This guide to the best Athens budget hotels close to the center will help you find cheap places to stay in Athens, Greece. Whether you're looking for a hostel, an apartment, or a hotel, there are plenty of great options for budget travelers in Athens.
Best Budget Hotels In Athens
Athens is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Greece, and as a result, there are a wide variety of hotels to choose from. However, not all hotels are created equal, and prices can vary widely depending on the location and amenities.
For budget-conscious travelers, there are a few great options for affordable hotels in Athens. The best cheap hotels in Athens can be found near the city center, within walking distance of all the major attractions.
For those looking for a bit more luxury, there are also several good options for best budget hotels Athens that offer excellent amenities without breaking the bank. No matter what your budget is, there is sure to be an affordable hotel in Athens that meets your needs.
Take a look at this map of Athens hotels, and narrow down your choices based on price. Zoom in to reveal more hotels (normally the cheaper ones!).
Also keep in mind you really want to be as close to the historical centre as you can when you visit Athens.
Athens Cheap Hotels
I have chosen some of the most economical hotels in Athens, and also included an option for you to check their reviews below.
(If you would prefer to stay in mid-market hotels, this guide on where to stay in Athens near the Acropolis might be useful instead).
Keep in mind that July and August are considered to be the high season, and so prices even for the more economy hotels rooms in Athens are likely to be higher. Either that, or they will sell out early.
Best Cheap Hotels In Athens
As with any capital city, the budget hotels in Athens are located in areas which are considered to be less desirable than others.
Personally, I have experienced no problems staying in hotels in Omonia, although it has a rougher vibe than if you stay at the hotels in Plaka.
If money is an issue, and you want budget hotels Athens to stay at though, Omonia and Metaxourgeio are the two areas to look at.
I've included the best budget hotels in Athens under 30 Euros I can find. It's important to note that prices vary throughout the year. Hotels may cost more in the summer than the winter months, and the prices will fluctuate accordingly.
Best Affordable Hotels In Athens FAQ
Before visiting Athens, many readers ask similar questions when looking for a cheap hotel in Athens:
Where should you not stay in Athens?
Many people will find that Omonia is not as nice as other areas of Athens at night. It's also further away from the central Athens places of interest. However, you will find cheaper places to stay there!
What is the safest area to stay in Athens?
Syntagma Square is ringed by some of the most expensive and luxury hotels in Athens. As a result, this is one of the safest areas to stay, and also a convenient location for sightseeing the ancient sites and shopping on Ermou Street.
Is 3 days in Athens enough?
Three days in Athens is enough time to see the main highlights and important monuments such as the Acropolis and Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Temple of Zeus and other sites. There should also be enough time to make a side trip to the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion for the sunset, and a day trip to Delphi.
What are some affordable accommodation options near the Parthenon?
Some budget-friendly hotels near the Parthenon include Arethusa Hotel, the Economy Hotel Athens, the Victory Inn, and the Attalos in Psiri.
What is the average price per night for a hotel room in Athens, Greece?
The average nightly price for a hotel stay in Athens is from €50-€120. Prices will vary depending if there is a ‘free breakfast', whether the hotel is in a central location, and if the accommodation has an Acropolis view.
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Further Information About Athens
Is Athens worth visiting? – Yes it is! And here's why.
Ferryscanner – For booking ferry tickets to the Greek islands.
Places to stay in Athens – A look at the best hotels and areas to stay in Athens.
How to get from Athens airport to city center – use the bus, tram, or taxi to get to your cheap hotel in Athens.
Athens in three days – A guide to sightseeing Athens in three days.
Hotels near Athens Airport – Because sometimes staying near Athens International Airport makes sense, especially if you have an early flight.
Athens Walking Tours – Take you choice from these great walking tours in Athens.
Day Trips from Athens – A selection of the best day trips from Athens.
Athens in a Day – A 1 day sightseeing itinerary for Athens that takes you up the Acropolis Hill, to Monastiraki Square, and Greek Parliament.
Greece on a Budget – Essential tips for traveling cheaply in Greece
Cheap Greek islands to visit – After you've spent some time in Athens, head out to one of these budget friendly islands!
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