Athens House Hostel
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsAthens House Hostel
We found this hotel that fit our budget but after booking were scared after reading many reviews that made it out to be the worst place in the world. After contacting the hotel owner (Mike) I was reassured that my family would be safe, clean and cool (our criteria).
I told my family we should try it one night and then if necessary we will move for the other 4 nights. To our surprise the rooms, bathrooms and kitchen were spotless. The rooms were safe and the building is controlled by CCTV. We were not the only ones that found Athens House Hostel acceptable - 3 nights in the row I found 4-6 people sleeping in the lobby when I got up at 5am to write. Rooms were full, people friendly and helpful.
We also liked the fact that we could walk to all the sites, stores and restaurants.
This is the best priced, safest, cleanest centrally located hotel/hostel you can find in Athens!!
We were glad to have included this for 5 days of our Around the World in 80 Days trip! http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/maaske/6/tpod.html
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Athens House Hostel
Travel Blogs from Athens
... the daughter of Zeus; he retold the story of the first marathon when the runner came from the battle to tell the Athenians the Turks had been defeated; and a few other snippets. I asked about his background, he used to be a singer but with the downturn in the economy went into the taxi business five years ago with his father, speaks good English, has studied history, likes people, and is doing okay. In fact, we didn’t pay anything until we got back ...
... and then on board our 8.10am flight.
Easy 3.5 hours flight to Athens.
Transfer already and waiting for us on arrival and then off to our Hotel (Philippos Hotel). No problems at check in either and bonus, an upgrade with two rooms and views of the Acropolis.
The weather is perfect, beautiful and warm, with a slight breeze.
A change into our almost forgotten summer clothes and then off to explore the ...
... copy of an ancient three story fighting ship from the Peloponnesian war. He took us back to the ship and we said our goodbyes to our Greek dad. On our way to the ship, we wandered the shops and Beth was able to find a necklace set that matched her dress very nicely. She wore the dress and the necklace to dinner tonight and looked great. She even treated the hallway outside of our room as a catwalk to show us how she looked before heading to dinner. Nate ...
... Panathenaic Stadium, which was built for the first games in 1896. Melina, our guide pointed out many points of interest along with way. The Plaka is the main shopping district, although being a Sunday shops were shut. We stopped off at the Acropolis and Parthenon, two of the most famous monuments in the world, built in the 5th century B.C. We viewed from down below, too far to hike to the top, and not enough energy. From here we drove along their peninsula, ...
... a distance were "ARIANA GRANDE FOREVER!".
After the museum, we left to the Plaka. The Plaka is just a name for a neighborhood in Athens, similar to SoHo in New York. Here we found what appeared to be the life size version of a kids cardboard box fort. Houses were on top of each other all on a tall hillside climbing to the acropolis. The "streets" were only about 3 feet wide at the largest and came down to around a foot or so at the smallest. Walls ...