Aiolou 29, Athens, Greece
Doubles from: $50 to $80
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Ahh, Tempi Hotel. Proof yet again that good things come in surprising packages. From the street, this family-run hotel looks unassuming, even dumpy. Inside, however, clean rooms and friendly Yannis at the split-level reception make Tempi's bare-bones and super affordable rooms a great deal.
The Tempi's 24 rooms are small, they don't have telephones, and there's no breakfast offered beyond coffee or tea. But they're clean and tidy, and even stylish in a simple, gently retro manner. We liked the prim beds with brown blankets. Stand-alone wardrobes, tiled floors, and small balconies complete the picture.
Half of the Tempi's rooms have private bathrooms, and the other half share showers, sinks, and toilets. Guests also have use of a kitchen that doubles as a bar/lounge.
Rates are especially good given the location, just a hop from the Monastiraki metro station and a farther skip and jump to Plaka. In low season, rates drop a noticeable—dare we say astounding!?—25%.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Tempi Hotel neighborhood
Surrounding Monastiraki Square, the neighborhood of Monastiraki ranks next to Plaka as a top tourist neighborhood, home to the last remaining mosque in Athens, Hadrian's Library, the Roman Agora and Tower of the Winds. Charming alleyways cut across neighborhood, providing a nice escape from the steady tourist traffic, and some of the best gyro and souvlaki joints in all of Athens can be found here.