8 things you should know before staying at a hostel
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8 things you should know before staying at a hostel

Greece ● 04 October 2017
 

Hostels are a top accommodation option for young travellers, who want to save money for other activities than spending a fortune in a hotel or a guesthouse, which are significantly more expensive than hostels. Hostels in Greece are characterised by their high-standards, the hospitality of the owners and their safety. Thousands of backpackers every year choose a Greek hostel for their affordable vacations, and amazing hostel deals give them the opportunity to have great time with their friends for many days. However, there are some things you should know before staying at a hostel. Take them into account and be ready for unforgettable holidays!

1. Pick a bottom bunk

When you pick a bed, try to get a bottom bunk. They are easier to get in and out of, you can put your things under the bed frame, and you are closer to plugs to charge your devices.

2. Bring earplugs

Shared rooms are never completely quiet. Plus, there is always the reputation of hostels that they are being filled with party-animals. If you need a deep sleep, earplugs will definitely help you.


3. Watch your valuables

It is wise to keep on you your valuables, such as money, passport, tablet and smartphone, at all times. Take them with you when you are outside and put them under your pillow when you sleep.

4. Mixed or single sex?

For female travellers, the safer and more comfortable option is to choose a female-only room. Of course, if you travel with your friends, a mixed room is the perfect way to have fun.

5. How many persons in the room?

If you travel solo, it is much easier to choose a 4-bed room and to share it with only three strangers. It may be a bit more expensive, but it is definitely worth it. If you have a couple of friends with you, book the bigger room and save money.


6.  Make new friends

Don't be shy! Hostels are the perfect place to meet new people, share travel tips and make new friends. Introduce yourself, share your plans for the day and spend time in the common areas (some hostels in Athens have really cool bars).

7. Buy a sleep sheet

Save money and don't rent bed linens from the hostels. Bring your own sleep sheet, be completely independent and feel clean.

8. Don't forget shower essentials

Towels, soap and shampoo are not provided by the hostels. Shower shoes, such as flip flops, are also necessary.

Where to Stay

Hotel & Hostel in Athens, Greece Lozanni
8.2 10
Lozanni
54, Kapodistriou str., 10432 Athens, Greece

Hotel and Hostel Lozanni is located in the heart of Athens, 400 meters from Omonoia Square and from Omonoia metro station. Syntagma, the main square of Athens is 20 minutes on foot. Piraeus Port can be reached within 25 minutes using the electric railway. Elefthérios Venizélos Airport is 36 km away.

Hotel in Nafplio, Greece Deves Hotel
Deves Hotel
50, Argous Str., 21100 Nafplio, Greece

Deves Hotel is situated within a 15-minute walk from the historic center of the picturesque town of Nafplio and a 10-minute walk from the bus station (KTEL). The nearest beach can be found within 20 minutes on foot.

Studio & Appartment in Chalkidiki, Greece Pension Zefyros
Pension Zefyros
Ammouliani, 63075 Chalkidiki, Greece

Pension Zefyros is located on a small, beautiful island of Ammouliani in Chalkidiki just 1 minute walk from the nearest beach and 4 minutes walk from the port. Ammouliani island can be reached with a ferry boat from Tripiti and Ouranoupoli. Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is 109 km away from Tripiti.


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