Athens Youth Hostel Pagration, Athens

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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.

Léa & Adèle
Age 21 | France

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!


This hostel is secure, cheap, colorful and airy!

The Location

This hostel is easy to find, it doesn't have a sign per se, however it is characterized by it's bright blue door and clearly marked number. The taxi driver knew the exact location. The location is pretty much, perfect; it is a twenty minute walk to the city center, however there are worthwhile stops on the way. For instance the Olympic Stadium is only a ten minute walk. Pagration is an authentic residential Greek community where you can find cafes, restaurants, bars and shops for all of the things you forgot to pack. It is also a short distance to the nearest metro stations.

Rooms and Bathrooms

This hostel is made up of dorm rooms, which each have five or six beds (mostly bunks). Each room also has a desk and chair, a wardrobe and a door accessing a balcony large enough to fit chairs and hang clothing from the railing. There are enough power points for the number of people. A measure of size for a room we like to use is whether or not one person could do yoga in the room. Technically there is a space where a yoga mat could fit in these dorms, however, unless the room were empty, you would be very much in the way. We would not do yoga in this room.

There are two stories; the first has the male bathroom and the second the female bathroom. Each has a few showers, bathroom stalls, sinks and mirrors. The bathrooms were spacious, consistently clean and stocked with toilet paper. Hot water for the shower costs .50 Euro.

Common Spaces

Upon entering this hostel you are in a long open-air L-shape garden filled with greenery and tables and chairs. This space is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the open-air.

Downstairs there is also a kitchen and a TV room. The kitchen is well structured for multiple users. It consists of cubbies, multiple stove-tops, another table and chairs and a two fridges.

The TV room is an enclosed space consisting of a TV, couches, fans, a table and chairs and a door which closes. We don't feel like it gets much use as far as TV watching. However, it could be used for some yoga.

On each level, outside of the dorm rooms there is a common area consisting of couches and a table and chairs. It is perfect for those times when you don't want to sit (and read, write or browse the internet), but not on your bunk bed.

This hostel has a roof top! It is not really noted, however if you ask, you shall receive! An outdoor spiral staircase shared with potted plants will lead you to a well-shaded roof top. There is also a bathroom up here and rope to hang your clothes. Here, about fifty people could do yoga.


This hostel recycles plastic and glass and have signs letting you know where. We were also impressed by how good the staff are about turning lights out in common areas when they aren't being used.


The longstanding nature of this hostel is quite literally, written on the walls (advice, philosophies, etc.) along with vibrant colors and green plants. The staff are friendly and know how to fix in the internet quickly when a storm knocks it out.

Cara Conway

Athens Youth Hostel Pagration

Athens Youth Hostel Pagration does not have a sign, but it does have a vivid blue door and the address is prominently visible. Taxi drivers have no problem finding it nor will you with a map! The location is excellent! It is a twenty minute walk to the city center, but there are closer points of interest as well. The Olympic Stadium is only a ten minute walk on the way to the center. Pagration itself is an authentic residential neighbourhood also home to cafes, tavernas, and shops for the things you forgot to pack. The rooms are all dorms. They are average sized and sleep five to six people in single mattress bunk beds. The mattresses are comfortable and a sheet and pillow case are provided upon check-in. Each room also has a fan, a wardrobe and a balcony large enough for chairs and a railing to hang clothes from to dry. The night was perfectly comfortable with the fan on and the large balcony door open. One thing we look for in a hostel is if there is enough space for one person to do a little yoga whether in the room or elsewhere, this is also a handy way to describe the size of the room. In these rooms there is one spot where a yoga mat could fit, however it would be crammed and you wouldn't do it if anyone else was present. Also notable that every person is given a key to the front door and the room. There are also plenty of power outlets throughout the hostel. There are two identical but separate bathrooms; male on the first floor and female on the second floor. Each has showers (.50 Euros for hot water), sinks and toilet stalls. We found the bathrooms to be very clean at all times and in perfect repair. Several spread out common areas exist. Upon entry there is a long narrow open-air area with tables, chairs and plants. This area forms an 'L' shape so if you wanted to utilize this area and remain distanced from others you could do so. There is a TV lounge consisting of tables, chairs, a couch, TV and fan. There is a solid door to this room. You could also do yoga in this room, we didn't see many people watching TV. The kitchen is compact and fitted with all the necessities to house many guests including two refrigerators, multiple cabinets and stove tops and two sinks. There are also common areas with couches, tables and chairs on each level outside of the dorms and bathrooms. These are spacious and ideally situated for stepping outside your room and sitting somewhere which isn't your bed. There is a secret rooftop! We read about it and asked and were directed up an (slightly dangerous) outdoor spiral staircase to the roof. It is large and mostly covered with lovely views of the neighbourhood and Athens. There is also a toilet up there as well as lines to hang laundry. It seems odd that it isn't being used, but at the same time nice to be able to use it to escape. This has become the yoga spot! You could hold a yoga class of fifty people up here! The staff are friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and laid back. They wander around and happily answer questions and offer advice. There are intercoms on each level so you can press a button and ask a question at any time. At one point the internet went out during a horrendous rain storm and it was back up and running almost immediately. Athens Youth Hostel Pagration has done this right! It is one of the cheapest in Athens and its long standing history is literally written on the walls. You will like this hostel if you appreciate bright but comforting colours and great outdoor areas. This hostel is not handicapped accessible.

