3 Best Hostels in Athens – Vintage Hostel Design set within Ancient Landscape and World Heritage

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It’s time to get excited for Greece and the 3 best hostels in Athens. This capital city is a real mix of the ancient and modern world, a treat for historian lovers and solo travellers.

Our favorite hostels in Athens are:

  1. City Circus - best for Solo Travellers
  2. When in Athens Hostel - best for Digital Nomads
  3. Bedbox Hostel - best for Couples
  4. Extra: Athens Backpackers - best for For Backpacker - With Roof Top Terrace

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If you’re looking for epic Greece hostels in Athens, look no further. We’ve handpicked cool Athens hostels with rooftop areas, cozy dorms, and homely vibes.

And yes, you will find a section on the best party hostels in Athens.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

These individual guides are part of our ultimate guide to the 20 best hostels in Greece.

Alongside City Circus Athens Hostel, you can find four must-see 5 Star Hostels in other parts of Greece:

  1. Caveland Hostel in Santorini
  2. STAY Rhodes in Rhodes Island and
  3. MyCocoon Hostel in Mykonos
  4. Cocoon City Hostel in Chania, Crete

Quick Introduction to Athens Hostels

Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 11€ up to 18€ per night. A private room in a hostel in Athens Greece starts from 20€ up to 80€ per night.

This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. We always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com. Remember, you can simply compare hostel prices directly at Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the check-out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost at the place you are planning to book.

Exploring the city: Athens is widely spread and there’s lots to see. We highly recommend joining a walking tour which can be arranged through most hostels. It’s a great way to settle in and get your bearings!

One sight you need to book: There is one sight you have to visit and enter; the Acropolis! This is why you are here. Take a guided tour with Take Walks, it is informative, small groups, and fun. I would not recommend going on your own without a guide; you will be missing context. And with such an important sight, this is where you want to invest a few dollars!

Location: All hostels can be found in Monastiraki, a central neighborhood within walking distance of the Acropolis. It does not seem like the best neighborhood ever. It is touristy, yet it feels a bit sketchy. It seems to be safe though with plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs. The City Circus has the best location, I’d say as it is located on a bright and bigger street.

Best Roof Top Terrace for Sunset and Views: We checked out several rooftop terraces.  The best one was A for Athens. It is located in the city center and in walking distance from all mentioned hostels.  Check the map. Come here before sunset for a view over the city and the Acropolis. Prices are a bit above average, yet still affordable (and not high-end luxury prices!!).

Budget: check out our Athens budget travel guide.

🎁 New to Hostels? Read our guide to staying in a Hostel for the First Time here. We especially recommend reading:

The 3 Best Hostels in Athens are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Athens.

  1. City Circus – best for Solo Travellers
  2. When in Athens Hostel – best for Digital Nomads
  3. Bedbox Hostel – best for Couples
  4. Extra: Athens Backpackers - best for For Backpacker - With Roof Top Terrace

These are our favorite hostels in Athens. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.

We put all 3 hostels on the map. This makes it much easier for planning. Check it out.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: City Circus
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: When in Athens Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Athens Backpackers
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Bedbox Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Bedbox Hostel
👩‍💻 For Digital Nomads: When in Athens Hostel
🧘 Cozy Hostel: City Circus

1. City Circus (daily events + rooftop views)

If picturesque views over the Acropolis from a private rooftop terrace sound like your kind of thing, spend a night or two at it.

This quirky design hostel is pretty cozy, with plenty of character. For us, this is one of the coolest hostels in Athens, no questions asked!

In fact, it’s the one and only 5-star hostel in Athens.

What was once a pretty standard building has been transformed with retro furniture, antiques, and local wall art.

The vibrant area of Monasteraki is just 5 minutes away so you’re in the heart of this vibrant city if you stay here.

We wrote a full review of City Circus here.

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City Circus Athens Living Room City Circus Athens Dorm

City Circus certainly comes up when the topic is about Boutique Hostels in Athens.

If you want to run away and join the circus you won’t be disappointed with the room choice:

  • 4-bed mixed ensuite
  • 4-bed female ensuite
  • 6-bed female dorm
  • 8 mixed dorms
  • Double rooms (budget, standard, superior + Loft Apartment)
  • Twin standard/deluxe

No matter which you choose, you’ll enjoy a super-comfy mattress, individual lights and power sockets, plus that all-important A/C.

This is certainly a place to meet people – all you need to do is join one of the organized events, happening every night of the week.

