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Economy Hotel - Athens

2 star Hotel Athens

5 Kleisthenous Street - Athens

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 36 .00
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Scouring the net for a cheap Athens city center hotel with free breakfast? Economy Hotel is the ideal choice for your stay as its in the Psirri area, a stone's throw from Kotzia Square and Athens City Hall.

Location of Economy Hotel

In addition to being near the metro/underground and near the train station, National Historical Museum, Athens Central Market, Omonia Square and National Theatre of Greece are not far. Other points of interest include Roman Agora, Ancient Agora, Museum of the City of Athens and National Library of Greece.

Internet & Business

Free high-speed (wired) Internet access is available. Business amenities include a computer station.

Amenities

The front desk at Economy Hotel is open 24 hours. Other amenities include an elevator (lift) and concierge services.

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Guest Rating 8.3 Very Good
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Breakfast at Economy Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is available between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at Economy Hotel

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • TV Lounge
  • Internet/Email services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical service

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 12:30 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 1 (for 4 hours, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 1 (for 4 hours, rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Economy Hotel Athens

8.5

Clean

6.5

Location

7.5

Quiet

7.5

Spacious

8.6

Service

Economy Hotel reviews

7.3 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

We'd stayed at the Economy Hotel twice (before and after our sailing holiday). The rooms are sober but efficient; they are only used for the night. The service of the desk however is super: * Bustickets were arranged at our arrival * They helped us very efficient on our damaged Luggage. * And everytime they had suggestions on spending time at Athens.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Very nice place. Clean, kind people, good breakfast, internet free. I need no more! RECOMMENDED.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Greece

Basic, but very good rooms. Clean and tidy. Staff could not have been more friendly and helpful, probably the most accommodating staff I have come across in 20 years of travel. Bathroom a little cramped, but this is a minor point. Superb value, would definitely use this hotel again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • New Zealand

We were so impressed by the staff, they couldnt have been more helpful. The rooftop was a great space to hang out (there were several of us in different rooms). Excellent stay overall.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

I was travelling with my family and we booked one night in Economy hotel as we had a lack between two flights. The hotel staff has been kind and welcoming, they gave us many informations about what to do and see (it is near th partenon). Unfortunately the surroundings are not safe, my mother was robbed and there were a lot of people using drugs only a few metres from hotel main door. If you plan to visit Athens don't take any necklace or any jewel with you. Keep all your belongings near and be careful when arriving/going to the underground. Evaluate to take a taxi...

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

It was first time I stayed at Hotel Economy Hotel, I feel quite happy with my 1 week stay. They did not mind that during the week I changed bit my vocation plan and skipped 2 nights into Santorini island, instead of worrying losing 2 nights, they encouraged me to go if I wanted to go! This is really customer oriented! Reception are all kind and provided full informations on my daily activities...John, Jimmy,thanks a lot for your help, I will definitely visit you again in Summer! I had no problem with the back road, the hotel itself actually locating at very public connection, easy to go anywhere. In fact, given this convenience, I didn't trouble to use subway or bus(well, Athens had 3 days strike during that week) but I could manage to go main sightseeing places by walking, this was excellent!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

For the price of the room the service was very good,immediately responsive and helpful.Although positioned in a back street 'escape' is directly across the way only a minute.For the price including a filling breakfast it will do.

7.7 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Swaziland

We took 4 rooms for 2 families & all rooms were very adequate. The staff were helpful with good advice on the tourist sites. Yes, the street area is grubby, but this presented no threat to us or our children. Hotel let us use their dining room for our lunch picnic. We'd recommend this as a suitable base for families to explore Athens!

7.5 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

room small but clean, noisy and neighborhood is no safe but is near to metro station and to main monuments.

7.3 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Good value for money. Location a little sketchy had to be careful not to wander in the wrong direction in the evening. In the day time no issues with location in fact I would consider the hotel to be well located with respect to sites and transit.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

People are very helpful.Room was clean and good sice.5min to Omonia and less than 10 Min to Monastiraki walking distance.I will come again.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Good value; clean; helpful staff. The area looks a bit dicey (and staff warned us about areas to avoid) but we had no problems at all.

