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Balasca Hotel
Ranked #216 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Reviewed September 9, 2012

This 3-star hotel with 7 floors has rooms in various standard (single, double etc.) and is situated close to the metro station (Larissis) and train station (same name) - which means you've good connection with Pireus port and airport.

Daily room service (e.g. fresh towels every day, free cosmetics). Hotel is located in very good localization - you don't have to walk far to reach the center of Athens, same with area - save after midnight. I'm lady who traveled alone there so I know what I say :) You definiatelly get what you pay for. No problem with communication in English with hotel personnel. There's also free wifi which worked fine and air-conditioning which was too noisy in my opinion (I had to swich it off at night).

Daily breakfast (if you ordered) for guests as well. Very clean rooms, silence after 10 pm.
I rate the standard as good for me, connected with good value (30 euro per single room) is the best option for stay in Athens, also for longer than 7 days.

Couple of shops around (you can buy food, drinks etc.) and big Carrefour market two streets forward.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Hotel is at 10min walk from Larissa Station. Streets are dark at night. Staff is very courteous but the room which I got (single room with queen-sized bed) was very small. Similarly the wash room had hardly any space to stand there. But at 30 Euros a night, not much could be expected. Or could it be?

Room Tip: Not bad for solo traveller looking for aa budget hotel
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

located in not so attractive area of Athens, not a save one in my opinion, provides a good start to visit the city. 10 minutes walk away from the archeaological Museum in Athens. If you have a choice, stay in another area, although the hotel seems to be professional enough, so are the breakfasts.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 17, 2012

We as a family (2+2) went to Athens in October 2011. This hotel was rated as 3-star hotel. The hotel was a good value for money but I would recommend this for those people who are looking for good value for money at a reasonable location. The hotel was close to metro station and going around was easy, but the hotel rooms were small and bathroom was very small. Also the hotel was on a running road and it was bit noisy in the night. The breakfast was very basic. The hotel staff was very helpful and we could go around to some very nice places with the help of hotel staff who recommended us those places. The air conditioning in the rooms were not working as they had switched off the main unit as it was cool season for them but it was still warm for us.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

Very bad hotel in very, very bad neighbourhood (homeless, narkodealers and junkies). Get lost of here! Small dark rooms, dirty linen, bathroom with a lot of water everywhere. It is not recently renovated...and the center of the city is not "at 700m only".

Room Tip: Choose another hotel.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

Towel with blood! The maid came into room in midnight without Sorry even NOT knock. Maid and reception clerk rob the towel and hurt my arm. She said the blood in towel was not a problem. If so, why they wrested the towel. The reception clerk is picture call police instead of her manager. And the police also thought she is unreasonable. Never be there. It is nightmare unless you bear them as night soil.

Room Tip: Washroom is close. Rooms on the main road are noise.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 4, 2011

this hotel was booked for us by our hotel manager in zakynthos after we decided to head home via athens. after booking it i read the reviews and to be frank was dredding it! the hotel isnt in the best area and just minutes away are gangs of drug adicts, prostitutes and rent boys. very intimidating. the hotel has been a grand hotel in its day and still has brass and marble public areas which were clean and spacious. we were lucky enough to stay on the 7th floor with a view of the acropolis. people staying on floors 5 or lower would get a view of social housing with washing hanging over the balcony. we were lucky. the room was carpeted which is unusual in warm countries. the room was clean but dated. the aicon was very noisy too. the staff were great (except one) and helped organise taxis etc during a strike day. for the price midsummer in a major city it wasnt too bad and i would stay again although i would as for a 6 or 7th floor room with a view!

Room Tip: ask for 6 or 7th floor room with a view
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Balasca Hotel

Address: 45 Liossion, Athens 104 39, Greece
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Location: Greece > Attica > Athens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #216 of 282 Hotels in Athens
Price Range: $33 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balasca Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Balasca is perfectly situated in the center of Athens, overlooking the Acropolis and the Lycabettus hill and within easy access in Athens’ major sites.Hotel Balasca offers 83 spacious and recently renovated rooms,all equipped with private bathroom and balcony,high speed free Wi-Fi access,fridge,satellite T.V.,A/C,phone,hair dryer,etcA tasty breakfast buffet is served every morning in the hotel's restaurant.The hotel has also a comfortable lounge and a bar area for guests to enjoy refreshments after a busy day or before a night out. The hotel restaurant provides Greek and International cuisine made of fresh and local products.Hotel Balasca is located between Larisa Station(metro,suburban,railway) and the National Archeological Museum which makes it an ideal base for exploring the city as you can reach Acropolis or Syntagma within 5 to 10 min.,using the subway ... more   less 
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