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Athens offers a plethora of low budget options to accommodate the wide-ranging demands of tourists and travelers. And although many are increasingly opting for an Airbnb stay, especially for longer trips, hostels are still popular among young travelers, especially when visiting in groups. Here is a small selection of the best hostels for backpackers in Athens.
Low-key Fivos Hotel is a veteran in the affordable, cheap hotels in Athens. With a free continental breakfast, launderette services, free wifi and an Internet café, Fivos is strategically well-positioned on Athinas street, very near Monastiraki and the districts of Psirri and Plaka. It also offers deals for longer stays, so whether you are in Athens for a volunteering mission or for a while, you should check it out.
Fivos Hotel, Athinas 23, Athens, Greece +30 210 322 6657
The Students and Travellers Inn is a modest hostel located in historical Plaka. Though the décor and necessities are basic and simple, it is an inviting place to park your bags while in Athens. The venue also includes dorm-style (quite small) and private bathrooms, and has a pleasant patio and garden bar. All in all, this place is a no-frills spot for the budget-conscious traveler; a conveniently located place where you can sleep. For the rest, know that there are plenty of things to do and see downtown.
Students and Travellers Inn, Kydathineon 16, Athens, Greece +30 210 32 44 808 or 210 32 48 802