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5 unique places to stay in Athens

In big cities like Athens there are hotels for every budget and taste. But there are also many more unusual places to stay – here are five great options.

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City Circus hostel

The central and hip area of Psirri is where this top rated hostel is located, perfectly housed in two 19th century buildings that have been declared historical monuments. The room types vary from an 8-bed dorm with wooden bunks to a superior double room with a view of the Acropolis. The roof terrace also offers stunning views while Zampanó restaurant serves creative Greek cuisine and is a great spot for Sunday brunch. Don't miss the fun photo booth available in the hostel.

City Circus hostel

16 Sarri str., Athens

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Athens Quinta

A traditional hostel with vintage written all over it which makes you feel like home, that's what Athens Quinta is all about. The neoclassical building, found on a pedestrian street of Exarchia, offers private bedrooms and dorms, two shared bathrooms and a charming courtyard with a romantic vibe. There is also a shared kitchen and lounge allowing for casual meetings with other travellers. If you are after a value-for-money option with friendly people and retro magic, this is the place to look for.

Athens Quinta

13 Methonis str, Athens

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Alice Inn

This quirky and alternative place to stay is dedicated to the owner's Irish grandmother, Alice. In this neoclassical building found in the charming area of Plaka, at the foot of Acropolis, you can select to stay among the Harry Belafonte, Anthony Quinn, Betty Boop or Mighty Aphrodite's suites, all furnished in a modern way. You could even rent out the entire place. The roof terrace has views of the Acropolis, the kitchen is available to prepare your own meals, the courtyard garden is a perfect spot to hangout and the bicycles are for free.

Alice Inn

9 Tsatsou St., Athens

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Live in Athens

These eleven fully equipped apartments are ideal for short stays in the city. Managed by four friends who live in the city and give their visitors their best tips on what to do while in Athens, they are all centrally located in Thissio and Psirri areas. All of them are fully furnished and stylish but apartment #1 has a sensational private terrace with a great view of the Acropolis. The free of charge products from local producers is a nice, personal touch.

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An Architect's house

JJ Hospitality, co-founded by Alice Inn's owner, provides handpicked properties in Athens and beyond. This penthouse, perfectly located in upmarket Voula, offers stunning views of the Athenian coastline and the Saronic gulf. The 70m2 one-bedroom modernist place can accommodate up to 4 people. There is a dressing room attached to the bedroom while the impressive roof terrace is clearly a highlight. Vouliagmeni, Voula and Glyfada beaches and marinas are all very close by.

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Last edited: April 5, 2018

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