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Hostelz.com's Review
Pella Inn Hotel is great value for money. The staff were very helpful with our bags. There is a small lift which you can use. The guy at the front desk gave us a map and highlighted the major sites in Athens. He also told us where cheap food could be found.

The Location

The hostel is right near Monostraki station. The hostel is within walking distance to all the major sites in Athens, making it very convenient; this also saves money on transport, as you can walk to most sites. The major high street shops are also just up the road. The view of the Acropolis and Parthenon from your bedroom and the rooftop is very beautiful!

Rooms and Bathrooms

We had both a dorm and a private room (two nights in each) and both were clean and spacious. In the dorm we had a balcony. There are plenty of bathrooms on each level. There is the option to have shared rooms, female/male/mixed or private rooms. The rooms are cleaned by a cleaner after patrons leave the hostel. Both rooms have air conditioning and one of them also has a fan. The cool air is very nice with the hot weather!]

Common Spaces

The common spaces are clean and spacious. The rooftop has a bar and has BBQs most nights, in which you can pay to participate. You get a free shot of Oozo, which you can redeem any night. In the day, we often sunbathed on the rooftop -- but make sure you are wearing sunscreen! The common space near reception has a communal fridge and three computers. plus tables and lots of seating. Use of the internet is free and there are no limitations on the length you can use the computer. Overall, it is a very friendly hostel.

Summary

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would recommend this hostel to anyone and would definitely stay here again! It far exceeded our expectations and we had a great first stay in Athens! The staff are very friendly and helpful!

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Pella Inn Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
3   Overall, good hostel; lacks in a few areas Good hostel with exceptional location. The rooftop bar is definitely the draw card here and for good reason. The view over the Acropolis is superb. Most of the staff are friendly esp. the night shift guy. Why only three stars? The facilities need either some good maintenance or an upgrade. The showers are poorly designed and not the cleanest. Water spills all over the bathroom floor and as these are dual toilet/bathrooms then the floor is always wet and dirty from shoes when you need to use the loo. Also both rooms I was assigned to did not lock! Therefore a key was pointless and questions security. In summary a good hostel with a bit of love and care could be a great hostel.  ()
5   Great host When we arrived at 2am, the owner was there to meet us. He had no room for our booking but went to great lengths to organise alternative accommodation and a transfer. The whole island was at capacity so we felt blessed to be looked after when people were sleeping in the streets!  , age 29, Australia ()
3   It's good for students and young travelers. At first, we were skeptical about the place, but finally it was good for the purpose of our trip. The staff is kind and available. The terrasse on the rooftop has a breathless view. Just for that, i would go again. The rooms are ok, but there is only one plug for everyone to use. The Wifi can be a little hard to get. Sometimes, you have to go at the reception to have some. You can't get it in the rooms. There's no safe or locker in the room to put valuable things or your bag. But at the end, for the price, it is a good place to meet fun people and have a good time. Don't forget to go on the rooftop and have a look at the view at night and enjoy a drink!  , age 25, Canadian ()
4   Great value! Pella Inn was a lot better than we expected! We arrived thinking we would just stay one night and ended up staying four nights! Our room had a balcony overlooking the acropolis that was absolutely beautiful. The price was reasonable, especially for a private room. The staff was extremely friendly and super helpful. The rooftop bar was fun and convenient. Also, the free four hour walking tour in itself made staying in the hostel worth it. George, the guide, was very knowledgeable and interesting. It was a great location and I never felt unsafe. The only negative thing I would say, would be the bathrooms. They were very small, stuffy, and wet. Overall, if I went back to Greece I would DEFINITELY stay again at Pella Inn.  , USA ()
1   DIRTY!!! RUDE STAFF That is the worst hostel I have ever stayed!!! We came at night, the staff was rude. If not late hours we would move somewhere else. AC was not working. We paid add fee for private WC what in fact ment having in your room a handbasin with cold water. Cockroaches, spiders and other insects!!! Watch out!!!  , Poland ()
5  Arrived in Athens, short walk to Pella Inn Hotel after catching the Metro from the airport to Monastiraki station. Staff on arrival were friendly and provided us with details of surrounding areas of attraction for tourists. Staff can speak good English and aren't Greek as they are backpackers so it is easy to find locations and information. The rooms are air-conditioned and cleaned regularly with 4 bathrooms on each level and showers. All of which are clean and despite being quite clean myself feel as though thongs in the shower are not necessary. My friend and I have both brought bed sheets with us also but felt it wasn't necessary to us as the rooms are very clean already. The hotel is a short walk, only a couple of minutes to shops, main square, markets, all restaurants, even Acropolis. The run to the Acropolis is worth doing in the morning and does not talk long at all. Computers are available for free internet which helps as well to keep in touch with family and friends. Rooftop barbeques are held on the rooftop at 8pm for 5 Euros and a bar is open for service. The rooftop as well as many of the rooms have a beautiful room of the Acropolis and all other historical attractions. A welcome Ouzo is given to you if you visit the rooftop at night. I would definitely recommend staying at this hotel as it is clean. very cheap and has many good attributes. If I was to visit Athens again which I will for sure after my good experiences, I will definitely stay at Pella Inn!!!  , Australia ()
2   Great for student backpackers, but for adults not so much Web site is inaccurate & needs updating -- no breakfast under new management. Rooms are very spare, no dresser to put clothes, and showers have no enclosure. Bathrooms are kept clean but two of the bathroom doors would not lock. New management is uneven. Night staff was pleasant but booking staff which did not have our reservation, which was made and confirmed through Venere (a reputable website), & tried to make us feel it was somehow our fault ("we didn't get all the website registrations from the old owners so you are lucky to get a room"). Inexperienced & young ownership. Good for a cheap stay if you are a college student and don't expect service, but other hotels nearby will have better infrastructure for not much more.  , USA ()
4   Good location This hotel has a very good location (two minutes by foot from the Plaka). The rooms have a great view (the acropolis). The room are sufficiently clean but the shared bathrooms are too small. Considered price, it is a good choice.  , Italy ()

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