Age 30 | USA

Chilled out backpackers, look no further

Great stay here! Although a little walk from the city centre (if you had to come back for a friend from town during the day you wouldn't, unless you were iron man) this hostel was surrounded by "real" Greek culture. The Friday fruit market was great, and eating out and around the hostel was so affordable! Nice, chilled out vibe in the common area. Only thing was the lockers didn't lock (but the rooms were pretty safe), and because it was summer the nights were so hot, one more fan in the room would have been luxurious! If I come back to athens, I'll come back.

Age 18 | Australia

Cheap and friendly

One of my favourite hostels that i've been to. Good value for money, very friendly staff, walking distance from the main attractions of Athens, free wifi. A good place for meeting people.

Ben Jones
Age 19 | England

Comfortable and cheap but ...

Its clean and safe but beware! The owner spies on guests with hidden cameras and listening devices. At close to 80, he's quite the voyer.

Christ Gingire

Visited this hostel and found it clean, safe with friendly staff. Very good value for money in my opinion.

joy duggan
new zealand

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Athens Youth Hostel Pagration Reviews from the Web

The best stay ever. I picked this hostel based on its reviews, and I was not disappointed. Safe area, all doors lock at all times (guests have keys), great common area, staff and especially George was amazing to us. No AC but I thought that was fine. Showers were good, mixed dorms seemed to be majority one gender for the most part (could be a coincidence, but I thought it was great). Not a party hostel but you can find people who wanna go out. Couldnt recommend more!! Stay here in Athens!!


Best ever, perfect for its friendly atmosphere, people feel at home, like to hang out talking and preparing their food and eat together...

Nice owner lady and George, the man who holds the space 24/7 is a most kind and open and lovely human being ...

Just a good place to be and makes me feel to come back.


Highly recommend going somewhere else if you're coming in July or August, the city heat with no AC is brutal and the fan situation doesn't help much. Also, the staff were not respectful of my decision to wear a mask (I have a wedding to go to soon so I'm being extra careful), so avoid this place if you're trying to be cautious about covid.


Fantastic place in Pagrati, super chill staff, good atmosphere where I made a bunch of friends


The property was fantastic! George was very welcoming and had great suggestions. He was very kind to all of the guests and treated everyone with respect. The location is great as well and within walking distance to biggest local landmarks. The hostel has a very social vibe in the common area and its easy to meet new people. Id highly recommend staying here!


Amazing staff, George so so lovely and welcoming. Made our stay.


This is a great hostel to stay at. The atmosphere is amazing, and the host is great at making people fell welcome. The facilities are average, but in no way bad, and the hostel is close to most sights of Athens. During our stay, we met a lot of great people, and I would recommend everyone to stay at this place.


Nils, Andreas, and Johan


Fantastic sociable place!! Staff are lovely and we have already booked to come back


A truly fantastic Hostel. An easy 20 minute walk from the Acropolis and all the other attractions youd want to visit in Athens.

George was amazing, in my entire trip through Europe none of the staff at any Hostel were as friendly or helpful as George. More than happy to give recommendations, but also highly invested in your experience of Athens and the atmosphere of the hostel. Very good kitchen and laundry facilities for the price as well, definitely staying here again if Im ever back in Athens whether


best hostel Ive ever been to. I felt so comfortable and at home in the environment that george curates, and I think that my rating of athens as a whole would have been much lower had I not stayed here. something about the way the space is set up makes it so easy to connect with the people youre staying with, and even I as a huge introvert made several amazing friends who Ill be staying in touch with.

this place is fantastic, you couldnt pay me to stay anywhere else.


