The war in Ukraine, the climate and energy (gas) crisis and the Welcommon Hostel
WELCOMMON Hostel is an innovative hostel as well as a center for social and green innovation and economy, a center for awareness, training and mobilization on energy efficciency, renewable energy, energy transition, energy cooperatives and circular e[...]
We support Ukrainian women and children refugees in Greece – We stand with Ukraine – Learn what we are doing, how you can support
We stand with Ukraine and we support the Ukrainian women and children refugees in Greece. As the terrible war in Ukraine continues, there are millions of innocent people fleeing the violence with no place to go. It’s truly unimaginable. We can help. [...]
Wind of Renewal and Welcommon Hostel could be partners at adult training or youth meetings project
Are you an organisation looking for a partner in #Greece, #Athens, for an #Erasmus+ project at “adult training” or “Youth exchange”? The social cooperative Wind of Renewal and its innovative #Welcommonhostel can be an interest[...]
HOSCARs 2021: Welcommon Hostel is named Most EXTRAORDINARY Hostel Hero in the world
HOSCARs 2021: Welcommon Hostel is named one of the best hostels in the world / Welcommon Hostel is named Most EXTRAORDINARY Hostel Hero in the world Hostelworld announces the winners of its 19th annual HOSCAR awards 26 April 2021: Welcommon Hostel in[...]
Help us provide accommodation and empowerment for 70 homeless vulnerable refugees in Athens
Help us provide accommodation in dignity, empowerment and non-formal inclusive education for 70 homeless vulnerable refugees in Athens We are a social cooperative and a beacon of sustainable tourism in the heart of Athens as well as a community centr[...]
COVID-19, How can one travel to Greece – Health Protocols of WELCOMMON HOSTEL and tourist businesses
WELCOMMON HOSTEL re-opened after the 1st lockdown, on 1st of June, 2020. We have also restarted our social activities, our intercultural courses open4all respecting health regulations. Booking now whenever you come, you support our innovative and coo[...]
WELCOMMON HOSTEL, one of the “Best of” civil society’s activity in EuroMed region
“Long Night of Ideas” #civilsociety is contributing a lot to overcome challenges of our times its Best Of will be livestreamed on June 7th! The premiere of #EuroMed Citizen Visions” during the #lndi21 by Auswärtiges Amt with –[...]
Single-use plastic free tourism
Single-use plastic free tourism: This is important for our #WELCOMMONHostel We are glad to inform you that our innovative hostel is participating and hosting activities and events focusing on sinle-use plastic free tourism. Indeed, in our WELCOMMON H[...]
11 important european-level distinctions for Wind of Renewal, the cooperative which runs the WELCOMMON HOSTEL
We are very proud that our social cooperative enterprise ANEMOS ANANEOSIS / WIND OF RENEWAL has received 11 International and European-level distinctions for innovation and contribution to the social economy, social innovation, social and green impac[...]
WELCOMMON Hostel, be active in Athens. We are bicycle-friendly
Walking and cycling around our towns reduces traffic jams and emissions, while improving your health. We encourage you to give it a try! ??♀️ Why not #beactive ? #nowwemove #nowwebike There are many pedestrian zones even in Athens We like ? #cycling[...]
A nice 8- or 4-beds dormitory in WELCOMMON Hostel in Athens
You have a variety of options for accommodation in WELCOMMON; you may like to share an eight-bed dormitory with your friends or other travelers; or you may prefer to stay in a five-bed room, a four-bed room, a three-bed room, a twin or double bed roo[...]
A variety of options for accommodation in WELCOMMON Hostel in Athens
You have a variety of options for accommodation in WELCOMMON HOSTEL; you may like to share an eight-bed dormitory with your friends or other travelers; or you may prefer to stay in a five-bed room, a four-bed room, a three-bed room, a twin or double [...]
Our café for music, poetry, art, events
Enjoy in our café juices, tea, coffee, beer, wine, raki but also music, board games, socializing
Our Art and events Halls: “Dialogue” and “Green” and more…
Many halls (more than 800 m2 in total) for conferences, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, perfomances, workshops, meetings, public discussions, Erasmus projects, dancing, yoga, book presentions, poetry, press conferences: The “Dialogue” [...]
We are part of the social change we want to see happen
We are part of the social change we want to see happen Athens is a city in crisis but at the same time one can see a real change if one decides to be part of the social and ecological change. We have decided to be part of this social[…]
You can feel the history of WELCOMMON
The WELCOMMON Hostel has a quite uncommon, interesting history. For many years the building was used as a public clinic. During the Greek economic crisis, in February 2013, the clinic was shut down and merged with a bigger hospital. We, the social co[...]
Discover the other side of the city
Your stay in the WELCOMMON Hostel is also a chance for you to discover what is going on in the city. You could join initiatives working for the transformation of the city and its environmental protection, you could contact human rights groups or init[...]
Young persons working voluntary for empowerment and social inclusion of vulnerable populations
Welcommonhostel is an innovative hostel in #Athens combining models of sustainable tourism with empowerment and social inclusion activities, art, intercultural dialogue and job integration, run by the #SocEnt Wind of Renewal / Anemos Ananeosis Social[...]
