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