Athens House Hostel
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... translation, something that was not common in a few of the other countries when we arrived.
We got our luggage and Ben asked an Airport Security guy for help getting to our hotel. Ben had read in the airplane magazine the best way to to get to your final destination was not taking a taxi because the cost was high. We have learned throughout this adventure that not all our hotels are close to the airport and taking a taxi has not always the best, ...
... a lion is also nice. The next day we look for cats and we have an amazing day and see 23 lions in 5 different places. Sometimes they’re 200+ metres away, sometimes they’re next to the car and sometimes in between. We spot a leopard waking-up from a tree and running down to the plain, 3 cheetahs in the distance resting and a herd of elephants, baboons, zebras, wilderbeest, warthogs, impalas, ostriches, buffalos and hippos. Fabulous day! Now the tse-tse flies are a real ...
... for our welcome mixer together. Luke warned us that this wasn't like a reserved room or anything but I did not expect to walk into a fully crowded restaurant and there being hardly anywhere to sit for 44 American college students. EVERYONE (not exaggerating) was staring at us while our huge group just stood against the wall waiting for space to be opened up for us by the bar. Once we all seated we each got a coupon for one free cocktail and one free beer ...
Καλημέ 61;α (pronounced Kailmera for Good Morning/Day). It is a beautiful day in Athens. We both had a great sleep in our teeny tiny Athens hotel room, I just wish I slept longer than 4 hours. Maybe it's excitement or maybe jet lag - either way I was up before the sun hit Athens and watched it rise from our cute little balcony. I woke Nick up at 6:30 and we got ready and headed for breakfast at 7:30 which was part of our ...
... market, then found a cafe with wifi for lunch. The heat finally got to us, so we headed back to the ship for a swim and a read by the pool. We pulled out of Athens as the sun was going down.
That night at dinner we sat at the same table and had our favourite waiters, Naji and Walter, serve us. Hilarious guys. Instead of going from dinner to the bar, we went back to our rooms to make our outfits for the Toga ...
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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.