Location of this hostel is bad as it is in one of the worst part of Athens with whores and drug addicted, anyway not so far from the center. Nearest metro station in Omonia, ten minutes walk. You can smoke in the rooms and if you are a non smoker like us the smell of smoke in the room could give hassle. We changed for that.
Davide & Michela - Chaivari ( Ge ) Italy
We kept going back!
You really couldn't ask for a better location, especially for the relatively low cost. Plus, the staff is wonderful. If you're lucky enough to meet a gentleman at the front desk by the name of Christos, consider yourself fortunate. He'll treat you like you're family and maybe he'll even make you one of his delicious iced coffees. The rooms are great. There's free internet in the lobby. We were in Greece for two weeks, and traveled a fair amount while we were there, but anytime we were in Athens, we stayed there (six nights total). And if you show up and their rooms are full, they'll make sure you get a room that's just as nice, for the same, price, at another hotel down the street. Have an amazing time.
Kristin Brooks & Peter Cairns
The staff at this hostel were very nice. They helped us plan day trips outside of Athens, and were always very hospitable and kind. We also appreciated the free breakfast each morning. There was always cereal with milk, boiled eggs, three types of bread (sweet bread, zwieback, and sesame), jam, butter, cheese, meat, coffee, tea, orange juice) so it was a lot for the price. There was also free internet, but only one computer so we usually had to wait thirty minutes to get on it. The maids came in every day to make up the beds. There was AC (which we couldn't figure out how to work) and also television in the rooms (the reception wasn't that great though). The hostel is actually really a hotel, which is about ten minutes walking from Omonia metro station. Omonia itself is only one metro stop away from Monastiraki, the main entrance to the Acropolis and Ancient Agora, and two metro stops on the other line away from Parliament (Syntagma Square). However, Omonia is not the greatest location itself, supposedly one of the worst areas of Athens. We never got pickpocketed or anything, but we saw prostitutes every day, even in broad daylight, and the area is kinda seedy around Omonia, with drug dealers around. We did not feel comfortable being out past dark around Omonia. Even the local Greeks told us that we were not staying in a good location. It was advertised as being in a good location, but in fact it's one of the worst areas of Athens according to the a guide book. Lots of prostitutes and drug dealers. The hotel is right near Vathi Square, which is the worst part of Athens. However, Athens as a whole is pretty poor and rundown once you get away from the Acropolis area, so it all starts to look the same. Also, it advertised as being comfortable rooms, but since we had four beds in the room, we barely had space to walk to the bathroom or get to our suitcases. It was a very crammed room, though clean enough. I would recommend staying in the Plaka area, which is right at the Acropolis -- however you will end up paying more elsewhere. We only paid 12 euros per person per night for a private room with private bath, so for the price it was ok but I would not stay there again.
This hotel is excellent. It is located near the Omonia metro station so all the important sites in Athens are easily accessible. We booked a room for four people and although the room was small, it was really clean. The bathroom was also really clean. So for 10 EUR a night with breakfast, you can't go wrong. Cristos, the guy in the reception (and I'm not sure if he's the owner) was really great. When we got to the hotel, he noticed that we paid the taxi driver more than we should. He also gave us very good information on how to walk around Athens. He was really good in making us feel at home and welcome. Also, because our flight got delayed, we were not able to stay the first night. But he was really good because he did not charge us for the night even if we did not cancel on time. I would stay in the Aristoteles again if I have the chance to go back to Athens.
I stayed at this hotel for two nights, but if I have another chance, I won't stay there!! To be frank, the price is acceptable, and this hotel has a really nice English-speaking reception. However, the conditions in this hostel are really bad!! I have to say it is dirty, especially the bathroom. In the room that I stayed in on my last night the bathroom didn't have a seat for the toilet!!! Unbelievable! And one of the beds was broken, so I had to sleep with my friend, because they were fully booked!! As for the location, it is not near the Tube at all!! It took us more than 15 minutes to walk to the Tube everyday!! It was not convenient at all. I don't recommend staying in this hotel.
Tai Tai Le
Comfy beds, clean rooms, friendly English-speaking staff, and free Internet access . . . all in a great location in the center of Athens. The breakfast is quite small but otherwise this is a great place to stay.
Anni and Shane, UK
This place has very nice people, who are always willing to help make your stay more pleasant. It has a great location, near the Amonia Metro. And if you love to walk, you could walk to Plaka and the Acropolis.
A nice staff with pretty good English! You get a comfortable room with all you need, and the breakfast gives you the energy to walk up to the Parthenon.
Aristoteles Hotel Reviews from the Web
Liked: Good service, everything was clean and the attention was very good, the breakfast was also good. Didn't like: The WiFi doesnt works
Liked: Though basic, it was excellent value for money. Staff were always helpful, easy and safe to get around. Buffet breakfast substantial. Rooms were old but very clean AND everything worked! Didn't like: Nothing
Liked: The place is near from city center, nice and helpful staff , Good rood Didn't like: If come back at midnight the place not realy safe
Liked: Very friendly, very good room with all the amenities - an AC, a balcony, a safe, extra towels, toiletries, clean bed and sheets, clean WC,very nice selection of food for breakfast. Didn't like: Only one cockroach in the bathroom, maybe because the balcony and window was open.
