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Neofitou Metaxa 27-29 Larissis Station, Athens 104 39 Greece
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#283 of 382 hotels in Athens
Location
3.8
Cleanliness
3.8
Service
3.8
Value
3.9

See why so many travelers make Hotel Socrates their hotel of choice when visiting Athens. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Nearby landmarks such as Monastiraki (1.0 mi) and Temple of Hephaestus (1.0 mi) make Hotel Socrates a great place to stay when visiting Athens.

The rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel Socrates features a concierge. In addition, as a valued Hotel Socrates guest, you can enjoy breakfast that is available on-site.

While in Athens be sure to experience local shrimp favorites at Nolan, Dionysos Zonar's, or Strofi.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Plaka (1.1 mi) or National Archaeological Museum (0.6 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At Hotel Socrates, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Athens.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Greek

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Grade: 88 out of 100
25Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Familia E wrote a review May 2022
Larnaca, Cyprus172 contributions12 helpful votes
Only two good thing I can say: Hot water in shower. Opposite the metro station. Was going to stay four nights, checked out after two nights. So disappointing. No restaurant. No room service nothing. Poor. The shower door didn't close!! Definitely not a 3 star in my opinion.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Avoid if you want to relax as it is quite noisy
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fran wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent experience: balcony, room cleaned regularly, reception staff polite (Stefan is really friendly and gives good advice about Athens). This is a great hotel for mid- budget in Athens, right opposite Larissa train station which gets you to syntagma & acropolis in 15 mins. Also the bathrooms are fine - clean & hot showers. Saw people moaning about them in reviews unnecessarily- so what they look a bit retro, for the price this place is brilliant! Room is lovely and air con works a treat. Will definitely stay here again 👍
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Eric Ong wrote a review Dec 2021
Osaka, Japan11 contributions7 helpful votes
STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE NIGHTMARISH HOTEL! In all my years of travelling and staying in numerous hotels, this Socrates Hotel is by far the Worst of its kind! The staffs are the most disgraceful, totally nonchalant and laziest people in the hospitality business! I called numerous times to inform the staffs about the boisterous neighbours and they just wave it off that probably it’s from the next building?!? How ludicrous and preposterous can they be?!? When I insisted he check, he got angry with me instead and said he is not free and have guests to check in. Yes, indeed. They checked in Boisterous Tenants and allow them to party all day and all night! Boozing away, smells of weed permeates the entire corridors of the hotel and their constant banging and screeching away with their doors wide open, is enough to stab you on your ears and drive you into stress mode! The staffs refused to tell them to quieten down or close their doors. No, absolutely nothing. It went on the entire day and night! Thumping, banging, screeching away and stench of smoked weeds encompass your entire world in this Godforsaken Hotel! I implore everyone to keep away like it’s plague. It’s imperative you heed my advice or suffer the same fate as me. Room 609.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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meravigliOSO wrote a review Nov 2021
176 contributions132 helpful votes
Good Location, close to the metro Larissa. but that's about it. Unfriendly reception. they don't speak English. Everything seems old. Not a place that can be recommended. Not clean. Well what Else do you want to know about this place in Athens?
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Lorenzobrn81 wrote a review Oct 2020
Milan, Italy123 contributions39 helpful votes
We booked this hotel for its position and the price. Socrates Hotel is located a few minutes walking distance from the train and metro station and it's very value for money. Room is not big but is clean. Walking near the hotel is not advised in the night...
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Exploration569463 wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Beds are OK. Bathroom stinks. Broken and dirty. They also rent the rooms by the hour to illicit Greek couples between regular guests. The receptionist is unfriendly - never cracked a smile, and will only accept cash payment. The night guy is totally unfriendly, and indifferent but if you need to save a little money and not be too far from everything, it's OK. Larissa station where the hotel is located is one of the worst areas of Athens. Just be very careful with your passports, and wallets.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: Ask one with a view to the front street.
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Ahmed Osman wrote a review Oct 2019
Cairo, Egypt5 contributions12 helpful votes
