Stayed here for two nights with a friend at the end of July 2013 (aged 21/22). Having stayed in a lot of hostels in the past, we were generally both very unimpressed with the standard of service offered by staff and by the standard of the dorms. We stayed in the building next door to the hostel, which can only be described as a crack den. Graffiti everywhere, syringes on the floor and generally just a mess.
We stayed in the room "Crete" which was a total disappointment. We found out very quickly that the air conditioning was so weak it was barely worth having it on. When another girl in our dorm brought this to the staff's attention, a woman walked in and said "it is not broken, it just doesn't circulate- I can't do anything."
There were also multiple powercuts when we stayed and we were told not to use our adapters in the sockets or we would be fined. Call me ridiculous, but I don't think expecting to be able to use the power to charge your mobile phone is over-ambitious. Constant powercuts proved to be a complete nightmare as it meant our doors weren't secure (it is a keycard that is used) and when I asked if we could be moved elsewhere as I didn't feel comfortable sleeping in an unlocked room, staff were unhelpful and told me it was too much of a "hassle" to move.
In addition, the bathrooms in the dorm were filthy and the shower only worked by keeping your hand on the button... Even then I question whether it was even worth having.
Internet only works in the lobby. Not a particularly social hostel either.
Breakfast proved also to be a disappointment, offering only bread, jam and watermelon. All and all a complete rip-off for 22 euros. This hostel completely ruined our last two days in Greece. The only positive I can offer would be the location.
My advice? Stay elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A proud member of Europe’s Famous Hostels Association. Top ratings, premium location, famous Rooftop Bar (open all year round) and summer Restaurant with unbeatable views of Acropolis, unique vibe and Happy Hour. Variety of rooms located in two adjacent buildings: the main one with studio apartments and small dorms (4-6 beds) and newly renovated wing next door with bigger dorms (8-10 beds), quad rooms and few smaller dorms. Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Book your bed now before it is gone! ... more less
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