30°C Athens, Greece

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HOSTEL FOR TRAVELLERS

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City Circus Hostel is an alternative travellers space for the restless voyager, the escape artist, the life acrobat. “Acrobat” literally means “a person that lives on the edge” and that is the idea of this circus: to dwell in the surreal, to embrace the weird, to explore with freedom. So whether you’re running away from something (we hope it’s not the law) or running towards something on your adventure, City Circus Athens Hostel is the ideal spot to rest your wandering feet and dreamy head.

THE HISTORY

OF OUR LOVELY VENUE

The two buildings that house City Circus Hostel and Zampanó restaurant are dated from the late 19th century and have been declared historical monuments. Being regarded as the epitome of turn-of-the-century Greek architecture, they are considered a cultural cornerstone of the Psyrri area. The buildings remained largely unused from 1970 until 2011 when the City Circus team discovered them in their search for the ideal location. It was a perfect match. After a whole year of preparations and internal redesign work, City Circus opened its doors in the summer of 2012 and quickly became one of the highest rated hostels in Europe.

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4 Bed Female Ensuite
Double loft
6 Bed Female Dorm
Double/Twin Deluxe
Main entrance
Budget double room
8 Bed Mixed Ensuite
6 Bed Mixed Ensuite
Superior 4 Bed Ensuite Private
Superior Double Room
Zampanó, our restaurant
City Circus Lobby
Roof top
Photo booth
4 Bed Mixed Ensuite

ROOM TYPES

We have a variety of room types, ranging from 4, 6 or 8-bed dormitories to doubles/twins or quadruple privates. Grab a cup of coffee and take your time to explore our galleries and pick the one that suits you best. Then, head on to our booking page to check for availability.

Dorms

Explore our options of dormitory rooms, for 4, 6 or 8 guests. All equipped with air-conditioning, private bathrooms, wooden bunkbeds and super-comfy mattresses.

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Private

If you feel like having some moments of privacy, we have a variety of double or twin rooms and one quadruple, to suit all needs, fitted with original vintage furniture and artwork.

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THE LOCATION

ATHENS IS A BIG CIRCUS

City Circus Athens Hostel is in the heart of Athens, in the edgy and hip Psirri neighborhood, fast becoming the center of Athens’ Ghetto Tourism district. We’re beside numerous eateries and watering holes and a short walk or bike ride from any sites in Athens. If you’re not the self-motored type, the Metro and Train are only 300 meters away.

What’s around the circus What’s around the circus

Seat back and watch this carousel of pictures taking you to the most characteristics spots of Athens.

TOURS & ACTIVITIES

Whether you want to take a whole day trip or feel like chilling in our common area, City Circus will certainly keep you busy and happy during your stay. Our guests are able to join in on daily activities in the hostel and out in the city .

1 day tour to Delphi

At the foot of Mount Parnassos, within the angle formed by the twin rocks of the Phaedriades, lies the Pan-Hellenic sanctuary of Delphi, which had the most famous oracle of ancient Greece. Delphi was regarded as the centre of the world.

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Wine tasting

The world of wine is amazing and we invite you to join us in this tasting journey of Greek wineries and producers. Our chef, Chryssa takes care of the food part of the evening making some amazing bites.

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1 day tour to Mycenae, Epidaurus, & Nafplio

In a single day, visit two of the most important archaeological sites of ancient times, plus the idyllic city of Nafplio, the first capital city of modern Greece.

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1 day cruise to the islands of the Argo-Saronic gulf

Get away from the heat of Athens and enjoy a preview of some of Greece's beautiful islands. Everything is included, except sunscreen :)

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Bar Crawl

Our bar crawl takes off at 8pm from our restaurant Zampanó with a quick drink and then continues till late after collecting travellers from other hostels around town. Free shots and entrance are included in all venues. Just bring your adventurous self!

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Happy Hour

Get to know your fellow travellers and share your stories over a free glass of wine and our delicious bruschetta!

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Tsipouro tasting

Tsipouro is relatively strong but at the same time quite aromatic liquor that is distilled from the skin of grapes. You get to try five different kinds of Tsipouro, each distilled from different grapes' variety and coming from different regions around Greece.

