Host El Greco, Kalabaka

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El Greco Hostel is a small hostel in the town of Kalabaka, perfect for the traveler who wants to visit the Meteora Monasteries for a day or two.

The Location

Since the town of Kalabaka is so small, everything a traveler would need is nearby. Thus, the property is located four minutes walking from the train station, four minutes from the bus station, and even less from the small restaurant and café hub, what would be considered the main street. There is a well-stocked supermarket just down the street, as well as a café and bakery, but anything in the city would be within a 15-minute walk at the most.

The building where the hostel is located might seem a little deserted at first, but the hostel itself is located on the first floor and the reception is located upstairs.

Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel is very small, although the rooms have eight bunk beds, with a plywood wall separating four beds. The bathrooms are inside the rooms, two per room, and are quite big. The only caveat is that the water heater must be turned on five minutes before showering but it is not that big of an issue. There are plenty of power outlets near the beds, as well as very spacious lockers inside the rooms. The reception is open until 11:00 pm.

Common Spaces

There are no common spaces to speak of, since the property is so small. The kitchen is basically a sink and is only suited for the most basic meals. There is a balcony of sorts which is nice to relax, but a traveler looking to spend a few hours researching or whatever would be limited to their bunk, or should go to one of the nearby cafés. Most surrounding cafes have Wi-Fi. The internet is okay throughout the property for light browsing, but it is not suitable for more serious tasks, such as backing up pictures in the cloud.


This hostel is suitable for a traveler looking to spend a day, maybe a day and a half in the town, which is the average time most travelers would be looking to spend there anyway. The town is small and while it basically lives off tourism, isn't tremendously well prepared for it; this hostel is an example of that. It is functional to the type of traveler visiting Kalabaka and the type of tourism he or she will be looking for, and it is almost certain the visit will be for a very short time.
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Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
Host El Greco, Kalabaka
afzalazar Staff Reviewer
Published on May 4, 2017


Our unique traditional stone building makes a wonderful atmosphere where you can relax after a hard day adventure. With our welcoming home atmosphere, and cafe’s and traditional taverns, Host El Greco is the place youʼre sure to find hard to leave! Clean bed linen! Cafe’s, Greek traditional taverns, Greek traditional dances! Barbecues at night! Rent bikes and motorbikes! There are secure facilities, and much more… Interested? Rock climbing!

Quality, affordable accommodation, superbly located under the Holly Rocks of Meteora, the most beautiful part of the city. Youth Hostel El Greco at 5 Sidirodromou Street, is located in the center of the Kalambaka City, just 3 minutes walk from train station or bus station!

We offer 4 bedded dorms with private bathrooms.We offer towels for free. You always enjoy clean bed linen and fans in the rooms. There is Free Internet at 24 Mbps in all of the rooms, 24 hour access to the hostel after you check in.

Location and Contact


• Just 3 minutes from train station and bus station, too!
• From the train station:
• 1) With the train station behind you take a LEFT down to Pindou Street. Take the Pindou Street, which is just in front of the train station.
• 2) At the first set of traffic lights turn RIGHT on to Sidirodromou Street. Keep straight ignoring any side streets until you reach a junction/ interchange.
• 3) At the junction keep straight on to Pindou Street. Continue ahead. Host El Greco is located on the RIGHT at NUMBER 5-7.
• From the bus station:
• 1) With the bus station left behind you take the Ιkonomou Street, which is just in front of the bus station.
• 2) At the first junction/ interchange turn RIGHT onto Xatzipetrou Street. Keep straight ignoring any side streets until you reach again a junction/ interchange. Keep straight onto Pindou Street.
• 3) After a few steps you will see Host El Greco on the RIGHT, right across corner.



Address: Sidirodromou Str. 5-7, Kalabaka (Kalambaka), Thessaly, Greece

Distance to city center: 0.18 km

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Website Host El Greco Kalabaka (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: + 306 973 817 188
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Clothes Dryer


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Walking Tours

Credit Card Payments

Curfew: No Curfew


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