 mins meander). Brian was great as a host - welcoming, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much hassle.

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9.2
Superb
226 reviews

Bedway Athens Hostel

Neos Kosmos, Athens

Situated in Athens and with Onassis Cultural Centre reachable within 1.5 km, Bedway Athens Hostel features express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property and a garden. Boasting a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and luggage storage for guests. Everything was wonderful, I really felt at home in this place, the kitchen is great, lots of places to sit and just chill, I live the neighborhood really megical not as crazy as at the center of the city but 3 metro stops away, the metro and the tram are 4 minutes away from the hostel.

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9.1
Superb
686 reviews

Nubian Hostel

Exarcheia, Athens

Fitted with parquet floors and lively colours, the rooms and the dormitory rooms at Nubian Hostel come with air conditioning and a wardrobe. Some include en-suite, shared bathrooms, while certain units have a balcony. Free WiFi access is offered throughout the property. You have a commong area to get to know people easily. The room was nice, clean and the beds were pretty comfy. You have somewhat privacy and you have a box down the bed to lock your things. Stuff was really friendly and got me lots of advices what to do, where to eat etc.

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9
Superb
827 reviews

Athens Quinta

Exarcheia, Athens

The hostel is 3 km away from the Acropolis. At just 20 metres from the property, there is a bus stop, while Panepistimio Metro Station is 500 metres away. Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport is 40 km away. This place is one of the most beautiful hostels I’ve stayed at . We had a very nice room in the garden , and we felt very welcome with small notes in the reception and on our door when we came in the middle of the night . The girls working here make the best of your stay and everything is so clean and cozy . You meet in the kitchen in the morning when you fetch your breakfast. There is a everything you need , bread ,cakes, cereals, Greek yogurt marmalade’s, peanut butter , tahini, eggs , fruit ,different kinds of the and coffee etc. You have a beautiful garden or a living room to sit in. The bathrooms are nice and clean with shampoos and stuff you need. If you need ideas for what to do and see you will have a lot of information. The place is situated in a calm pedestrian street very close to everything. We will definitely come back .

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9.3
Superb
514 reviews

City Circus Athens

Psiri, Athens

City Circus Athens features a rooftop terrace and a bar-restaurant, just 300 metres from Thission area and within 350 metres from Monastiraki Metro Station. Housed in a neoclassical building, the property offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi.

Fitted with wooden floors, the rooms of City Circus are simply decorated. Each soundproofed unit features a private or a shared bathroom with shower. Lockers are available in all room types. Everything was much better that we expected. Cozy, clean, perfectly located, very affordable prices, nice atmosphere, helpfull stuff (best wishes to Konstantina).

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9.1
Superb
814 reviews

The Tribe Eco Lodge

Petralona, Athens

Set within 1.4 km of Filopappos Hill and 2 km of Ancient Agora of Athens, The Tribe Eco Lodge offers rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom in Athens. Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy city views.

At the hostel, every room includes a wardrobe. I had a very nice stay, the environment was welcoming and friendly. The staff were very kind and willing to help The hostel is new and everything is clean

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9.9
Exceptional
7 reviews

Athens Hub Hostel

Psiri, Athens

Well located in the Athens City Centre of Athens, Athens Hub Hostel offers air-conditioned rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a terrace. The property is located 150m from Ermou Street-Shopping Area, 200m from Monastiraki Flea Market and 1 km from Acropolis. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and a 24-hour front desk. Good location, staff really frendly , clean rooms. Higly recommended !

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9.5
Exceptional
89 reviews

Athens Hawks

Athens City Centre, Athens

Well set in Athens, Athens Hawks provides air-conditioned rooms, a bar, free WiFi and a shared lounge. Featuring room service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and organising tours for guests.

At the hostel every room comes with a desk and a private bathroom. Situation in a neighborhood with a lot of culture! I can only speak on the private room with the balcony view and it was purely beautiful. For the price it was 100% more then I expected. Everyone I encountered that worked there was also really amazing. The bartender Demetrius was hands down the best! And provided a bunch of quality traditional food places to try. Would stay here again 10/10

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8.3
Very good
1,498 reviews

Hostels. What are they?

Way more than just a cheap place to sleep, hostels are a social way to travel and meet like-minded people. Common areas like shared kitchens or games rooms are great ways to swap tips, tricks and travel stories with backpackers from all over the world.

Hostels have come a long, long way since the first youth hostel opened in 1912. From budget 'crash-pads' to five-star 'poshtels', today, hostels are for everybody, so whether you'd prefer a bed in a shared dorm or your own private room, you'll find most hostels are cheaper than a local hotel and far more fun.

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FAQs about hostels in Athens

  • For hostels in Athens that serve up a highly-rated breakfast, try The Tribe Eco Lodge, Thanasis Place and Athens Hub Hostel.

  • On average, a hostel in Athens costs £16 per night (based on Booking.com prices).

  • The average price per night for a hostel in Athens for this weekend is £43 (based on Booking.com prices).

  • These hostels in Athens are highly rated by couples: Thanasis Place, Bedway Athens Hostel and Athens Quinta.

  • Athens City Centre, Koukaki and Athens Coast are popular with other travellers visiting Athens.

  • The average price of a hostel in Athens for this evening is £42 (based on Booking.com prices).

  • RestArt House on the beach, The Tribe Eco Lodge and Athens Hub Hostel have received great reviews from guests in Athens regarding the views from these hostels.

  • Bedbox Hostel, Athens Quinta and Gazi Hostel are some of our most popular hostels in Athens.

  • Many families visiting Athens enjoyed staying at Bedbox Hostel, Thanasis Place and RestArt House on the beach.

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