The hostel is not located in the best areas of the town. The area pretty looks like run-down and shady. Most of the touristic attractions are in 20 minutes walkable distance but you have to go through Omonia all the time. The road connecting Metaxorghio and Omonia is very shady. After 9.00 pm, Omonia turns out like a red-light area with many pr0n clubs popping up and shady people around. So my suggestion would be to grab a daily or weekly metro ticket depending on your requirements. The room, we were offered didn't have ceiling fan (in fact there were bunk beds so there was no scope) but sleeping in that room was nightmare because of the heat. The ventilation of the rooms is totally hopeless and I guess, that traps the heat. The beds were clean and rooms were cleaned daily. The bathroom wasn't good. The shower taps had a bit of an issue, either you would get cold or VERY hot water. It was difficult to get lukewarm water for shower. I had to play around a LOT. The shower curtain was so small that you take a shower and your bathroom turns in a little pond. The stay here is, you get what you pay for.. but I think the owner could offer better service in the same price. Check out the pictures, showing the way to this hostel and the room we occupied.
This is probably one of the least expensive accommodations in Athens, and it shows. It is located in one of the worst areas of Athens, Omonia, and the condition of the rooms is quite bad. Only with a bit of more cleaning they could make it much more comfortable. Anyway, I was quite satisfied with our stay though, you can't expect much for 7euros. And the kitchen facilities were good. Also the facilities to store luggage for no cost was a nice surprise.
I've heard they're renovating this place now, so maybe it'll be a very good place to overnight one day. I stayed here in the spring 2004.
this was the best youth hostel i've stayed in so far. it was clean and cheap and there's a young student crowd. the receptionists are friendly and speak good english. the hostel is near the city centre and it is less than five minutes away from a metro station! it's reall cheap too...less than 10 euros a night and the rooms only have 4 beds plus a toilet. a very good deal!
4 person in a room, no hot water & kitchen. By the way, bring yourself a mosquito repellent, there were a lot of mosquito in my room.
Unique Quality: If you are going to catch the morning ferry to those islands, go to the restaurant earlier, coz' the staff serves terribly SLOW!!
Directions: Take the subway to Minoa or Metaxourgio and walk for 5 mins coz' the hostel stuck in the middle
Of course, there are numerous choices -much cheaper!- for your stay in Athens, as motels, pensions, even campgrounds.
This is the youth hostel at Victor Hugo 16 street, near to Vathis/Anexartisias square (be careful in the night, it is rather dangerous if you are alone).
The hostel offers accommodation in rooms with two and four beds, open 24 hours. There is a wide range of services in it.
Athens Hostel 16 Victor Hugo Street (15 min walk from Omonia Square)
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Athens International Youth Hostel
About 17 euros in the low season for a four-bed dorm or 20 euros in the high season.
Unique Quality: In the highly touristy and inflated area of The Plaka that sits in the shadow of the Acropolis of Athens, the only bargain is the youth hostel. We had a small dorm room with four beds, a sink and decent showers/toilets down the hall. The youth hostel was once a nursing home. The youth offers internet service (About 7 euros per hour compared to about 2 euros away from the touristy area), a helpful in-house travel agency to take the guesswork out of the ferry schedules, a cafe with budget meals, left luggage area and a courtyard.
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Address: 16 Victor Hugo Street, Athens, Attica, 10438, Greece