Really friendly people's definitely will be back


This was the most fun hostel! Our host George was the best he really created a great atmosphere to have fun in the hostel


I spent only one night there, but I can say that the atmosphere was amazing!!! In general it was clean; safe; and close to restaurants, cafes, and around 15 walking to the bus stop that leads to the airport. When in Athens again I will book more nights here so I can enjoy the atmosphere!!!


This is a great hostel to stay at when visiting Athens. It has a very friendly and social atmosphere, especially the host George who is very welcoming and makes an effort to make your stay fun and enjoyable. While the building and facilities are quite old as it is Athens first ever hostel, it is very clean and secure. I would definitely stay here again coming back to Athens, and recommend others to do so as well.


Really lovely hostel with a great vibe!! The atmosphere is amazing, George is a super funny and lovely guy, always helping you and up for any kind of fun! I enjoyed my time there a lot and can total recommend you to stay there if you are searching for a cool cheap place with lovely people and a nice vibe!


First time in a hostel, was apprehensive at first but the experience was amazing. Lovely place, space and people. George was fantastic. Will definitely return.


My stay here was amazing! The staff were super accommodating when we arrived early due to a miscommunication on my part and everyone there was really friendly and welcoming especially in the common area. Would for sure stay here again.


George the host is so so so lovely and welcoming. If you want to stay in Athens this is the place to stay. We had such an amazing time and the atmosphere is superb. Couldnt recommend this hostel more. As a female traveler I felt very safe and loved the sociable atmosphere. Its a beautiful hostel with lovely balconies and also the location couldnt get any better!


Had a very memorable stay. Everything was great! I recommend Pagration


A lovely hostel with great character. George was incredibly welcoming; this is the kind of atmosphere you want to walk into after a long day of travel. It is a great price and has everything you might need in a central yet quiet location. I was only here one night but will certainly be back if I need a place in Athens!



Pagration Youth Hostel for backpackers is one of the founding members of the Greek Youth Hostel Organization. It has been open, all year round for over 50 years!

This is a family operated enterprise which ensures personal attention to the guests and as the manager speaks many languages ( especially English, Spanish and Italian) you will have no problem finding out any information you need. It is a nice, safe, clean and friendly place to stay and relax. It is renovated all the time in order to be more comfortable for you. The Hostel offers the comforts of a �home� near the heart of the city of Athens.

We are recognised and recommended by many travel guides ( Let's Go, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Guide du Routard, etc)

We offer several facilities which make life easy for our guests, such as: central heating in the winter months, colour TV, table games, luggage storage, kitchen facilities, exchange book service, safe deposit for valuables, information desk, free maps, bus and train timetables, washing machine and dryer, hot water on a 24hour basis -coin operated, no curfew, open-air yard �
Also there are dorm rooms just for females.

Pagration Youth hostel is located in Pagrati, a nice neighbourhood of Athens, one of the best residential areas in the city. It is a very safe area and your security is further enhanced by security cameras at the entrance a residential manager and every guest is given a key to their room .

The Hostel is a 15 minute walking distance from the main square, Syntagma and many other sites of tourist interest such as:
-the Parliament,
-the Residence of the President of Democracy,
-the Kallimarmaro Stadium where the first Olympic games of modern times took place,
-the Acropolis
-the old quarters of Plaka and many others places.

Around the Hostel there are many cheap internet-cafes, supermarkets ( LIDL, DIA, CHAMPION), cinemas, shopping centres, pharmacy (in the next building), and a lovely street full of cafes, tavernas and bars which are popular with Athenians.

Location and Contact


Es un lugar muy acogedor, donde todos te hacen sentir muy bien. Estan bien predispuestos a ayudarte. Las comodidades estan dentro de los canones habituales a la media de los hosteles. Es muy recomendable. El lugar tambien es muy seguro y muy cerca del centro. Puedes hasta ir caminando si quieres, o tienes tres buses para llegar.



Address: 75 Damareos Street, Pangrati, Athens (Athinai), Attica, Greece

Athens Youth Hostel Pagration is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Athens Youth Hostel Pagration Athens
Phone Number: +30 210 751 9530
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Board Games

Clothes Dryer

Credit Card Payments


Hot Showers



Lounge Area


Airport Pickup

Max. Age: All Ages

Curfew: No Curfew

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Reception Hours: 24 Hours


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