The 2,500 year old Greek city of Athens stands as a testimony to the glorious history that it was part of, and still has a distinctive appeal that draws millions of visitors each year. An interesting juxtaposition of the ancient and the contemporary, this capital city offers a great time for every visitor and features on the bucket list of most travelers.
The ancient monument of the Acropolis, crowned by the famous Parthenon temple, is the most well-known attraction in Athens. A host of museums are some additional places for the history buffs to indulge in a bit of fascinating Greek history. However, you will almost be surprised at the plethora of modern attractions that Athens has to offer its visitors—from a hot nightlife to upscale shopping options and interesting dining choices, the city has so many things to do and see for the modern-day tourist that it is almost difficult to believe that it is the oldest city in Europe.
In keeping with the rest of its transition, Athens also has numerous lodging options for its visitors, which include everything from stylish, revamped luxury hotels to affordable accommodations like hostels and budget Athens hotels. If you are one of those travelers who would rather spend your money on discovering the city than blow up a major amount on expensive hotels, there are a number of Athens hotels and vacation apartments that will meet your requirements. Clean and comfortable rooms, convenient locations, and value-for-money services and amenities are what makes these Athens hotels the best options for those looking for a budget stay. And for the backpackers, the city has various hostels that serve the purpose perfectly, offering a convenient, no-frills place for you to crash at night while you spend the day exploring this enchanting city.
One of the newer Athens hotels, A for Athens is located just above Monastiraki Square and is within walking distance of the Acropolis, one of the most spectacular and convenient locations in the city. With 35 comfortable and elegant rooms, this hotel offers a memorable stay amid warm Greek hospitality. Although a stay at this hotel does not entail luxurious indulgences, the friendly and ever-helpful staff members will ensure that you do not face any discomfort or inconvenience, making it a true value-for-money option for those looking for budget Athens hotels. Owing to its strategic location, the hotel serves as the perfect home for you during an Athens holiday, from where you can visit all the attractions in the area without having to worry about a long commute. Ideal for both business and leisure travelers, A for Athens is located such that you can travel easily to and from the airport to the hotel, as it is right next to the Monastiraki station. The décor of the rooms has been done by talented local designers, providing a sophisticated, welcoming vibe to all guests.
While at this hotel, do not miss having breakfast at the urban terrace on the top floor, which provides a breathtaking view of the magnificent Acropolis. This terrace is also perfect for unwinding after a long day and lounging, while sipping on some of the house special cocktails.
Doubles start at $99.
All backpackers are sure to love this one! Awarded with the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ by TripAdvisor, this hostel is the perfect lodging option for those looking for cheap Athens hotels or hostels. With various stay options to choose from such as a mixed dorm, female dorms, and private rooms, you are bound to find just the right one for you at this hostel for your Athens holiday. The City Circus Hostel is not only a budget stay option, but an interesting one as well, and serves as the perfect place for those looking for something beyond the conventional hotel. In the words of the hostel, its idea is to “dwell in the surreal, to embrace the weird, to explore with freedom”—sounds quite fascinating, doesn’t it? Located in the hip Psirri neighborhood of Athens, this hostel has many eateries and entertainment options close by, making it the ideal place to dump your bags and go exploring. In addition, the train and metro stations are also close by, making it convenient for you to travel to other parts of the city too. The neighborhood is also quite a safe one, making this hostel a great choice for solo or women travelers. The rooms are clean and well done, and impeccable service is a great advantage. Housed in a 4-storey mansion of the early 20th Century, this hostel has vintage furniture as well as street art and modern design elements by local artists, giving it a unique, funky look. The private rooms also make this place a good option for families looking for affordable Athens hotels.
Rates start at just $20 for a bed in the mixed dormitory.
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