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The legendary city of Athens is the capital of Greece. The city population of Athens during the 2010 census was over 3.1 million people in the central city area, and over 3.7 million in the metropolitan area. Athens can be, in many ways, considered the birthplace of western civilization, and is a city still filled with culture. There have been people living in Athens for over 7,000 years.
Athens can be reached by plane (which is the most common option for travelers, unless you are already in the country), the airport is a bit off the city proper but the public transport will get you easily to the main city area. You can also get to the city via buses, trains, or the ferry which links Athens to some nearby cities. When you're staying in an Athens hostel and traversing the city, it's good to plan ahead. Some places are very well reachable by foot but for others you will need to utilize the public transport system, which is pretty good.
Hostels in Athens cannot really be categorized: there are so many different options, price ranges, and different districts to choose from. However, the pricing generally will be about 10 US dollars if you choose a cheap single dorm, and upwards from there for twins / doubles and more quality. It's worth researching some before arriving: what do you want to do, and what area should you reserve an Athens hostel room to be close to those things?
When in staying in an Athens hostel, always remember to talk with the staff because they are generally very helpful.
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HI - Athens - Student & Travellers Inn Hostel
"Contrary to the impression that one might get from their website, this place is really nice and very well run. The location is amazing -- turn into the street from the main road and you'll see the Acropolis looming at the other end, with about a ten minute walk to the entrance. The rooms are all very clean and neat; towels and bedding are provided. There's air conditioning in every room, an absolute must in the hot Greek summers...
Hostel Aphrodite - Athens
"Lost our booking and put us up in a dump! - Made a reservation two months in advance, received a confirmation email, showed up with all our luggage on our day of arrival and they didn't have us listed and had no room for us. Their solution to this problem was to find us a room at another place and paid for our cab to get there. However, that place was absolutely awful. We reserved Aphrodite because of all the recommendations in various...
"Hostel Zorbas is a really great budget hostel. The beds are comfy and the staff are nice. It is close to the bus station and the metro, but it kind of in a seedy part of town, Omonia. The Location Despite the location, the hostel feels quite safe and the receptionist always has to buzz you in and out. The hostel can be hard to find, as the English name of the street sign has faded away. It is very close to the Victoria Metro Station...
"Value for money, highly recommended - Hostel Dioskouros is of prime location just a few minutes walk to Plaka, Temple of Zeus & Acropolis. Cozy environment and clean. Definitely highly recommended."
"Zeus Hostel is located near to the heart of Athens, a short distance from Monastiraki Square and the main tourist attractions. The Location Monastiraki is located on the main metro line and is
Athens International Youth Hostel
"Clean, cheap, nice people, close to metro station - The hostel is run by nice people, open 24 hours, it is clean and has all the facilities you can need -- kitchen, internet, laundry. Not only in the
Athens Youth Hostel Pagration
"Good place - It's a really nice place to stay in Athens. It's not a place near the acropolis directly, however it's a quiet and friendly hostel. We enjoyed the place for three nights." …"Good place! But slowest Wi-Fi ever! - Good place to be in Athens. Most of the staff that I met was very kind and flexible. Except that the receipt was never e-mailed to me as we had agreed and the Wi-Fi is the slowest I have ever experienced anywhere!"...
"Athens Backpackers is easy to find and conveniently located next to the Acropolis Metro Station (about fifty steps). The entrance to the Acropolis, Hadrian's Gate, and Temple of Olympian are all five minutes away. The hostel is owned by an Australian family, so language isn't a problem (if you speak English, that is). Bedsheets, pillow case, towels, and breakfast are all complimentary (although breakfast is nothing fancy, just toast and...
"Too noisy to sleep - The reception was warm and welcome but the sleeping environment was terrible. I almost stayed awake the whole night because of the traffic noise outside." …"Great location, economical, safe place to stay in downtown Athens - The staff were friendly and very helpful. The location is on a busy street and it can be very noisy. Rooms on the back side are quiet and preferred. The breakfast was excellent, including eggs and...
"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...
Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers
"Sketchy - The main hostel (AthenStyle) is great, but this one right next store is really creepy and much less up-to-date. The building is shared by a shoe-making factory, and we could hear banging. The rooftop bar is great, but it would have been much better to have stayed in the main building." …"Best Experience - This was a great hostel outside of city center, which is fine by me. Quiet nights and easier to breathe! Airport pick up was...
"TERRIBLE, worst hostel I have ever stayed in DON'T GO - This was a terrible hostel, don't go here, we stayed in several hostels in Athens and this was so dreadful in comparison to all the others. The staff particularly the English owner was incredibly rude, for example he complained because we weren't leaving quickly enough (at 9am) and refused to show us directions to the near tube stop. Also a creepy staff member came in and watched us...