From happy hours and bar crawls to movie nights, you’ll surely be entertained.

Feeling peckish? Head to the Zampano restaurant for delicious Greek cuisine and coffee. All guests are eligible for a 10% discount here!

City Circus is the best design hostel in Athens for:

  • Solo travellers
  • female Solo-Travellers
  • Older Travellers
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City Circus Athens Kitchen

City Circus Athens Terrace

Here is a video, showing you around City Circus. Judge for yourself, is this your Athens Hostel you want to stay at?

2. When in Athens Hostel

When in Athens Hostel is conveniently located in the heart of Athens. The hostel is right in the middle of one of the coolest districts of Athens. 

The beds are really comfy, and there is enough room to store and secure your luggage and other personal items.

The bathrooms and other areas are spotless at all times! The most important thing is that the staff are excellent in every way.

It has air-conditioned rooms, a common area, free WiFi, and a garden. The hostel offers visitors a tour desk and a communal kitchen.

The National Theatre of Greece, Lycabettus Hill, and Syntagma Square are a few of the well-known attractions in the area. It is only a short walk from all the city’s attractions and the central market, but it is still not purely touristy, giving visitors the chance to live like locals.

There are a lot of bars and restaurants next to and around the hostel. The good thing is that you can still have a good rest because it is quiet at night.

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When in Athens Hostel Dorm

When in Athens Hostel Living Room

Located between the two historical districts of Athens—the alternative Exarchia and the aristocratic Kolonaki.

The University of Athens Central Building, Omonia Metro Station, and the Museum of Cycladic Art are all within close proximity to the hostel. Eleftherios Venizelos Airport is 32 km from When in Athens Hostel, making it the closest airport.

These are their available dorm rooms:

  • 6-bed mixed dorm
  • 6-bed female dorm
  • 4-bed mixed dorm
  • 4-bed female dorm
  • 8-bed mixed dorm

The hostel is very modern and their security is great. Their locks offer quick check-in and checkout procedures which is a plus.

When in Athens Hostel is perfect for:

  • Solo travellers
  • Female solo travellers
  • Digital nomads
  • Remote workers
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When in Athens Hostel Living Room

When in Athens Hostel Kitchen

When in Athens Hostel Dining Place

3. Bedbox Hostel (male + double bed dorms)

Last but not least we have the wonderfully modern Bedbox Hostel Athens once again in the heart of Athens.

Some of the best attractions such as Roman Agora and the National Garden are within walking distance.

So, what can Bedbox entice you with…?

  • Terrace w/ seating area
  • Onsite bar
  • Shared lounge
  • Fully fitted kitchen
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Bedbox Hostel Terrace Bedbox Hostel Dorm

The rooms are certainly worth mentioning. They’re spacious and well thought out for long-term travellers.

Everyone gets their own box (lock included) to store belongings safely, and a privacy curtain to hide away on those anti-social days. We all have them!

Not only is there a female dorm, but a male dorm too. AND the 4-bed mixed dorm has double beds.

We think this is super cool, and I’m sure our traveling couples will too.

The front desk is open 24 hours which is great for late check-ins and for those all-important questions.

Bedbox Hostel is the best hostel in Athens for:

  • Couples
  • Female Solo Travellers
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Bedbox Hostel Kitchen

4. Athens Backpackers

Athens Backpackers seamlessly combines contemporary comfort with the allure of ancient wonders. After undergoing a full renovation in June 2021, this vibrant hostel has become a haven for travelers seeking an unforgettable experience in this historical city.

A standout feature of Athens Backpackers is its stunning 2-level Roof Bar, “Sunnies,” boasting unparalleled views of the iconic Acropolis, majestic mountains, and the sparkling ocean. Crafted by Greek Maestro B Diddy, the handcrafted drinks and cocktails make for a memorable night as the sun sets over the city. For a more relaxed ambiance, the 24-hour lobby bar showcases music by renowned Greek DJ & Musicologist Elephant Phoenix. Here, guests can socialize or find moments of solitude while enjoying local craft beers and snacks.

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Athens Backpackers Rooftop Terrace

Accommodation options cater to various preferences, with newly patented capsule beds offering privacy and personal space in shared dormitories. Private rooms, studios, and apartments are also available in the adjacent Studios building. The hostel not only provides comfort but also celebrates exploration with daily ‘discover the sites’ walking tours, offering insights into Athens’ rich history and culture.

