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“Cheap and well location.” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hostel Zeus
Ranked #44 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Athens
Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cheap and well location.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

It's a good location and low cost hostel, very close to those attractions, museums and the metro Monastiraki, so is convenient to the airport or the Piraeus port.
There is a roof bar serve free shot and other alcohol. Staffs r very helpful and kind.
But the cleanliness is not that good. And wifi is hard to link on.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Cella_Gau
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed here four nights while in Athens and doing an island day cruise. It is easy to get to and from the metro station and the sights/restaurants/shops in the main squre of athens. It is a hostel so there is nothing special, just the basics: beds and shared bathrooms (outside room). It wasn't super dirty but it was really clean either everything was just sorta dingy.

There were two comptuers to use internet for free as well as wifi which was a plus.

The biggest plus is it is extremely cheap like $14/night per person so perfect for when your backpacking through and just need a place to sleep at night.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tristan89
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Geel, Belgium
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

I slept two nights in Zeus Hostel with four friends (because the more expensive hostel Pella Inn made a booking mistake, but that's another story).

The location has a good and a bad side: the good thing is the central position. Zeus is in a sidestreet of Odos Athinas, a big avenue that connects Monastiraki square and Omonia square, the two central places of contemporary Athens. It's also nearby the central market place (fish, meat and fruit), which is very pleasant to walk trough (very noisy, in a positive sence, and vivid). The bad side of this location is that the area around Omonia has the reputation of being one of the most obscure and, not really dangerous but shocking of Athens: prostitution and drugs are common. But if you always walk to the city centre via the Odos athinas, than there will happen anything, so don't be afraid of that.

The price of Hostel Zeus is low. We had to pay 14 €/person for a four persons bedroom (without breakfast), which is very cheap for the location. A welcome-shot (very good ouzo, with orange flavour) on the rooftop bar, luggage deposit and free computers are included.

The toilets and rooms are very basic, a little bit old fashioned, but clean, just what you except for the price. I can't really remember if there was airco in our room, but i don't think so. There is no possibility for cooking yourself.

The rooftop bar is OK (normal prices) and most of the staff is quite friendly.

To conclude: the low price, the central location and the simple but clean rooms make Hostel Zeus a good place to sleep in Athens if you travel low-budget and don't expect to much.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gilles H
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Bangkok, Thailand
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33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

It was decent and the staff was nice. wifi only worked on ground floor and the showers sucked.

Good location as close to action but also crap part of town. Didnt go back second time in Greece.

Tips hat,

http://stophavingaboringlife.com/

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shabl
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Genoa, Italy
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123 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2011

Hostel zeus is quite closest to the metro station Akropoli, so coming directly from the airport via metro is quite simple to get in any time.
Room are not so clean and services as well are ok just for people who like to live the athens atmosphere in a cheaper way...by the way is populated from guys coming from all over the world. the layout is a mix of old and new, especially the colour of the walls!
As a gift, personnel offer a free typical drink.
Also available 2 free internet places (everytime busy...) and a terrace at bottom floor.
I suggest it for inter-rail and short staying!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elucalt
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2010

Stayed there two nights last week. Nice staff. Easy access to Internet (but the wifi is not possible to catch when you are in your room). But old building and cleaning not so great + some windows are broken, etc. The worst part was bed bugs the first night (we change room after). I don't know if we brought some home but it is not a good memory.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Moate, Ireland
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23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2010

this hostel is central with friendly staff,a bit rundown but ok,but if u plan on getting sleep make sure your room is nowhere near the bar as pumping music comes out of it till late,on the plus side the bar has very cheap beer

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gish27
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Property: Hostel Zeus
Address: 27 Sofokleous Street, Athens 10559, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Omonia
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Ranked #44 of 60 Speciality Lodging in Athens
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Number of rooms: 60
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