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4 Bed Female Ensuite

Cosy and spacious room adjusted to the needs of women. Full of light with ensuite bathroom and adequate number of mirrors. What more do you need..

Double loft

A cosy loft with a double bed, kitchenette and an outside sitting area within the common space of our roof top.

6 Bed Female Dorm

Spacious sunny 6 bed dorm with a little balcony. Private bathroom with two showers and huge mirror is situated just across the corridor.

Double/Twin Deluxe

Spacious room with either two single beds or one king-size double. Please don't forget to let us know of your preference after making your reservation.

Main entrance

The main entrance to the building and our 24h reception

Budget double room

These are our most economical private rooms. For the price of two dormitory beds, you get a private room, equipped with a super comfy mattress, air-conditioning and ensuite bathroom. However, if you are light sleepers, be aware that those rooms, being located at sub-level, may have some extra noise.

8 Bed Mixed Ensuite

A spacious, bright dormitory for 8 guests with a comfortable bed layout for more privacy.

6 Bed Mixed Ensuite

Spacious dormitory for 6, with private bathroom.

Superior 4 Bed Ensuite Private

A private room with 4 beds on two levels, suitable for groups of friends or families. Two of the four single beds can be arranged into one extra large double.

Superior Double Room

This is our most exclusive room. There is only one and it books fast. Large king-size bed and view of the Acropolis, only in a double set-up.

Zampanó, our restaurant

Inspired by the main character of Federico Fellini’s masterpiece "La Strada," Zampanó takes traditional Greek cuisine to a new level with modern, creative elements always based on fresh, seasonal ingredients from all around the country. This is also the place where breakfast is served daily. Special deals and pricing for City Circus guests.
http://zampano.gr/

City Circus Lobby

If you are pooped out from trekking all over town, kick your feet up, watch a movie, or chat with other travellers in our cosy lounge!

Roof top

Enjoy the incredible view from our roof top. The terrace is open to everyone from 7am till 11:30pm. There's no bar but feel free to buy drinks at the reception and enjoy them upstairs!

Photo booth

Use our photo booth for unique pictures from your visit at City Circus. Dress up and enjoy the feelings of being a clown for a while. Set no limits to your creativity! Our staff will be more than happy to assist you :)

4 Bed Mixed Ensuite

A nice, spacious dormitory with ensuite facilities. Also suitable for groups of friends or families.

Eva
Receptionist

A zealous music fan and movie junkie. Eva is an organizer of various music scene’s events in Athens so if you need a good tip for music night, she’s the one who to ask! Her knowledge of the city and Greece generally makes her perfect for organizing your time in Athens, your vacations on the islands and your bar hoping! She never says no to long lasting conversations and cultural exchanges. She also loves stray animals of all kinds and looks (especially the really ugly ones).

Klara
Receptionist

The only foreigner in our lines, so far. Her childlike Greek and effort to speak our native language still makes us laugh. Being new to Athens, she enjoys discovering interesting places and nice spots which she could recommend to our guests. Also her, being a permanent tourist, dealing with Greek life every day, it makes her to understand the difficulties our guests can encounter and the ways they can be avoided or soothed.

Christos
Receptionist

Our night guard. His job is tough and unenviable. Being there all night trying to silence those who decide to wake up the rest of the hostel, he has developed quite unique skills and abilities. He is also the one who’ll find you a specialized dentist in the middle of the night or come to wake you up if you sleep in. He is a DJ and music fan, passionate CD collector and one of the few Greeks who actually visit archaeological sites with zest and enthusiasm.

Tony
Receptionist

Another of our men, the most accurate and thorough. He loves Athens more than anything and his social life would be unbearable for many of us. His ability to work with less than 3 hours of sleep is fascinating and truly non-corresponding the laws of nature. He’s really passionate about his work and never miss a good chance to hang out with our guests. His dream is to open his own party hostel, well who knows, maybe one day!

Dimitris
Receptionist

The newest member of our crew. He knows where exactly to find a good party and which club to visit. His experiences with night life in Athens are worth gold! He loves to laugh and makes you laugh too with his funny remarks and easy jokes. He is also the one who’s sneaking around with his camera capturing snapshots of the hostel life. He, as many other Greeks, loves to take things easy and whenever he can he escapes to the tranquility of Greek seas and islands.