To enhance the stay, Athens Backpackers offers free high-speed WiFi, 24-hour free luggage storage, and locally sourced breakfast from 8 am to 10 am.

In summary, Athens Backpackers seamlessly blends modern comforts with the enchantment of ancient wonders. From the breathtaking rooftop views to the smart technology, this hostel invites travelers to embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating city of Athens. Whether exploring historical sites, engaging in social activities, or finding solace in private capsule beds, every moment at Athens Backpackers promises to be unforgettable.

Location: Athens Backpackers’ unbeatable location puts guests just a short walk away from the Acropolis, Hadrians Arch, Temple of Zeus, and the charming Plaka. The nearby Acropolis Metro Station offers convenient access to beaches and further exploration.

This is one of the best Athens hostel for:

  • Backpacker – with rooftop terrace
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Athens Backpackers Dorm

Athens Backpackers Common Space

Best Hostels in Athens for Solo Travellers

Come on then, let’s have a quick recap of some of the best hostels in Athens for solo travelers:

  • One for sociable solo travellers: City Circus has events and a great selection of mixed dorms
  • Great pick for male and female solo travellers: Bedbox Hostel because of the single gender dorms

Eager for one more, no doubt. We thought so, which is why we’d love to introduce you to Athens Quinta.

This gorgeous vintage hostel is decorated with unique artifacts and groovy furniture.

Free breakfast, complimentary toiletries, and a beautiful backyard await you here. The staff love to advise and have a chat, too!

You’ll be located in the center of Athens, but away from the tourist hub. Countless bars and restaurants are within walking distance.

We also have a bigger guide on the coolest party hostels in Athens.

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Athens Quinta Dorm
Athens Quinta Garden

Best Party Hostels in Athens

Backpackers in Athens, get ready to party!

Ok ok, we know some of you love a good party so it would be rude of us not to include an awesome party hostel Athens has to offer.

Do you want a more active hostel with events and party? Then go for Athens Backpackers.

Obvious note: This is an awesome backpacker Athens!

You can expect a rooftop terrace with views of the Acropolis at night to mingle, have a drink, and enjoy music. Travelers here are usually younger backpackers.

A perfect hostel for solo backpackers, looking for a classic fun hostel!

The Sports bar and burger bar downstairs are also a popular place to get your hunger fixed and kick off your pub crawl.

Make sure you ask the super-friendly staff about their events; especially in summer!

The hostel also offers free luggage storage on the day of departure, laundry, fast and free WiFi, a fully equipped kitchen to use, and even a basic free breakfast.

On top of that, the location is awesome! It is easy to go to the Airport, and you are right between the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Acropolis. There are also bars and restaurants around.

Have a look at the video below; The Little Backpacker shows you quickly around.

Good to know: As with many classic hostels, you need your own padlock for the locker.

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Athens Backpackers Common Space

Athens Backpackers Dorm

Cool hostels with Roof Top Terraces

Athens has some of the coolest hostels with rooftop terraces! Elevate your travel experience with stunning city views, refreshing drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere that will leave you in awe. 

Athens Backpackers

Athens Backpackers is a popular and vibrant hostel situated in the heart of Athens, Greece, offering travelers a unique and unforgettable experience.

While the hostel boasts various commendable features, one of its standout attractions is its mesmerizing rooftop terrace. This rooftop oasis provides an extraordinary vantage point for visitors to soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of Athens’ ancient and modern landmarks. Adorned with comfortable seating, cozy hammocks, and ambient lighting, it creates a laid-back atmosphere that encourages mingling with fellow guests from all around the globe.

The terrace serves as a meeting point for cultural exchange, where travelers can swap stories, and tips, and embark on new friendships.

During the day, guests can bask in the Mediterranean sun while gazing at the historical marvels, and as the sun sets, the terrace transforms into an enchanting spot for romantic evenings under the stars.

Whether one seeks a peaceful retreat, a social hub, or a breathtaking vista, Athens Backpackers’ rooftop terrace promises an unparalleled experience that complements the city’s rich history and culture, making it an essential highlight of any traveler’s journey to Athens.

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Athens Backpackers Rooftop Terrace

Athens Hawks Hostel

Athens Hawks Hostel is a dynamic and welcoming accommodation option in the heart of Athens, Greece. Among its standout features is the spectacular rooftop terrace that adds an extra dimension to the hostel experience. The rooftop terrace at Athens Hawks Hostel offers a delightful space for guests to unwind and appreciate captivating vistas of the city’s skyline.

