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Economy Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Kleisthenous street, Athens 10552, Greece   |  
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Ranked #71 of 323 hotels in Athens
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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“Excellent service, good clean rooms, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I arrived at 10am and could immediately go to my room and shower, before having to check-in, great service. Got a map and an excellent explanation of places to go and their opening times, very helpful. The 9th floor room was a double for which I only payed the one person fee, so I guess I was lucky. It was modern and clean with excellent airconditioning and balcony with sunset view. Wi-Fi was cheap and worked great.

The hotel is just one street away from Athenas and a few minutes walk to Monastiraki so a great start for your trips. One downside as mentioned by others: the area to the North of the hotel isn't the greatest place to be. Best avoided after dark. But since all the interesting sites are mostly south and east of the hotel, this shouldn't be a real problem for most.

Room Tip: The highest floors have a nice view over the city and at the sunset.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

The location of the hotel is next to the city hall, everything you may want to see are in within walking distance, such as Plaka, the Acropolis and Monastiraki Square where you take the metro direct to the airport.
The hotel staff was extremely helpful providing as a handy map with travel and sightseeing information.

The rooms are reasonable sized, very clean, quite, convenient, the air condition was working well. The breakfast was nice and included into the room rate, I loved their yogurt. Unfortunately they do not have fruits, but the local market is only 1 block away where you can buy cheap and fresh fruits every day.

Would highly recommend this hotel to others travellers and would come back again.

Tip: The open top, tour bus (hop on – hop off), stops few meters away from the Hotel entrance (station: City Hall) and can take you to all the most city attractions if you do not want to walk.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We stayed at Economy for a week this April as teachers for a group of 32 architecture students. This is second year in a row we do so, and before that we have also stayed at the hotel on a private visit to Athens.
The hotel continue to impress with its friendly staff in the reception, its cleanliness and central location. The breakfast is also fine, although the addition of some fresh vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers) would have been welcomed….
Anyway, great value for money, and we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Rooms on the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

Overall the hotel was fine, but really let down by the constant smell of smoke in our 'non-smoking' room. A reasonable sized room with good facilities, a little dated but perfectly fine. Nice balcony with good views. Decent breakfast, with delicious greek yoghurt. Staff members were on the whole excellent and very friendly. Location was fine - we didn't venture north but headed south each day to the sights and had no problems at all. Good bakeries nearby. Levels 5-8 are supposed to be non-smoking but the smell either wafted up the stairwell or else someone was smoking in their room nearby. The smoke came around/under the door and caused a real irritation as it was pretty much constant all evening, everyday - staff said he could not do anything about it. Maybe an unlucky experience but I would not stay again based on this.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Economy Hotel turned out to be just what I wanted in Athens: a nice, clean place at a great price. Easy walking distance to all the sights in Athens, and a great breakfast every morning. I love the yogurt! The rooms are "european" in size, but certainly adequate, and they are very clean and convenient. The staff is superb - the front desk guy even set up my Greek sim card on my phone for me! Pretty easy access to the subways, etc. Stayed there twice, and will definitely go back next time I make it to Athens.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

We liked the friendliness and competence of the staff.
When we first arrived, we were given a handy map and lots of information about what to see. The staff asked if we needed anything or had any questions when going out the main door - all without really being asked.
Excellent location, next to the City hall in walking distance to the top sites of Athens. walking distance to Monastiraki square. Very handy to metro, close to the market for shopping. The open top, tour bus (hop on – hop off) stops few meters away (station: City Hall) and can take you to all the atractions.
Quite a nice breakfast, especially the Greek yoghurt and was included in the rate, though no hot food beyond toast
The rooms were very decent and clean, in a low price.
The wifi is cheap, 3 € a day or 2€ for 12 hours, they also have a p/c for internet use free of charge.
The hotel has a wonderful roof-deck with a view. From there you can see the Acropolis, Likavitos Hill and you have a nice view (especially at night) over a big part of the city.
Would highly recommend this hotel to others and would come back again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is my second stay at this hotel having last stayed in Sept 2010. I was on my way back from Crete and wanted a base for some day trips beyond Athens. This is a budget hotel and all I needed was a clean room, bed and shower, which I got. The staff were still as helpful and friendly as last year and especially with guests had to go to the airport on the "strike"days.
I was on the 8th floor at the rear, the A/C had been improved on since last year. Instead of the hotel internal system this was one of the wall mounted with hand held controls(an improvement). During the day the area around is OK but in the evening looks a bit more rundown than last year and I was never out late at night.
From the airport I took the Metro to Monastriaki and walked up Athinas St from there, rather than the shorter walk from Omonia. ISee my metro comments. jimb073

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Kleisthenous street, Athens 10552, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 323 hotels in Athens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Economy Hotel 2*
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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