Updated: January 10, 2017
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Tips and Recommendations
- Santorini is an expensive island and cheap hotels are hard to find – but not impossible. Book early to find the best deals.
- I’ve never stayed in a bad hotel on Santorini. I can’t vouch for every one but old dirty hotels with a shower that doesn’t work are almost unheard of on Santorini.
- The best way to save money is to book a hotel without a caldera view. Typically, adding a caldera view will increase the price by 50% to 100%.
- The hotels listed below are not the absolute cheapest but the the best mix of affordability and quality.
- To save money on food buy your breakfast (yogurt, bread, and cheese) from a market, eat a gyro for lunch (Lucky’s in Fira is the best), and go for dinner at a restaurant without a caldera view.
- Booking.com is the best site for finding cheap hotels on Santorini.
The Best Cheap Hotel in Fira
- San Giorgio
Hotel phone: +30 22860-23516
A great cheap hotel 1 minute from the main strip in Fira, 2 minutes from the club scene, and 3 minutes from the caldera. Clean simple rooms, free coffee, cake, and juice in the morning. Super friendly staff. Email the hotel the day before your arrival (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they’ll pick you up for free from the airport or ferry.
More Budget Hotels in Fira
- Caldera Butterfly Villas – Fira
Great views and nice pool. 20 minute walk to central Fira. (There are sidewalks the whole way but I wouldn’t call it a relaxing walk as it is on a busy road. Rental car recommended.)
Hotel phone: +30 2286 024856 • Reviews
- Keti Hotel – Fira
Wonderful views. Many steps and a maze of walkways to get to hotel. Some rooms are simple and inexpensive. “Cheap” considering the amazing views.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022324 • Reviews
- Pension Petros – Fira
Very central location. Clean, simple rooms. Free wifi.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022573 • Reviews
- Anemomilos Suites – Fira
Warm, friendly owners. Free transport to and from the airport or ferry port. Huge 2-bedroom apartments sleep 6 and are great for families.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025632 • Reviews
- Villa Soula – Fira
Cheap hotel close to Fira center. One of the few covered pools on Santorini.
Hotel phone: +30 22860 23473 • Reviews
- Villa Roussa – Fira
Great price, great location near central Fira. Free wifi, no breakfast. Quadruple rooms available.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023220 • Reviews
- Pelican Hotel – Fira
Steps from the main strip of Fira (can be noisy from the clubs). Free breakfast.
Hotel phone: +30 22860 23114 • Reviews
- Rena’s Suites – Fira
Luxury at a modest rate. Nice pool and great location. Views of the sea (but not the caldera). Recently refurbished and looking very polished.
- Hotel Sofia
Hotel phone: +30 22860-22802
Small hotel with a nice pool. Located directly on the foot path from Fira. No caldera views but a handful of restaurants with stunning views are steps away.
- Villa Maria Damigou – Firostefani
Great views. 15 minute walk to Fira. Free breakfast.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 033150 • Reviews
- Blue Dolphin Apartments – Firostefani
Simple rooms, some with view. Large private villa closer to Imerovigli is also available.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 023173 • Reviews
- Villa Ilias – Firostefani
Pool and sun deck have view of the caldera. Large suites fit 4 or 5 guests. Free breakfast.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 022519 • Reviews
- Thea Studios – Firostefani
Nice pool, views of the sea (but not the caldera). Free breakfast. A good 15 minute walk from Fira with substantial hills.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 025357 • Reviews
- Ampelonas Apartments
Hotel phone: +30 22860 23282
A wonderful inexpensive hotel in Imerovigli. Views are partly blocked by hotels on the opposite side of the foot path but the spot is nevertheless magical. Several good restaurants are a short walk away.
- Merovigliosso – Imerovigli
Wonderful little place in central Imerovigli. Owners and staff are super friendly and helpful. Small pool is nice but since it doesn’t get much sun is a little chilly. Hotel phone: +30 2286 025950 • Reviews
The Best Cheap Hotel in Oia
- Villa Agnadi
Hotel phone: 30 22860-71647
Great little hotel with a good-sized pool and views out over the east side of the island (not the caldera but beautiful nonetheless). It’s located in the nearby village of Finikia. A 5 minute walk along the sidewalk gets you to the Oia footpath that runs by all the luxury hotels (it’s another 12 minute to central Oia). