a friendly and cosy room in Athens

Apartment - Private room · Aristotelous, Athens, Attica 10432, Greece
Gabrielle
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Our guest house is located in the center on Athens where you are conected with everything.
In 10-15 min walking you can reach Monastiraki Square, Plaka, Syntagma Square with the greek Parlament also a lot of mini-markets, supermarkets, open market with fresh meat and fruits, farmacies, banks, restaurants, fast-food, tavernas, Hondos Center, Zara, gift shops etc. The metro and busses stations is 5 min walking, you can reach easily: the airport, the port, the sea-side of Athens. The area is secured because 50 m upper from us is the Central Police Station of Athens. Also the building is closed, there is a buzzer and security cameras. Every guest of ours has keys but we also have 24 hours reception to welcome you. The common area has a huge plasma TV, telephone, a computer with internet access, also there is free wi-fi provided with acces from rooms. We also put on your disposal a full eqipated kitchen.
Is a place where you can meet people from all over the world and make new friends.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • I spent two nights there. When we arrived we were welcomed and we liked the hostel. Yes, it's a very simple hostel.. But, when you reserve a hostel, you should have in mind the price that you are paying.
    I didn't find the area insecure like others guets wrote here. I think that the whole Athens are not like the rest of the Europe and some people are not used to it.

    The only bad thing that I found is that when we were in the room, about 18:00, one member of the staff entered our room to take the extra bed that was inside our room. I was very surprised and felt that my privacy was invaded. She didn't know if I were in the room or what I was doing in the room. So, I don't think that she should enter in the room like that.

    June 2014
  • My sister and I spent one night there. When we arrived, our room was not ready. We had to wait for the cleaner, so we could not unpack our stuff or rest as soon as we arrived.. We had to wait in other room, which was dirty since the cleaner was expected to arrive in the afternoon.The good thing was that we were assigned a bigger room, which was nice, comfortable and modern. However, the shower rooms were dirty and too small to dress-undress yourself. We barely had hot water. It is near the metro station and every kind of shops, though. That is an advantage. All in all, it was good for the price, but I wouldnt stay there more than one night if I had to come back to Athens.

    April 2014
  • For the price it was very good. It is really a hostel though, not a room in someone's house.

    January 2014
  • This was a decent hostel to stay in for a few days, especially for the low cost. Here you get exactly what you pay for. The location is convenient, as it is a short walk to the Omonia metro station in the center of Athens and very close to the main tourist attractions (even walking distance). The only negative thing is that the hostel is not in the nicest area. Omonia has a negative reputation, as my local Greek friends told me. But since I'm not a particularly paranoid person when it comes to unfamiliar neighborhoods, I never felt threatened or scared to walk in the street at night. There were prostitutes hanging around across the street from the hostel at night, but that didn't really bother me either. I guess I'm a quite tolerant person. During the day, the area is totally safe and quite lively with many people and cafes on the streets. Gabrielle and the owner (an old man whose name I don't recall) were very nice people and would be happy to help if you needed anything. The hostel is well maintained and clean, but the rooms were quite warm. Luckily they had fans, otherwise we would have suffered greatly from the heat and humidity. Overall, this was an easy stay with no surprises and I recommend it to anyone looking for an inexpensive place to stay as long as you aren't expecting luxury.

    September 2013
  • Quite dirty. But cheap. So I do not complain.

    July 2013
  • it was really nice staying there. nice staff. the hostel is in the centre of athens near everything. there is a place to cook, wi fi and a computer that you can use for free, very practcal. the room were clean i enjoyed it

    July 2013
  • nice cheap and clean hostel with friendly staff..good wifi and central too.....enjoy the place!!!phil

    June 2013
  • The place is very clean, very near of metro stations, and Gabrielle is and adorable and very helpful person. A friend of her take us to the airport at 4.15 am, otherwise it would be expensive and difficult.

    September 2012
  • When me and my wife reached there at around 2.0 am, there was no one at the reception (just a small desk in the living room). He was hiding behind the sofa where there were 4-5 people with their luggage. The person at the counter was not cooperative and was arrogant. He had given our room to someone else and was not sorry for the same. Instead he was blabbering around. The next day we were given a separate room. The hostel did not provide us any maps/tourist information. The kitchen was shabby and used to be dirty all the time.
    Apart from that, the location of the hostel is in "red light district". The owner himself had no information about who was supposed to leave the place when and asked us twice about what were we doing in the hostel.
    We have traveled many places, but this was the worst hostel we ever stayed. We understand that it was the cheapest, but there has to be some standard.

    July 2012
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