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“A great location and value”
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Economy Hotel
Ranked #74 of 326 Hotels in Athens
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A great location and value”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

After living in hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments for the last 200+ days, the reception at Economy is by far the best. Upon check-in we were given a detailed description of how to get to the main sites in Athens along with the prices and where passes could be used and for how long. Plus on our way out there was also someone at reception available for help. The location is also another big plus, near the Psiri neighborhood which has many great restaurants and bars and just a few blocks from two different metro lines in either direction. The room had enough space and storage for two and the balcony was a nice place to enjoy a glass of wine from the shop just two doors down or from the refrigerated case in the lobby. Sure the room was outdated, but it was very clean and to me that is more impressive as you really have to maintain older rooms. Plus I don’t visit cities to spend time in my room, I want something clean, comfortable and near public transportation/in an area that is within walking distance of sites so I can explore they city with ease. And this hotel has it all. But if you wanted a fancy looking room and to spend more money on a hotel instead of all the great food and sites, then you probably aren’t even really interested in staying here.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

This is a great place to base yourself in Athens. Everything is walkable from here (although I do like walking) - you don't need public transport to get to the historic sites from this hotel, nor the restaurants (good restaurants 15-20 minute walk away with views of the Acropolis). I spent 8 nights here. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and will provide you with maps and info on all the tourist hotpots. Staff have good sense of humour - typically Greeks. The service was top notch - good guys and girls on reception! Breakfast is included. The room was modern and clean, and wifi worked well. It's great coming back to a room that looks new again each evening. Room has good air con. You can buy drinks water and more in the lobby. Also and a big plus is the tours offered from the big tour operators at the reception desk. You can book great day trips out of Athens to historic sites such as Delphi or longer trips at reception and the tour company will pick you up from the hotel. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Athens.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This hotel offers great value for money if you want a central location and a comfortable stay, for a few days city break. The Economy Hotel is positioned just off one of the main streets in Athens and easily accessible from the metro stop if you are coming by public transport from the airport. In the square opposite, you can also catch the city sightseeing tour bus if you don't fancy walking around the city each day.
The rooms are fairly basic in terms of decor, which is quite typical of greek hotels, but are very clean and cleaned/towels replaced everyday.The beds are comfortable and there was no extra charge for the air con, which looked like a new system, and as the hotel is located on a side street we didn't hear any noise at all from outside. So all in all we enjoyed a restful stay! The bathroom was small but again perfectly adequate and clean, with a shower that could be hung on the wall so you dont have to hold it over yourself when you shower.
The breakfast had a good range including eggs, cooked meats, cheese, cereals, bread, pastries, fruit, yoghurt, juices, coffee and a selection of teas. This was perfect for me as someone who only eats gluten free as there was plenty of choice aside from the breads which makes a refreshing change!!
We also found the service at the hotel very good. The staff on reception were polite and helpful, and had lots of good recommendations of areas to eat and visit.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Economy and unless you like living in the laps of luxury I would definitely recommend it to anyone else who wants fantastic value for money place to stay in Athens.

Room Tip: Visit the roof terrace for lovely views out towards the Acropolis, and across Town Hall square!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Bucuresti
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

The hotel is situated near the City Hall of Athens and near the most important attractions.However the area is not very clean but hotel is well maintained and clean.The receptionists very kind and hospitable and good English speakers. The facilities cover requirements for any tourist picky. I recommend with pleasure this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher level
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This place is perfectly fine for a budget stay in Athens. My husband and I stayed here on our last night of our honeymoon because it is very close to a metro stop for the airport. It's located in a kind of seedy alley way, but that alley way is right off of a main street with lots of cafes and shops. Sure, the rooms are a little shabby but that's standard for a budget place. It is still comfortable and has very helpful and down-to-earth staff.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Cost x Benefit is very good.

Good location, hotel is near two metro stations which allow you to move throughout the city in a very fast way, including Port and Airport.

People working at hotel are very nice, supportive and always willing to provide information for you to enjoy Athens as much as possible.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Rosangela G
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Bucharest
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This hotel is indeed close to the most important attractions, to the Plaka area and the Monastiraki metro station. From the point of view of location, it is convenient, although the area is dirty and crowded. One of the receptionists was extremely helpful, willing to help with information, we appreciated all his help. The other one however (which did the day shift during our stay) would roll his eyes at every question, so we preferred to avoid further requesting his help. The rooms are overall OK, cleaned every day, but don't expect beauty; the one we had could use some new furniture. The breakfast was the same every single day, and tasteless. We stayed 3 nights and were interested in being close to the Acropolis and other sites, so it was a fine option; but would not choose this hotel for a longer stay.

Room Tip: Not all the rooms have balconies. Some of them only have several fenced centimeters outside the wind...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Economy Hotel
Address: 5 Klisthenous, Athens 105 52, Greece
Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Omonia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Economy Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Is a family hotel with 56 rooms all with private facilities, located in the center of Athens, next the City Hall, in Athinas street. The location of hotel allows you easy access in walking distances to the most interesting places in Athens and to the public transportation (Nearest metro stop from the airport is Monastiraki station).Our friendly staff will try to make your stay more pleasant, providing you directions to all the Archaeological sites of the City, Greek taverns or restaurants, shopping areas, the flea market or to any point you wish to visit.Contact with us minimum 3 days before your arrival date to arrange an airport transfer (additional charge) ... more   less 
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