A September 2004 trip
to Athens by lslay78
Quote: Upon arrival in Greece, Athens is a bustling, crowded, sweaty city. You make your way through the obligatory sites while jet-lagged and hardly able to enjoy them properly. I returned to Athens weeks later to find it much more appealing, only after becoming acclimated to the Greek pace of life.
The hostel itself has friendly staff manning the desk at all hours. Carrying your bags up the stairs is tough, as they get narrow at the top, so I was lucky to be on the first floor. We stayed for two nights in a six-bed dorm room with a bathroom and shower. The bathroom floor was suspect, but the bedsheets were clean. Ask for a top sheet at the desk -- the charge is supposed to be one euro, but if you are a good flirt, you'll get it for free. Our only big problem was a semi-permanent resident in our room who had been there at least a month and was, we decided, a little off-balance. We couldn't wait to leave her behind, but Zorba's itself wasn't bad, and you get what you pay for.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 3, 2004
10 Gkyilfordou Street
Athens, Greece 10434
+30 (1) 8234239
Hotel | "Student & Travellers' Inn"
Student & Travellers' Inn is ideally located in Plaka, close to shopping, restaurants, bars, and views of the Acropolis lit up at night. It was really easy to meet new friends here -- just sit in the shady courtyard and strike up a conversation. Hang out until you find some people to go out with, and you'll have a great time. My new friends and I walked around the base of the Acropolis at dusk, enjoying people-watching. After dinner, we made our way back to the hostel and decided we weren't ready for bed. We stayed out late at a bar on the corner, near the hostel, enjoying the wine and the company.
At Student & Travellers' Inn, you will enjoy the neighborhood and the atmosphere and make new friends easily.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 3, 2004
Student & Travellers Inn
16 Kydathineon, Plaka
Athens, Greece 105 58
210 32 48 802
I enjoyed an unrushed meal and decent house wine here with my new friends from the Student & Travellers' Inn. The fried cheese appetizer was especially good as was my simple fruit salad.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 5, 2004
134 Adrianou Str. Plaka