Hostels in Kalabaka, Greece

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Get to know Kalabaka (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 are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and 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 Kalabaka. To help you make friends with Kalabaka before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Kalabaka is also named and spelled Kalambaka - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Kalabaka (Kalambaka), Greece, is a small town in Thessaly in the north of Greece, at the foot of the mountains where the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Meteora Monasteries are located. The town (along with nearby Kastraki, which should be considered part of Kalabaka, starting as soon as this ends) serves almost exclusively as base camp for people coming to visit the monasteries, which can typically be done in one day or two, although a few people stay several days in order to do some hiking. Once boasting twenty-four monasteries at the top of the rock summits, today only six remain, as well as several ruins and hermit caves.

The town receives all types of tourists seeking to visit the monasteries and not much else, since due to the place's location and size, there is not much more to see or do. Despite the fact that tourism is the main industry and what most locals do for a living, there are not many accommodation options. Hostels in Kalabaka (Kalambaka), Greece, are scarce; most are located in the Kalambaka area and a few are in the Kastraki area. Visitors looking for a hostel in Kalabaka (Kalambaka), Greece, should take in consideration that the ones located in the first zone will be the closest to the the train station as well as to the bus "station" and most restaurants and cafés, while the ones in the second group will be closer to where the hiking trails begin.

The traveler looking for a hostel in Kalabaka (Kalambaka), Greece, should be aware this is an old town, with simple buildings and installations. Most hostels in Kalabaka (Kalambaka), Greece are very small and could be considered poor by European hostel standards. Many of them have limited hot water, or bedsheets hanging to make-shift walls, since they are usually small houses or large flats or whole floors refurbished into hostels, not originally conceived as guest houses. However, this should not be a big issue since the tourist looking for a hostel in Kalabaka (Kalambaka), Greece is likely to stay one night or two at the most.

Written by local enthusiast for Kalabaka hostels

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FAQ about Kalabaka Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kalabaka. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kalabaka. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 3 Hostels in Kalabaka. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Host El Greco is the best hostel in Kalabaka for families. compares prices for 3 hostels in Kalabaka, Greece. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Kalabaka such as
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Meteora Central Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Kalabaka.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Kalabaka

Your Packing List for Kalabaka

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Kalabaka and Greece.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Kalabaka 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 Kalabaka, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
3 Total number of hostels
$17 Average dorm price
$13 Cheapest hostel in Kalabaka
Host El Greco is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Kalabaka
Meteora Central Hostel is the best rated
9.1 Average rating of all hostels

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