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“Disappointing start to our Europe trip”
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Hotel Fivos
Ranked #45 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Athens
Melbourne
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100 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“Disappointing start to our Europe trip”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed here twice once at the start of our trip in Greece and again coming back to Athens after the islands. The first time our room was on the front street side and was really noisy. It was very hot and hard to sleep. Our bathroom was adequate but there was no hot water at all which was probably nice in 38 degree weather. However, this is not good enough.
The second stay we asked for a room away from the main street and this room was much more comfortable. However, the ceiling was very low and we had to duck all the time. Wifi was very bad and could only be accessed in certain areas. We did not think this hostel was good and the only reason I am giving this place a 2 star rating is due to the better room second time around.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Breakfast that is included is terrible! The room i got had a water leak and you had to be careful where you placed your bags. The air conditioning didn't work and they didn't intend on fixing it. The rooms overall were generally clean. The only thing is they don't have an elevator and the stairs aren't easy for you to carry yor bags up. The location however is great- so close to everything.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Our stay at Fivos Hotel was far from enjoyable. To begin with the staff are either rude or not quite right. We were on the 4th floor, and with no lifts installed we had to carry all our luggage up a ridiculous amount of stairs. The airconditioner was hopeless, hardly worked at all. Making it impossible to get a good night sleep.
The included breakfast was inedible, and finished at 9am (rather early), and when we went down to eat at 8.30 there was not much left, and we had to eat off serviettes.
The only positive points were that the internet worked well, and the hostel is conveniently located within walking distance to the acropolis.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and as for location it's great. A short walk to the square, the metro station and the flea market. Our local friends told us the area is a bit dodgy but we never had any problems. The staff was polite and the rooms and bathroom were clean but matchbox sized - really uncomfortable for three people in a room and just ONE plug point. The hotel has free internet - and a breakfast and meeting area. The bar is closed but there are vending machines on the ground floor. There is NO LIFT so pack light because you will have to carry your bags up. There is also a facility to leave luggage which we availed of and that was great. There is a travel agency but they messed up our ferry bookings which was ok - cause we got tickets cheaper at the port. Also the shuttle bus was good which dropped us off in the morning. I would stay here again if I was in Athens but only when I am on a budget trip.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

In general not that good as described on the site, dormitory has broken window and randomly operating air conditioner. But the worst thing was that when the things were stolen (including passport) the reception did not allow to make local call to the embassy, visit to hotel owner/manager did not help. So do not rely on their friendness in case of any trouble.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a great basic hotel in the centre of Athens. The rooms are fully self contained and a free basic breakfast if offered. The staff are excellent and a there is a travel service office in the lobly that offer very good deals. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting wanting affordable accommodation in Athens.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Colchester, Vermont
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Hotel Fivos was exactly as expected, a downtown hotel with decent prices. The room wasn't very big, but had room for my wife and i, and both of our suitcases. The staff was very pleasant and helpful with tourist information and directions to and from the airport. Breakfast was included, not a large selection, but still better than nothing.The shutters made the room pitch black, which helped with some of the traffic noise at night, which was very busy and seemed to never end. A nice walk up to the acropolis, close to the Athen's flea market, and many other attractions. Good choice for those who sleep soundly, and are just using this for a place to lay their head at night.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Fivos
Address: 23 Athinas | Monastiraki, Athens 105 54, Greece
Location: Greece > Attica > Athens > Monastiraki
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Ranked #45 of 63 Specialty Lodging in Athens
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Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Fivos 1*
Number of rooms: 42
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