Athens, Greece

Mona

Price per night from$133.22

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR139.21), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Fabric of life

Setting

Psirri garment district

Say hey to Mona in Athens, once a textiles factory in the Fifties, now a hipsters’ paradise in Psirri. The hotel is bringing back shabby chic and makes an art form out of peeling paint, exposed steel pipes and warehouse-size ceilings. Hang out with the in crowd (and acclaimed international chefs) in the laptop-friendly living room, spy the Acropolis up on the roof or decide which items you want to take home with you, since everything, from the teapot collection to the organic bedding, is (helpfully) for sale.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

20, including three suites.

Check–Out

11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Prices

Double rooms from £141.03 (€158), including tax at 13.5 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €0.50 per room per night on check-in.

More details

Rates usually include breakfast.

Also

In case the living-room slash laptop haven wasn’t lively enough for you, the buzzing basement is where to head for gigs, exhibitions and dancing after dark.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, rooftop, art collection. In rooms: iPad with Netflix and Spotify, coffee machine and kettle, and Bluetooth sound-system.

Our favourite rooms

All 20 rooms have a bath tub, but there are just three with a balcony – be sure to book one of these for the full alfresco Athenian experience.

Packing tips

Most of the hotel (within reason) is for sale, so save suitcase space for everything except the kitchen sink. Popular purchases include the teapots, carpets and bedding.

Pet‐friendly

Dogs can come along on request. See more pet-friendly hotels in Athens.

Children

Children are welcome, but the hotel is more of an adult-friendly space.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Stake out the rooftop for a private dining experience with your own chef and a glimpse of the Acropolis.

Dress Code

Material girl (and boy).

Hotel restaurant

An à la carte breakfast menu is served daily for guests in the lounge, on the roof or in your room. There are often visiting chefs gracing the kitchen area of the living room – with plans for regular lunch and dinner service rolling out soon.

Hotel bar

Join the fun up on the roof where House of Shila’s most illustrious members come to let their hair down by drinking excellent cocktails and natural wines.

Location

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Address
Mona
4 Kakourgodikiou Street
Athens
105 54
Greece

Mona is in the Athenian neighbourhood of Psirri, a minute’s walk from Monastiraki Square.

Planes

The city’s airport is a 45-minute drive from the hotel – transfers can be arranged.

Trains

You’ll be able to catch a train from the airport to Monastiraki’s station, which is also handy for getting around the city by metro.

Automobiles

A car isn’t necessary to explore Athens from this central stay, but you can stow it at a nearby car park if you need to.

Other

Anyone (wisely) heading onwards to the Greek Islands can head to the port of Piraeus by catching a 15-minute train from Monastiraki.

Worth getting out of bed for

Hanging out in the hotel’s lively lobby is an activity in itself – you’ll be able to meet fellow guests as well as artistic Athenians, admire the teapot collection or arrange a tour of the hotel’s many artworks; the staff can also arrange sound-healing and Thai massages. Twice a week, the rooftop hosts a gathering of the House of Shila’s members. The Benaki Museum of Islamic Art is nearby, as are the antique markets of Monastiraki and Avissinias Square, in case you haven’t stockpiled enough finds back at House of Shila HQ; or seek out treasures of an edible kind at Varvakios’ food-dispensing stalls.

Local restaurants

Traditional Greek food can be enjoyed in view of the Acropolis from the rooftop of Cafe Avissinia on the namesake square and in the heart of its antique market. For a more modern take on a traditional taverna, Linou & Soubasis, a few minutes’ walk from Mona, is the 21st-century restaurant for you. The name may make you think otherwise, but it’s Greek food all the way at Seychelles in the downtown district of Metaxourgeio.

Local bars

Drinking spots attempting to rival Mona’s rooftop include Juan Rodriguez, with a bar counter just made for sliding slammers along, and the Athenian-approved wine bar Heteroclito, near the Mitropoleos cathedral.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Greece and unpacked their ouzo and artworks, a full account of their city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Mona in Athens…

For all movers and shakers seeking a spiritual home in Athens, Mona is the super-cool Psirri stay for you. The hotel is steps from Monastiraki Square, which means easy (12-minute-walk) access to the Acropolis, which you’ll also be able to spy from the rooftop terrace. The living room is mostly where it’s at though (with some competition from the basement): a stylish space to hang out, while visiting chefs cook in the kitchen. 

You can literally take the carpet up off the floor and home with you, since everything is for sale – they just knew you’d be wanting a slice of Mona’s essence. This includes, however impractical, furniture (though the organic cotton sheets may be a more sensible place to start). ‘Mona’ may mean to you a 1990 classic released by Neighbours star Craig McLachlan (or earlier versions by the Rolling Stones and Bo Diddley, depending on how respectable your music tastes are) – and you can listen to our hearts going bumpity bump for this Athenian dream.

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