7.9 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Conveniently close to Omonia and just off main road, though back streets nearby should be avoided. Monastiraki only a ten minutes walk for direct metro to airport. Excellent shady roof terrace with views of Parthenon and Lycabettus

5.9 Ordinary
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

Inspit the hotel is in the center of Athens, outside of the hotel there is a huge community of illegal persons active and noisy during the hole night. Our car was broken by thieves. Please us a garage for the car (10 € per day when booking via the hotel).

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel il located at walking distance to the Acropolis, to the national museum and to Placa were you will be able to find a lot of restaurants. Our room was clean and silent. TV didn't work properly but ok, we were there for other than watching tv so it was fine. The employees were very nice and friendly especially the one present during the night. We really recommend it because it's good value for money.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

Give my best wishes to the kind receptionist, who helped us send the post card. We have received it and felt very happy. The location of the hotel is quite good. Not far from the metro station. We felt a little upset when we thought it might be near Omonia, which was not a quite safe district. But the facts were that we felt safe and comfortable there and took a walk in the evening to enjoy the beautifulness of Athens.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Poland

Not only staff was extremaly helpfull at everyday service, but they went beyong their regular duties. We forgot a few items from the closet (including expensive MP3 player). They organised delivery of these items to Athens airport, where we had connecting flight from Rhodes to Oslo. We are extremly grateful and we would recommend their hotel to anyone staying in Athens.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

A great central location for the Placka, Monisteraki, Syntagma, Omonia and restaurants. Hotel staff english speaking and friendly. Rooms quiete and very clean.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Good location. Pratically many places of interest (museums,monuments, parks, old town markets,ecc.)are conveniently near.Warm welcoming, prompt solution to any little inconvenience which may occur, discrete assistance and wise suggestions to guests in their city and surroundings walkabouts. Satisfied and grateful,we recommend Economy Hotel to anyone, young or not, who want to spent a confortable, enjoyable "séjour" in Athens.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The employer who welcomed us has been really kind and competent, (but i don't remeber his name..) He explained to us all we could do in just few hours in Athens very well. Good position of the hotel too. We should come back surely there.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very good hotel : warm welcome at any time (we arrived at 3.30 AM, we left at 6 AM with a breakfast bag), great location in Athens (10 min walking to the Monastiriki place and to 2 metro lines , good prices w. r. t. the season (mid august). Rooms are large and clean, with A/C. Breakfast is correct. A good address Enjoy your trip in Greece Arnaud and Sophie

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Ten minutes walking to Plaka. disturbing surrondings on the back streets. Excellent stuff. Clean room, with balcony, noisy air conditioning, no hairdraier. We recomend it.

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

My experience at Hotel Economy was good in general. The receptionists were very kind and helpful, the hotel was clean and very close to the old Acropolys.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

We know this hotel 6 years ago. We return there when we take the ferry to Naxos,because it's a very good hotel. It has a good place in the town, it is very clean and people who works there are very kind.

7.7 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Bon rapport qualite prix

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Pour la deuxième année consecutive, exellent sous tout rapport.

7.4 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

our room was a double..quite small but that is common...overall good stay there,,,

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. I dintorni dell'hotel sono loschi ma caratteristici comunque non abbiamo avuto alcun problema. Vicino alla metro e alle maggiori attrazioni della città (raggiungibili a piedi). Stanze piccole ma complete.

7.9 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel di buona qualità in ottima posizione, il centro della città e la stazione della metropolitana sono a poche centinaia di metri. Abbondante la colazione a buffet.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Very good Competence of employees, friendly and very strategic area to visite the Acropole and Plaka (10 mm by foot). Breakfast included in the price. International customers we meet. NICE & USEFULL HOTEL.

