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Expert reviews of cheap hotels in Athens

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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Cast back to just 18 months ago, and the departure boards at Thessaloniki railway station were rather interesting. The city boasted direct train services to ten different European countries. In those days, one could hop ... read

“Why would I choose Macedonia over nearby Greece or Albania, both of which are much easier to get to?” That was the challenge laid down by one reader when he commented on our blog post last week. So we accept the cha ... read

With many travelers surely now in full planning mode for summer 2011, let’s take a look at the winners and losers in the European battle for the tourist’s dollar (or euro). Greece Greece’s economic misfortunes led ... read

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Our top 20 reviewed hotels in Athens

Editor's Picks Name Price User rating

Editor's Pick
Hotel Adonis, Athens

The cash-only Hotel Adonis is situated on one of the quietest pedestrian streets in Plaka, one of Athens' oldest and quaintest neighborhoods.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$69

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Editor's Pick
Tempi Hotel, Athens

Tempi Hotel's affordable rates, bare-bones rooms, and friendly staff combine to make it both a great deal and a welcoming budget guesthouse.

7.9 Guest Rating

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$53

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Editor's Pick
Cecil, Athens

Cecil Hotel, one of our fave Athens hotels, maintains a charming, friendly Old World feel.

7.4 Guest Rating

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$72

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Editor's Pick
Niki, Athens

Niki's 23 rooms are tidy, streamlined, modern affairs. Wall-to-wall brown carpets provide an earthy nuance.

7.5 Guest Rating

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$119

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Editor's Pick
Arion Athens Hotel, Athens

Hotel Arion, which opened in time for the 2004 Olympics, perfectly expresses the affordable Athenian boutique hotel impulse.

8.1 Guest Rating

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$99

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Editor's Pick
Phaedra Hotel, Athens

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.

7.9 Guest Rating

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$66

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Editor's Pick
Art Gallery Hotel, Athens

Art Gallery Hotel is a great option for travelers seeking a quiet place just off the tourist path.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$66

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Editor's Pick
Hotel Kimon, Athens

Hotel Kimon's comfortable, even stylish rooms are some of the most affordable in heavily touristed Plaka.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$66

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Hotel Metropolis, Athens

Metropolis's extremely clean rooms have beige walls, run-of-the-mill beds, wardrobes, bedspreads, and desks, all of which serve their utilitarian purposes without bothering themselves with style.

8.0 Guest Rating

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$59

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Editor's Pick
Acropolis House, Athens

This family-run hotel has a nice location in Plaka, the oldest and most charming of Athens' neighborhoods.

8.0 Guest Rating

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$92

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Editor's Pick
Hotel Orion, Athens

The Orion vibe is very relaxed. If you're a European university kid in Athens for a few nights, this is a great place to crash.

8.4 Guest Rating

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$53

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Hotel Attalos, Athens

Hotel Attalos is a good value for budget travelers. A relaxed throwback to the 1970s, it's less shiny than it is dependable.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$66

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Editor's Pick
The Student and Travellers Inn, Athens

The Student and Travellers Inn's bright rooms are clean and comfortable, decked out in vibrant yellow and blue.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$66

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Editor's Pick
Carolina Hotel, Athens

We appreciated the Carolina's old-fashioned cage elevator, reminiscent of the late 19th century. And loved the roof terrace, which made us feel like we were on top of the world.

7.8 Guest Rating

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$66

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Hotel Arethusa, Athens

Hotel Arethusa has the dated, exciting atmosphere of a hotel where much intrigue went down during Athens's turbulent 1960s and 1970s.

7.6 Guest Rating

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$92

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Editor's Pick
Marble House, Athens

Located down a little alleyway in the relaxed 'hood of Koukaki, Marble House provides an exceptionally quiet budget bed.

8.0 Guest Rating

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$46

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Editor's Pick
Best Western Hotel Museum, Athens

This 93-room hotel occupies two adjacent buildings. One houses single and double rooms, and the other houses the triple rooms and junior suites.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$86

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Hotel Exarchion, Athens

The hotel's 50 rooms are very plain, yet there's something restrained and even elegant about these rooms, in a simple, institutional 1970s aesthetic way.

8.2 Guest Rating

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$79

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Best Western Hotel Pythagorion, Athens

Rooms are comfortable, clean, and decorated in an unfussy manner. They're also more spacious than many of their Athens peers.

8.3 Guest Rating

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$69

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Hermes, Athens

Hotel Hermes' 45 rooms are serviceable and on the roomy side, with blond wood floors, curved desks, and gentle lighting.

8.5 Guest Rating

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$117

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