not 300m to Monasatiraki, but 650m actually. no flyscreen. Inconsiderate janitor. Not cleaned every day
Unlike what is advertised, the hostel is not 300m from Monastiraki metro station, but 650m (measured on google maps) and 8 minute walk (yes the extra 4 minutes does make a difference when you walk for hours sightseeing during the day. Although still acceptably close to ‘city center’, what was advertised is bordering misrepresentation.
Two nearest supermarket is 1.3km / 17 minute walk and 1.4km/19 minute walk away. Kebab gyros shops are quite close, the small restaurant on the same street to the west is cheaper than down south on the main street.
Wifi often like others, is too crowded to be usable. **Hostels with such unavailable wifi should not even be advertised as having ‘free internet’**. Simple home grade wifi router cannot handle many connections at once, not to mention the bandwidth shared between more than 50 guests. On ground floor there is one public PC. Guests often have to resort using expensive mobile internet, offsetting money saved on rooms.
The 24 rooms are distributed across 3 floors, with the 1st occupied floor being the actual 2nd floor of the building, so the top level is 5 flights up, with 6th being roof top terrace. There is not so much a bar as beers being sold at reception. There are not elevators or kitchen
There are 3 toilet and 3 showers (2 working) per floor, and one night the hot water was only barely warm. Shower water flow is good when not all being used at the same time. There are no proper communal wash basin in the toilets and washing face is a pain with only one small sink with cold water in each dorm room.
Dorm beds are acceptable, do not creak and are wide enough, mattresses are not collapsed like some other places. However there may be bed bugs (other reviewers have mentioned this). Also there are no insect screens and mosquitos get into the room easily. But ventilation is no problem with big windows. One small desk and chair is available in some rooms, as well as one wardrobe.