7.7 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

For people looking for an inexpensive place to stay near the major historical sights, the Economy Hotel is a good choice. The area around the Omonoia metro station, where one arrives if coming by public transit from the airport, is a bit seedy, but the neighborhood immediately around the hotel isn't too bad. My single room was small but clean, and breakfast was standard but decent fare. The staff were very helpful and spoke good Enlgish; in fact, there were quite a few English-speaking people at the hotel during my visit. All in all, the Economy Hotel is a good budget choice.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

This is a basic hotel in a good location, not far from the Acropolis, and with a very competent staff.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Hotel is perfect for adult budget travellers. Good substantial breakfast, very clean rooms, professional reception desk service. Unfortunately for this hotel, location is not very good. Although central, it is too close to the city's dangerous areas. Don't recommend this hotel for families with children and single female travellers - sex video store near the hotel, homeless, drug users and the kind are around at night. May be quite noisy from the street - motorbikes and music from the bars and restaurants. Balconies had second thick solid doors (without a glass), which together with the background sound of a/c worked good to diminish the noise.

6.4 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Went to Athens for vacation. A total of 3 women traveling alone. We had checked out numerous hotels and decided on The Economy Hotel due to location and price. We knew the shower would be small and they weren't kidding! The shower did get to me after awhile. The picture of the room was a little misleading. The picture had 3 twins next to each other but when we got there, it had 2 twins and they had changed the couch to another bed. We would definitely go back. Conveniently located and we were not nervous of where it was located.

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

It's good to stay here,with welcoming staffs,good locations,worthy money,nice and delicious breakfast,etc. I will recommend it to others.I enjoyed staying there.

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

the receptionist was exceptionally friendly and offered very helpful tips to us for the first visit to the city and nearby area.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This hotel is a good option for Athens. Dont stay in Omonia even if the hotels are cheap it is like the Ghetto - Hotel Economy is much better, breakfast is great!! The guys at the front desk speak english well and give you any information, maps you need. Rooms are what was expected for the price, and they have air con, a fridge and iron!! Very good. Would recommend

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

Molto pulito, personale gentile ed efficente. Posizione eccellente: a piedi si raggiunge Plaka e Acropoli, vicino a ristoranti e bar al Psiri ottimi per la sera quando si è troppo stanchi per camminare ancora.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

Excelente hotel por la relación entre la calidad de los servicios y el precio. Muy bien ubicado a distancia corta caminando a las principales atracciones de Atenas. Personal muy bien dispuesto, servicial y tratando de ayudar siempre con sus indicaciones y recomendaciones. Hotel muy recomendable.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

L'hotel est très bien situé près de la place Monastiraki (plaka, restaurants, commerces). On peut accéder au divers site à pied. Sinon les lignes de métro et de bus ne sont pas loin. Le service est parfait et les chambres spacieuses et confortables. Le seul problème est le bruit mais Athènes est de toute façon une ville bruyante. 2 jours suffisent largement pour visiter l'essentiel.

6.1 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The hotelis good, strange and loudy people in the neighbourhood. But no problem with them. good hotel to saty and enjoy Athens.

7.7 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very clean and spacious rooms. Good relationship price/quality. The only con is the surrounding area which is quite bad at night.

6.0 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

Ci abbiamo passato una notte, l'hotel e vicino alla piazza del municipio e proprio quella sera c'era una manifestazione di extracomunitari, un casino tutta la notte tra discorsi politici, canti e balli. Comunque per il resto tutto OK.

7.0 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel comodo per tutte le maggiori attrazioni della città,personale dell'albergo molto disponibile e gentile.Siamo stati bene lo consigliamo a tutti

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Very helpful staff, good location, very good value for money ratio.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

This was our first time in Athens and at this hotel, but we would definitely go back to the same hotel if back to Athens. The location was great, we could walk everywhere, the staff was always friendly and helpful, and, though the surroundings were not very good we never had the slightest problem and there's no problem at the main entrance. And the price is great.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The relationship between price/quality was excellent. If you require a low cost room for a weekend getaway then is ideal. The hotel exterior is by no means the best looking. But as you come into the reception area the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and tidy. Was spacious enough for our needs. On the whole I would definately return as the value for your money is outstanding!