WELCOMMON HOSTEL, an innovative proposal for sustainable tourism
We are part of the LE MAT Network: special place, people, values The WELCOMMON Hostel is a hostel in the center of Athens, an innovative proposal for sustainable tourism, innovation, art, social and job integration based on the idea of “community”, i[...]
The WELCOMMON Hostel, a new experience in responsible, sustainable tourism, member of HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL Greece
The WELCOMMON Hostel is a hostel in the center of Athens, an innovative proposal for sustainable tourism, innovation, art, social and job integration based on the idea of “community”, initiated and run by the social cooperative ANEMOS ANANEOSIS / WIN[...]
WELCOMMON HOSTEL belongs to the network of HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL Greece
Sustainable tourism can bridge cultural differences and promote understanding. We share the same values. The Welcommon Hostel, our innovative hostel in Athens, with social and econlogical impact is part of this great community of open minded persons.[...]
How is WELCOMMON Hostel different?
How is WELCOMMON Hostel different? WELCOMMON Hostel means welcome in common – together. It is not only an opportunity to stay in a good place in Athens, the Greek capital; it is also a way to: – enjoy your stay in the city, – discover its social, cu[...]
Training for social and employment issues
Training for social and employment issues Although the hostel is no longer a refugee hosting center and has been refurbished into a modern facility, two floors of the WELCOMMON Hostel are used as an open center for social empowerment and inclusion. T[...]
Welcommon Hostel, an accessible and friendly to disable persons hostel
Welcommon Hostel, our innovative Hostel A hostel accessible to disable persons. There is also a special designed room for 3-4 disable persons in our Welcommon Hostel. Special place, special people, special values Please see photos #Athens #respect #G[...]
WELCOMMON Hostel Philosophy
We are part of the LE MAT Network: special place, people, values
We are part of the HOSTEL WORLD network
HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL network
The WELCOMMON HOSTEL is a seven-floor facility building in the center of Athens that offers accommodation for people of all ages and places, a hostel for sustainable tourism, a proposal for accommodation of social, cultural and environmental active groups and persons during their stay in Athens. Located in the heart of Athens, Welcommon Hostel is a 4-minute walk from National Archaeological Museum of Athens, 4-minute walk from Omonia Square and 600 m away from National Theatre of Greece, very close to Acropolis and its museum.
The WELCOMMON Hostel is something more than just a nice hostel with social impact. It is also a place for social gathering and experiment, a center for innovation and art, as well as a centre for for social and green innovation and economy, for social and job integration for Greek locals, migrants and refugees.
The WELCOMMON Hostel is run by the social cooperative ANEMOS ANANEOSIS / WIND OF RENEWAL.
WELCOMMON Hostel means welcome in common – together. It is not only an opportunity to stay in a good place in Athens, the Greek capital; it is also a way to:
– enjoy your stay in the city,
– discover its social, cultural and environmental side,
– exchange experiences and ideas
You have a variety of options for accommodation in WELCOMMON HOSTEL; you may like to share an eight-bed dormitory with your friends or other travelers; or you may prefer to stay in a five-bed room, a four-bed room, a three-bed room, a twin or double bed room or a single; you may need a cheap room or you may be willing to pay a little more for some extra perks; or you may like to go for a room with a balcony. Regardless of what you select, all rooms are comfortable, clean and attractive; a lot has been artistically designed with reused items, always with your comfort in mind.
Our philosophy is that we want to be part of the social change we want to see happen. Anemos Ananeosis/Wind of Renewal has a strong commitment to building a better world through social and green innovation and the cooperative business model. We want to influence the direction of our society to become more sustainable and ecologically and socially fair.
We invest in energy efficiency, reduction of fossil fuel use, led lighting and solar energy (for producing hot water for use) with good results in reduction of CO2 emissions
Our vision is to bring close people from all over the world, to enable them to communicate, to be entertained and to explore the creative side of Athens. In the WELCOMMON Hostel we can introduce you to the world of Greece’s cultural, environmental and social organizations as well as of social economy. You can also contribute with your ideas and experience. It highlights the positive impact that cooperatives and social enterprises have on communities, revitalizing neighborhoods, making bridges between communities, social groups, newcomers and local people.
Our mission is to daily improve and develop our services, make our hostel more than convenient, friendly and live, artistic and social innovative. We can organise your study trip in the city and provide details about interesting social events and groups. We can also supply you with all necessary information on other Greek cities, islands or a mountainside, connect you with cycling groups, or let you know the secrets of culinary delights.
Our “Dialogue”- Art Hall & our “Green” seminars’ Hall
for events, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, perfomances. Dialogue, seminars, art matter!
Special offers – Discounts And Benefits
Please regularly check the discounts and special offers that you may have on our services.
- Special prices for groups.
- Are you a student in Greece, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia or America? If you have a valid ISIC Card, International Student Identity Card, we offer you up to 20% discount on our services prices (accomodation, bar etc).
- Are you a teacher and have a valid Internationla Teacher Identity Card? We offer you up to 20% discount on our services prices
- In the heart of Athens
- Near to subway
- Near to main archaeological sites
- Near to cultural attractions
- Conference/Workshop room
- Exhibition hall