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Athens Studios
Ranked #10 of 80 Athens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“location, location, location”
Reviewed 13 May 2010

We stayed 3 nights initially before heading to the greek islands and then one night on return from the islands.

Free wi-fi was great, beds really comfy. The first apartment we had did not have a tv but the second one did. (Not that we watched or wanted to watch it.) The staff were all very friendly. The laundry was handy. Something that wasn't the best was noise, poor insulation meant it travelled very easily, so when drunk people get back to their room and cant use their key card properly it can be a little annoying. (you do have to remeber it is still basically getting a backpacker crowd.) Prices were also very reasonble for the location it was in and service provided.

But the best thing about it was the location, only a few minutes from everything you would want to check out in the city centre, loads of places to eat out close by and you can view the acropolips from there other sites (Athens backpackers) rooftop bar which is not to be missed in the evenings.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2010

The big, big plus for Athens Studios is the location! It couldn't be in a better location for travellers. It is one or two minutes walk from the Acropolis metro station, and only five minutes from lovely walks down the Plaka, with local shops and restaurants which aren't a total rip off considering how close they are to the Acropolis. It really was very well located. Also on the plus side, the rooms were comfortable and clean. The wet room/bathroom was very nicely finished and it was nice to have a comfortable sofa in the room. However, the sheets are not changed "bi-weekly" as it says on the website and on their welcome pack. Cleaning literally consists of the bins being changed and in the floor being swept. Also, after paying for a "Deluxe Couple Apartment", we didn't have the TV that everyone else had mentioned and was all over their website, which was annoying, as my boyfriend was ill one of the days we were there and it would have been nice, especially as we thought we had paid for that. Also, it was impossible to stay in our room any past 10/11am, as our air conditioning didn't work and it was really hot. My boyfriend asked at reception about the air conditioning, and was told that some of the rooms were missing a remote and that he would sort it out, but nothing was done. We thought that paying 460E for 5 nights with these things missing was a bit steep. But overall, we did enjoy our stay. The breakfast was a nice idea - toast and hardboiled eggs. Most mornings they had run out of bread/eggs by the time we got there, but that's probably coz we're too slow off the mark. We also thought the internet was quite expensive to use. We got caught up in the flight cancellations because of the Icelandic volcano, so trying to sort out a way home was quite pricey. But we did have free wi-fi in our room, although we didn't have anything with us with which we could take advantage of that.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2010

The apartment was clean and generally pleasant, but had lousy insulation, it got very cold.
I stayed 4 nights, and these things went wrong:
- toilet was blocked (problem started before I entered the apartment)
- heater stopped working
- electrical break
After I complained the problems were promptly fixed.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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elizabethreid, owner at Athens Studios, responded to this review, 16 March 2010
It is always annoying when the Electricity and Water Department cut off power and water, but both happened the day of this reviewers arrival. We would like to take credit for fixing the problems quickly, but in fact street repairs only took 6 hours that day.
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Cottage Grove, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2010

I traveled to Athens with my 11 year old granddaughter and needed budget accommodations. I rented a studio apartment that included a kitchenette, bedroom, living room and bath. It also provided flat-screen TV, free wi-fi and access to laundry facilities. Breakfast is included in the daily rate. Having stayed in numerous hostel type facilities around the world, I definitely place Athens Studios at the top of my most favorite list. However, the very best feature of this place is it's outstanding location!!! It is within steps to the Acropolis Metro and the Acropolis Museum. The neighborhood is primarily residential and with numerous restuarants, shops and food markets nearby. If you are a budget traveler not concerned for fancy digs, you can't go wrong with this place. The staff is very out-going, friendly and helpful. All of the staff speak English and seem to go out of their way to offer warm hospitality. For the younger crowd, there is a sports bar with regularly scheduled activities. You will find computers in the office where for a fee you can check your e-mail.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank GrandmaMuffy
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Western Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2010

Travelling with a young family is so much easier if you stay at Athens Studios. Not only is the accommodation very affordable, but it is very convenient. Our apartment was super clean, modern and self contained with a flatscreen TV. The kitchen allowed us to stay in and cook a healthy, home cooked meal for the children which was a nice change after eating out every night for a month (and much cheaper too!) In addition, there is a laundromat downstairs which was a godsend! Next to the laundromat is a sportsman bar which served coffee and breakfast in the morning and cheap beer and entertainment at night. The location was excellent, right in the heart of Athens. Only a few minutes walk to the Acropolis, Museum, Plaka (shopping and restaurants) Monastiraki (Flea Market). There is also a metro train entry just across the road and a great bakery and supermarket down the street. Just ask the Australian owners and they will show you where everything is on the map. They were very helpful and super friendly. During our last stay, they were building an internet cafe next door - if it was up and running when we were there that would have been the icing on the cake. Will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2010

We stayed in a four person apartment - it had a small living room, kitchenette, bathroom, and a separate sleeping area with two bunkbeds. Free breakfast of toast and hard boiled eggs every morning. Self-service laundromat downstairs. Really can't beat the price for the value received - housekeeping every day & nice, informative staff to help plan your day. They offer a nice walking tour of the city for only five euros per person-but it's very fast paced-we had a tough time keeping up with the guide-but she provided a great overview. It's less than a five minute walk to the metro, museum, shops, restaurants and the Acropolis. Nice Athenian neighborhood. Athens is a lively city at night - bring earplus if you're a light sleeper - no matter where you end up staying.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
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3 Thank Famof4Florida
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Calgary
1 review
Reviewed 5 December 2009

My friends and I stayed at the Athens Studios in September for about a week. It was walking distance to the major tourist attractions (e.g. Acropolis), local eateries and public transits. The apartment we stayed in was spacious and very clean (with daily room service). The staff was available 24/7 and friendly. 2 thumbs up!

Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Athens Studios
Address: 3A Veikou | Makrigianni, Athens 117 42, Greece
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Region: Greece > Attica > Athens > Thissio / Makriyanni
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Athens Studios 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lonely Planet 2015 "Relaxed, spacious apartments, open plan, equipped kitchen, colourful bathroom, a well-priced alternative to hotels - with luxuries like LCD TV's with satellite, Free WiFi everywhere and a modern, stylish feel in a very central location beside the Acropolis and Plaka".In Your Pocket city guides March 2015 "Our Top low-budget favourite - a couple of steps from the Acropolis New Museum and the Acropolis, - your apartment looks pretty much like home."The Apartments and Studios have a laundry mat,Sports Bar, Internet Cafe and the famous "Fish Cafe"- a one stop shop for your every need in Athens.In a location that you say is unbeatable. We tend to agree. We accept all major credit cards ... more   less 
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