7.9 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

good hotel for 2 stars, loud neighbours lowered our rating for this place since walls were quite thin. walking through the parliment grounds avoids grungy side streets. lots of great markets...fish, fresh produce, nuts and sweets. walking distance to acropolis, great flea market shopping and plaka. on sundays acropolis is free so definetly worth waiting for this. Non-smoking breakfast/dining room would have been appreciated, since everyone and their cat smoke in this city and it was impossible to get away from it (even in our 'non-smoking' floor people were smoking). Cab drivers are a bit strange...would not pick us up once we told them that we wanted to go to the acropolis (don't know why). They seem to carry their families in the cabs with themselves and dump them on the street when they have a fare. The 5th cab we stopped finally agreed but he tried to rip us off once we had to pay, but the hotel warned us that it should only cost 10 euro, not 20, so he couldn't argue with us in the end. good hotel, appreciated the free internet and the helpful guy that worked the front dest during the day!

5.0 Ordinary
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

HOtel ECONOMY is situated in Klisthenous street,5 near Omonia Place, Athens. That localization is very interesting for access to the most important monuments and to the other sites to see in Athens. The price applicated for to stay in this hotel are cheap in confront to other hotel in those sides €42 for single room and €54 for double room, but the services are poor. The receptionists are cold people and the breakfast is very poor

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

staff on reception were very very helpful. all very clean. a good choice for breakfast.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

This is a perfect place to stay i Athens. Wonderful employees, clean room, ideal location close to everything. This is the place I'll stay next time, and hopefully many times to come.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

On the map, things looked far from the hotel but once one gets walking & oriented, the hotel location is close to every major attraction & is within 15-25 minutes walking distant & if needed metro stop is 10 minutes away. Hotel is off major street & easy to find, but one block back from the pedestrian & traffic noise. The room we stayed in was very clean & quiet. The bed mattress however was very hard. The 2 gentle man at the desks were very helpful as to directions to all major attractions. The restaurant they recommended was inexpensive but was so-so & would not recommend. Pay a little more & eat elsewhere (a lot of choices in Plaka Sq.) We stayed in Athens for 2 nights at another hotel & chose Economy because the other hotel was not available for the 3rd night One cannot beat the location & value which included continental breakfast & internet access. We would definitely stay here again & would recommend Economy to others.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

The clue's in the name, so don't expect too much, but it does represent good value for money compared with other Athens hotels in this central location. Effective, but noisy, air conditioning. Very helpful staff on the front desk who were able to give reliable information during a disruptive transport strike.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We loved this hotel, although it's unfortunate that's it's across the street from a sex cinema.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

OK, to start with...Easiest way to get to the hotel from Airport is the M3 metro train to Monastriraki station, walk up (in Greece everything seems to be up) Athines Ave, left onto Sofokeous (I think), and right at the "Fresh Hotel". The X95 bus drops you at Syntagama square and walk is longer. From Kifissou bus station take the 051 bus to Omonina station and walk. Little map they give is fine from there. (Taxi's are a rip off in Athens...my advice stick to public transportation in the city if you can) As to the hotel and surroundings...Room is fine we had the double twin beds. We thought they were hard initially, but they were actually one of the softest of the hotels we stayed in. Bathroom is small but functional. Front desk staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Breakfast is the same everyday, toast, coffee, cereal, yogurt etc. but, hey it's breakfast! The area isn't real pretty near the hotel but being 2 single girls from the LA suburbs, we felt perfectly OK when we stayed to Athines and the front streets of the hotel. Behind the hotel a few blocks and farther down is a whole different thing. Not recommended unless you're looking for trouble. We didn't have any problems but it was somewhat disturbing. The Hotel is really in the best possible location, because you can walk to everything if you want/can - FYI all sights basically are up hills or stairs, the main lines of public transportation are really quite close. I do not recommend you rent a car in Athens because even being from LA, driving there is crazy! No parking anywhere! Driving in the countryside also not for the faint at heart but do-able. All around Monastriaki area are flea market type shops with the pedestrian walkway going clear into the Plaka area. Acropolis you can see (if you're looking) from Monastriaki Station and Athinas. They are doing some contsruction on the "Square" there though so on your way from the hotel to the Acropolis you'll have to walk around

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Estonia

Athens seems and is a big city, but from this hotel it takes max 2 days to see all highlights from Lonely planet. And you hav`t to rush. Ask some advices from employees - they are good (like to go to Lykavittos hill before sunset) Breakfast is OK but something fresh will be good - tomato or cucumber.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

Our stay at this hotel was very good. Employees were very kind with us and the location of it was close to the city centre and the monuments.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was good and centrally located but the surrounding area was quite dodgy. Breakfast room was nice but the food could have been more varied. Overall would stay again

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel is on the fringe of red light area and is best approached from Athinas if walking. Walking distance to Plaka and Acropolis. No bar (as advertised)but cheap drinks from vending machine, breakfast room a bit cramped. Excellent value - as might be expected!!

