12 best hostels in Athens

12 best hostels in Athens/Greece

Looking for the best hostel in Athens, the capital city of Greece? You can find a lot of fantastic properties in this historical city so you can enjoy a great stay within a budget and even feel like staying in a hotel! Read further and check our list of the best 10 hostels Athens offers!

Athens is a global city and one of the biggest economic centers in southeastern Europe. It has a large financial sector, and its port Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe and the second-largest in the world! Athens is also a large cosmopolitan metropolis and central to economic, financial, industrial, maritime, political and cultural life in Greece.

In the past, Athens was a powerful city-state – a center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato’s Academy and Aristotle’s Lyceum. It is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely because of its cultural and political impact on the European continent, and in particular the Romans.

quick guide: the best hostel in Athens

The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of Ottoman monuments. Athens is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery.

So, are you ready to visit Athens? This important historical city with a lot of great sights and monuments? Check our list below and choose the best property for your stay – save money and still have all the comfort, privacy, and great services within budget!

#1 Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers

10.0 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 2O USD

Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers

Soph & Chris Athens Northern Backpackers originally opened in uptown Athens, where during the Olympic Games 2004, it became the most popular of Athens hostels among visitors, athletes, and volunteers.

Today, they have decided to relocate to the heart of Athens, right next door to AthenStyle famous hostel. There are new beds, dorms with a view and all the happiness and experience of making your trip to Athens unforgettable! Of course, all the facilities of AthenStyle will be available for your convenience.

Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers

This newly renovated 8-bed dorm has private bathroom, each bed has its own plug and reading light, each room has A/C and… some of the rooms have a private patio with view to the Acropolis!

Seek up the sun’s rays at the 360⁰ view Rooftop Bar! Enjoy prime location & friendliest staff! Top-quality hostel, Why stay elsewhere? Book now the last special deals before they are gone!

Enjoy all facilities of the main AthenStyle building:
– 24 hour reception
– Rooftop bar with amazing view of the Acropolis & HAPPY HOUR!
– Wi-fi & laundry

Pros and Cons of Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers

Pros

  • Bar and restaurants available 
  • AthenStyle hotel facilities available
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#2 Mosaikon

 9.6 on Booking.com    9.7 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 101 USD Dorms from 28 USD

Mosaikon Athens

Mosaikon hostel features a rooftop terrace enjoying views of the Acropolis Hill. The hostel offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-fi. Guests will find a variety of bars and restaurants within a short walk from the property, while Syntagma Square is only 800m away from the property.

Rooms are minimally decorated featuring a private bathroom for double rooms and ensuite bathroom for all hostel rooms. Lockers are available in all dormitory rooms. Some units also have a balcony with a city view. The property also offers a shared lounge area, kitchen and washing machine.

Mosaikon Athens

Due to Mosaikon central position guests can easily use public transport. The nearest airport is Eleftherios Venizelos, 34km from the hostel, and our 24hour front desk can also arrange a paid airport/port shuttle service or advise on local attractions.

Pros and Cons of Mosaikon

Pros

  • Female-dorm available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Breakfast for a fee

#3 Athens Hub Hostel

 9.5 on Booking.com    9.7 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 77 USD Dorms from 25 USD

Athens Hub Hostel

Welcome to Athens Hub Hostel! A boutique hostel ideally located in Psyri neighborhood, close to the Acropolis, Monastiraki and Syntagma squares. Fully renovated in 2019 with the utmost respect for the building’s past and with all amenities an urban traveler could ask from a high-end boutique hostel.

Backpackers from around the globe are very welcomed – those who want to come to make friends with other travelers and learn all about the unique artistic, cultural, and historical factors that make Athens such a special city. A vision of the living experience of the future.

Athens Hub Hostel

Take your pick from our mixed dormitories 4, 6 or 8 beds with shared bathrooms, female dorm and private rooms with en suite bathroom. All beds come with fresh linens, personal power supply and light, personal lockers and impeccable design. Free high-speed Wi-Fi available in every corner of the Hostel, a cozy bar and roof garden.

Pros and Cons of Athens Hub Hostel

Pros

  • Female-dorm available
  • Café and bar available
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Bicycle hire
  • 24-hour front desk

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#4 City Circus Hostel

 9.1 on Booking.com    9.5 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 77 USD Dorms from 29 USD

 

City Circus Athens

Make yourself at home at City Circus Athens – you’ll find us in a lovingly restored neoclassical building. They’ll introduce you to the city with a free walking tour, and back at base, retro furniture and murals by local artists make for a quirky, fun vibe. Later, tuck into classic Greek dishes in Zampanò, the restaurant, and take an arty photo for Insta using the free Wi-Fi.

