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.
If you are planning travels through the Balkan region this summer, it is worth bearing in mind that the pattern of rail services has changed radically over recent months. And the changes are not generally for the good. C ... read
Tourism in Greece hasn’t fared at all badly this past year or two. Indeed, in 2011 visitor numbers were very buoyant as travelers who might otherwise have taken vacations in Egypt or Tunisia opted instead for Greece. G ... read
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
How do you get into central Athens from the airport and the city's main train stations? Should you take the metro, the suburban train line, or the bus? Choices, choices, choices. We'll spell it all out for you here, and if we go on and on about how great Metro Line 3 is, offer us a sedative.
EuroCheapo Review: 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.... read review
EuroCheapo Review: 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.... read review
EuroCheapo Review: 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.... read review