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

Excellent choice for a budget traveller, this hotel is very well located, near both metro lines. Breakfast is good and staff friendly. Air conditioning works well. Just avoid the surroundings on the rear back of the hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

Excellent location, quiet, 10 min walk from monastiraki, good staff ... good stuff ! we will stay again there for sure.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Buon Hotel, comodo ai servizi e molto vicino alla metro per l'aeroporto. Stanze confortevoli e personale molto disponibile, preparato e gentile. Colazione completa, ma non particolarmente soddifacente.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L'hotel è situato a 5 minuti a piedi dalla fermata della metropolitana di Omonia, ma si può arrivare a Monastiraki anche a piedi (un quarto d'ora). La colazione è abbondante e varia, forse manca solo la frutta fresca. Il personale è stato gentilissimo, ci ha fornito indicazioni sulla città e una mappa. L'hotel si trova dietro il municipio, è vero che nelle vie laterali si incontrano prostitute e gente poco raccomandabile, ma visto che l'hotel si usa solo per dormire e farci colazione... mi sento di consigliarlo!

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

Hotel Economy was a perfect place for our stay in Athens. Rooms incl baths were big enough and clean. Front-desk staff spoke several languages, were friendly and gave very helpful and accurate information. The hotel has a perfect location. It's close to metro stations but most major attractions are within walking distance. We had no problems with the neighbourhood. Reasonably priced as well. Recommended!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

El hotel esta genial, toda la gente que trabaja en el es majisima y siempre estan dispuestos en ayudarte en todo para que la visita a atenas sea perfecta. Es muy centrico.le falla un poco la ducha pero como a casi todos los hoteles en grecia las tienen iguales. sin ninguna duda volveria a este hotel.

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The hotel is on a small street behind the Athens City Hall, just a few easy blocks to the Placka and the Acropolis above it. A short walk to all modes of transportation. The district is a very bustling area with many small shops, primarily food, spices, hardware, and a couple of pet stores. The staff were very friendly, spoke excellent English, and were very helpful. They explained how to get to a self-service laundry and how to take the local bus to Delphi. Athens was very hot and dusty in June so the air conditioning in the room was a relief. Internet access was two computers in the breakfast room - no wireless. A great place for the slightly more adventuresome travelers. BTW, the sex-shop downstairs mentioned in a previous review is closed but there is a XXX movie across the street (yes, next to city hall, politicians are the same everywhere).

7.7 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Close to the centre of Athens, easy walkng distance to bars, tavernas and shopping. Felt a very safe area even though it is in a back street. The staff were very helpful about where to go and what to see. Comfortable bed. Breakfast poor quality and we didn't eat it after the first day but overall the hotel is very good value for money and would stay there again.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

1 nuit du 25 au juin 2008 (71 euros/nuit avec petit-déjeuner). Très bon rapport qualité/prix. L'hôtel est proche de la place Omonia et du marché central, à 10 minutes à pied de Monastiraki, de la rue Adrianou et de l'ancienne agora. Chambre et hôtel corrects, propres, mais un peu vieillissants.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

would recommend walking to Monastiraki metro line 3 if coming or going to airport. A transfer to line one to get off at the Omonia station puts you on a train and a station more crowded and likely to get pick-pocketed, my purse was unzipped during this short ride. And it is a better section of the area to walk to since cabs will not give you such a short ride. We didn't have a street noise problem since we were on the 5th floor but the walls are thin. Employees very friendly and helpful with area information and packing a breakfast for early departure.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The immediate area is a bit dodgy, but the location relative to the sights and Plaka are great. Good value.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