Spend the rest of the evening chatting or trying the famous ouzo (it’s an acquired taste!) on the roof terrace with views over the Acropolis. The hostel’s in the Psirri neighborhood which comes alive at night with buzzing bars and loads of restaurants. The nearest metro stops are Monastiraki and Thēseiou – both 250 meters away.

City Circus Athens

Get more space for your stuff in a private room with your own en-suite. Or go for a mixed or female-only dorm – the bunks are custom made and linen is free. If you don’t feel like taking the stairs, take the elevator up and drop your bag in your secure locker. We have air-con, too, for those warm Greek nights.

Pros and Cons of City Circus Hostel

Pros

  • Female-dorm available
  • Café and bar available
  • Family rooms
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Cons

  • Towels for hire
  • Breakfast for a fee

#5 Thanasis Place

 9.6 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 15 USD

Thanasis Hostel

Thanasis Place is a greek design hostel that unites travelers from around the globe. It is something more than just accommodation, we want our guests to rest and chill out with other travelers who have the same interests and preferences.

At Thanasis Place there are rooms for all tastes, all our rooms are equally comfortable, because they are light, have high-quality furniture (comfy beds with orthopedic mattresses, luggage lockers for every guest, bedding, towel) Enough? But it is not all yet. Guests can also use a common lounge area where they can have a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy feeling yourself locally from the balcony.

Thanasis Hostel

Mornings start with a tasty continental breakfast at Thanasis Place. Also, if you need transfers or excursion to the most popular touristic directions (and not only) the staff can book them for you. 

Pros and Cons of Thanasis Place

Pros

  • Female-dorm available
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Towels included
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Breakfast for a fee

#6 Nubian Hostel

 9.0 on Booking.com    9.4 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 63 USD Dorms from 25 USD

Nubian Hostel Athens

Made by travelers for travelers, Nubian Hostel offers dormitory and private rooms in a fully renovated building in the center of Athens. Each room comes with clean linens, personal lockers, free high-speed Wi-Fi and access to the common kitchenette area located on the landing of each floor.

Rooms can be booked by individuals or groups. Female-only dorms are also available. Housed in a beautiful, fully-renovated building dating back to 1936, Nubian offers peaceful rooms, cozy common areas, terrace and all the essential amenities necessary to make your stay as relaxing and worry-free as possible.

Nubian Hostel Athens
To ensure moments of relaxation and a chance to connect with fellow travelers, Nubian Hostel also offers a lounge area in the back garden with outdoor seating.

Pros and Cons of Nubian Hostel

Pros

  • Female-dorm available
  • Breakfast included
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Cons

  • Towels for hire

#7 Bedbox Hostel

 9.2 on Booking.com    9.3 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 62 USD Dorms from 19 USD

Bedbox hostel

Bedbox is a modern Hostel that features a terrace, a shared lounge, a big and well equipped shared kitchen with a fridge and all that you need, it has also an onsite bar. This hostel offers a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. We ensure you a pleasant stay.

The location is privileged because they are in the very heart of the city. From the hostel location, you can reach some of the best attractions and most renowned landmarks of the city just walking. Landmarks such as Roman Agora, National Garden, the Old Olympic Stadium and the Acropolis are truly accessible from this hostel.

Bedbox hostel

Super comfy beds with curtains for extra privacy, each bed has also its own power plug and a led reading light. Big lockers where you can store your things. Locks are provided with no extra charge. Laundry service is available with extra charge. Hairdryers are available on request with no extra charge.

Pros and Cons of Bedbox Hostel

Pros

  • Female-dorm available
  • Bar & Café available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Shared kitchen
  • 24-hour front desk

Cons

  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Towels for hire

#8 Pagration Youth Hostel

 8.3 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 11 USD

Pagration youth hostel

Pagration Youth Hostel Athens is a property for backpackers and one of the founding members of the Greek Youth Hostel Organization. It has been open, all year round for over 35 years! Located in the Vyronas district of Athens, the family-operated Pagration Hostel offers dormitory beds without curfew. It features free Wi-Fi access and a shared kitchen just a kilometer from Constitution Square.

After a day of city exploration, Pagration’s lounge area offers a pleasant place to curl up with a book from the hostel’s exchange book service or enjoy one of its table games. Guests can use the communal kitchen to prepare their own meals. A washing machine, dryer, and hot water are available 24/7 for a charge, while valuables can be safely stored away in deposit boxes.

Pagration youth hostel

Pagration Youth Hostel can offer travel and sightseeing assistance to guests from its tour desk. This Athens hostel is less than a 10-minute walk from Kallimarmaro Stadium, where the first modern Olympic tournament took place. Evangelismos Metro Station is half a kilometer away.

