Hostels have become very popular nowadays due to their inexpensive offer and also due to comfort that allows each guest to have an amazing trip at a low cost.
Although it cannot be compared with the comfort of a hotel or an apartment, it serves the basic needs of the customers. Meaning that it provides the general necessities that someone might need during his stay in another city or country.
Regarding the Greek Market, at this particular time in the hostel industry, we have 200 Hostels in 53 locations, 30 of which are located in the center of the capital.
The first Hostel that has ever opened in Athens and gets very good reviews and critics is called Students and Travellers Inn, it has opened in the heart of Plaka in 1977 and some others followed after that.
Today, Hostels provide a variety of types of accommodation. There are common rooms of 4, until 12 beds, mixed, exclusively male or exclusively female, with shared bathroom, but also private rooms with private bathroom.
Regarding the price, they start from 8.5 euros per day per person and increase depending on the type of room and the type of beds. Their facilities include among others reception, free wifi, free maps, linen, laundry, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, kitchen essentials, vending machines for soft drinks, snacks and other useful items, safes, board games, and in some cases bicycle parking. Also, a large number of Hostels accept pets. Usually, Hostels do not allow stays of more than 14 days for each reservation, and for the most part, any cancellations must be declared three days before arrival. Finally, several of the Hostels in Athens have specially designed terraces with stunning views of the historic city center, a feature that excites the young visitors of the capital.
Hostels are a great alternative if you want to go for something inexpensive and comfortable.
Greek markets support the hostel growth and more and more people are interested in this new trend in hospitality.