I stayed at Athenstyle for 5 nights with my boyfriend and we had a great time. We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was a little crammed, although made up for the lack of space with comfy bed and big lockers that could fit our large back packs. They had a rooftop bar which had a nice atmosphere, a great view over the Acropolis hill and would be even better during the summer months.
The location was fantastic, very close to the metro, some markets, shopping, and plenty of places to eat out near by. The wifi access was good compared to most hostels I've stayed at, although we were on the 1st floor and I'm not sure if you would have access in the rooms if you were any higher.
They also had a kitchen, although no food could be eaten outside of the kitchen which in my opinion is ridiculous considering that you can't buy anything to eat there before 7pm other than a microwave pizza.
They had a hang out area downstairs which could have been really cool, but the owners have ruined it by asking for €5 just to watch an old movie down there, charging to play pool although it was broken at the time and the washing facilities are extremely over priced. It costs €10 just to wash your clothes and have one cycle in the drying machine which doesn't dry your clothes at all even after only filling it half way which we were told to do by one of the owners.
The hostel has a lot of potential although I feel like the people running it are more concerned about making a quick buck than providing people with great facilities and fun.
These disappointing aspects would have granted them only 3 stars, although the young staff members made up for it with their great attitudes and helpfulness.
I would recommend staying at this place if you're ever in Athens, but I think that it could be made a lot more enjoyable.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Athenstyle Hotel Athens