4 COOLEST Party Hostels in Athens – Party like a Greek God

Party Hostels in Athens

Ah, Athens, where history and hedonism collide! Welcome to the city where philosophers once roamed the streets by day and where, well, let’s just say things get a bit more festive by night.

In this guide, we’re taking you on a journey through the best party hostels Athens has to offer. Forget about ancient ruins and museums; we’re here to explore the modern marvels of ouzo-fueled dance-offs and plate-smashing celebrations.

Athens is more than just a history lesson; it’s a place to dance like Zorba, party like a Greek god, and make memories that will last as long as Plato’s writings (or at least until the Metaxa wears off).

This guide is an extension of our handwritten guide to the best hostels in Athens.

🥳 The COOLEST Party Hostels? Our favorites are:

  1. Athens Backpackers
  2. Selina Athens Theatrou
  3. When in Athens Hostel
  4. Athens Hawks Hostel

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Athens Hawks Terrace

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you want …

  • to party!
  • a social Hostel to actually meet people!
  • a cool hostel with drinking games and such!

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Quick Introduction to Athens

Average price for a bed: On average, the price of a hostel in Athens is around 25€ per night. Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 p.m.), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 a.m.). 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.

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Where to Party in Athens:

  • Psiri District: This lively neighborhood in the heart of Athens is teeming with bars, clubs, and live music venues. The party here goes on until the early hours of the morning.
  • Gazi: Once an industrial area, Gazi has transformed into a nightlife hotspot. It’s famous for its trendy clubs and bars, often hosting themed parties and events.
  • Monastiraki: This area is not only known for its historical sites but also for its charming rooftop bars where you can sip cocktails with a view of the Acropolis.

Best Bar Areas in Athens:

  • Plaka: Nestled beneath the Acropolis, Plaka offers cozy tavernas and bars with a traditional Greek ambiance. It’s a great place to start your evening with some ouzo.
  • Kerameikos: This hipster neighborhood boasts quirky bars and art spaces. Join the locals for some craft beers and a laid-back atmosphere.

What to Drink in Athens:

  • Ouzo: When in Greece, you must try ouzo, an anise-flavored liquor. Sip it with a splash of water and watch it turn cloudy.
  • Mythos Beer: This Greek lager is a refreshing choice, especially on a hot Athenian day. Pair it with some mezes (small dishes) for the full experience.

Budget: Check out our Athens budget travel guide.

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The Coolest Party Hostels in Athens are …

Let’s jump right into the fun hostels in Athens for partying:

  1. Athens Backpackers
  2. Selina Athens Theatrou
  3. When in Athens Hostel
  4. Athens Hawks Hostel

These are our favorite hostels in Athens to party. We put all these hostels on the map, including our own insider tips for bars, clubs, and popular night life areas in Athens (and more!).

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Athens Hawks Hostel
🎒 for Backpacker:Athens Backpackers
👫 For Socializing:Selina Athens Theatrou
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: When in Athens Hostel
👯 For Groups:Athens Hawks Hostel

1. Athens Backpackers

Athens Backpackers is the ultimate party haven for the adventurous backpacker. 

Located just a short walk away from the iconic Acropolis of Athens, this hostel is the perfect blend of fun and relaxation – sprinkled in with some culture, this is Athens after all.

With a two-level rooftop bar called Sunnies offering breathtaking views of the Acropolis, you can party the night away with fellow travelers while overlooking the beauty of the city.

The awesome atmosphere and friendly staff make it easy to mingle and make new friends, especially because there’s always something going on, from pub crawls to walking tours.

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Athens Backpackers Rooftop

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Sunnies Roof Bar with incredible views of the Acropolis, Mountains, and Ocean.
  • 24-hour lobby bar
  • Capsule beds with USB ports, power points, and private mood lights.
  • Smart technology throughout the building, including heating/cooling, smart lights, and keyless entry.
  • Free locally sourced breakfast
  • Daily ‘discover the sites’ walking tours.

Location: Only a 3-minute walk from the Acropolis. 2-minute walk to Hadrian’s Arch. 5-minute walk to the Temple of Zeus. 1-minute walk to the Plaka and Ancient Cobblestone pathway. A 2-minute walk from the Acropolis Metro Station with direct beach access.

Our favorite hostel in Athens for

  • Backpackers
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Athens Backpackers Bar Athens Backpackers Dorms

2. Selina Athens Theatrou

Selina Athens Theatrou often rhymes with parties throughout the globe and Selina Athens Theatrou is no exception to this rule.

With its own bar, a roof-top terrace boasting breathtaking views of the Acropolis, and a cinema room, this hostel is the perfect place to hang out with other travelers – whether you prefer to party the night away or have a more relaxing social experience. 

Plus, the square where the hostel is located is steeped in history, having seen the birth of influential political and artistic movements, so you can enjoy culture while sipping on an Ouzo drink or two. 

With clean and comfortable rooms, Selina Athens Theatrou is the ideal venue to meet and mingle with travelers from all over the world. Get ready for fun-filled nights, exciting social events, and an unforgettable experience at one of the top party hostels in Athens.

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Selina Athens Theatrou

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Bar and roof-top terrace with Acropolis view
  • Restaurant on the property.
  • Shared lounge.
  • Cinema room.
  • Business center (may include an extra fee).

Location: Located in Athens, 500 meters from National Theatre of Greece. 800 meters from Monastiraki Square. A 3-minute walk from Omonia Square.

