Economy Hotel

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

5 Klisthenous St, Athens, Attica, 10552, Greece

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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
29%
67
Very Good
46%
107
Average
17%
41
Poor
4%
10
Terrible
1%
4

Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 14% higher than other 2 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families84
  • Couples83
  • Solo83
  • Business66
  • Athens Hotel Next to City Hall,Plaka

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    Hi There: My Wife and I stayed at Economy Hotel.Next Door to City Hall.
    5,Klisthenous Street 105 52 Athens.Tel:0030 210 52 520 www.economyhotel.gr
    e-mail:info@economyhotel.gr We booked through booking.com

    There is a Very Good Restaurant on the Corner:"In Athens".Angela Gazi is the
    Owner.Tel: 5221044.Good Luck,Paul

    Unique Quality: This is a Family Owned Hotel.The People at the Front Desk went out of their way to be
    Helpful with Advice and Directions and Hints for Buses and Distances around the City.

    The Rooms were Spacious,Clean and with a View.The Hotel was in walking distance of the
    Plaka.Costs were reasonable.They gave us Directions to the New Museum with its Glass
    Floor that worked just fine.

    Directions: Next To Athens City Hall.10 minutes from Plaka.In Athens Restaurant on the Corner.Terrific.

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Perfect hotel, perfect staff

by TripAdvisor Member ThomasKristensen

This hotel has become our favorite hotel in Athens!

My wife and I chose Hotel Economy for our wedding in Greece. We stayed there with all our family during a wonderful week with excursions to various sights and wedding in the Scandinavian Church in Piraeus.

The staff in the hotel made all the difference! They were positively engaged in the arrangement, helped whereever possible and made our stay the most memorable and excellent, we could ever have dreamt of.

The rooms are clean, comfortable and nice. The breakfast buffet is good, refilled all the time and the receptionists are very kind, fun and helpful.

We can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for a basic stay in Athens!

Handy location, great staff, great value

by TripAdvisor Member eog

Stayed here with my wife in Oct for one night before flying to Santorini and then for another two nights upon our return.
Initially booked our two night stay using an on line agency "vacation greece" but booked directly with the hotel after discoverying their web site for our one night stay. Both bookings were handled professionally and without any problems but experience has taught me it is easier and more reassuring to book directly with a hotel and avoid the complications of a middle man.
The hotel was great value for money - the rooms were clean, reasonable size, bathrooms basic but completely functional, breakfast was good for the inclusive room rate charged and the location of the hotel is very central to all the main tourist sites.There is a wide selection of restuarants nearby. Rail and buses are also very close. Free internet access was greatly appreciated. But the best feature of the hotel are the front desk staff. Extremely helpful with good advice and maps and nothing was ever too much trouble for them to do for you. We were able to leave a suitcase in storage at the hotel whilst we were in Santorini.
As mentioned in other reviews there are a few red light shops nearby but we never saw any problems even late at night and our first night room was on that side of the hotel and unless you were a female travelling alone I wouldn't hesitate recommending this hotel.
One note of warning - we took a cab from Athens airport to the hotel and were ripped off by a local taxi driver. If you dont mind about a 20 minute walk mainly thru pedestrian malls, you can catch the airport express bus (X95) for 3.20 Euro each. We did it three times walking our suitcases. Ask the hotel for directions - Im sure that they'll help. Or the other alternative would be to use the metro but get some advise before arriving at the airport because, as we found out, there were no staff at the airport station to give you any directions.

It's a great deal for your money!

by TripAdvisor Member tony00

The staff is extremely helpful giving directions and offering advice on places to see. The room was clean and well presented, the shower was small, but not a problem at all. A range of breakfast options included in the rate. Free internet. Close to two metro stations and about ten to fifteen walk to the Akropolis and Plaka.

Good Value & Location

by TripAdvisor Member PAULRMiltonKeynes

My wife and I have just returned from a long weekend break to this Hotel after reading the reviews on this web site.

We found the Hotel to be clean, and the staff helpful when asked. There was a concern about the sex shops etc that were mentioned on earlier reports but we found that even though there was one opposite it was behind closed doors and we saw no signs of girls or others outside.

The Hotel is less than a mile from the Acropolis so easy reach by foot which is another reason why we stayed as we did not want to get taxi's / buses to see the attractions.

The Hotel was easily reached from the airport by the X95 bus then, it is only 2 stops away on the undergroung to the nearest stop at Omonia for the Hotel.

For the price we paid 50 Euros for 2 nights you would be hard to better this Hotel.