Liked: Nice hostel for a short stay in Athens Didn't like: Staff not particularly friendly or helpful.
Liked: The location is good. Staff is very friendly and my family are particularly impressed with the support and help of Alexandria, the receptionist who has arranged many things for us including finding and showing the CD shops to buy the Greek music and find out the name of the singers we just heard on the radio on the way to Athens. Thanks a lot Alexandria. You have left a very good impression about Greek people. Didn't like: Nothing
Liked: The receptionist and the staff was nice, the location was okay and the room was clean. Didn't like: The area around the hotel was a bit dodgy and the room seemed to be a bit stuck in the 80s.
Liked: Could walk to all locations, (but maybe too far for some people). Buffet breakfast. Affordable. Didn't like: Allocated the wrong room type (two single beds as opposed to double bed), promised to be fixed the next night to which we agreed. Confirmed in the morning and when returned in afternoon was told there wasnt any avaliable.
After arguing the point (and being told they were overbooked) it turned out they did have a double room avaliable (and was better quality/size than our last).
Laundry service involves going down the street and doing it yourself.
Clean, comfortable, main sights within walking distance
Liked: Clean and friendly staff. Close to main attractions. Coffee shop open 24 hours that is very close with Excellent service. Didn't like: The area is not the best
The best choise in the price.
Nice clean hotel. Everyday the same breakfast (a piece of cheese, a piece of ham, jam, butter and bread). The only disadvantage is the district - I suppose the Omonia subway surrounding is the most awful place in Athens.
Everything is excellent.Nourishing breakfast.Responsive staff.Minus-area around hotel,but if You are not alone,it is not a problem.In the evening is better to return by taxi
A very convenient Hotel with everything in walking distance and great services like good breakfast included. Just be cautious if you walk back late at night as the neighborhood is not the safest. At normal hours, like until 9pm there seemed to be no problem.
The hotel is ok, and the price was according what I got. There are a problem with the noise. You can hear to everyone in the corridors!!! :(
very good located, but a little noisly
Not very new, but clean; no disturbing noises, good breakfast, staff very friendly and give you suggestions if you ask.
Really good breakfast and very helpful staff, however the lift is not for the claustrophobic! Although a little way out from the Acropolis it is still all in walking distance.
very very good...nice hotel, nice rooms, very clean and near the metro...in a good position
I booked Aristoteles, but I stayed in Apollo, an excellent 3 stars. Same price. Unbeatable.
Aristoteles is a superior 2 star central hotel (recently renovated - in 2008) which displays the true values of Greek hospitality .
Rooms from singles to quads, with all modern comfort ensuring a unique stay in this ancient and charming city. It is located adjacent to Omonia ( main underground station - 300m ) allowing for easy Rail (Larissa station- 500m ) and bus access.
National Museum is just around the corner and Acropolis 1 km away.
Beeing so centrally located will enable you to move easily around the city,enjoying the sights that Athens has to offer.
The warm welcome and dignified atmosphere,friendly service and home comfort have made ARISTOTELES to be one of the Best Value for Money hotels in Athens as well as the current pick of ' budget hotels '.
All 60 private comfortable rooms have Satelite/Cable T.V ,Telephone,Hair Dryer,Fridge,WiFi, Air-Condition,W.C- Shower.
Multilingual reception staff always glad to assist you in any matter- tours , cruises , rent a car , tickets to the islands , etc. ( open 24 hours )
Dinning Room open 07:00 until 09:30 a.m. for breakfast or enjoy a typical Greek meal all day.
The bar is open from 18.00 to 23.00
• Port (Pireaus): • By metro to Omonia station,then 3rd of September str. in Stournari str. left turn to the end. • Driving directions: • From the airport, guests should exit at the south gate and take Attiki Odos, then turn left onto Marathonos Avenue and continue to Messogeion Avenue, then Vassilisis Sofias Avenue, and onto Syntagma Square. Here, turn right on Panepistimiou Street and drive straight ahead to Omonia Square. Turn right on 3rd of Septembriou Street, then turn left on any side street onto Acharnon Street. • Train from Europe : • Larissa station( international train station ) then up Ioulianou str.in the corner with Aharnon str.on your right ( 300 m ) • From Athens ( El.Venizelos) Airport: • * Take express bus number 95 to Syntagma square, transfer to Metro 'red line' and get off at Omonia square Metro station , or , • * Take Metro 'blue line' to Syntagma square Metro station, transfer to Metro 'red line' and get off at Omonia square Metro station, or , • * Take Suburban railway to Main train station, transfer to Metro 'red line' and get off at Omonia square Metro station. • -From Omonia station,take 3rd of September str. in Stournari str. left turn to the end • Or • Train(proastiakos) to Larissa station ( international train station ) then up Ioulianou str.in the corner with Aharnon str.on your right ( 300 m ) • From Peloponese ( Patras ) • To Larissa station ( Athens ) and then as above.