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Hostel Meteora

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Hostel Meteora is a small hostel located in the cosy town of Trikala, designed specifically for travelers on a budget looking to spend time at the breathtaking Meteora monasteries.

The Location

The hostel is located in the town of Trikala. The hostel is well located in the centre of town, and it is an easy, twenty-minute walk from the train station. If you are arriving from another town by bus, you will be dropped at the main bus station. From the station there is a shuttle bus that runs every thirty minutes to the main square in Trikala. Then the hostel is approximately five minutes' walk from this intersection. The hostel is well positioned with many supermarkets, bakeries, and fruit stores nearby. The owner, Dimitri, is very helpful in suggesting places to eat for dinner, and also regarding the buses to Meteora. The hostel is within walking distance to the bus stop for Meteora, which is very convenient.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The hostel is small, with only one private room, and two dorm rooms of five beds. The rooms are basic, with just the bunk bed and a number of power outlets. There are no lockers, wardrobe/hanging area, and no locks on the doors to the rooms. It is a place where all guests are free to come and go as they please. The room does have good air conditioning, which is a bonus in the hot weather. The bathrooms are en suite to the dorm rooms and are a basic shower/toilet combination. There is a little room within the en suite for belongings. However, there are no shelves in the shower for toiletries. Hot water is plentiful and the water pressure is good. There are a number of additional toilets outside the rooms just in case someone is taking an extra long shower.

Common Spaces

The common spaces are small but sociable. There is a book exchange, but no communal computers for use. Information is provided in the common areas for day trips to Meteora and to other cities. There is also a kitchen, which consists of a fridge/freezer, sink and hob. Unfortunately, there is an additional fee to guests who want to cook their own food, which is unusual. Wi-Fi is included in the cost of the accommodation and is available in the common area as well as the rooms. The hostel advertises that breakfast is included in the price of the accommodation, however this does not seem to be the case. The atmosphere is chilled, and because of the size of the hostel it is easy to make new friends.

Summary

This is a basic hostel, with all of the potential to be great.

by LeLe
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
August 2013
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Hostel Meteora Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
5   FANTASTIC STAY!!! Hey Julie and Dimitri, you have a very nice Hostel in such a beautiful environment. I enjoyed it a lot! After this no hostel will seem as good. Please keep it this way ... I will definitely be recommending it to anyone who wants to see Meteora! Thank you so much for showing us the best places in Trikala and for these filled paprika from your mom, yummy!!!!!!!  , age 27, Poland ()
5   Go to Trikala city -- loved it!!! Trikala or Kalampaka? I chose Trikala and I absolutely recommend it to everyone!!! Hostel Meteora is far the cheapest in whole area and very modern, clean and with a great Greek atmosphere. Dimitri and Juliana are really friendly and helpful, gave me all the information I needed for Greece and continuation of my journey to Albania. Train to Kalambaka takes 15 minutes and costs 1,4 euro but there are also tours available at the hostel every day. In addition to this, they give you a map with which you get a discount in a lot of restaurants, bars, cafes, bakeries etc. in Trikala and also 10% off in many hostels in Greece and in the Balkan countries!!!  , age 25, Australia ()
3   FAR, FAR METEORA This is the only hostel in the Meteora area and is very popular between backpackers because it's associated to a balkan network of hostels, especially to the studios arabas of Thessaloniki, owned by Dimitri's brother, Costa. So, many people come here to visit Meteora, but the distance isn't "only 10 miles," but 20 km from here to Kalambaka and then after 4-5 km to reach the Grand Meteoro monastery. Twenty minutes with a quickly car but 90 minutes with public bus. You have to leave the hostel at 7'50, 9'50 and 11'50 to go to the bus stop, take the bus to Kalambaka at 8,10 and 12 (30-40 minutes, 2,30euro) and than take the bus Kalambaka- Grand Meteoro at 9, 11 and 13 (15-20 minutes, 1,60euro). The last bus who come back to Kalambaka from the monastery is at 13,15, then taxies or feet. Single traveler, who sleeps in the hostel and takes the bus to Kalambaka, spends 17,10 euro (accommodation 12,50 2 bus tickets 4,60); he can save money because single rooms are very expensive in Kalambaka or Kastraki. But 2 or more persons can find a cheap accomodation in this last villages at the same price (17,10x2=34,20 17,10x3=51,30),avoiding the slow bus Trikala-Kalambaka. I add only, to complete the review upstairs, that in this hostel, at the ground floor, there are 2 dorms with 5 and 4 beds but only 4 lockers. Ask the receipt, as requested by greek law.
Response from the accommodation: Best budget / quality accommodation in the area! Discount prices and special gifts for all our guests arriving from the best balkan hostels organisation and from Hostels of Thessaloniki! Also free transport from Trikala to Kalambaka very often! Besides, 1,4€ costs the train and takes 15 minutes to the village of Kalmbaka or 2,2€ the bus and takes 20 minutes. Trikala city is much bigger than Kalambaka, and not touristy, with many more options for going out, enjoying cheap and quality food, music events and many many options for the night. Buses to all Greek cities start from Trikala Central Bus Station.  , age 53, italian ()
5   Excellent Dmitri was super friendly, you may have to call the number on the door if he's not around and wait a couple of minutes. Wifi was good and the map and explanations of how to get to Meteora were excellent!  , age 22, UK ()

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