Hostels in Athens have slowly become a popular choice among backpackers because of its cheap price yet hotel-like facilities. If you are traveling the city, especially for just a short time – a weekend or a long weekend in Athens perhaps – this accommodation option is best recommended. Below are some hostels in Athens that you can stay in for a night or two while exploring the city:

Athens Backpackers

12 Makri Street, 11742 Athens

This Australian-owned and run hostel is located at the center of the classical Athens. It is easily accessible because of its central location; just ride a metro from the airport and you’d get to the hostel door to door. Among the amenities offered in the hostel are 24-hour reception and security, free parking space, luggage storage, air condition, and a common room. It also has a swimming pool and an outdoor entrance to add up to your Athens experience. Bed prices start at $20.26.

Hostel Aphrodite

12 Einardou & Michail Voda Corner 65

Named after the goddess of beauty and love, one would sure be enticed to stay in this hostel as it promises to give you a “home away from home”. Located in a quiet residential area, this hostel can be reached on foot from the train station, just minutes away from some of the main sites in Athens. It offers wider room choices, which include private suites and dormitories. It also provides FREE internet as well as fax and telephone facilities.

With their friendly staffs that speak English, you will indeed feel as if you are under the care of Aphrodite. Bed rates start at $13.52

Hostel Zeus

27 Sofokleous St.

Wouldn’t it be nice to stay for a night or two in a place named after the chief of the gods while you explore Athens? Hostel Zeus is a picturesque building offering budget-priced rooms ideal for groups. With its free internet, wake up calls, walking tours, and laundry service, this hostel will delight anyone who’s up for a budget travel. Beds start from $11.49 per night.

Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers

Agias Theklas 12, Monastiraki

Because this hostel is managed by the same people who manage the AthenStyle hotel, which is just right next door to it, Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers allow you to enjoy the hotel facilities as well. It has a 24-hour reception and free breakfast for its guests. It also has a rooftop bar which offers a great view of the Acropolis. Bed rates start $20.27.

San Remo Hostel

No.8 Nissirou St., and T.Delligiani St. 104 38 Athens    

Promises clean and comfortable accommodation, San Resmo Hostel offers a budget-friendly option to backpackers. It is located at the heart of Athens and has rooms that can accommodate up to 6 people. You can enjoy wake up calls, 24-hour hot shower, free fresh sheets, and tourist maps for a very minimal fee of $12.16 per bed.

If you are on a budget, hostels in Athens should be your best choice.


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