Athens Backpackers

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens, Athens, Greece, Distance from city centre: 1.6km
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Rating: 89%from 20 reviews

  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Security
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 99%Location
  • 90%Value for money
  • 83%Facilities
Our Australian-owned and -run hostel is right in the heart of classical Athens, an up-market area that is safe, central and door-to-door from the airport by metro.

You'll have an amazing time here. There's always something on, from quiz nights, karaoke nights, special events, soup nights, daily walking tours and Happy Hours.

We've got a choice of large airy dorms and beautiful, new, private apartments. Our beds are always clean and the showers are always hot. There's ensuites and privates for all rooms.

On the rooftop bar, AB's famous Sheesha Bar, you'll get the coldest, cheapest beer in Athens, with happy hours every night and the best view of the Acropolis as the sun sets.

Our staff will make sure you get the bestout of your stay in Athens. This is a clean, professionally managed hostel. We also offer some great tours!

This is the best location around. We're beside the classical centre in a quality area with no dodgy back streets.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • NightClub
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Reception is open 24hrs. Check-in: 2pm.
We have a 24hr cancellation policy. All cancellations and changes must be received in writing and responded to 24 hours prior to our 2pm check-in time.
Credit cards accept for charges of €50 or more.

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Backpackers address;
(Athens Airport) take the blue line to Syntagma squre, switch to the red line train towards 'Alexandros Panagoulis/Aghios Dimitrios' and get off at the first stop (Acropoli Station. Take the metro exit straight ahead ('Makrigianni/Athanasiou Diakou'). Walk straight down Athanasiou Diakou and turn the first left onto Makri Street. The hostel is on the left side of the street at Makri 12.

Studios; Veikou 3, Makrigiani Athens 11742.


From El.Venizelos (Athens Airport)
Take the Blue Line to Syntagma Square, switch to the Red Line train towards 'Alexandros Panagioulis/Aghios Dimitrios' and get off at the first stop (Akropoli Station). Take the metro exit to your left ('Makriyianni/Dionysiou Areopagitou'). You will come up on the cobblestone walk way. Turn right and go straight down Makrigianni st.
Walk past the Everest sandwich bar on the left. You will see the new Acropolis Museum on your right and some more cafes/restaurants to your left.
100 meters down, you will come to a five-way intersection with traffic lights. Go straight, veering slightly to the right onto Veikou Street. We are 3 doors down on you letf VEIKOU 3, The kiosk and the Wind phone shop should be to your left, just past them you will see The Athens Studios help desk in yellow tile.

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Beware of pick pockets at airports, ports and the metro.

Located Near

We're less than five minutes from the Acropolis, the Plaka, the National Gardens, Hadrian's Arch and the Temple of Zeus. It's only 15 minutes' walk to Lycabettus Hill, 10 minutes by subway to the National Archaeological Museum and 20 minutes by tram to the beach and Pireaus Port.

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