While there are a number of villas and other accommodations to stay in Athens during a visit, it is always advisable to look for hostels in Athens, for an economic and comfortable stay during a short visit; or if you are on a backtracking course of the city. After all, it is what you see during your visit that matters the most. Athens is the capital city of Greece, as well as the heart of the ancient Greek Empire. Needless to say, Greece is one of the earliest and most powerful civilizations.
They were definitely much advanced in terms of science, culture, and even architecture; which is evident by the imposing ancient buildings around the city. And believe me, there are ample numbers of ancient buildings and other locations to visit, during a visit to this ancient empire. There is the Syntagma Square, the Acropolis Museum, the Parthenon, the Acropolis of Athens, the National Archaeological Museum; the list would only keep growing longer. It is truly someplace for a traveler, or even a history enthusiast to be in.
While you can always choose to live in style in a villa, or one of Athens amazing hotels, you can always stay in one of the best hostels in Athens, Greece, or maybe even in one of those best party hostels in Athens. There is a lot of style in it as well. Moreover, a hostel stay comes with its many advantages and adventures. Hostels are where like-minded crazy people meet. You might even find a partner to go on the next hike, or even a trek of this vast, and diverse city. A stay in the hostels would be the most economic during a backtracking trip of Athens.
10 Best Hostels In Athens
Some of the best hostels you could stay in while in Athens are listed here. We have chosen them keeping a few criteria in mind, like the location, facilities, and accessibility to some important landmarks around. Take a look!
1. Acropolis View Dream
Situated in Koukaki, Athens, this hostel is at a very short distance away from the New Acropolis Museum. This is probably one of the best hostels for the backtrackers in Athens, with a very polite and well-informed staff that can very well guide you through the vast city. With self-catering facilities, laundry facilities, and best of all, late checkouts make this hostel the haven for you. This hostel provides you with open and free WiFi access throughout the building.
2. Athens Backpackers
If you are on a solo backpacking trip of Athens and are planning on building a hiking crew there itself, this is the place for you. With people from all over the world staying in this hostel, this is the perfect place to befriend people from varied cultural backgrounds. This hostel provides free breakfast, and believe me; I am only getting started on the awesomeness of this hostel. In the heart of the city, this hostel has a rooftop sports bar, that hosts a happy hour every night from 7PM to 8PM. In it, you will be offered free shots, and cocktails at insanely cheap prices! Haven indeed!
3. Hostel Zeus
Undoubtedly one of the best hostels in Athens, the Zeus is just 5 minutes away from the Monastiraki flea market. This is your typical party hostel in Athens, with an on-site bar. Furthermore, you get laundry facilities and can prepare your own beverage in the tea & coffee making facility. You are also provided with free Wi-Fi but in the common areas.
4. Athens Studios
Still on the party mood? Bunk in the dorms of this awesome hostel. The dorms in this hostel are impressively lit, airy and spacious. There are air conditioners for the summers. And on top that, you are provided with free breakfast, exclusive self-catering facilities, AND amazing discounts in the bar.
5. Athens Quinta
If you are backpacking, or are in Athens with your special other, this is the perfect place for you. Converted from a classic 20th Century townhouse, this hostel offers beautifully decorated double rooms. Not with the typical party atmosphere, this is the perfect place to explore the culture of this ancient city. Fitted with air conditioners, self-catering facilities, and an amazing outdoor terrace, this hostel gives you the whole deal on comfort.
Preferably for the ones who just cannot leave their work behind. For those who need to put in some work regularly, this hostel provides with power plugs beside each bed. It has also set up free WIFi throughout the building. Explore this Greece city during the day, and come back at night to a relaxed, laid-back evening in the on-site bar and café. With self-catering facilities, this hostel also lets backpackers access the storage lockers for free.
If you like to be with a fairly smaller group of people, if intimacy is your style, Dioskouros is your hostel. With a maximum capacity of 50 people on any said night, this hostel brings affairs into closed circles and more intimate bonding. The hostel provides free breakfast and comes with an on-site bar. Furthermore, the private rooms of the hostel have tiny balconies, from where one can enjoy the romantic evening Athens side streets.
8. City Circus
If you are looking for hostels in Athens city center, then this is the one. With doors open 24 hours, this is the perfect stay for the ones longing to explore the nightlife in Athens. Brightly designed, this hostel provides you with the best platform to break the ice with your fellow backpackers, in the on-site bar, Café, or Restaurant to choose from. With super spacious dorms with extremely comfortable beds, this hostel comes with excellent laundry facilities. This hostel is definitely the perfect ice-breaker.
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9. Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers
Want to feel close to nature, away from home? Wake up early and head to the rooftop bar in this wonderful hostel, to see the sun come up from the horizon. Apart from the outdoor terrace, the rooftop will provide you with the best photography options of Athens. With an on-site bar, café, and a restaurant, this is definitely the place for the youth. It is just a lively place round the clock.
10. Pella Inn
Talk about the whole package, and you have Pella Inn. Giving you the excellent vibe in the bar, bonding with new people over a mug of chilled beer, the hostel also offers to take you around the city for a free walking tour. The tour would include the Acropolis, Monastiraki Square, and Palka, to name a few. After returning tired from the walk, head to the outdoor terrace to chill with your new friends. This hostel definitely gives you a cheerful, backtracking vibe.
Like always, we would like to advise our readers to check for availability much in advance, as most of these hostels are on high demand, and are filled up most of the year. Check according to availability, location, and plan according to your budget. There are a host of other hostels in Athens airport. Do check them out, as they might fit your taste better. So, book your trip to Athens
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