Are you looking for budget-friendly accommodation while visiting Athens? Then this list with the best cheap hotels in Athens will come in handy. These centrally-located, value-for-money hotels guarantee to offer you a pleasant and comfortable stay in the heart of the Greek capital.
City Circus Hostel
City Circus is a modern hostel housed in a late 19th-century building that has been declared a historical monument.
The hip hostel (See the City Circus Hostel at TripAdvisor) offers a wide range of room types, including 4, 6 or 8-bed dormitories and double and twin rooms.
Its privileged location in the vibrant Psirri area is another reason City Circus is a favorite among backpackers and enthusiastic travelers from all over the world.
Athens Center Square
Located in the center of Athens just 300 meters from Monastiraki square, Athens Center Square is within walking distance from all the major landmarks.
The cozy hotel features 54 elegantly decorated rooms all of which are equipped with modern amenities that guarantee a comfortable stay.
A rich breakfast buffet is available for guests at the hotel’s first floor while the rooftop bar offers a unique view of the Acropolis.
Spanning for 7 floors, Centotel features 50 spacious rooms and suites as well as three underground parking spaces.
Every room is equipped with all the necessary amenities and all of them have a private balcony.
Centrotel it’s very close to the city center and to Athens’ major attractions.
Guests can reach the center of Athens by metro or on foot.
Centrotel’s partner hotel, Victory Inn is another excellent choice for those looking for budget-friendly accommodation in Athens.
The 2-star hotel is situated in a short jaunt from the Pedion tou Areos and the National Archaeological Museum of Athens and is within walking distance from the city center.
All of the 34 rooms are fully refurbished and most of them feature a private balcony.
Featuring 22 rooms, Hotel Metropolis is a cozy 2-star budget-friendly hotel boasting a warm atmosphere.
Set in the heart of the historic center, in Plaka neighborhood, Metropolis Hotel’s rooftop terrace overlooks the Acropolis.
Here you’ll find a wide range of rooms. From a double economy room to a family room furnished with two double beds.
Its modern amenities and simple yet elegant decoration makes it one of the best cheap hotels in Athens.
Even though the rooms aren’t very big, they all feature the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay and most of them have a private balcony with a view over Adrianou street.
The hotel’s cozy rooftop terrace is a great place for some moments of relaxation at night and for taking your breakfast in the morning.
Prices vary depending on whether you’ll choose a budget room (budget single, budget twin and budget double) or a standard room (standard twin and standard double).
However, regardless of the type of the room, the hotel’s prices are overall budget-friendly which in combination with the hotel’s privileged location makes Phaedra Hotel a top choice if you are looking for a cheap hotel in Athens.
Areos Hotel is a small budget-friendly boutique hotel conveniently located right next to the big public park, Pedion tou Areos and close to the city center.
The hotel has 40 rooms in total divided into the following categories: single, double and triple rooms, as well as double rooms with balcony and suites.
Areos Hotel also features a café bar that is open throughout the day serving breakfast, snacks, beverages and sweets.
Situated a block away from the Acropolis Museum, Hotel Philippos enjoys one of the city’s greatest locations.
The 3-star hotel features 50 rooms in total and fully-equipped meeting rooms ideal for travelers on a business trip.
The hotel’s newest addition is the ‘Belvedere Terrace,’ a majestic rooftop terrace with view over the Acropolis Museum and the surrounding area.
A rich breakfast buffet filled with local delicacies is available to the hotel’s guests.
As the name suggests, Athens Backpackers is a budget-friendly hostel attracting young travelers visiting the Greek capital.
It’s located in the center of Athens just a stone’s throw away from the Acropolis metro station.
The modern hostel features a wide selection of room types including 6-bed mixed dorms, 3-persons private studio and private apartments for four and six persons.
Featuring 4-bed and 6-bed dormitory rooms, Bedbox hostel is the ideal choice for those looking for a place to mingle with other travelers.
All of the rooms offer a shared WC and shower while guests can choose among mixed and same-sex dormitory rooms.
If you’re heading to the Greek islands or just returned from your summer holidays and you’re looking for a budget-friendly hotel to spend the night close to Piraeus port, Hotel Faros is an excellent choice.
The 2-star hotel is situated close to the Piraeus port and within walking distance from the center of Piraeus.
Faros II offers 27 fully-furnished rooms of different types including family rooms, economy double rooms and triple rooms.
Finding a comfortable and cheap hotel in Athens can sometimes be difficult. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t plenty of choices for tourists traveling on a budget. Athens city center is home to numerous value-for-money hotels and hostels that will offer you a great stay in the Greek capital. Find the one that suits your needs and style best and explore Athens on a budget.