Pros and Cons of Pagration Youth Hostel

Pros

  • Female-dorm available
  • Great price
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Cons

  • No meals available
  • Towels not included

#9 Athens Studios

 8.4 on Booking.com    9.0 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 78 USD Dorms from 25 USD

Athens Studios

Enjoying a very central location, Athens Studios is 100 m from the Acropolis Metro Station, 150 m from the New Acropolis Museum and 500 m from the entrance of the Acropolis. The property has a rooftop area with Acropolis view, and 2 bars. Free WiFi is available throughout.

All air-conditioned rooms, studios, and apartments at Athens Studios are spacious and modernly furnished featuring tiled floors. They have private bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchenette, while most also include balconies.

Athens Studios

Guests can start their day with a free breakfast prepared with local ingredients, while lunch and dinner can also be enjoyed at the on-site restaurant open daily from 07.30 until midnight. Drinks and snacks are available at the bars.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide information on the attractions of the area. Other facilities include self-service laundry, a spacious street-level area with several seating arrangements, and locker storage.

Pros and Cons of Athens Studios

Pros

  • Free breakfast
  • Various dorms and private rooms
  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Pet friendly
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meals available
  • Bar and restaurant available

Cons

  • Towels for hire

#10 Greek Gastronomy Center Apartments

 8.9 on Booking.com    8.8 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 136 USD Dorms from 23 USD

Greek Gastronomy Center Apartments

Staying in this hostel would be a chance to live a unique greek experience and learn about the Greek culture and taste. You can enjoy your breakfast on their coffee place and lunch/dinner in our restaurant, buy traditional products from our market, taste olive oil from different places of Greece, participate in cooking classes at the same building where you can relax and appreciate the view.

The location of this property is ideal – in the heart of Athens, 5 mins walk from Syntagma square and the Greek Parliament. You can enjoy local cuisine and buy products of high quality from all over the country while staying in their state of art dorms with a great view of Lycabettus and Acropolis.

Greek Gastronomy Center Apartments

You can also treat yourself, during your staying, at the Apivita experience store where you can enjoy a variety of hair treatment/care, spa & massage – for more information contact you can contact front desk.

Pros and Cons of Greek Gastronomy Center Apartments

Pros

  • Free breakfast
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Female only dorms
  • Family rooms
  • Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Towels included

Cons

  • Limited front-desk hours
  • Not a property for partying

#11 Athens Quinta

 9.3 on Booking.com    8.9 on Hostelsworld   

Privates From 51 USD Dorms from 23 USD

Athens Quinta

An architectural jewel in the center of Athens, beautifully designed and decorated with vintage style furniture and small unique artefacts. The Athens Quinta Hostel is a wonderful recently restored neoclassical manor in one of the most interesting and hip neighborhoods in the center of Athens Greece. 

There are bunk beds with lockers and double bedrooms with wardrobes, all of which overlook either the front promenade or the lovely outdoor yard. The hostel offers communal areas, such as a kitchen, a chill-out room, a laundry area, and a yard, while the entire building is air-conditioned and provides a free WiFi connection.

Athens Quinta

Additional services include movie nights, free coffee, tea, snacks and traditional Greek spoon sweets. Guests are offered advice, suggestions and information about going out. short excursions and sightseeing, as well as city maps to assist them in their touring.

Pros and Cons of Athens Quinta

Pros

  • Free breakfast
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Towels included
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Pet friendly

Cons

  • Farer from the city center

#12 Bedway Athens Hostel

 9.1 on Booking.com    8.9 on Hostelsworld   

Dorms from 15 USD

Bedway Athens Hostel

This new addition to Athens, Bedway Athens Hostel is ideally located close to the metro, only a minute away, connecting you to all the sights & attractions of this great city. Each bed comes with clean linens, personal power supply and light, personal lockers, in a minimal-modern way.

Free high-speed Wi-Fi available in every corner of the Hostel, elevator, and a cozy ground floor with access to the common kitchen area, lounge, and a 24hrs reception. Rooms can be booked by individuals or groups

Bedway Athens Hostel
For extra moments of relaxation or a chance to connect with fellow travellers, make sure that you ‘ll spend some time at the lounge area in the back garden with outdoor seating.

