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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens
2.5 out of 5
555 East State Street, Athens, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $90 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
4.3/5Excellent! (498 reviews)

"Very clean and friendly staff. We were there very briefly but very pleased."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens
Holiday Inn Express Logan
2.5 out of 5
12916 Grey St, Logan, OH
Free Cancellation
The price is $96 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
4.3/5Excellent! (741 reviews)

"Staff is awesome. Traveling with a dog and they made sure i was on the first floor by the exit door. Riom was clean and comfortable. Great place."…"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Logan
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
20 Home St, Athens, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
3.8/5Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Excellent location, excellent quality for the money. Pool's working and they're serving breakfasts (these days)."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

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Super 8 by Wyndham Athens
2 out of 5
2091 E State St, Athens, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $62 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
3.4/5Good! (478 reviews)

"Easy access to hotel from main road. Very clean. Friendly front desk service. Very comfy bed & pillows."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Athens
Hometown Inn Athens
2 out of 5
100 Albany Rd, Athens, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $55 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
3.4/5Good! (282 reviews)
New Bathroom and quite clean!

"The room was very clean, it had a newly remodeled bathroom which made me very happy!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Hometown Inn Athens
Knights Inn Athens
2 out of 5
997 E State St, Athens, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $49 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
3.1/5 (218 reviews)
Great hotel if your looking to just relax

"Very clean, Wonderful experience. Check in staff was very polite and helpful. Right across the street from ihop and many good restaurants. Housekeepers did an amazing job and he was very friendly. Bathroom was clean and hot water worked great! Overall pleasant stay!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Knights Inn Athens
Budget Inn
2 out of 5
30916 lake logan road, Logan, OH
The price is $88 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
3/5 (47 reviews)

"The experience that we had with the person that checked us in was great! She was very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

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Days Inn by Wyndham Athens
2 out of 5
330 Columbus Rd, Athens, OH
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $53 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
2.9/5 (591 reviews)

"It was an overall nice place to stay for the price."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Athens
Bessemer Hostel
1.5 out of 5
4592 Bessemer Rd, Nelsonville, OH
The price is $30 per night from Feb 10 to Feb 11
2.9/5 (39 reviews)

"It is a scam. It is not a motel, but a dirty house with hippies. There were two small "bedrooms" and everyone shared the living room, kitchen and bath. The owner was high, disrespectful and wouldn't give us our cash back when we decided not to stay. He also charged my credit card. I felt unsafe and ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2019

Bessemer Hostel
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Cheap Hotels in Athens

Athens has a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a great choice for a budget-friendly getaway. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Court Street, Hot Dog Museum, and Convocation Center.

When it comes to affordable places to stay in Athens, you'll find some budget hotels in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have earned good reviews from travelers searching for a bargain:

Baymont by Wyndham Athens - 2-star motel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its comfortable rooms and helpful staff.

Holiday Inn Express Logan - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its comfortable beds and proximity to public transportation. It offers free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Days Inn by Wyndham Athens - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Reviews mention the comfortable rooms and overall value.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Athens - 2.5-star hotel. You'll find free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its overall condition and overall value.

Hometown Inn Athens - Customers like this 2-star motel for its clean rooms and overall value. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.

Planning Your Trip to Athens

Still deciding on your trip dates? Use these temperature and rainfall averages to get an idea of the best months to visit so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 83°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 24°F
  • Rainiest months: May, July, June, and March, with an average rainfall of 4.17 inches
  • Driest months: October, January, February, and December, with an average rainfall of 2.91 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Athens

Athens is known for its festivals and bar scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, and then make time for sights and activities that are easy on the wallet. Take in the local culture at Hot Dog Museum and Dairy Barn Arts Center, or enjoy the area's natural beauty at Zaleski State Forest.

Travelers also like Athens for its:
  • University life
  • Live music
  • Churches
  • Art

Getting Around Athens

The most convenient airport is in Parkersburg, WV (PKB-Mid-Ohio Valley Regional), situated 35.5 mi (57.2 km) away from the city center. Athens may not have many public transportation choices so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to see more of the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Athens like for travelers on a budget?
Athens offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Hocking Hills State Park and Old Man’s Cave, this destination is home to Zaleski State Forest and Lake Hope State Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Athens?
Based on reviews, Days Inn by Wyndham Athens is a popular 2-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other options to stay on the cheap include Hometown Inn Athens and Super 8 by Wyndham Athens.
How many cheap hotels will I be able to find in Athens?
Expedia has 9 hotels in Athens that are ideal if you are watching your pennies.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Athens?
Weather is probably a major factor when you plan your trip to Athens, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 69°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 35°F. Average annual precipitation for Athens is 42 inches.
What is there to see and do in Athens?
Athens is known for its bar scene and hiking trails, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, and then fill your itinerary with activities that cost very little. Enjoy the local natural beauty at Hocking Hills State Park and Old Man’s Cave, or check out the area’s cultural spots like Stuart’s Opera House.
How can I get to Athens and get around on a budget?
Checking out these ways to get around Athens is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The closest airport is 35.5 mi (57.2 km) away from the center in Parkersburg, WV (PKB-Mid-Ohio Valley Regional). Athens might not have very many public transit options to choose from so a rental car could be an economical alternative to explore the area.

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