Soho Hotel2.0 out of 5.0
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We had to go to stay in this... "hotel" for a night. It was the dirtiest hotel I ever stayed. The rooms all smelled cigar smoke ( I'm not kidding, it was a really strong smell), then I had to pay another 10 Euros to park my car to a nearby parking. Anyway, I tried to erase this from my memory. It was an emergency and I had to stay there. If you are broke and don't want to sleep in on a bench in a park in Athens, you may want to stay here. Otherwise search somewhere else. But I must say that I slept well. We were very very tired...
Hotel looks totally different than pictures. We arrived after 11 PM and our 1st shock was the neighbourhood: dirty streets and abandoned houses spoiled with graffitti all over. Old man from Reception did not speak English at all and he asked for cash, even if our reservation was non-refundable. POS had bad internet connection and he didn't know how to use it. He didn't understood what ia POS ... He knows only about "the machine to pay"....Come on, we are in 2016! We decided to take off and find another hotel 2 streets away, when we could pay by POS with no problem. Very rude and unpolite attitude. Not recommended! Cheap price for the central area, which should give more time to reconsider a booking!
The set of the room is simple. As the price is cheap, I didn't expect more than that. There is a balcony in a 3 beds room. Towels were provided. A small fridge was available. The building is by the side of a street, so it's noisy, especially during the day time. If your budget is limited, it is not a bad option.
Okay club members: this clearly is not THAT Soho however for a central location near Syntagma station with space,balcony and clean linens daily I say "check it out!" Two of us had a huge room with 3 beds so we used the 3rd for our suitcases! Storage was available and there was a small fridge for water or any snacks or leftovers you might have. Though it is on a grimy street I felt safe as a woman and the neighbouring shops included good prices on breakfast foods and there is a great "cheapest cafe in Athens" at the nearest corner to the left. If you can ignore the tired carpets it is a great bargain!
Okay, this is a cheap place to stay, so my expectations were not high and I am not a fussy traveller. But the carpets were heavily stained, the room stank of damp smelly feet so bad that we had to keep the windows open constantly. The staff are friendly however. The neighbourhood is a bit dodgy but from previous experience of living in Athens, so long as you look like you know where you are going then it is fine. I would rather pay a little extra and get better next time.
We stayed here because it was cheap, and it was about what you would expect for the price. The area outside was not nice, I wouldn't venture out by myself. The plumbing worked some of the time, and the toilet didn't really flush. The room was spacious and clean, and we had enough toilet paper, towels and linen and there was a small fridge to use. The air conditioning worked really well, which was nice because it was really hot while we were there. There was free wi fi but it was very slow. Next time I would stay somewhere a but nicer.
The place does not look at all like the pictures. It is in a very scary neighborhood. We had to walk around the room in flip flops cause there were a lot of weird stains on the ground and the beds were very uncomfortable. It is very close to the city center but I would not recommend this place. Especially girls!!!
Lousy neighborhood but close to Omonia subway station. Room smelled moldy and WiFi cuts in and out. It is cheap if you just want a place to drop your bags and shower. I recommend taking a cab back There at night, versus walking. Short walk to monastriaki square and the acropolis.
On the plus side, Soho Hotel is a very short walk to Plaka, so we found that easy access a fantastic bonus. The air con was also a bonus. If Soho Hotel had properly represented itself, I would have no issue with its humble accommodation. I never felt like I was staying in a dangerous location, but I did feel lied to by the way Soho advertises itself on its website. The truth began and ended with its fantastic proximity to the sights of Athens and the air conditioning which was greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, there was no welcome drink, no free tea and coffee served all day. I went twice to try to find any of the games in the games room that are mentioned and seen in photos. Two empty game boxes are all that existed. I had booked well in advance, yet our two rooms were separated by an entire floor. The carpets were stained badly, the doona covers very stained and unwashed from previous use. The wattage of the light bulbs was almost too low for us to be able to function in, especially in the bathroom. One of our rooms stank badly and we couldn't get rid of the smell. The fridge in that room was not clean either. I think a lot of the guests were long term family rentals, no longer really a backpacker hostel at all. These guests were celebrating Ramadan and every night they were incredibly noisy, shouting out to each other and running back and forth up and down the floors to each other's rooms. So, I guess what I am saying is that Soho need to advertise a little more honestly and I am happy to stay there. No false advertising please!
Hotel was adequately clean, had very good air conditioning, decent wifi and friendly staff, for the money I paid (£8 a night) I can't complain with the value. The hotel however is situated in the biggest dump I've ever seen, with a strong resemblance to a Syrian war zone. Drug dealers and prostitutes lined the filthy dark streets, I don't recommend wandering round after dark. Even the taxi drivers refused to drive down the road. However if you brave the 5 minute walk down the road you will get to a nicer area of Athens with many shops and a very good burger bar. Hotel is in good location for the Acropolis. All in all a decent hotel
Soho Hotel places you in Athens City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Ancient Agora and Roman Agora. The 59 rooms at this hotel include refrigerators and LCD TVs. Centrally located in Athens, the hotel is also a short walk from Monastiraki Flea Market and National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
Soho Hotel's 59 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators and desks. 22-inch LCD TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi.
Guests of Soho Hotel have access to free WiFi in public areas. Onsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area.
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42% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 231 reviews