This hotel doesn't accept reservations with promotions on booking.com or maybe other sites too .I have reserved a double room for 2 adults and a child 3 months before my trip to lock down the price and also to guarantee the availability.Once they received the booking they have canceled it and sent me cancellation reason invalid credit card i made another booking with another credit card , they've confirmed the reservation through booking.com and everything was okay.A week before my trip i requested a baby cot and early check in they've responded that i should update the credit card or they will cancel the reservation for the second time so i've updated it with another credit card then they've canceled the reservation for Invalid credit card !! P.S I've used 3 different cards for reserving this room those 3 cards were perfectly working on booking.com I've never had such an issue with one of them . I contacted booking they have replied that they do not know, the system is incredibly vague as to why those cards where invalid (they give me 25 Euros as a compensation of what happened) I've also tried to contact the property they have hanged up the phone after saying that if i want to reserve a room with them it must be though mail in a very tough and rude manner.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Anonymous wrote a review Oct 2019
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Personally, this place ticked all the boxes. It was close to Athens main railway station & all Metro lines. It was quiet in the mild, balmy, evening. Breakfast included was more than satisfactory for the day ahead. Staff were friendly, courteous & v helpful; football on big screen TV; baggage storage facility available; rooms were ideal, iron available. Great value price; I travelled Europe with Interrail and this was by far the best hotel I used. Fellow travellers, in Athens choose Socrates. Bon Voyage
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: Location, location, location
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MarcoBakle wrote a review Sep 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I had never expected to be the way it was I thought to myself is going to be ok. Till the morning not having water in the whole hotel,that I couldn't take a shower or wash my face or mouth it was not good. Then pass almost 9 pm when I got back to the socrates hotel in athens they say why are you happy? you're here. I had to say is not very polite to be sarcastic after a day of inconvenience. Went to sleep next morning going to eat breakfast was worst no coffee available due to the not replacing the timer on the machine that was mess up the day before for no water.conclusion make you own adventure but if I had the money I won't stay in this place again not recommended to anyone.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Christopher D wrote a review May 2019
Fairfield, Australia32 contributions59 helpful votes
I stayed here for 2 nights in March 2019 as a way of breaking up a trip between Australia and Sweden, and a way to see a new city. This hotel is well connected to public transport, with both the overground trains (Athina station) and the underground metro network (Larissa station) being within 300 metres of the hotel. I was placed on the 4th floor, and quite crucially, this hotel did have a lift available to use, something that doesn’t always happen in European hotels of this style. My room, whilst a touch on the small side, did have enough room to easily move around and place my bag flat on the floor. There was a smoking balcony attached to my room, as per a lot of Athenian/Roman style hotels from the second half of the 20th century. Using my balcony, I had a view of the Athina train station, the main road, and a basketball court across the road. Further, I did think that it was a nice touch to have a poster in the room, which had a number of basic Greek phrases and their translations into English, I did think that this was helpful. The staff I encountered whilst checking in were amicable and the process was completed relatively quickly. A complimentary breakfast was offered to all hotel guests. This breakfast was representative of a continental European breakfast, and as such was quite disappointing. The breakfast consisted of some cheese, corn flakes and a small selection of tea, coffee, juice and water. For what it was, the hotel achieved its aim – it was well connected to public transport (including to Eleftherios Veneizelos Athens Airport) and the bed was reasonable. As such, for a relatively cheap price I would consider staying here should I desire to stay in Athens again.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$39 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Nana
LOCATION
GreeceAtticaAthensVathi / Metaxourgio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
47
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Socrates
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Socrates?
Nearby attractions include Agios Pavlos Church (0.1 miles) and Sail in Greece Adventures (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Socrates?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Socrates?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Socrates?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Socrates?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Station Gyros-Souvlaki-Coffee, Gefstiki Gonia, and BeeRaki.
Is Hotel Socrates located near the city center?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the center of Athens.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Socrates?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Greek.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Socrates?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parthenon (1.4 miles), Acropolis (1.4 miles), and Herod Atticus Odeon (1.5 miles).
Does Hotel Socrates have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.