The STAY project
A shared passion for travelling, urban life and music is the main triptych behind STAY Youth Hostel & Common Place. A downtown joint where you can find a safe and cozy shelter to fit your budget but also meet & mingle with the locals and other travelers, exchange tips & memories and eventually enjoy the city together and make new friends. Being enthusiastic travelers ourselves, we have always cherished the community feel we have encountered in youth hostels worldwide. That is the exact atmosphere and friendly environment we aim to provide for our guests, hoping it will be a place where everyone wants to STAY!
Built in the ever-changing early 70s, in the heart of the part of town which was destroyed in the great 1917 fire, it was originally intended to be a hotel establishment. Decades onwards and having hosted a series of offices and public services, it was acquired by the STAY team, underwent a huge and costly aesthetical and structural makeover and renovation and now stands fit to fulfill its destiny
STAY takes pride in its friends, one of which is the renowned graffiti artist and mural designer SER, who loved the project since day one and with his team of artists have created and implemented the unique artworks you can see on the exterior building wall, as well as the countless stencil decorations on the interior walls.
Why a youth hostel?
In an ever-changing world, travelling has become easier and much more affordable. Less border checking, common currencies, information availability, budget transport. However people often fail to grasp the real essence of travelling and tourism, which is to mingle with the locals, getting inside information to fully appreciate what the destination has to offer, having a place where you can really STAY! And can you have all that in a way that doesn’t make your pockets bleed?
Of course! All you have to do is value the meaning of sharing… Youth hostels and common places are the quintessence of that notion. The same level of safety, hygiene and cleanliness you would expect in a star resort hotel at a small and affordable budget, plus a bunch of new great friends. A new way to discover what the city has to offer… and my oh my! what a great city this is…
Greece’s second largest city is by far the most youthful, cultural and fun city you will ever visit. The city’s 2500+ year long history is evident round every corner, the fragrance of its multicultural mix is eminent, the favorable geographical positioning adds up to the breathtaking natural landscape, but the one thing that will truly amaze you is the pulse, the heartbeat, the vibrant city life. One of the few cities worldwide that can still boast the “city that never sleeps” motto. Although the city’s population is over one-and-a-half million strong, it has a very compact and relatively small downtown district where most of the city’s activity takes place. The country’s largest student community lives here and leaves its distinct fingerprint on the impressive collection of cafes and restaurants, bars and taverns, shops and galleries, concert venues and clubs, that stay open until sunrise. Anything you fancy, you can find within short walking distance, making it a city, where you definitely wanna STAY!
Music lovers, passionate travelers and urban life enthusiasts Z,Y,G,K, and friends are the driving force behind STAY. Affiliated with some of the city’s landmark bars, clubs, cafes, taverns and concert venues, hospitality as-it-should-be is in their blood. In an effort to accomplish that, a group of common-thinkers has been assembled to form the team which will be there to make your “STAY” easy, pleasant and memorable. So, go ahead and do not hesitate to make contact. Spread the word! In “STAY” we are all friends, sharing… ENJOY YOUR STAY!
Fancy having that alternative community feeling but some good ol’ privacy as well? You can have that too! STAY offers a selection of private en suite hotel-type rooms (single, double or twin, and extended triples) on three separate floors, plus an exquisite but limited selection of refined suites. In addition, private 3-bedroom apartments are available on the top floors for large groups of travelers. Each room comes with an individual musical reference.
Tired of your standardized hotel room? All you need is a bed and locker but would love to make some new friends along the way? STAY offers that precious hostel feeling in high standards in its spacious brand new dorms. From twins to massive octuples, all dorms feature a comfy bed and safe locker per guest, plus access to all common areas, bathrooms and other amenities. In all hostel floors, female-only bathrooms and dorms are available. Each room come with an individual musical reference.
So now that we got your sleep sorted and out of the way, let’s find out what else STAY has to offer and our plans for the immediate future. We take pride in every little detail in STAY be it the magnificent mural by Ser, or the alternative music-oriented decoration, you will find a piece of our heart and spirit in every corner. After all these are the prime elements of distinction between your regular bed & locker and the unique STAY hybrid hostel.
- STREET MODE FESTIVAL
STAY hostel is proud to be the official hospitality & production partner for the 9th edition of the biggest festival of Northern Greece, also offering accommodation to all the festival artists. As an offer to all festival-goers, STAY offers a promotional offer of 10€ per night per guest from the 31st August until the 4th September, when booked through our website quoting your festival ticket number.
- TARATSA FILM FESTIVAL
The 4th Taratsa International Film Festival is on its way and STAY Hostel is proud to be one of the selected screening locations at our massive 250m2 roof terrace featuring a variety of seating (from coffee stands to sunbeds) to enjoy the movies but also the panoramic unobstructed city & sea-view, while enjoying refreshing drinks from our customized roof bar.
Ι. Dragoumi 61
54630, Thessaloniki , Centre
t: +30 2311 244600
f: +30 2311 244600