This hostel is great for:

  • Social butterflies
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Selina Athens Theatrou Cinema Selina Athens Theatrou Terrace

3. When in Athens Hostel

When in Athens Hostel is a one-of-a-kind boutique hostel that perfectly balances location and style. Situated between the alternative Exarchia and Kolonaki districts, this Athens hostel isn’t particularly wild, but it does have wild right at its doorsteps since it’s located near popular bar areas.

It features high-ceiling dormitories, complete with shared bathrooms, a common sitting area, and a fully equipped kitchen. It also has a very lively and social atmosphere which extends to the outdoor areas.

If you enjoy nightlife and partying but still want a good night’s sleep, this is a fantastic choice. 

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When in Athens Hostel Terrace
Facilities & Amenities:

  • Garden.
  • Shared kitchen.
  • Organizing tours for travelers
  • Outdoor area for socializing.
  • Activities available.

Location: Well-situated in Athens. Close to Syntagma Square, Lycabettus Hill, and National Theatre of Greece. Near University of Athens – Central Building, Omonia Metro Station, and Museum of Cycladic Art. Not purely touristy, offering guests a chance to experience local life. Trendy young area with lots of bars and restaurants nearby.

A top choice for:

  • Female solo travelers
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When in Athens Hostel Dorms When in Athens Hostel Lounge

4. Athens Hawks Hostel

Athens Hawks Hostel is the place to be for backpackers looking for a wild night out. Located in the city of Athens, this modern and clean hostel features air-conditioned rooms with a shared kitchen and lounge, free WiFi, and a terrace. 

Travelers can easily explore the area, with Omonia Square and Monastiraki Square nearby, as well as the Monastiraki Railway Station. Before the fun, enjoy a continental or gluten-free breakfast.

As for party-related activities: don’t forget to join the daily pub crawls, beer pong, and other fun drinking games at the lively rooftop bar – but drink responsibly!

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Athens Hawks Terrace

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Shared lounge.
  • Terrace.
  • Bar on the premises.
  • Shared kitchen.
  • Continental or gluten-free breakfast available.
  • Pub crawls, beer pong, and other drinking games in the bar.

Location: Well-located in Athens. Close to attractions, including Omonia Square, Monastiraki Square, and Monastiraki Railway Station. Proximity to Monastiraki Metro Station, Omonia Metro Station, and National Theatre of Greece.

One of the best hostels for:

  • Solo travelers
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Athens Hawks Lounge Athens Hawks Bar

Fun Tips for Party Hostels in Athens

As you have come to realize, staying at a party hostel is a little different than staying at a regular hostel. Here are some tips to make your stay go a little smoother, and how to be prepared:

How to identify a party Hostel? 4 Simple indicators:

  1. Is there an age limit? 18+ and an upper age-limit are indicators
  2. Do they offer Pub Crawls and Drinking Games in the hostel?
  3. Check for party pictures
  4. Filter the Reviews on Hostelz.com for keywords like "Party", "nightlife" or "social"
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Things to Bring & Pack

There are a few things backpackers should be sure to bring when staying at a party hostel specifically. These items include earplugs (for early mornings and loud roomates), a padlock (lock up your valuables BEFORE going out), headache medicine (always usefful!), and condoms.

Especially for the bigger European cities where pickpocketing is common we recommend wearing trousers with zippers. This limits the chances of stealing from your pockets.

Read: 23 best items to pack for staying in a hostel

Be Sociable

One of the best things about a hostel is being able to meet new people from every corner of the world. Be sure to talk to people and mingle. Travelling solo is great and life-changing, yet enjoying it with new friends can be even better. Locals especially, can show you hidden secret and some of the best spots in the city.

Read: 18 Rules for Hostels and how to build life-time friendships in Hostels

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.

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Our Favorite Hostels in Athens put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the handmade map we have created for you. As promised, below we list all party hostels and best hostels in Athens, as well as sights and our own travel tips.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map. It’s just easier. We thought this map would help you with planning your trip too.

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Our Insider Tips

As mentioned in the beginning, this guide is an extension of our article “Best hostels in Athens”.

Yet, we have written down more of our best tips for Athens. Check out the following:

Nightlife Events and Activities in Athens:

  • Greek Night at a Taverna: Experience traditional Greek dancing and plate smashing at a taverna. It’s a unique and lively way to enjoy the local culture.
  • Technopolis Cultural Center: Check out events and concerts at this former gasworks-turned-cultural hub in Gazi. It’s a hotspot for music and artsy gatherings.
  • Full Moon Parties at Cape Sounion: A short drive from Athens, the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion hosts full moon parties. Dance under the stars with the ancient temple as your backdrop.

Happy Hour in Athens:

  • Brettos: Visit this historic distillery in Plaka for a tasting of Greek spirits. Happy hour here includes colorful liqueurs like cherry and mastiha.
  • Six D.o.g.s: A trendy bar in the heart of Athens known for its creative cocktails. Happy hour deals make it a perfect spot to begin your night.

5 Awesome Bars in Athens:

  • TAF (The Art Foundation): This underground bar combines contemporary art with a vibrant atmosphere. It’s known for its diverse music selection and creative cocktails.
  • Baba Au Rum: A cocktail bar that consistently ranks among the world’s best, serving exceptional drinks in a cozy, speakeasy-style setting.
  • Brettos: Besides the happy hour, Brettos is famous for its extensive collection of colorful liqueurs and spirits. The atmosphere is equally captivating.
  • Heteroclito Wine Bar: If you’re a wine enthusiast, this bar in Monastiraki offers a fantastic selection of Greek wines in a charming, rustic setting.
  • Tiki Bar: Located in the heart of Psiri, this tiki-themed bar brings a touch of the exotic to Athens with its tropical cocktails and laid-back vibes.


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