Cheap Hotels in Athens: Budget Friendly Places to Stay in Safe Areas

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Are you looking for budget-friendly accommodation while visiting Athens? Then this list of 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 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.

City Circus Hostel
City Circus Hostel in Athens

At the neoclassical building’s ground floor lies the stylish Greek bistro & wine bar, Zampano which serves Greek cuisine dishes made with fresh local ingredients. Check the City Circus Hotel on

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.

Athens Center Square hotel
Athens Center Square Hotel

A rich breakfast buffet is available for guests on the hotel’s first floor while the rooftop bar offers a unique view of the Acropolis. Don’t miss to check the Athens Center Square on


Centrotel Hotel is a newly built value-for-money hotel located in the center of Athens, just 300 meters from Viktoria metro station.

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.

Centrotel hotel athens
Centrotel Hotel in Athens

Guests can reach the center of Athens by metro or on foot. Check the Centrotel Hotel on

Victory Inn

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.

Victory Inn cheap hotel in athens
Victory Inn is a budget friendly hotel in Athens

All of the 34 rooms are fully refurbished and most of them feature a private balcony. See it on

Metropolis Hotel

Featuring 22 rooms, Hotel Metropolis is a cozy 2-star budget-friendly hotel in Athens boasting a warm atmosphere.

Set in the heart of the historic center, in the Plaka neighborhood, Metropolis Hotel’s rooftop terrace overlooks the Acropolis.

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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 make it one of the best cheap hotels in Athens. Check the Metropolis Hotel on

Phaedra Hotel

Phaedra Hotel is situated within walking distance from the Parthenon and Odeon of Herodes Atticus as well as close to the city’s major sites.

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.

Phaedra Hotel in athens
Phaedra Hotel offers a budget friendly accommodation in a great location

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 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. Check the Phaedra Hotel on

Areos Hotel

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 balconies and suites.

Areos Hotel in athens
Areos Hotel in Athens

Areos Hotel also features a café bar that is open throughout the day serving breakfast, snacks, beverages, and sweets. See it on

Hotel Philippos

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 a view over the Acropolis Museum and the surrounding area.

Hotel Philippos in athens
Hotel Philippos is ideally located right next to the Acropolis Museum

A rich breakfast buffet filled with local delicacies is available to the hotel’s guests. Check Hotel Philippos on

Athens Backpackers

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.

Athens Backpackers hostel in athens
Athens Backpackers Hostel in Athens

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. See it on

Bedbox Hostel

Featuring 4-bed and 6-bed dormitory rooms, the Bedbox hostel is the ideal choice for those looking for a place to mingle with other travelers. The modern youth hostel is situated in the city center, 300 meters from Monastiraki square and Ermou shopping street.

Bedbox Hostel in athens
Bedbox Hostel in Athens

All of the rooms offer a shared WC and shower while guests can choose among mixed and same-sex dormitory rooms. Check it on

Hotel Faros

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. Check the Faros Hotel on

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Hotel Faros in Piraeus

All in all, 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.

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