The Best Hostels in Greece for Backpackers, Students, and Budget Travellers

Athens | Santorini | Mykonos | Ios | Thessaloniki | Corfu | Paras Island | Crete | Kalambaka

Greece is a beautiful and fascinating country that offers visitors a wide diversity of sights and activities. The country has a rich history, beautiful landscape, and diverse islands that attract all types of travelers. If you're a backpacker or student who's traveling on a budget, then hostels may be your best option for saving money. Although there aren't as many hostels throughout Greece as there are in some European countries, there are usually one or two decent options in most major tourist destinations.

How much do hostels in Greece cost?

Average Dorm Price $16 ($9 to $28)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $39 ($3 to $126)

An affordable hostel for backpackers and students in Athens, Greece.

Dorm Bed: $22.34
Private Room: $11.17
Overall Rating: 95%
If you stay at Athens Quinta, you'll feel more like you're staying in someone's home than a hostel. It's a small, historic building with a lot of character and charm. The hostel is decorated with a historic style that keeps with the ambiance. It's also located in a lively neighborhood with a lot of things to see and do. There are many bars and restaurants nearby, and public transportation is easily accessible.

The hostel has several common area's including a small shared kitchen, a garden area, and a common room. There are movie nights occasionally and various snacks that guests can enjoy.

The dorm rooms sleep up to six people and each guest has their own security locker. There are also double private rooms available if you want a little more personal space.
13 Methonis Street , Athens, Greece,

An affordable and quiet hostel for backpackers in Santorini, Greece.

Dorm Bed: $16.79
Private Room: $16.79
Overall Rating: 91%
If you're looking for a hostel that is a little removed from the main touristy area, then Caveland is a good option. It's a relaxing and comfortable place to stay that is a bit away from everything. It is best to have access to some form of transportation if you stay here.

The hostel is located in an old 18th century winery. It's in a small village called Karterados and is about a five minute drive from Fira Town.

The hostel has a large pool where you can take a refreshing swim. There's also a nice garden area. Guests can use the communal kitchen to prepare their own meals, or there are often group dinners or barbecues. There's also a library where you can borrow a book.

There are a variety of dorm options to choose from including four, six, and ten bed rooms. There are also single, twin, and double private rooms available.
Karterados , Santorini, Greece,

A camping hostel for backpackers, students, and young travellers on Mykonos.

Dorm Bed: $12.50
Private Room: $15.00
Overall Rating: 79%
If you're looking for fancy, then Paraga Beach Hostel is not it, but if you're looking for a fun, affordable, and basic place to crash in Mykonos, then this is an option. It offers very basic cabins and camping style facilities. There always seems to be something going on and there's a pool where many guests enjoy hanging out. It feels a bit like a party hostel and it's really easy to meet other backpackers. The hostel is just a short walk from Paraga Beach on the south part of the island. It's also about four kilometers from Chora and buses frequently pass through.

If you're looking for fun but basic, then this is a good option in Mykonos. It appeals to young travelers and backpackers who don't want to spend a fortune but still want to enjoy Mykonos Island.
Paraga Beach , Mykonos, Greece,

A popular and fun hostel for backpackers and solo travellers in Ios, Greece.

Overall Rating: 94%
Francescos's is a popular hostel in Ios and it has the reputation to prove it. As often happens with popular hostels, the price is a bit higher than you'd expect and the quality can slip a bit, but if you're looking for a centrally located place to stay where you can meet other young travelers, then this is the place.

The hostel is located in Ios Town and is close to the main nightlife area and the main square. It's also about a twenty minute walk from the main beach, with several other good beaches in walking distance.

There is a fun bar where you can meet other guests, and everyone is welcomed with one free drink. There are also all of the standard amenities available including an internet cafe, travel information, and safety deposit boxes.

The hostel has both private rooms and dorms available. It's a large hostel that can accommodate up to 150 people in a range of room types and styles.
Francesco Plakiotis Chora , Ios, Greece,

A quiet and safe hostel for backpackers and students in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dorm Bed: $13.00
Private Room: $19.50
Overall Rating: 95%
Little Big House is a great option in Thessaloniki. The biggest selling factor for this hostel is the staff, who are really friendly and really go out of their way to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. The guesthouse is a quiet place where you can hang out with other travelers and enjoy a good night's sleep.

Little Big House is relatively small, with just eight rooms and a small kitchenette area. There's also a common room and a nice garden and terrace. The room options include a two bed private apartment, a four bed dorm, and a six bed dorm.

The hostel is a bit outside of the city center, but it's still walking distance, and the surrounding neighborhood is very quiet and safe. If you're looking for a place that will feel like your home away from home, then Little Big House is just that.
Andokidou 24, , Thessaloniki, Greece,

The best party hostel in Corfu, Greece for backpackers and young travellers.

Dorm Bed: $18.00
Private Room: $18.00
Overall Rating: 75%
If you've headed to Corfu to party, then The Pink Palace is the place to stay. It has a reputation for being the best party hostel in the area, and if you're in town during the peak season then it won't disappoint. Things do slow down a bit during the off season and you can expect a more chill environment.

The hostel offers a variety of amenities for guests including free breakfast, wi-fi, luggage storage, and daily happy hours. They host all kinds of activities including toga parties, booze cruises, and beer pong. There's always something going on here.

The hostel has dorms that sleep up to five people with both co-ed and female only rooms available. There are also private rooms that sleep between two and five people.
Agios Gordios Beach Sinarades,49084 , Corfu, Greece,

An affordable and quiet option for budget travellers to Paras Island, Greece.

Private Room: $11.28
Overall Rating: 100%
Pension Rena is not actually a hostel, but it is an affordable guesthouse for budget travelers to Paros. The guesthouse does not offer dorms, but there are a wide variety of private rooms to choose from including singles, twins, doubles, and three or four bed rooms. The facilities are kept clean and the staff are friendly. The guesthouse is located in a quiet part of Parikia Town, which is the capital of Paros Island. It's just a short walk from the port and there are nearby beaches and a supermarket.

If you're looking for a quiet and affordable place to stay, the Pension Rena is a good option.
Parikia , Paros, Greece,

An affordable and relaxing hostel for backpackers and budget travellers in Plakias, Crete.

Dorm Bed: $11.57
Overall Rating: 100%
Youth Hostel Plakias is a great hostel for all types of travelers on the south coast of Crete. It's located in the town of Plakias which is a picturesque and relaxing place to pass the time.

The hostel has a social atmosphere but is still quiet enough that you can enjoy a peaceful stay with a good night's sleep. There's a nice outdoor patio where you can chat with other guests. There's also snorkeling equipment available for use as well as guitars and beach mats. The staff are available to offer you any advice you might need on hikes, beaches, and activities in the area.

The hostel has dorms that sleep up to eight people and both co-ed and female only rooms are available.
Plakias Rethymno , Crete, Greece,

An affordable and comfortable hostel for backpackers and students in Kalambaka, Greece.

Dorm Bed: $19.89
Private Room: $28.42
Overall Rating: 96%
Meteora Central Hostel is a great option in the middle of Kalambaka. It's located in a traditional house that has been fully renovated to be a hostel. It's family run and the owners are friendly and helpful. The hostel is just a short walk from anything you might need including bars, restaurants, and a supermarket.

The hostel has double private rooms as well as six or eight bed dorms that are split between two floors.

If you're looking for a friendly and welcoming place to stay where you can meet other travelers and enjoy a good night's sleep, then Meteora Central Hostel is a good option.
Trikalon 82 , Kalambaka, Greece,

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