Pros and Cons of Bedway Athens Hostel

Pros

  • Shared kitchen
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Female-only dorms
  • 24-hour front desk

Cons

  • Farer from the city center
  • Breakfast for a fee
  • Towels for hire

 

11 thoughts on “12 best hostels in Athens/Greece

  1. This is a good one. I must first commend the time and energy that you have put into making this website with nice templates and finding time to write an article on some of the best hotels in greece. i actually thought that the mosaikon would be at the top of the list. great review

  2. thank you for sharing this article. i am a travel loving person. i travel almost 4 times a year. that is why i need information about all hotels all over the world. i found this article very informative and useful all the suggestion are written so beautiful. i will definitely go to Greek Gastronomy Center Apartments this year when i visit Greece. Greece is such a beautiful place on earth. everyone must visit it. i went to santorini 2 years back and this year i hope to visit greece again. your reviews are so helpful. whenever i visit i will surely give the feedback.

     i will share this content to my social media friends so that they can also have an idea of greece.

  3. Many thanks to you for sharing such an excellent article with us .I went to Athens during my vacation and the city of Athens is very nice to me.And the hotels in Athens are very nice and nice to see high quality hotels.And I was at my trip to the Mosaikon Hotel and the hotel is very nice and the atmosphere is very good.And the hotel has air-conditioned accommodation.And this hotel has a cooking tax system and a washing machine provided for washing clothes.like this hotel very much.By reading your article, everyone will know about Athens hotels and share new experiences with you.

  4. First of all thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful article with us. Your article is really informative and I gained a lot of knowledge by reading your article which is very helpful to me. I went to Athens, the capital of Greece, for my vacation last month .It’s great to see this great city .Athens is a global city and one of the largest economic hubs in Southeast Europe   .And I got into the Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers Hotel provided by your article .Soph and Chris Athens Northern backpackers have become the most popular of Athens hostels, mainly among visitors, athletes and volunteers. Here’s a view of the new bed, the dorm, and all the happiness and experiences that make my Athens trip unforgettable .Other features are also interesting to me and it seems to me the best hotel .

    Your article is really great so I will be delivering your article to my friend because he will be going to Greece soon and he will definitely share with you his new experience. Can I share your article on my social media?

  5. Every time I hear of this great city, the cradle of western civilization – Athens- what comes to mind is the great Aristotle. I look forward to visiting this great ancient town.  Although Athens Quinta, is far from the city center, since they are able to make breakfast available and and putting towels in place, makes me feel they should have better and exceptional customer service, should be a place to stay

  6. finding a good article does not come by easily so i must commend your effort in creating such a beautiful website and bringing up an article to help others with good information like this. greece is indeed a beautiful place. i have heard alot about the athens studios in athens and that should be my first stop

  7. Thank you so much for sharing a travel-related article with us. The main content of this article is a detailed discussion of the best hostels in Athens in Greece.Greece is truly a wonderful natural heritage country.For those who travel to Athens, Greece, this article will benefit you.The hostels that are described in this article are really remarkable.

    I went to Athens, Greece last year to tour.Then I went to a hostel called Athens Quinta. This well-designed hostel is a very good service.I enjoyed my stay at this hostel.You can book a reservation at this hostel. Thank you very much for your lovely article.

  8. Hello there,let me give you my little experience………..I stayed at City Circus Hostel on three occasions over a couple of weeks (four nights in total in a dorm and one night in a budget private room). It was a pleasure to stay here. The location was perfect for getting to the ferry and for exploring Athens. The rooms were very clean, the beds were of nice size and they were ok, the room size was very good to,I was very comfortable and felt very safe. 

    The facilities were great. The staff went out of their way to help and booked taxis and offered advice. There was fast and reliable wifi and if you book through their website a good breakfast is usually added.
    They are the best,

    Regards,

    David.

  9. Hey, I enjoy a lot while reading your guide and find it very helpful for everyone. The main content of this article is a detailed discussion of the best hostels in Athens in Greece.Greece is truly a wonderful natural heritage country.For those who travel to Athens, Greece, this article will benefit you.The hostels that are described in this article are really remarkable.

  10. Hello, Your article is really informative and I gained a lot of knowledge by reading your article which is very helpful to me. I went to Athens, the capital of Greece, for my vacation last month .It’s great to see this great city .Athens is a global city and one of the largest economic hubs in Southeast Europe .And I got into the Soph & Chris Northern Backpackers Hotel provided by your article .Soph and Chris Athens Northern backpackers have become the most popular of Athens hostels.

  11. Very useful info. I went to Athens during my vacation and the city of Athens is very nice to me.And the hotels in Athens are very nice and nice to see high quality hotels.And I was at my trip to the Mosaikon Hotel and the hotel is very nice and the atmosphere is very good.And the hotel has air-conditioned accommodation.And this hotel has a cooking tax system and a washing machine provided for washing clothes.like this hotel very much

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