EuroCheapo's guide to hotels in Athens
The best budget hotels in Athens... made simple.
The cash-only Hotel Adonis is situated on one of the quietest pedestrian streets in Plaka, one of Athens' oldest and quaintest neighborhoods.
Very Good 7.7
Tempi Hotel's affordable rates, bare-bones rooms, and friendly staff combine to make it both a great deal and a welcoming budget guesthouse.
Very Good 8.2
Cecil Hotel, one of our fave Athens hotels, maintains a charming, friendly Old World feel.
Niki's 23 rooms are tidy, streamlined, modern affairs. Wall-to-wall brown carpets provide an earthy nuance.
Hotel Arion, which opened in time for the 2004 Olympics, perfectly expresses the affordable Athenian boutique hotel impulse.
Very Good 8.1
Hotel Hera is splurgeworthy for its relative affordability, its great location, and its inviting high-end atmosphere.
While the Phaedra doesn't have some of the modern amenities that most budget hotels in Athens now proffer, its reasonable rates, superb location, and compassionate staff are its big selling points.
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Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to cheap hotels in Athens and throughout Europe. Since we launched our guide to Athens in 2006, we’ve been visiting, inspecting and reviewing hotels there, always with the same goal: to find the city’s best affordable (and central) sleeps.
Of course, Greece has been a tricky place to visit of late, with many tourists staying at bay because of the country’s financial and political challenges. However, true budget travelers haven’t been so easily dissuaded from visiting. Indeed, in many ways the country has become more interesting and affordable to visit.
Getting started: If you’re ready to choose a hotel, use the search box above or head straight to our reviews of recommended properties. If you need a little help deciding upon an area to call home, check out our neighborhood overviews. For additional money-saving tips, read the articles listed below.
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Getting into the Greek metropolis of Athens is easy with our quick guide. We'll give you the rundown on the metro, commuter trains, buses, and trams. We'll also tell you why taxis in Athens are no longer something to fear, and decode the city's rather complex taxi rate scheme.
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