I stayed three nights in two different rooms. The first one, at the back of the building, was quieter and notably smaller and the beds could have been more comfortable. For my second stay, I got a room in front of the building that was bigger, with much more comfortable beds, but it was noisier. Breakfast room is a bit sad and looks more like a cafeteria than like a nice restaurant. Anyway, the staff of the hotel is very friendly and really helpful and there is a very convenient internet connection too. The surroundings of the hotel are more or less the red light district of Athens (the hotel faces a sex shop and... an elegant design hotel ! and you may well meet some prostitutes at night in the streets nearby), but it is safe and very close to Plaka (just a ten minute walk) and the Acropolis (a 15 minute walk), so the location is great anyway. As given the cheap price, Economy hotel is good value, even if it could become notably better with a bit of renovations.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Very nice hotel, was alot nicer than we expected. they should update their photos to nicer ones on their website! Was very clean, in a very good central, safe location by city hall. Rooms were spacious nice bathrooms, good air conditioning. Had free internet 24hours. Staff at front desk were very helpful, knew anything we asked and could direct you anywhere.. also provides guests with maps and explains the sites. Was only there for two nights did not get up early enough for the breakfast, we did however have a very early morning flight out of athens before their breafast started and they packed us some juice sandwiches and cake to take along with us which was very much appreciated. Had gone up on their roof top, was very nice with nice tables and flowers. Overall very good hotel for value would recommend to anyone.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

The hotel Economy was excellent for my purpose, five nights in Athens. It was in the city centre, took me 5 min to walk to Monastiraki, and then you're almost at Acropolis. The staff was very nice and helpful, I had to leave very early in the morning, and then they had packed me breakfast. I would recommend this hotel. The only negative thing was that there were prostitutes just around the corner, but I only saw them late at night. Felt safe in the area anyway. Straight across the road from the hotel was this huge warehouse with interior design (Notos Home).

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I would highly recommend this hotel to my friends. My husband and I stayed here during the first few days of our honeymoon, and the hotel was a few blocks away from the Omoni Square metro stop. Although there is a nudie movie theatre across the street, the surroundings felt very safe, even at night. The hotel was very close to a pediestrian corridor that ran right into the Acropolis. This was a great base for exploring all of the main sites in Athens on foot. The hotel staff was very attentive, nice, helpful, and they even gave us a bottle of champaign and upgraded our room for free!!

7.1 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

J'ai pris deux chambres, une a été bruyante (télé du voisin). Petit déjeuner moyen. Pour le reste très bien.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel to stay in if you are a tourist. This is conveniently located at a walking distance from shops and the sightseeing attractions. Would certainly recommend it!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Great hotel considering the fact that Athens is a very expensive city. Hotel was very close to the most important sites (walking distance. The reception staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall, Economy hotel is great and I do not have anything to complaint about it since I was not paying too much.

8.1 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

While the external surroundings were not too attractive, the hotel was well placed for visiting everything we wanted to see in Athens. The staff were extremely helful and courteous. It was inexpensive for a city centre hotel, but don't expect any frills.It was exactly what we expected according to other reviews.

7.0 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Central location, all the sites are within easy walking distance and the metro stop for the airport is only 5 mins away. Hotel itself, value for money, helpful front desk and a nice touch is being able to purchase drinks in the foyer on those hot days! Only advice is to avoid the area behind the hotel after dark, whilst safe, its certainly shows the seedier side to Athens. Overall I would recommend the hotel as a place to stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

