City Circus Hostel is an alternative travelers' 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 is the ideal spot to rest your wandering feet and dreamy head.
City Circus 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 we believe are worth visiting. If you’re not the self-motored type, the Metro and Train are only 300 meters away.
Our neighborhood is laid-back but just down the street it's bustling with theatergoers and nightly revelers. Join the Psirri street party or lounge on our rooftop to sip a beer and gaze at the timeless Acropolis and then settle into our super-comfy mattresses to rest your vagabond bones because the next day, we’ve got a selection of wild activities for you to choose from.
City Circus is housed in a cozy 4-storey, freshly restored, early 20th century mansion, complete with frescoed ceilings, wrought-iron balconies and baroque tiles. We’ve dressed it up with vintage furniture, reclaimed materials, modern design elements and street art by a selection of fresh local talent.