City Circus, Athens

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City Circus Athens is an amazing place to stay in Athens! It is extremely clean and also very comfortable.

The Location

City Circus Hostel has a good location, about a five-minute walk from Thissio Station; it's a ten-odd-minute walk to the Monostiraki Square, which is at the heart of the city. Majority of the good things to see are within walking distance from here and there are ample amounts of food and anything else you might need close by.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms here are immaculately clean and the beds are the most comfortable beds you will ever sleep in. The mattresses are firm but cuddly and you won't want to get out of bed in the morning. The bathrooms are ensuite and are also super clean and nice. The showers have good pressure and hot water.

Common Spaces

The common spaces for the hostel include a large, open area with a huge table and chairs and some couches and chairs for lounging as well. This is where you will meet and find most people if not in the restaurant/bar downstairs. There is also a kitchen that is large and spacious, but lacks a stove for cooking. It does, however, have a fridge, microwave, and a sandwich toaster -- which is sufficient given how cheap food is in Athens. Also off the dining area upstairs, they have the famous Circus photo booth where you can dress up and take pictures of yourself. Upstairs on the third floor, there is a terrace with a view over the Acropolis for you to enjoy with a beverage or two.

Downstairs in the hostel is a restaurant, where you get a discount for being a hostel guest. Every night pretty much you get a free glass of wine at happy hour between 7 and 8 p.m. Some nights they run tastings of the local spirits or a pub crawl. These events provide great ways to meet people. The restaurant also serves breakfast in the morning. If you book through the hostel itself, they do breakfast for free but they don't, if it's through a third-party site.

The hostel also has tours that you can book if you ask them at the front desk for a load of different places around Greece.


This hostel is social without being a total riot. We literally would not stay anywhere else in Athens!
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City Circus, Athens
City Circus, Athens
City Circus, Athens
City Circus, Athens
City Circus, Athens
City Circus, Athens
City Circus, Athens
Globetrotter Staff Reviewer
Published on Dec 21, 2017

Location and Contact


• City Circus is conveniently located just 250m from two central metro stations (Monastiraki & Thission), with direct and frequent service to both the airport and the port of Piraeus.
• From the airport:
• TAXI: Door to door service for a fixed rate of EUR46 to EUR61 (night tariff) if you require a pick-up service, will get you downtown in about an hour depending on traffic. Night tariff applies after midnight.
• BUS: Alternatively, you can use the X95 AIRPORT EXPRESS bus line, which will take you to central Syntagma station perhaps faster than a taxi. This is the only service from and to the airport that runs on a 24-hour basis (EUR6), so if you arrive too early (or too late) it might be your only option. From Syntagma, you can either get on a cab for a short ride of approx. EUR8 or walk down Ermou str. and arrive at Monastiraki square.
• METRO: This is the fastest way to get to the City Center. A direct service runs from 06:33 until 23:33 and takes 42min to get to Monastiraki (price 9€), which is the nearest metro station to City Circus. Follow the exit to Athinas str. and once at ground level make a right turn for a few meters until you get at Ermou str. (the main Monastiraki square should be in front of you). Turn right to Ermou and then right again at Miaouli str., a few meters down the road. Keep walking on Miaouli str until you see a small square in front of you. Follow the left bend of the street and head on to Agion Anargyron str, which is a pedestrian way. At the end of it, after about 200m, you will arrive at Sarri str. Turn right and you will see City Circus on your left hand side at number 16.
• From Piraeus port:
• By TAXI, it will cost you around EUR25 and you'll arrive in about 30' depending on traffic.
• METRO : You can also use line 1 (GREEN) of the Metro (EUR1.20) and stop at Thission station. As you walk out of the station, turn left, go past a small church and on the other side, you'll find Sarri str. We are located at No16, after about 200m.
• In case you have any special transportation needs, please let us know in advance, and we'll make sure you get all the assistance you require.



Address: 16 Sarri Street, Monastiraki, Athens (Athinai), Attica, Greece

Distance to city center: 0.62 km

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Website City Circus Athens
Phone Number: 00302130237244
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Facilities and Amenities


Digital Nomads

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Rooms

Pub Crawls

Safe Deposit Box


Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Bike Rental (8 EURO/DAY)

City Tours

Luggage Storage (1 EURO)

Parking (10 EURO)

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments


Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup


Service Animals


Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Medium (30-60 beds)

Female Dorm Only

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