With a perfect blend of cozy seating, vibrant ambiance, and lush greenery, the rooftop terrace becomes an inviting oasis for travelers seeking relaxation and camaraderie. Whether basking in the Mediterranean sun during the day or savoring the twinkling city lights at night, the terrace provides an ideal setting for socializing with fellow guests or simply enjoying moments of tranquility.

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Athens Hawks Hostel Rooftop Terrace

Mosaikon Glostel

Mosaikon Glostel stands out as a charming and artful hostel in a bustling city, offering guests an unforgettable experience. One of the hostel’s most alluring features is its captivating rooftop terrace, which adds a touch of magic to any stay. The rooftop terrace at Mosaikon Glostel is a hidden gem, a serene escape from the urban hustle below.

With its artistic decor, comfortable seating, and lush greenery, the terrace exudes a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. It’s the perfect spot for guests to unwind, socialize, and take in breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape. Whether enjoying a sunrise coffee or a sunset cocktail, the rooftop terrace creates unforgettable moments and fosters new connections among travelers from diverse backgrounds.

The terrace’s unique charm is further complemented by glimpses of nearby landmarks and architectural wonders that provide an authentic sense of place. Mosaikon Glostel’s rooftop terrace serves as a picturesque backdrop to a memorable stay, leaving guests with a lasting impression of warmth and wonder.

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Mosaikon Glostel Rooftop Terrace

More Hostels worth a mention

Athens Athens Athens! Can’t get Athens out of your mind? Usually, we only share 3 TOP hostels. After all, you only need 1 fantastic one, that fits your style and budget.

All our mentioned hostels above are our favorite hostels Athens GA could give. However, the list is obviously not complete. There are always more hostels.

Here we share more hostels Athens Greece has to offer.

Selina Athens Theatrou (rooftop Acropolis views)

Coming in right behind our 5-star hostel is the impressive Selina Athens Theatrou. It is located in the square where the first theatre in the city was constructed back in 1838.

The coolest thing about this Selina property has to be the Acropolis views from the rooftop!

Psst! We’ve teamed up with Selina and have a special promo code for all Selina Hostels around the world.

Honestly, there are many many perks to choosing this hostel out of our collection. Let’s show you some of the main highlights:

  • Rooftop w/ hammocks, seating & Acropolis views!
  • Dedicated Selina CoWork space
  • Wellness area  + yoga classes
  • Cafe & bar

There are lots of little extras that go a long way here. For example, upcycled furniture and locally-curated art murals. Not forgetting super fast free WiFi and regular events!

Alongside the awesome rooftop (which is where you might spend most of your time), there are other common areas…

Relax in the movie room, the book corner, or maybe just chill behind the privacy curtain on your bed. Speaking of beds, you’ll be pretty happy with the room choices here.

There are shared dorms that include a female-only option, plus private rooms suitable for solo travelers, couples, and families. Some of the private rooms even come with a balcony! Air conditioning is also included.

Super cool: Selina Athens is pet-friendly.

A couple of other things to note: There is no curfew here and reception is open 24 hours a day.

Location: Selina has a perfect location in central Athens which means you’re never more than a 10-minute walk from all of the main city highlights.

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Selina Athens Theatrou is the best hostel in Athens for:

  • Digital nomads
  • Couples
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Iconic Athens Hostel (formerly knowns as Bed Station)

Iconic Athens Hostel offers superb, spacious accommodation in the very heart of historic Athens.

It’s not only the rooms that are spacious but the hostel too.

Just have a look at the wonderful balcony with yes, you guessed it; views of the Acropolis! All this space makes it an ideal Athens backpacker’s hostel.

The coffee downstairs is also great. Just ask them to use an actual coffee cup, not a plastic cup. Because, you know, unnecessary waste.

We reckon female solo travelers will love the female dorms here.

Why exactly?

  • Only 4-beds in the room
  • Pod-style bunks w/ curtain
  • Linen included
  • Tons of space to spread out

There are even coffee machines in each room. What a wonderful way to start the day!

Enjoy your breakfast on the traditional balcony before heading up to the rooftop for some fantastic views.

Set over 5 floors, there is an ideal working space for the digital nomads out there, plus a shared kitchen.

No doubt this is the choice for backpackers as there is plenty of space to relax and rearrange without treading on anybody’s toes.

