Athens has plenty of budget hotels if you know where to look. This guide to budget hotels Athens shows you where you can stay in the city cheaply, so you can enjoy Athens for less.
Budget Hotels Athens
If you are looking for cheap places to stay in Athens, this budget hotel guide will help you out. I have chosen some of the most economical hotels in Athens, and also included an option for you to check their reviews. (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).
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.
The Cheapest Budget Hotel In Athens
I'm going to start with the cheapest budget hotel in Athens I found. I have to say that the reviews are not great, but if you are looking for a cheap place to crash, it might be worth it. Available from less than 20 Euros a night, I guess you get what you pay for.
Name of Hotel : Hostel Athens House
Area of Athens: Metaxourgeio
Price Range: From 20 Euros
Read reviews and compare prices: Hostel Athens House
Other Budget Hotels Athens in Omonia
Here are some more budget hotels in the Omonia area of Athens. Although it is not directly in the centre of the city, there is a metro stop close by. This means that it is easy to get to where all the attractions are. By the way, if you are looking at what to do in Athens during your stay, this 2 days in Athens guide might help.
Hotel Solomou in Athens
I stayed in this hotel during my first trip to Athens, and my review on Tripadvisor may still even be there. I found it pretty reasonable value for money. Breakfast was a bit hit and miss. Keep in mind that a budget hotel is just that. You can't expect 5 star luxury at less than 35 euros a night!
Name of Hotel : Hotel Solomou
Area of Athens: Omonoia
Price Range: From 30 Euros
Read reviews and check prices : Hotel Solomou
Elite Hotel in Athens
You can find budget rooms at the Elite Hotel in Athens from 25 Euros. Sometimes less. The reviews of this hotel tend to fall in the ‘average' range, making it a possible choice for people seeking budget hotels Athens.
Name of Hotel : Hotel Elite
Area of Athens: Omonia
Price Range: From 25 Euros
Tripadvisor Reviews and Reservations: Hotel Elite in Athens
Budget Hotels in Metaxourgio, Athens
Metaxourgio is another part of Athens which has plenty of budget hotels to choose from. It is a less than salubrious area of the city though, and families might not want to stay here.
Budget backpackers used to the sight of the odd hooker or addict however, won't find too much amiss. I personally do not find the area dangerous or intimidating.
To be perfectly honest, it is not even remotely comparable to ghetto areas of the US or UK. Travellers are very safe in all areas of Athens from my experience. I have got a guide here though to answer the question is Athens safe to visit.
Eva Hotel in Athens
With prices starting from 20 euros, this is one of the cheapest hotels in Athens. There are not many reviews to go on, although I have included a link to them below. Have you stayed here? Help the budget travel community out by leaving a comment below!
Name of Hotel : Eva Hotel
Area of Athens: Metaxourgio
Price Range: From 20 Euros per night.
Tripadvisor Reviews and Reservations: Eva Hotel
Hotel Cosmos in Athens
Another economy hotel to choose from when thinking of staying in Athens on a budget. Check out the Tripadvisor reviews to see what you think.
Name of Hotel : Hotel Cosmos
Area of Athens: Metaxourgeio
Price Range: From 26 Euros per night
Tripadvisor Reviews and Reservation: Hotel Cosmos
Athens Delta – Budget Hotel Athens
This budget hotel in Athens seems to appeal to people who are happy to get what they pay for. For anyone travelling through Greece on a budget, it represents a good price considering it is a hotel in a capital city.
Name of Hotel : Athens Delta
Area of Athens: Metaxourgio
Price Range: From 28 Euros a night.
Tripadvisor Page: Athens Delta Hotel
And that finishes of this short guide to budget hotels in Athens. If you are thinking of visiting the city and have any questions, please leave a comment below. I've been living here for a couple of years now, and should be able to help you out!
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Further Information About Athens
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 budget hotels in Athens.
Athens in three days – A guide to sightseeing Athens in three days.
Hotels near Athens Airport – Because sometimes staying near the 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.
Greece on a Budget – Essential tips for traveling cheaply in Greece