Impact House Athens

Impact House Athens is a city center hostel dedicated to refugee inclusion.

Your stay here will be the ultimate blend of comfort, community, and cultural exchange.
Located in the heart of Athens, just a stone’s throw away from the nearest metro station and a short drive from the iconic Acropolis, the hostel is the perfect base for your trip. Impact House Athens offers 6 rooms, 5 shared rooms and 1 double private room, with capacity for 32 people. The rooms are non-smoking, equipped with AC, individual lockers, lights and plugs, and offer ben linen. There are plenty of common areas such as a shared living room, a fully equipped shared kitchen, a small terrace on the ground floor and a huge rooftop to meet all the other guests. The bathrooms are shared and are equipped with a hairdryer. There is free Wi-Fi in every room.

Immerse yourself in the lively neighborhood, brimming with amenities such as supermarkets, quaint coffee shops, bustling bars, convenient ATMs, and all transportation means.

This vibrant space is a hub of social inclusion and sustainability, offering a welcoming atmosphere where guests from around the globe can connect. The hostel extends occupational opportunities to migrants and refugees in Athens, embodying a spirit of community empowerment. Its decor, an ode to sustainable living, features charming second-hand furnishings and supports local, ethical businesses.

Our Manifesto

Life is in the details. We Believe that details should be found when we EMBRACE SUSTAINABILITY by pledging to reduce our environmental footprint. We FOSTER COMMUNITY by looking out for our neighbors and we CELEBRATE the BEAUTY OF CONNECTION by welcoming everyone in this house. We CULTIVATE INCLUSION by promoting diversity awareness. WE EMPOWER REFUGEES by hiring them to support them in rebuilding their lives. That's how we see strangers becoming friends and Allies, that's how we see change. In the spirit of solidarity and service, we welcome you to our eco-friendly humanitarian hostel – Where you will find some hope in a world that yearns for compassion and connection. Here, join us on a journey of discovery, empowerment, and transformation. Welcome home!
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Hostel Initiatives

The hostel decoration reflects our concept: The Mix of cultures, the Guests Exchange and a Learning spirit

The furniture of the rooms is mostly second-hand, mainly from the refugees' origins but respecting the color of the room's theme for harmony.

Conceptual Decoration

The hostel decoration reflects our concept: The Mix of cultures, the Guests Exchange and a Learning spirit The furniture of the rooms is mostly second-hand, mainly from the refugees' origins but respecting the color of the room's theme for harmony.
We aim to raise awareness to the importance of diversity and inclusion. Every guest is invited to take a deep dive into the concept of integration and to open their mind to their role to make that possible.

Raising Awareness

We aim to raise awareness to the importance of diversity and inclusion. Every guest is invited to take a deep dive into the concept of integration and to open their mind to their role to make that possible.
We incentivize slow travel to minimize tourism environmental impact we offer tips on how to do it.

Promoting Responsible Travel

We incentivize slow travel to minimize tourism environmental impact we offer tips on how to do it.
Our shop offers products made by refugees.

Social Shop

Our shop offers products made by refugees.
We have a Swap Spot, where you can swap clothes, a Book Exchange, so you can always have a new book at hand, and a game library so you can connect with the other guests. Everything for free!

Look out for Game Thursday’s!

Exchange

We have a Swap Spot, where you can swap clothes, a Book Exchange, so you can always have a new book at hand, and a game library so you can connect with the other guests. Everything for free! Look out for Game Thursday’s!
We are building a Vertical Garden in the terrace! It's a work in progress

Vertical Garden

We are building a Vertical Garden in the terrace! It's a work in progress

Reviews

Erika

Erika

Words could not describe the amount of respect and admiration I have for the coordinators, fellow volunteers and the local volunteers is astronomical . Each day was filled with so much purpose and excitement.. This entire trip was a dream

Fatma

Fatma

"Working in the Youth Support Program was an eye opening experience that I’ll never forget. I had so much fun doing activities with the kids and talking to the other volunteers! It made me so happy to see how kind and helpful everybody was at the association. Because of this I want to come back to Barcelona as soon as possible :)".

Cynthia

Cynthia

Impact Trip has guided me locally in both Croatia (October) and most recently Portugal. They are organized, professional and incredibly available at all times for any ad hoc needs. My next application will be influenced by the opportunity to once again have their local support. Special shout out to Klara!!

Matilda

Matilda

"I started off my experience feeling anxious and quite scared because I had no idea what to expect. However within a couple of days, I felt completely comfortable in my environment, loving my volunteering placement, and having so much fun with my new friends. The sustainable farming placement is so worth the super long journey, even though I also did it by myself. The team is warm and welcoming, the work incredibly rewarding, and the overall experience was just beautiful!"