7 Athens Greece Best Budget Hotels in the Center

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Are you looking for the Athens Greece Best Budget Hotels in the center of the city?

Are you planning your trip to Athens but you are not sure which Athens Best Budget Hotel should you choose?

I have collected a fantastic list of the best budget Athens hotels, near metro stations and relatively close to the Acropolis and other important Athens landmarks so that you pick up the right hotel for you:

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Phidias Hotel in Thissio Athens

Phidias Hotel is centrally located on the

pedestrian street of Apostolou Pavlou.

This is an amazing location because if

you walk the pedestrian up for 10

minutes, it gets you to the northern

entrance of Acropolis.

With comfortable clean rooms with Acropolis or garden views, good breakfast selection, very friendly and helpful staff in a very safe area, this is a great value for money hotel!

What else is around?

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Mosaicon is a minimalistic and modern Hostel, very centrally located on one of the oldest market streets in Athens, Kolokotroni St.

The hotel boasts very clean rooms and double-decker beds, comfortable spaces, with a common kitchen to socialize and have your breakfast.

Very friendly and helpful staff in a 24/7 reception, in a very safe area of Athens. A great choice, especially if you are a very young person.

  • A 5-minutes walk takes you to throbbing Monastiraki Square, Metro station and Plaka Old Town– don’t miss to visit Ag. Eirinis sq and have a coffee there
  • 2 streets away is Ermou st. one of the most commercial streets in Athens with brands like ZARA or Benetton
  • Syntagma Sq and Greek parliament is a 10-minute walk
  • Souvlaki and Gyros shops, taverns and sushi bars are all around the hotel for your meals

Noma Hotel is very centrally located, very close to Monastiraki, Plaka, and Anafiotika areas.

The hotel is housed in a recently renovated old Athenian House, with stylish decorations and traces of its old glamor.

The rooms are beautifully decorated with fine and artistic details, which you are definitely going to love.

Everything is within walking distance from this hotel:

  • The open vegetable, meat fish and spices market in Athinas st. throbbing with people buying food for their homes (beware of your wallets/passports)
  • Monastiraki sq, Ancient Agora and Flea Market
  • Psyrri sq and picturesque area
  • Plaka, Anafiotika, Roman Agora, Adrian’s Library
  • Ermou commercial st
  • Greek Parliament is 10 minutes walk if you walk up Ermou st from Monastiraki

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Acropolis Select  

Acropolis Select Hotel is very close to the center and Acropolis, yet away from all the crowd and noise of the city. 

Its Rooftop bar-restaurant has an excellent view of the Acropolis, which is very impressive especially in the evenings.

With spotlessly clean rooms, friendly staff, a welcome drink, and a bowl of fruit in the room, you are going to love this hotel.

What else is around?

  • Acropolis Hill
  • Acropolis Museum
  • Plaka Old Town
  • Temple of Zeus & Adrian’s Gate
  • Zappeion & National Gardens
  • Panathenaic Stadium
  • Koukaki picturesque area
  • Wine Bar “Wine with Eleni” serving only high quality Greek wines

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Crystal City Hotel 

Crystal City Hotel is a large hotel, located on Metaxourgeio metro station, 4 stations away from Acropolis.

With professional and friendly staff, spotlessly clean fine rooms, and a superb continental breakfast, you will have a unique accommodation experience. Amazing Athina Restaurant & Lounge Rooftop serves Greek dishes with great views of the Acropolis and the Lycabettus Hill.

What else is around?

  • If you are a solo female, for venturing out very late at night, I would suggest you use only the Metro or take a taxi to move around the area. It is not an unsafe area as a whole but there are some bad spots that you should avoid if you are all alone.
  • Go to Avdi square : If you are in LGBT community visit Myrovolos cafe bar. Go to Blue Parrot, an exceptional bar with great music and tables in the beautiful square.
  • Go to Seychelles restaurant in the same square and get the truffle pasta and the Pappardelle bolognese.
  • Go to Aleria Restaurant, a stylish contemporary restaurant in a neoclassical villa & courtyard serving inventive Med cuisine.
  • For all the main Athens sightseeing take the metro or a taxi

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Hotel Victory Inn

Victory Inn Hotel is centrally located towards the north of Athens city. It is close to the Victoria metro station, which is 4 stops to Acropolis, with 1 easy train change in Omonia.

Victory Inn is a really remarkable hotel with beautiful rooms and comfortable beds, great to sleep in (heavy lush curtains keeping the sun out).

Exceptional staff, breakfast, service at its best in general, you are going to be fascinated by this hotel.

What else is around?

  • 1 street away is one of Athens largest parks, Pedion tou Areos, great for your morning jogging or for a stroll
  • National Archaeological Museum, which along with Acropolis Museum are the 2 most significant Museums in Greece (and perhaps in the south of Europe)
  • Go to Pontiki Club, with Greek live music and amazing Greek food, 1 street far from the hotel
  • For all the main Athens sightseeing take the metro (Victorias), or a bus from Patision st. or a taxi

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Attalos Hotel

Attalos Hotel is one of my favorite places to have a coffee with the most amazing Acropolis view.

Centrally located with almost all sightseeing in walking distance. Monastiraki train station is 3 blocks afar.

Attalos Hotel is just a fantastic hotel, providing everything to make you feel welcome and pleased: clean, tastefully decorated rooms, a wide variety in breakfast, stunning Athens views, helpful staff and the list goes on and on.

What else is around?

  • Open meat, fish and spices market
  • Monastiraki Square, Plaka, Ancient Agora, Roman Agora
  • Psyrri area: go to Nancy’s Sweet Home – with many Greek traditional sweets
  • In Psyrri search for Voliotiko Tsipouradiko, an ouzo and tsipouro small dishes tavern with seafood and fish
  • For all the main Athens sightseeing you can walk from Monastiraki upwards to Plaka and Acropolis

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I hope I have helped you decide where to stay when you next visit Athens and would like to stay in a cozy and budget Athens Hotel. Until then, stay safe, travel the world, and enjoy life!

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