There are times when even as a luxury traveller, you need to opt for a budget hotel. Perhaps you plan to be out and about and don’t need a five-star hotel as you simply won’t be there much or perhaps you want to dedicate all the budget to exquisite fine dining and shopping instead! Whatever your reasons it’s useful to have options and to know the more stylish budget hotels. This is our pick of the best 3 budget hotels in Athens…
The Student & Travellers Inn
The Student & Travellers Inn is excellently situated in the very heart of the Plaka, the oldest area of Athens. Here, most of the labyrinthine of streets are closed to cars and the streets are filled with charming little bars, restaurants, cafes and inviting boutique gift shops. At the end of the street the stunning Acropolis looms and it only takes 10 minutes to reach it! The Inn is ideal for an Athens city break but also as a base for visiting the other Greek Islands, especially Mykonos, Paros and other Cycladic islands which aren’t far from Athens.
The modern hotel offers both dorms and private rooms and you can also opt for a private bathroom. There is complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Inn and the rooms have both air conditioning and heating, as well as offering little luxuries such as complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, telephone and safe. The triple and quad rooms are bigger and make sure you request a room with a private balcony too. A buffet breakfast is provided to set you up for a day of sightseeing and when you return, there’s a patio and garden bar where you can relax, as well as an indoor lounge. There’s also a Jacuzzi; you might even forget this is a budget option!
The Student & Travellers Inn is bought to you by Hostelbay.com who have a well-established history of providing budget accommodations and transport solutions since they were formed in 1979. As well as booking your accommodation with them, you can also arrange your ferry tickets so you can hop the Greek Isles without having to worry about booking fees. They also offer a fabulous ferry pass that allows you to visit up to 7 Greek Islands via up to 8 routes, whenever they want, but only pay the price of one ticket!
The two-star Victory Inn is situated in a quiet residential area 4km from the Parthenon and the Acropolis of Athens. The nearest metro station is just and 500 metres away. There are 34 furnished guest rooms, all which are comfortable and have air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi, request one with a balcony and go for a triple room for a little more space. There is a 24hr reception, a relaxed bar, you can take breakfast in your room and room service is available.
Just 3km from both the Acropolis and the Parthenon and a 5-minute walk from St. Omonoias metro station, you’ll find 2-star Hotel Moka. The 18 rooms, which were renovated in 2010, are stylishly and simply decorated. There is free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating, soundproofing, satellite TV, soundproofing and minifridges. Request a room with a balcony with views across the city. There’s also a snack bar if you’re feeling peckish.
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