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Located within walking distance of major touristic attractions and vibrant areas of the city, Athens Backpackers are just a stone's throw from the world-renowned Acropolis of Athens. It has a seasonal rooftop bar with views over the Acropolis, and offers free WiFi access throughout. Athens Backpackers features air-conditioned rooms. All include shared bathrooms, some of which are en suite, and most open to a balcony. Bed linen is provided. Backpackers has a two level roof bar called Sunnies with views of the Acropolis. Food and Drinks are available at the lobby bar and courtyard where guests can relax and socialize. All rooms are fitted with COVID proof smart locks and contactless check in. Complimentary hi-speed Wi-fi is available throughout all areas of the property. The central location of Athens Backpackers favors direct access to a range of night clubs, bars and traditional taverns. History lovers will be thrilled to find out that Acropolis and its museum is at just 492 feet. The vibrant Monastiraki, boasting an array of dining and shopping options, is located within approximately 0.9 mi of Athens Backpackers. Athens International Airport is at 24 mi.

This is our guests' favorite part of Athens, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Athens Backpackers has been welcoming guests since Feb 29, 2016

Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Athens, this property has an excellent location score of 9.7!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian

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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 queen bed
1 futon bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Chaima
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    The location was top notch and the staff were very nice and helpful , the overall vibe is friendly and chill
  • Julie
    Next to the Acropolis, perfect location in the city center, yet in a quiet area at night. Comfortable beds, and bathroom inside the room, little balconies
  • Amanda
    The location was great, the breakfast very good, the bed was comfie and the shower really good.
  • Davis
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast awesome, location for sites, beds, rooftop
  • Norlie
    United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Breakfast is good! The hostel is near to the tourist sites.
  • Tomasz
    I booked it to meet other backpackers and had a great experience.
  • Ana
    The hostel is very good located, just a few minutes walking from Acropolis and everything you need around. The terrace view is pretty amazing
  • Shiyun
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was excellent and the staff was great.
  • Catherine
    The staff was incredibly nice and gave me a free welcome shot, and breakfast was included in the price. The price was worth it for the location.
  • Kathryn
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Clean, friendly staff, close to Acropolis, quiet, had lockers with no locks that could fit various sizes of suitcases

Property questions and answers
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  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • Hello to Athens! What are the measures you take regarding Corona. Do you sell all beds in a shared room or will there be less people now per room? It..

    Hi Conny We have passed and display the HEALTH FIRST Certificate issued by the Greek Ministry of Tourism and EU. We also half guest numbers.
    Answered on 21 June 2020
  • Is it a mixed room or female only?

    We have mixed and all females dorms so its best to book the one you want. Thanks
    Answered on 20 March 2021
  • Is it quiet at night?

    We are located in a quiet orange tree lined side street next to the Acropolis considering how close to the centre we are ( we are literally the centr..
    Answered on 11 August 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    yes both and you can rent a towel for 1 euro if needed
    Answered on 7 September 2019
  • Hi, I would like to ask if internet is strong enough to work remotely ? And is any common calmer area where I can work? Please let me know BR Anna

    We have a large bar/lobby area with very good wifi you can work in with other guests you will love it and have a great stay Thanks Daniel
    Answered on 21 June 2021
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Amenities of Athens Backpackers
Great facilities! Review score, 8.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Toilet paper
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • City view
  • Landmark view
  • View
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
  • Evening entertainment
  • Karaoke
Living Area
  • Dining area
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Express check-in/out
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
    Additional charge
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages Spoken
  • Greek
  • English
  • Russian

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

Athens Backpackers takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM


From 12:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children over 15 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Athens Backpackers accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

License number: 1072436

FAQs about Athens Backpackers

  • The prices at Athens Backpackers may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Athens Backpackers offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Karaoke
    • Evening entertainment
    • Walking tours
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bar crawls
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Happy hour

  • Guests staying at Athens Backpackers can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian

  • Check-in at Athens Backpackers is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Athens Backpackers is 2,950 feet from the center of Athens. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.