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 Value for Money  3.4
 Rooms  2.9
 Cleanliness  3.3
 Location  4.4
 Security & Safety  3.8
 Service & Staff  3.7
 Food / Dining  2.9
 Total  3.5

"Do not stay here!"

User Rating:  1.6
Reviewer:   Forrest J. of Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed:   August 12, 2010  (see hostel reviews from Bedbreakfasttraveler.com)
Traveled:   June 2010     Type:   Youth/Student
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Comments  (English):
We had booked this place for two nights upon arriving in Athens and then one night two weeks later before leaving Greece. When we arrived they didn't have our reservations for either dates, but fortunately had one room left, which was their dungeon-like studio below street-level. The room was big and had an A/C unit which redeemed the place a little. The bathroom was really musty smelling and had no shower curtain so the entire floor got soaked and the drain hardly worked so if we walked into the bathroom during the night our feet got soaked. The real kicker though was when we returned two weeks later. They put us in a room facing the street and with Athens traffic being so awful we couldn't leave the window open if we wanted any sleep due to the noise. At this point Athens was sweltering hot and humid and the room had no fan or A/C. The only way I could sleep was by wetting a towel and covering myself with it. The day after staying here my sisters legs and arms broke out with horribly itchy bug bites that we can only figure were from bed bugs at this place. Really it was an awful experience at Dioskouros. The one positive thing I have to mention is that the German/Austrian??? woman at the front desk was extremely helpful and very nice. Otherwise the place sucks.

"Dioskouros Hostel"

User Rating:  1.7
Reviewer:   Susan M. of Minneapolis, MN, United States
Reviewed:   October 12, 2008  (see hostel reviews from Hosteltraveler.com)
Traveled:   October 2008     Type:   Active/Adventure
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Comments  (English):
This place was a complete letdown. It smelled of cat urine. The rooms were dingy. The service at the desk was rude. It is centrally located in the Plaka, but so is everything else. And the street is is on is sort of seedy. For one night I was able to do it, but I suggest the Student and Traveller's Hostel a few blocks away. They give great service, it's clean, and right on a main drag. Seriously, don't stay here.


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