As one of the oldest cities in the world, Athens offers Canadian travelers a wealth of activities and sights to see.
Those who are looking to expand their activity itinerary by saving money on their lodging can look for one of the best hostels in Athens to keep their travel budget up. You can find more advice for Canadian tourists on the best sights in Greece from Canuck Abroad.com.
Located right between the ancient ruins of the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus, the hostel Athens Backpackers offers excellent proximity to some of the major sights in the Greek capital. With free breakfast, wireless Internet, and boasting a rooftop bar with its own happy hour and views of the ruins, this is a great choice for visitors. The staff are helpful and friendly, offering a morning walking tour of the city for those who do not know their way about. Boasting two awards for the best Hostel in Greece, this is a top pick. With prices starting at eighteen dollars (US) per night, it is affordable as well.
Within a ten-minute walk to the major museums of the ancient Greek city, Athenstyle hostel features all the amenities of home as well as a staff that give visitors inside tips on getting to the best sights and restaurants throughout your vacation. Like many other of the best hostels in Athens, visitors can sit for a spell on the rooftop and enjoy the sight of the Acropolis before them, but the Athenstyle also offers a fresh fruit cocktail to ease a hungry stomach. Featuring breakfast, luggage storage, and a pool table for down time, this hostel has all the modern conveniences. Prices start at twenty-one dollars per night, a bit more expensive than some other hostels.
The Student and Travelers Inn is nearby to the Theatre of Dionysus, where playwrights from thousands of years ago put on tragedy and comedy, and appropriately is the first hostel in Greece since 1977. The Student and Travelers Inn has received very good ratings for their cleanliness and helpful staff. The outdoor terrace serves both beer and local drink shisha (for the bold), offering a great spot to unwind after a day on your feet. This hostel is one of the least expensive in the entire city, with rates as low as thirteen dollars per night.
The Pella-Inn of Athens markets its many free services, including a walking tour, sheets and towels, Internet, and maps of the city. With round the clock reception, it can be great for late-night travelers, especially since it is close to the metro station. Prices start at fifteen dollars per night per person.