Hostels in Thessaloniki, Greece

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Get to know Thessaloniki (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 Thessaloniki. To help you make friends with Thessaloniki before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

The 2nd largest city in Greece, Thessaloniki, is home to about a million Greeks. It is also home to over 3,000 years of colorful history and is a great destination to visit for travelers interested in history and culture. The Byzantine churches of Thessaloniki are part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.

There are many ways to reach Thessaloniki. Most people arrive by train, there are plenty of services running each day to and from many major cities in the country. There is also an airport, though it is a bit far away from the city central (about 15 kilometers). Many bus operators also run services to Thessaloniki. Getting around inside the city proper once you're in a Thessaloniki hostel is generally done best by bus. If you want to catch a sightseeing route, grab the bus #50, which runs close to most of the major tourist attractions.

Hostels in Thessaloniki vary in price and quality, but generally you will be looking at about 15 USD for a dorm and about 20 USD for a double / twin room (each), at the low end of prices.

The most amazing things to see when you stay in a Thessaloniki hostel involve architecture. Along with the churches, remember to check out the White Tower and the Byzantine Walls. There are also several extremely nice museums in the city which are well worth your time. The city also has a long history of Judaism, and for those interested, the synagogues and also the Jewish Museum are nice places to go and visit.

Written by local enthusiast for Thessaloniki hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Thessaloniki hostels Miika

FAQ about Thessaloniki Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Thessaloniki. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Thessaloniki. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Thessaloniki costs on average $20 for a dorm. A hostel in Thessaloniki with private rooms costs on average $60. shows all 7 Hostels in Thessaloniki. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Zeus is Loose Hostel is the best hostel in Thessaloniki for couples.
Crossroads is the best hostel in Thessaloniki for families.
Zeus is Loose Hostel is the best rated hostel in Thessaloniki for female solo travellers. compares prices for 7 hostels in Thessaloniki, Greece. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Thessaloniki such as
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Your Packing List for Thessaloniki

Your Packing List for Thessaloniki

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Thessaloniki 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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Thessaloniki 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 Thessaloniki, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
7 Total number of hostels
$20 Average dorm price
$60 Average private room price
$16 Cheapest hostel in Thessaloniki
Crossroads is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Thessaloniki
Urban Donkey is the best rated
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

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