Convenient, central location near the Acropolis Museum and Herodeion Ancient Theater
Warm, friendly, community vibe with a sports bar, a cafe/restaurant, and karaoke nights
Clean, spacious apartments that are a great value for long stays
Walking tours available
Free Wi-Fi and breakfast
Free on-site parking
Computers for guests' use
Can get noisy with bar crowd and busy street activity outside
Wi-Fi can be spotty in some rooms
Rooms are dated and drab
A centrally located, budget hotel with low rates, Athens Studios offers apartments with kitchens that can sleep from two to six people, or beds in dorm-style rooms. While there's an unmistakable youth hostel vibe to
the place, with its sports bar and Fish Cafe, it provides a nice balance between privacy and
community. Located within yards of the Acropolis metro station and a 10-minute walk to Syntagma Square, it's hard to beat the area for convenience and activity.
Clean, close-knit community with two bars and a cafe/restaurant
Run by Australian transplants, Athens Studios is homey and
welcoming (albeit no-frills), and is comprised of a community of dorms, studios, and apartments smack in the heart of Athens near the Acropolis Museum, with a sports bar, cafe, and Laundromat. The ouzo and beer flow in the lively bar, which, like the Fish Cafe, has indoor and outdoor
seating, some of which is communal bench-style. The bar and cafe are
lined with potted plants and trees, along with a few colorful paintings.
Rooms are sparsely furnished and decorated in IKEA style, but everything -- even
the Laundromat -- is kept immaculately clean. The lobby includes a bright bookshelf
and two desktop computers for guests' use.
Central location within easy access of all parts of the city
Surrounded by shops and restaurants, Athens Studios is as
central as it gets. It's within walking distance of several attractions, and the bus and metro are practically right outside the door. The Acropolis Museum, Plaka, and Herodeion Ancient Theater, Hadrians Arch, and Temple of Zeus
are two minutes away on foot, and it’s a five-minute walk to the National Gardens, a 10-minute
walk to Syntagma Square, and 15 minutes to Lycabettus Hill. The beach is within a 20-minute tram ride. The stop for the Airport Express Bus is within 10 minutes of the Studios, and the trip takes about 35 minutes.
Dorm bunk beds to spacious, private apartments with kitchens -- but all are bare-bones
The rooms range from six-person dorms (females only or mixed) to private,
self-contained apartments. The dorms are basic -- consisting essentially of two or three metal bunk beds and a shelf of
storage lockers. The studios each have a small sink, mini-fridge, kettle, dishes, a hot plate, and a private, tiny bathroom with toilet, sink, and stand-in shower. The family
studios are spacious with large queen-size beds, kitchenettes, wardrobes, couches,
flat-screen TVs, small kitchen tables, and small bathrooms. They also have spacious, private balconies with small tables and chairs. The four- and
six-person apartments are large but each has bunk beds packed into one
room with a separate kitchen with a microwave, and a TV and lounge area. All rooms
have an air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and include a continental breakfast at
Fun bar and cafe, breakfast, and plenty of help in getting around -- little else
A continental breakfast, which includes fruit and cereal, is included in the room rate, and the sports bar and cafe open up early and stay open late, serving sandwiches, cocktails, and hot chocolate. There is an
attached Backpackers’ hotel with rooftop bar offering great views of the city.
The apartments are self-contained with small kitchenettes and coffee/tea-making
facilities. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. There
is an attached Laundromat, luggage storage area, and computers and books for guests' use, along with a walking tour available and a reception area staffed 24 hours a day.