Hostel San Remo
"We had a hard time searching for San Remo Hostel. It is very close to the train station though -- just a few streets down. We had a pretty sweet deal. They had no more dorms left, so we got to stay i
Athens House Hostel
"Bad area, good wifi, rooms clean and roomy but strange staff - This place ... I have two minds about it. First the good. Great wi-fi in rooms. Nice bright rooms. There was also a really nice balcony with table to eat breakfast. View was just other buildings. Beds are comfy. If you are coming from Albania, the place where the buses drop you off is pretty close walking distance. The hostel is also walking distance to the main tourist areas of...
Athens Easy Access - Athens Hostel
"HI - Athens - Athens Easy Hostel is a wonderful central place to stay, whether you wish to stay for a couple of days or for longer term. The hostel has undergone renovation and now boasts new furniture, bathrooms, and a new bar/dining room. The reception is staffed twenty-four hours and they are cheerful, helpful, and multilingual. The Location Located two minutes from the Omonia metro station, it is easy to get from this hostel to just...
"AthenStyle is a good hostel with a lot of good facilities. You can store your luggage in the handy storage lockers in the hostel's basement (for a fee -- of course!). You can order food and drinks on the rooftop terrace, while admiring panoramic views of the city (including a great view of the Acropolis). The Location This hostel is located in the heart of Athens, just a stone's throw away from Monastiraki Square, near the main sights,...
Boutique Hotel Anixi
"…- Free popcorn for movie nights - Free towels and linen - Free maps of the City We provide: - Laundry service with new washers and dryers that take 7 kilos loads to save you money and get it clean v
"… and bookings for city tours, island packages, car rental and taxi transfer. SOHO hotel offers free wireless internet in the lobby and caf, and also provide free laptops to the guests for using the internet. You can also enjoy free coffee and tea during the day in our caf, and read a book from our library or play with one of our board games with your friends. If you like to explore the city, we can give you a bicycle free of charge, upon...
City Circus Athens
"Amazing place - The room is clean and big, with a little balcony, and is very safe,with door card. Common room is very nice, providing table games, chess, magazines and books, a very good place to meet backpackers. Breakfast is very nice, with fruit, yogurt, milk, tea, juice, ham, eggs, and bread. The bathroom is clean, with mirror and can be locked. Recommend this hostel." …"Excellent beds, great big rooms, nice hostel but people aren't...
"… on what to see and do. Staff can also help organise trips by air, land or sea to the Greek islands or any other international destinations Some of the services offered by the hotel: * Maps of Athens and islands * 24 hour hot showers * Travel information * Safe for valuables * Free Internet * Free Breakfast * Telephone * Taxi service * Daily walking tour of Athens * Laundry service Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h...
"… and cinemas. There are bunk beds with lockers and double bedrooms with wardrobes, all of which overlook either the front promenade or the lovely outdoor yard.The hostel offers communal areas, such as a kitchen, a chill-out room, a laundry area and a yard, while the entire building is air-conditioned and provides free WiFi connection. Additional services include movie nights, free coffee, tea, snacks and traditional Greek spoon sweets....
"…No curfew. We do not accept customers younger than years of age for the dorms. Child friendly. Cancellation can ONLY be done through email). To ensure everyone's comfort, Please note that there
"…You always have something to do! The Fish Cafe specializes in gourmet homemade cooking including line caught Atlantic Cod with hand cut Naxos potatoes and Cretan rock salt for 6 euros, and our fa
"…Facilities: 24 hours stuff to help you 24 hours Aircondition 24 hours Secrity 24 hours hot water Free Wifi Free Laundries and dry machines Elevator Cafeteria equipped with LCD 42'' and PCs
"…The apartment is also ideal for long term stay as we very often accommodate people coming for business trips A small library is available,including guide books and maps. All this at the price of a y
Civitel Attik Rooms & Apartments
"…The Civitel Attik was named after the area of Greater Athens, Attica and paying tribute to the best of this ancient region from its archaeological treasures to the recent Olympic Games that were hos
"…This accommodation in Athens is also made to serve as many needs of the guests as possible. It has the same qualities that the Art Apartment presents and still the best prices, considering the ameni
Oasis Hotel Apartments
"… this 4 star hotel offers to cater for the challenging discerning business and leisure traveler along with outstanding service and friendly staff; unique qualities that make OASIS HOTEL APARTMENTS the perfect lodging answer in the Attika area Modern Conference centre & banqueting suite with occupancy up to 300 persons. Special Catering/Menu for weddings and special occasions costs from 23 Euro per person. Your choice for the Oasis Hotel...