Iconic Athens Hostel is the best hostel in Athens for:

  • Backpackers
  • Digital Nomads
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Iconic Athens Hostel Common Space

Iconic Athens Hostel Dorm Iconic Athens Hostel Terrace

Safestay Athens Monastiraki (formerly known as Athenstyle) – Roof Top Terrace with Acropolis view

Perhaps you’re in search of an Athens hostel rooftop bar?

Then you’ll certainly love Safestay Athens Monastiraki.

It’s open all year round and 360-degree views across Athens. Breakfast is available in the morning (for a few extra coins), followed by drinks, happy hour, and special deals until midnight.

Join the walking tour make new friends and end the day in comfy, bright rooms. Dorms and privates are available. Although it is a good hostel, many guests complained about outdated furniture and the rooms downstairs are very loud due to the nearby bars.

If this is something you want to avoid and you want a quiet hostel, then your best bet is City Circus.

This is the coolest Athens hostel Monastiraki has to offer.

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Safestay Athens Monastiraki Terrace

Safestay Athens Monastiraki Room

San Remo Hostel

San Remo Hostel is welcoming and warm. The security is 24/7 and the staff are eager to help in any way possible. They also got the best recommendation in town.

There’s a large rooftop area to relax, have a coffee, and meet new friends.  The bathrooms and facilities are constantly cleaned.

Perks at San Remo Hostel:

  • Free WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Free City Maps
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Luggage Storage

Location: Located in the Athens City Centre district of Athens. It is 1.1 km from Omonia Square, 1.2 km from the National Theatre of Greece, and 1.5 km from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Gazi-Technopoli is 1.8 km from SAN REMO HOSTEL, while the Temple of Hephaestus is 3.3 km away. The nearest airport is Elefthérios Venizélos Airport, 35 km from the accommodation.

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San Remo Hostel

Pagration Youth Hostel

Pagration Youth Hostel is another hostel Athens has to offer.

The staff are wonderful and really make the place feel very welcoming. They are really sweet and helpful.

The common room is not so spacious but enough to play cards with people. Loads of bakeries and grocery stores around if you want to try it!

A value for money that makes it ideal for budget travelers. Anyway, they only have dorm rooms. If you are looking for private rooms, you should try other hostels.

Perks at Pagration Youth Hostel:

  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Heating
  • Laundry

Location: Located in the Vyronas district of Athens. It is 1.5 km from Constitution Square. This Athens hostel is less than a 10-minute walk from Kallimarmaro Stadium. Evangelismos Metro Station is one km away.

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Pagration Youth Hostel Dorm

Students and Travellers Inn

Want another hostel Athens Greece has to offer? Students and Travellers Inn has private rooms and mixed or female-only dorms depending on what you need.

The staff are very friendly and accommodating. Just ask whatever you need and they will surely help you.

Having a 24-hour reception is convenient for guests who need to checkout and check-in in the middle of the night.

Perks at Students and Travellers Inn:

  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Airport Transfers
  • Laundry Facilities

Location: The hostel is a 6-minute walk to Syntagma Station. The hostel is 15 minutes on foot from Athens’ top archaeological sites, like the Acropolis, Ancient Agora, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. It is 45-minute drive to Athens International Airport.

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Students and Travellers Inn Dorm

What about the cheapest hostels in Athens?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Athens.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Athens
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: Step-by-Step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Athens best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand, ask questions, and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Athens put on a map + sights

Now it’s time to find your chosen hostel on a handy map. Or perhaps you want to see where they all are before you choose.

Alongside all of the Athens hostels, we’ve pinpointed must see sights including:

  • Acropolis of Athens
  • Parthenon
  • Plaka
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus
  • Ancient Agora of Athens
  • Odeon of Herodes Atticus
  • Temple of Hephaestus
  • National Garden
  • Hadrian’s Arch
  • Psyri
  • The best rooftop terrace in town is the A for Athens.

Looking for more ideas to make your time in Athens even more awesome? Check out these cool things to do:

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Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.

Flights to Athens?

Looking for hostels near Athens airport? Sorry guys; Athens International Airport is 27km outside of Athens city center. It takes around 40 minutes by car or metro and all of the hostels are in the city area. So there is really no point looking for hostels near the Athens Airport. Just check for public transport; the train and buses leave frequently.

We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.

Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.

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You can also check out the nearby best hostels in Cyprus. Find all our hostel guides worldwide here.

Over to you

Do you have any questions left, maybe doubts? Then please leave it in the comment below. We are very keen to help you - and actually you would even do us a favor!

Your question will help us to improve this Athens guide.

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.

Safe travels,
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