I highly recommend this great and inexpensive hotel in Athens. The staff was very comprehensive, we arrived a day late because of a storm in the airport in Mexico which made us loose connection in Paris, we sent an email to let them know, and were not charged for the booked first night! Also we had breakfast prepared for us at 600 AM so we could take our ferry to Mykonos! Great hotel, great breakfast, perfect location near all attractions, walking distance. Highly recommended by me and my partner.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Staff very welcoming and helpful. A little bit more expencive than other budget places, but the extra money are more than worth of it. If I have to come back to Athens I will stay in this hotel again.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We were very pleased with the hotel in terms of price, service, and cleanliness. We did get what we paid for in terms of location and comfort. The room was relatively spacious and very clean, but the bed was not comfortable and the chairs were not meant for hanging out in. The water pressure was intermittent. Usually at least once per shower, there was a period of no water for a few seconds. The location was good and central and we were able to walk to all the sights with ease. However, the neighbourhood was a little shady. There were several fires set to piles of garbage down the end of the block while we were there, and the riot police had a constant presence up on Athina. We really only felt unsafe one evening when passed by a guy on his way to a fight (armed with broken bottle and metal bar). He had no interest in us, but it was a little unnerving. However, if budget is a consideration and you are willing to make some tradeoffs, this can be an excellent choice.

7.9 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Clean hotel,excellent staff,good choice of food for breakfast,within walking distance of sights and close to metro for transfer to and from airport.Would stay there again the next time in Athens

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Hotel was very clean and comfortable. It was a great value. The staff seemed to make a special effort to be helpful. I didn't have any discomfort with the neighborhood the hotel was located in.

8.9 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice hotel, nice and clean rooms, very helpful staff, very good located, close to underground and central areas within 5 or 10 minutes walking. Just the district in the back is a bit scruffy, but not bad overall. I'd go back here if I'll come back to Athens.

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in this hotel for three nights. The staff were always friendly and upon arrival the guy on reception supplied us with a handy pocket size map, and spends a couple of minutes talking us through some of the key things we could do and see during our stay. The location was great, with everything within easy walking distance – the only time we had to use the metro was to get to the airport. The area around the hotel was buzzing with activity during the day and felt perfectly safe day and night. The nearby restaurants and bars in Psirri and Monastikaki offer some fantastic local cuisine at great prices. The room was clean and supplied with fresh towels daily. Breakfast was free, if a bit basic (cereal, bread, ham, cheese, jams and cake). Overall I’d recommend the hotel and happily stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Our party occupied 2 double rooms on the 5th and 8th floors, facing the front overlooking City Hall and Kotzia Square. We stayed over New Year's Eve, and were ideally situated to enjoy the live music and the fireworks in the Square at midnight (all finished and quiet by 2am). The hotel was brilliant, clean, with lifts (2, both working), helpful desk staff, nice breakfast, close to Omonia Sq/Monasteraki metro stations. Recommend brasserie along the road, Hell's Kitchen.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

Inspite of only 2 stars hotel, it's really good place to stay for 1-5 days. the staff is uncreadiable helpfull and I really appreciated them!!! and very good location to see the historical places - only 7 min to Plaka. Of course, for tourism it is much better to live in Plaka, however the prices are not cheap.... so, I really recommend to stay in Economy.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

It was a good hotel with good connections and near to very good area.

7.7 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

Very friendly and helpfull staff.Room was clean.Good breakfast. Free internet. Easy to find, close to public transport. Before we left I read the reviews and was worried about the “unsafe” and “dodgy” location of the hotel. Well it is not the greatest area and I presume this is all relative……I never felt unsafe and we had a great stay.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

Though the location is very near "dubious" areas, the hotel was located very conveniently to the 2 metro stations - Omonia Square and Monastriki and also to the the places of interest in Athens. Highly recommended

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

EXCELLENTE AND VERY CLEAR THE WAY OFFER IN INTERNET, JUST LIKE IT WAS THE PLACE. VERY GOOD SITUATION, FRIENDLY STAFF AND GOOD BREAKFAST, EVEN THE ROOM SERVICE WAS OK.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The reception staff are so helpful. The y answer your question before you can finish asking it. The area is a little seedy, but it is handy to the main sites. Our AC broke down on our last day, and reception were very prompt to have the matter fixed. TV reception was average, but this is a minor matter when you have history on your door step.

