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“Great location & very helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Economy Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Kleisthenous street, Athens 10552, Greece   |  
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Ranked #58 of 324 hotels in Athens
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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“Great location & very helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This hotel is just a 10 minute walk from Monasteraki Square tube station which in turn is 45 min tube journey from Athens airport. "Economy" is within very easy walking distance of all the main sites.The aforementioned square is a must as the sun goes down-all life is here. Have a beer sitting alongside Hadrians Library with the Parthenon lit up behind you. The hotel staff are a mine of information & the breakfast is excellent.We stayed here for a few days on our way to & from the Peloponnese-the coach station is a 10 minute taxi-drive away. We had a great time-all the locals could not have been friendlier & despite the rumours we felt perfectly safe wherever we went, be that the "tourist" areas or off the beaten track.The student quarter off Athinas Street is well worth a look of an evening. The Greek people are going through a hard time. Help them by visiting this fabulous country. Top Tip-access Acropolis via Theatre of Dionysos to avoid long queues.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Excellent location, 10 minutes walk to the most popular sites in Athens. It is a very good value for money, very basic hotel, old but well maintained. The room was very clean and the staff was helpful. We were provided a map of the city and directions to find places. There are cheap market places within 5 minutes walking distance which you can buy fresh fruit with a very cheap price.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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 June 7, 2012

The Economy is one of the better budget hotels in Athens. Rooms are well maintained and the matresses are firm with good quality linen. Breakfast is basic but good. Reception staff are friendly and helpful. Walking distance to most of the major attractions in central Athens.

Room Tip: No smoking on floor seven and two floors up to a good view of Athens from the roof.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in May 2012. The location is central to the main attractions. Mostly within 15-20 minutes walk. The staff was friendly and offered helpful information and tips to help us familiarize with the surrounding areas. This is a place suitable for short stay and for travelers who are willing to walk and explore the neighborhoods. Yes there are some questionable businesses across the street, but there was hardly any traffic when we were there. It was good that there is always a staff at the reception area 24 hours.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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Additional Information about Economy Hotel

Address: 5 Kleisthenous street, Athens 10552, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 324 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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