Hostels in Athens, Greece

35 hostels available. Prices start from $6.00 for a dorm bed.

Hostels in Athens

City Circus

Free Breakfast
Couples Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…We literally would not stay anywhere else in Athens! - Comfortable, easy location. Almost a hotel The Location The hostel is in between Monastiraki and Thissio subway stations, a 8-10 min … More


Couples Female Solo Traveller Older travelers (+50) Boutique Hostel
"…We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age. Non smoking. Shared kitchen is available; however, you can use the shared kitchen if you want to prepare quick snacks and storage your … More
Couples Female Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…A boutique hostel ideally located in Psyri neighborhood, close to the Acropolis, Monastiraki and Syntagma squares. We go above and beyond to accommodate your needs in order to provide hotel … More
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…A newly renovated listed building that combines classic with modern, comfort and quality, privacy and socialisation; located between the two historical districts of Athens- alternative Exarchia … More
Party Hostel Youth Hostel
"…Taxes included Linen included Breakfast and towel not included. You want rent one for 1.5 €." …"From the airport: Taxi: Door to door service for a fixed rate of EUR41. Night tariff applies … More

Athens Quinta

Free Breakfast
Couples Older travelers (+50) Quiet Rest
"…The location is superb for travelers who want to wander through the city, visit amazing sights or relax and have fun in this lively city. The Athens Quinta Hostel is located in the center of … More

Bedbox Hostel

Female Solo Traveller Quiet Rest
"…Bedbox Hostel Policies and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. Check in from 14:00. Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards … More

Nubian Hostel

Free Breakfast
Quiet Rest
"…Nubian Hostel Athens Policies & Conditions: Check in from 14:00 to 02:00 Check out before 10:00 Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. Taxes included. General Free … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…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 … More

Athens Backpackers

Free Breakfast
Digital Nomads Party Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…many other sights. The metro is only a minutes walk as well. Staff is friendly and the 24 hour reception is handy. The rooftop bar is amazing simply for the view. Rooms are decent and facilities … More
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…For backpackers, we offer spacious dorms with their own lockers, drawers with lamps either female or mixed. For backpackers, we offer spacious dorms. Our super staff team is doing programs for … More
Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Cancellation policy: 14 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 10:00 … More
Couples Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Boutique Hostel
"…Non-refundable reservations are those made through early booking promotions and minimum stay reservations among others. Keep in mind that non-refundable reservations require full payment of the … More

Iconic Athens Hostel

Free Breakfast
Family-Friendly Hostel Solo Traveller Youth Hostel
"…Wake up in a cozy room, and enjoy your breakfast in the heart of the Historic city of Athens. Then go upstairs to the unique rooftop and relax while taking in the breathtaking view of the … More
Family-Friendly Hostel Youth Hostel
"…A valid credit/debit card is required to complete your reservation and will be used to guarantee your booking. We reserve the right to pre-authorize this card for the total reservation cost at … More
Quiet Rest
"…There is free internet at the hostel also but there is just one computer. During our stay, there were so many people at the hostel that many people camped out on the roof. Overall, we enjoyed … More

Dioskouros Hostel

Free Breakfast
Solo Traveller
"…My room was in the ladies dorm. It wasn't anything fancy, but for such a low price in such a great location it was certainly sufficient. It does get a bit chilly on cool spring nights, but there … More

Safestay Athens

Digital Nomads Solo Traveller
"…mmodations, excellent experience! - The staff was very friendly, especially Alex! The rooftop bar has a great happy hour with 2for1 beers and lots of friends to be made. The rooms were fairly … More

Pella Inn Hostel

Free Breakfast
Party Hostel Solo Traveller
"…The view, on the other hand, is superb! I had a clear unobstructed view of the Acropolis from my room. They have a little used rooftop patio which has superb views as well. The location is also … More
Female Solo Traveller
"…Under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years at all times. Non smoking in the rooms. We have special smoking areas." …"Thanasis Place is located in 10 minutes walk from … More

Hostels in Athens, Greece

35 hostels available. Prices start from $12.00 for a dorm bed.

Neighborhoods in Athens

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Get to know Athens (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Athens.

Guess what? Athens is also named and spelled Athinai - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Get to know Athens (no more

The legendary city of Athens is the capital of Greece. The city population of Athens during the 2010 census was over 3.1 million people in the central city area, and over 3.7 million in the metropolitan area. Athens can be, in many ways, considered the birthplace of western civilization, and is a city still filled with culture. There have been people living in Athens for over 7,000 years.

Athens can be reached by plane (which is the most common option for travelers, unless you are already in the country), the airport is a bit off the city proper but the public transport will get you easily to the main city area. You can also get to the city via buses, trains, or the ferry which links Athens to some nearby cities. When you're staying in an Athens hostel and traversing the city, it's good to plan ahead. Some places are very well reachable by foot but for others you will need to utilize the public transport system, which is pretty good.

Many travelers visit Athens before or after an island excursion, but the city also offers plenty on its own.

The political aspects of Athens are just a few of the many things to see. The most popular attraction near the government buildings is the hourly changing of the guard. Soldiers dressed in one-of-a-kind outfits march in front of Greece's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After the changing of the guard, visitors are often offered the opportunity to stand next to a guard for a quick photo. Nearby is the national park, a huge garden that is just one of the many walking and hiking paths that can be found in the center of Athens.

Hostels in Athens cannot really be categorized: there are so many different options, price ranges, and different districts to choose from.

However, the pricing generally will be about 10 US dollars if you choose a cheap single dorm, and upwards from there for twins / doubles and more quality. It's worth researching some before arriving: what do you want to do, and what area should you reserve an Athens hostel room to be close to those things?

When in staying in an Athens hostel, always remember to talk with the staff because they are generally very helpful.

Monastiraki Square, the Heart of the City

One of the most vivid sguares in Athens, Monastiraki Square encompasses strong night life, pleasure,and breathtaking view. In the last years, it is also a major metro station, making it easier for Athenians and tourists to visit plaka, acropolis, but also one of the biggest flea markets on sundays. Surrounded by genuine ouvlaki spots, tavernas, coffe shops, just a few minutes walk by a number of hostels, "furnished" with foutouristic benches, it is an authentic meeting and hanging out spot in the heart of the city.

I highly recommend to visit this square with your hostel mates. Have a look if you can find a hostel in Athens near Monastiraki Square. Very recommended!

Enjoy Athens, you are gonna like it!

Written by local enthusiast for Athens hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Athens hostels Miika

Athens Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Athens, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
Total number of hostels 35
Average dorm price $27
Average private room price $97
Cheapest hostel in Athens Antonio's Hostel with $11.5
Party hostels in Athens When in Athens Hostel (10 in total)
Most Athens hostels are located in Monastiraki, Victoria Square, Neapoli
Average rating of all hostels 7.1

FAQ about Athens Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Athens. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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Piraeus (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Pefki (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Porto Rafti (27 Km / 17 mi.)
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Aegina (36 Km / 23 mi.)
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Travel Tips for Athens - 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 Athens. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Athens. 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!

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