Hostels in Greece Hostels in Greece

You are looking for hostels in Greece? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Greece hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Greece.

All Cities in Greece

We list every single hostel in Greece and the world. In total, we have 102 cities in Greece for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Greece hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Greece. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Greece

Greece is a unique country in Mediterranean Europe offering plenty for budget hostel travelers to see and do at an affordable price. Greek is the national language, but people who work in tourist destinations are typically fluent in English, and many signs written in Greek also have equivalent Latin lettering. If you want, you can learn how to pronounce the letters of the Greek alphabet. It's not as difficult to learn as you might think, and it's fun to decypher names of cities and other words. Your non-Greek friends will be amazed at your ability to make sense of signs written in foreign symbols.

Most visitors to Greece go to the islands. Some of the popular islands are Corfu, Ios, and Santorini, although dozens of other options are available. The Greek Islands offer a relaxed pace, scenic views, and a diverse culture. Just be aware that the Greek Islands are very tourist-focused and are the most expensive part of Greece. You can easily move between the major islands by ferry. Ferries travel between the islands daily and they're comfortable and reasonably priced.

Visiting the mainland will have an entirely different feel compared to the island attractions. Athens is the capital of Greece, and by far the largest city. People around the world are familiar with ancient Greek mythology, which is prevalent in Athens as well as other parts of Greece, such as Olympus. The Acropolis is the center of Athens, which is home to the Parthenon and other structures dedicated to the Greek gods. The Athenian museums host even more mythology and ancient statues. Many other Greek cities display less famous, but just as valuable ancient Greek art and architecture.

Greece is notable not only for ancient religions, but also for current beliefs. Athens, Thessaloniki, and Corinth are just a few of the Greek cities that can be found in the Christian New Testament. In Athens you can walk through the Ancient Agora marketplace that the Apostle Paul preached in, and also the Areopagus, or Mars Hill, where he spoke at a meeting of locals at the time. In Thessaloniki there are also many ruins of similar date. One is an ancient marketplace that may be a location where the Apostle Paul also spoke before being sent to Athens, and later Corinth. In addition to notable locations for ancient mythology and Christianity, science and other educational aspects can be attributed to locations that are now in ruins. For any history or education buffs, a trip through mainland Greece should definitely be on their to-do list!

Greece is one of the less expensive European countries, but offers just as much to see and do as other countries such as France or Italy. Finding a hostel may be difficult in small mainland towns, but hostels are numerous in the tourist Greek islands as well as Athens and the second largest city, Thessaloniki. Most hostels have high standards but are offered at a price that reflect the affordability of the rest of the community.

expert for Greece hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Greece hostels Jessica Lippe

Travel Tips for Greece - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Greece. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Greece. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Greece

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Greece?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Greece here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Greece safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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