Good Value Hotel.

by TripAdvisor Member MARTINMAC

Stayed at the Economy for one night only and found everything to my satisfaction. A good clean budget hotel , well situated with friendly efficient staff. Unfortunatley for me I had to cut short my stay and I am grateful to Maria on the desk for her kind consideration. If I ever return to Athens , I would certainly stay at this hotel and certainly for the money its excellent value.

Average, but value for money at the price

by TripAdvisor Member Sunscreen202

As most reviewers have stated, this is a middle-off-the-road budget hotel with reasonable rooms and service. Yes the street looks a bit shady but it's not problem. Struck it lucky with the morning manager who was great at pointing out to us where to go and what to do during our one day in Athens. Not so with the check-in guy the night before whose attitude toward our enquiry about a non-smoking room was: Maybe you get lucky in the room, maybe not. Interesting policy! Price driven hotel, don't go there if you're looking for anything special.

excellent value for money

by TripAdvisor Member teressa7

We stayed here 2 nights and I was impressed.
It is really central, in walking distance from Acropolis, Plaka and National Archaelogical museum, points you have to see if you visit Athens. Close to the metro station for the port or airport.
The staff are friendly and very helpful, giving us usefull information for the city.
Rooms are clean include TV and fridge.
The shower was small, but it got the job done.
After the reservation we have done from hotel website
they send us an email with directions from the airport,
by metro and the express busses.
It is not a 5 or 4 star hotel, but it is a clean well located hotel,
nice breakfast and free internet.
I recommend this place to other travellers.

Good choise for accomondation

by TripAdvisor Member rewiev

We spent 4 nights in this hotel in Athens. We liked the hotel very much it was a very good opportunity. Close to the center just 10 minutes walk to Plaka in a quite street. Nice and clean very helpful stuff good value for money. We were satisfied with everything good breakfast and beautiful rooftop view to Acropolis. Two elevator was working all the time and internet availability. The hotel rooms are nice and clean good size not to small hot water is there all the time. Athens is a very noisy city there are dirty parts and unsafe streets better avoid to enter but we never had any problem getting to the hotel at late night. If we go to Athens we will stay in this hotel again.

Lots of BANG for your buck

by TripAdvisor Member codequick2000

We read the glowing reviews so decided to chance this 2 star hotel. Stayed for 3 nights from 5-7 through 5-9 2007. Looks lousy from outside, but a fabulous place. Right in the center of the actions and only a couple of short blocks to fast, clean and safe Metro where you can go everywhere for a Euro or two. Many even go to the airport this way. Near the museum and great shopping. The hotel is a little austere by American standards, but very clean and quiet with shutters to block out noise and light. Breakfast great! Free internet. Desk people speak good English and give you a great map which they mark up so you can get everywhere. We wanted to go to Mars Hill where St Paul preached in Acts 18 and he instantly marked the map. He also sent us to neat hide-away resturants, etc. He showed exactly what to do and where. He gave us a wake up call and called for a taxi for us, explained the best way to get wherever we wanted to go several times. A light in the room burned out and it was fixed instantly by the electrician. Two small elevators take you to all 9 floors and the top veranda resturant that has a great view and they brought glasses and ice for drinks. We didn't drink the water but the ice didn't hurt us, so the water was probably ok. Air conditioner only works when the room shutters are closed so we thought at first ours didn't work, but it did just fine. Overall, we had much to be pleased about and nothing to find fault. Everyone we talked to there thought the same of this amazing little hotel.

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Economy Hotel

by jeph77

Yassou! I've read some great things about the Economy Hotel (Klisthenous 5, near City Hall), but also some bad things about the neighborhood around Omonia station after dark. Is it safe?

Cheers and thanks
Jeff

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by cachaseiro

omonia square has improved in recent years and you are fine there at night if you take normal precausions.
i stayed there last year myself and will stay there agin next month.

Re: Economy Hotel

by mindcrime

From the other side as a local I have to tell you that Omonoia square still is much more dangerous area than Plaka and even the policemen prefer to work in other areas and not there.

As I say at my Athens page after downfall it is full of junkies, prostitutes (at some side streets) and other nice people that you probably want to avoid and not walk among them. No, it doesnt look like Red Light District in Amsterdam…:)

But you dont have to get paranoid, just dont "show" that you are a tourist too much :)

Re: Economy Hotel

by StefanosS

As a Greek, I consider it "safe" place, but I am sure you will not feel so comfortable there. There is a lot of marginal people but not "criminals". In "dark" hours, just avoid to talk to anybody, ignore them and continue your way. Keep walking in the main streets, among other people and avoid also crowded spots (the paradise of pickpockets).

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Address: 5 Klisthenous St, Athens, Attica, 10552, Greece