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City Circus Athens

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City Circus is an alternative travelers space for the restless voyager, the escape artist, the acrobat. It's in the heart of Athens, in the hip Psirri neighborhood, beside numerous eateries and watering holes and a short walk from worthwhile sites. City Circus is in a 4-story, restored early 20th century mansion, complete with fresco-ed ceilings, wrought-iron balconies and baroque tiles. We’ve dressed it up with vintage furniture, reclaimed materials, modern design elements and street art by a selection of fresh local talent.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
295Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
102Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
60Room tips
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This hostel is perfectly located - walking distance from all the main attractions, walking distance from Syntagama Square (where the airport bus drops you off and where most walking tours start), and located in Psirri where there is an abundance of bakeries, coffee shops,
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Property's Favourite Review
Don't normally stay in hostels so this was a pleasant surprise. Staff were friendly and helpful. Happy to order taxis and book tickets. Rooms spacious and clean. Food in the adjoining restaurant was excellent.
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Response from CityC17, Front Office Manager at City Circus Athens
Responded 6 Oct 2018
Dear Carmina, We get super excited when guests like yourself who are not used to staying in hostels, are pleasantly surprised. We are glad that this was a positive hostel experience for you and that you enjoyed our hospitality and our facilities. We hope to host you again some day in the future! Safe travels and take care. The City Circus Team
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My friend Jordan did. We absolutely loved every minute of our trip AND saved money on wine. Their Happy Hour included generous pours and good company. We met great travelers from all over the globe and enjoyed our time in the clean common spaces. The bed was comfortable and
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Response from CityC17, Front Office Manager at City Circus Athens
Responded yesterday
Dear Suzanne V, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on City Circus. We are happy to read that you have a positive hostel experience whilst staying with us, even if you were not expecting it at first. We are glad that you managed to take advantage of our social events and that you got to meet new people and that you also took part in one of our day trips. We hope to see you and your friend Jordan again someday in the future, if you ever decide to revisit our lovely city once more! The City Circus Team
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This is clearly a 5 star hostel. It has everything that a hostel should have. The breakfast was amazing. Close to everything that you need to be. I really have no gripes, I stayed in a 4 bed en-suite dorm.
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Response from CityC17, Front Office Manager at City Circus Athens
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Joel, Thank you for your kind words on our hostel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had the opportunity to try out our wonderful restaurant Zampano ;) We hope to host you again in the future. We wish you safe travels! The City Circus Team
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The location smack in the middle of nice are with lots of restaurants and bars around. Spacious, clean and very comfortable bed. Friendly reception. There is also a restaurant that connect with this facility which service yummy food. You will get some discount as guest. Walking
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Response from CityC17, Front Office Manager at City Circus Athens
Responded 25 Dec 2018
Dear Norita, We thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on City Circus. It is great to read that you had a positive hostel experience with us and that you recommend us to fellow travelers! We hope to get to host you again sometime in the future. Till then, we wish you happy holidays and happy new year! The City Circus Team
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Dorm 102 toilet
Dorm 102 bathroom with 2 showers
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The Superior Double at the City Circus Athens
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The Four Beds Mixed Dorm at the City Circus Athens
City Circus does offer to store luggage (I think it may be €1 per item per day, but you can clarify this with the helpful hostel staff). The service may only be available to departing guests, but you could contact the hostel direcy (email or telephone) to ask if you could drop off some luggage for storage in advance of your stay.
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Hello there! Our reception stays open 24 hours so there's no problem with your late arrival. My colleague will be here to check you in and help you with anything you might need. See you soon!
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Hello , At all our private rooms towels are provided for free. For the dorms you can just rent one from our reception for just 1 euro for the total of your stay. I hope this is helpful. Kind Regards
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Do you provide airport transfer service?
HI there, Unfortunately we do not provide such service. However, you could get the metro from the airport and get off at Monastiraki station. It is a 45' ride and from there, City Circus is a 7' walk. In your confirmation letter that you receive after your reservation, we include all transportation means in detail. Take care Nondas
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desidero sapere se le camere familiari sono rumorose
Thanks for getting in contact with us. Noise tolerance is a very personal thing but in general City Circus is located in a lively area and being a hostel it can get noisy some times. Hope that helps in making a decision. Kind regards Nondas
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"book early - we stayed in the Superior Double Room & were so happy to see the Acropolis every morning we woke and nightly"
"I stayed in both halves of the building, they were the same"
"Book through their website directly and receive a full breakfast in their restaurant free each morning!"
"If you stay on the weekend (Fri/Sat.night) and do not plan to party, ask for a room to the back, as there is a bar that is very noisy"
"Check out Hostelworld for booking!"
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