7.3 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Africa

I stayed for one night each on my way to & back from Patras and had a single room and a twin room each time. I had an overall pleasant stay both times with no complaints except maybe the twin room was a bit small with a tiny shower and a bad view. The single room however was on the top floor with a balcony so the view was quite good and it had a bath/shower which was much better. The breakfast was good, the employees were friendly & very helpful and spoke English well and the free internet was a bonus. It is centrally located within walking distance of the Acropolis, museum, train station etc. & basically all the buzz! It suited my needs just well, which was a place to rest after a jam-packed day of walking around sight-seeing.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

We stayed again one night(coming back from the Greek islands) and were very satisfied. Friendly welcome. Very central, between Monastiraki (direct train to the airport) and Omonia. To Plaka 10 mins walk. We got non-smoker-room and with closed windows quiet.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel location between two subway stops is excellent for seeing all of the sites in Athens. Took subway direct from airport to nearest stop for very reasonable price. While the hotel itself is excellent, it is bordered on either side by sex shops; however, they were not a problem, only a curiosity. The hotel is located just behind city hall and a delightful open plaza. Within easy walking distance of the Agora, Roman Forum, Fish Market, Archaeological Museum and the Flea Market. Would highly recommend this hotel for its price, location, cleanliness and service.

5.6 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

I would not return to this property. The location was not great (not safe after dark) and the bathroom shower was very hard to use. The shower was too small and not a good set up, the floor became very wet with standing water each time we used it.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

(commentaire en français en bas de la page) The hotel is good located. Near the market place, meat, fishes. Fruits, vegetables, spices, cheese nearby. Many little local shops in the street behind the hotel, and Psiri just in the neighborhoud. If you cross Athena avenue, you'll find many shops, not expensive, with clothes and shoes. We do love Greece becaus it's pretty and nice !! L'hotel est bien situé. Pas loin du quartier touristique et à côté de la halle couverte (viande et poisson). Le marché aux légumes, fruits, épices, oeufs, quelques boutiques de fromages, et juste derrière l'hotel commence Psiri, le quartier des artisans. Tout plein de petites boutiques sympas. De l'autre côté de l'avenue Athena se trouvent plein de magasins pas chers (vêtements et chaussures) Nous, la Grèce on aime, parce que c est joli et sympa !!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Loved this place. Don't be put off by the name. The hotel is of a high standard and the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. Rooms are good size and nicely decorated and clean. Good air conditioning. The neighbourhood is colouful and there are some cool bars within easy walking distance. The old town isn't too far away either.

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Room Details

Economy Hotel offers 56 guest rooms with climate control. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes and direct-dial phones during their Psirri visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Rooms also include soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Economy Hotel

By airplane
The Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos domestic and international airport lies approximately 30 km from the hotel. The airport is well connected to the city centre by an express bus service and an underground line. The hotel can be easily reached via underground to Omonia square station, or by one of the taxis found at the airport bus station.
Upon leaving the airport, take the Attiki Odos highway (pay toll) and follow the sign to Katehaki avenue. Take the K2E exit to the elevated road. From here, take the 16K exit, which leads to the route named Ymittos ring for Katehaki avenue. Follow this road straight until exit Y1 for Katehaki and Messogeion avenue. Turn left onto Messogion avenue and go straight following the indications to Vas. Sofias. When in Vas. Sofias avenue drive straight for about 1 km until you reach Syntagma square. From here follow the indications to Omonia square, where the underground station bearing the same name is located. Once in Omonia square, take Athinas street and go five blocks. Turn right on Sofokleous street and then right again on Klisthenous street, where the hotel is located.

By boat
The property lies about 12 km away from the port of Piraeus and is best reached by taxi in about twenty minutes.
On leaving the harbour, take Akti Miaouli street and turn right onto Vas. Georgiou avenue. After 200 metres turn left onto Iroon Politehniou avenue, which leads to Possidonos avenue and then to Syngrou avenue. At the end of Syngrou avenue, turn left onto Syntagma square. Then follow the above-said directions to the property.

Distances from Economy Hotel

Kotzia Square - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Athens City Hall - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Athens Central Market - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Omonia Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
National Theatre of Greece - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
National Historical Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Museum of the City of Athens - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Library of Greece - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Apothiki Theater - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Academy of Athens - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Avissinias Square - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Monastiraki Flea Market - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Islamic Art Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Olympia Theatre - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Hadrian's Library - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Economy Hotel is Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) - 20 km / 12.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Transportation services Economy Hotel

  • Limousine service