"…· A/C, · Kitchenette with coffee/tea making facilities and mini fridge, · Private bathroom with shower, bath amenities and hair-dryer, · Separate private balconies wi
"…There are also museums in approximate areas, pedestrian streets for pleasant walks, nice cafeterias, restaurants, places to hear live music and services like laundry, drug stores and tourist informa
Athens Colorful Urban Home
"The difference between Hostel and our Bed& Breakfast is that at our Bed and Breakfast youll share the space with less people and have more free space for yourself. Youll also get more time wit
Athens-Acropolis Luxury suites & studios
"…Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Taxes included. Breakfast included. No curfew. Child friendly." …"…About 2 minutes by foot from Monastiraki square . Street Av
Alice Inn Athens
"…The Harry Belafonte Suite - double room and lounge (sleeps up to 3 people), private bathroom and kitchenette, and finally an awesome private roof terrace with views of the Acropolis! The Anthony Qu
"… of the hotel. Furthermore, Cecil Hotel offers easy walking access to numerous tavernas, restaurants and many places like cafes, nightclubs and cinemas, offering all forms of daytime and evening entertainment for which Athens is famous. Cecil Hotel offers a warm welcome for its guests combining the traditional Greek hospitality, the family environment and the friendly relaxing atmosphere with all comforts of a modern hotel. Cecil hotel...
"Hotel ALMA, clean and hospitable is awaiting to be at your services the best way possible. Built on a pedestrian street of the Omonia square, in the heart of Athens, it combines a comfortable stay
"As a Greek let me say that the owners of this place give my entire culture a bad name. I took four friends to the Argo while on our way to Crete and the owner was insulting to every one of us but mos
Hotel Rio Athens
"… bath or shower, satellite TV, mini bar, hair dryer and direct dial phone with the aim of your complete comfort. Charming, modern café-bistro called “Rio caffé”at the ground floor, serving the best espresso and cappuccino in the area, for tourists and locals, which is situated in a great central location. In the “Rio caffé” you can enjoy a quick snack and a friendly chat over a cup of coffee with tasty snacks....
"… all over-looking the sea. Amongst other facilities, all rooms have: fast internet data ports, direct-dial telephone, three-channel music, colour TV featuring satellite and cable channels, in-room safe and private bath with hairdryer and telephone. Emmantina Hotel also features: - A lovely panoramic roof-garden with a sun-deck, a swimming pool and a pool-side bar - Restaurant with continental and Greek cuisine - Room service -...
Plaza Non-Smoking Hotel
"Very friendly with good service." …"…The nearby town of Glyfada has an abundance of high class international fashion shops, shopping malls, supermarkets and bargain hunter's souvenir shops. Eating
"I was surprised to see how beautiful and pleasant a small, 3-starred hotel can be. Located in an urban middle-class area, it offers something more than the essential comforts, in a very friendly pric
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Athens Travel Tips & Suggestions
Spend one or two days in Athens -- go see the Acropolis, the museum, and Plaka, and then get out. Go to the islands or the small villages and see the "real" Greece. Most Greeks will tell you the same. Outside of that, it's just a generic, noisy, and polluted city.
Athens is the most polluted city ever visited. Nevertheless it has a lot of charm and is probably one of our favourite cities in Europe. Acropolis was not as expected -- Italian temples in Agrigento and Paestum are nicer ones.
— Davide & Michela - Chiavari ( Ge ) Italy
I've been many times to the Greek Islands before and I never expected that Athens would be something special, but God was I wrong. Athens is an amazing place to visit and live. The atmosphere is totally different than the U.K. The food there is delicious, people are so friendly, and girls are beautiful. I went there during August for one week and the weather was great. There are many beaches around Athens and you can be there from anyplace at no time! There are a thousand antique monuments. However, sixties apartments are all over the city, but that's not really a problem when in Athens, because it's such a unique place.
Athens is wonderful. Out of the many places we visited, Athens was by far my favorite. The historical places are so moving -- coming from such a young country (U.S.A.) the antiquity and ageless beauty almost took my breath away. The people go out of their way to be friendly and helpful. The food is fresh, prepared well, and delicious. Using the metro was easy and cheap -- signs and announcements are made in both Greek and English. Also the street signs are in both languages. Most everyone spoke English to some degree. I did not see any of the "less than pretty image." Everyone seemed proud of their city and projected a real happiness. The streets were clean, the metro stations beautiful, and the tourist office is great. We received a beautiful all-color tourist book on Athens for free, as well as numerous other pamphlets and helpful, informative staff. Overall, go to Athens! You will be richly rewarded in your Athens travel experience.
Athens was gorgeous and the food is AMAZING! The underground system isvery easy to navigate and all the people were incredibly friendly. Athens by far has the most character of any city I have visited.
Athens is lovely. You may be scared by the less than pretty image it sometimes has. BUT the old city is beautiful to wander through. I like nothing better than eating a gyros and wandering up to the Acropolis hill and looking over the night lights of the city. It has its dirty noisy bits, but unlike many clean and tidy places, Athens has character.
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