Athens one of the most popular destinations in Europe.
With awesome historical sites like the millennial Acropolis, delicious (and affordable) food, and a growing cocktail bar scene, Athens is a sprawling city that’s popular with backpackers, foodies, and history buffs alike.
But since the city is quite extensive, choosing the right hostel in the right place can have a decisive influence on your stay.
Here are four things you should consider before choosing a hostel in Athens:
Location- Athens is great. Choosing a hostel in a place where you want to stay is essential.
Price: Like everywhere else, you get what you pay for. If you choose a really inexpensive hostel, you will probably get one that is small and cramped and does not offer a great service.
Services: All the hostels in the city offer free Wi-Fi and most have independent facilities so you can prepare your own meals. Many, but not all, include a free breakfast, so be sure to do your research to find the one that best suits your needs.
Staff- All the hostels listed here have great staff who are super friendly and competent. Even if you are not staying at one of the places listed below, be sure to check out the reviews so you know that they have friendly and helpful staff.
Pagration Youth Hostel
This family-run hostel is one of the lowest in the city. The beds in the five- and eight-bed dorms are pretty basic (no curtains or individual plugs) and I think the mattresses are a bit thin. All rooms have individual lockers and the bathrooms are large and clean. It’s easy, but it’s inexpensive!
The hostel also has washing machines, a common room with board games, where you usually meet other travelers, and a large kitchen to cook your own meals. It is a good hostel to meet other travelers and one of the best inexpensive in the city.
2. Athens Hawks Hostel, Greece
If you want to party, this is the hostel for you. There is a noisy bar on the ground floor and an even noisier bar on the rooftop (with a great view of the city). The hostel also offers tours of pubs. And this bar crawl is tough: you can get unlimited beer and sangria for an hour and free drinks on the go.
The hostel itself is also very nice. Each shared bed has privacy curtains, thick mattresses and electrical outlets. You have your own little box to fall asleep in. The bathrooms are also very clean.
3. Backpackers in Athens
Located in the shadow of the Acropolis, Athens Backpackers is a very social accommodation option. The hostel organizes a variety of events, from daily guided walks and happy hours to karaoke sessions and soup nights. If you are traveling alone and hoping to meet other travelers, it is very likely that this will happen here
Breakfast is free, as well as coffee and tea, which are available throughout the day. The rooftop bar is a great place to watch the sunset while enjoying a drink or two.
The Australian hostel offers capsule-style beds, so you will have much more privacy here than with a traditional bunk bed. The beds are also comfortable. There are also private rooms, some of which are large enough to accommodate up to five people.
Athens Studios, Greece
If you like a little more privacy, for example, if you are a couple traveling, Athens Studios is the place for you. The property, just around the corner from the central Acropolis Museum, has private rooms for two people and even apartments if you are traveling as a family or in a large group.
The hostel is also equipped with fun amenities: a rooftop bar, a sports bar on the ground floor that always jumps and a praised restaurant serving Greek home cooking. The breakfast is free, and it’s good, and the staff is known for being welcoming, warm and helpful.