There are only a few hotels in Exarhia, and they're very well priced – but that's because it's a relatively long way from the Acropolis and other main sites, and the metro isn't right nearby. If it's your first trip to Athens, it's probably not wise to stay here, unless you're specifically into what makes Exarhia tick: the politics, the bars, the student-friendly vibe. If it's a return trip, though, Exarhia is a great place to branch out from the centre.