When backpacking and staying in Athens, we recommend booking into one of local hostels – but the question is which one? To make things easy for you we have compiled a list of the best and most affordable hostels around Athens. Especially important when you’re travelling around Europe on a budget. Most hostels will take anyone without a reservation, if you intend on backpacking through Europe during the peak season it’s a good idea to make your reservation about 30 days in advance. It’s always good piece of mind to know that your accommodation is taken care of before you arrive in Athens.
Athenstyle is one of the best hostels in Athens and also the most famous. It offers private lockers for each of the dorms, a basement lounge that has a public area, online area, pool table and even art exhibitions. Athenstyle also makes use of their roof space, offering a rooftop bar serving fresh fruit cocktails. This is most definitely one of the best hostels in Athens.
167 travel reviews for Athenstyle Hostel from Hostel World rates the building, including everything from dorms to security, at an 87% approval rating! It has a spectacular view of the Acropolis and is actually one of the cheap hostels in Athens when you compare what you get for the money. Dorms are around $28 and private rooms around $37.
Student and Travelers Inn
This one has the honor of being the very first hostel to be opened in Athens. The Student and Travelers Inn has 192 ratings from Hostel World that give this hostel a solid approval rating of 79%. This hostel is very popular for those in Athens who want to see the many ancient ruin sites – it’s only a 3-minute walk from the Acropolis!
The hostel is located on a traditional bar-and-pub street and may have limited room for walk-ins during the high season. It’s best to make your reservation well in advance if this you wish to stay at this hostel. It offers many unique features including a mini supermarket! If you want one of the best hostels in Athens this may be the one for you.
The Dioskouros Hostel
This is one of the few high quality but cheap hostels in Athens. The dorms are priced as low as $13 and have a respectable 76% approval rating according to the hostel reviews at Hostel World. The Dioskourus offers a common room, luggage storage, breakfast, bar and online area just to name a few features.
One of the most impressive things about this hostel is the fact that it’s located right next to the famous Acropolis Museum and only a few minutes away from the Temple of Zeus. All the rooms in this hostel include air conditioning and a free breakfast. If you’re interested in seeing Athens’ rich history, get more for your dollar by staying in one of the cheap hostels in Athens.
Book a hostel in Athens
These are the best hostels in Athens – if you want a great deal with high-quality dorm or private rooms we can recommend any of these. They’re close to the most popular attractions in Athens and offer the best value. Remember to book early via Hostel World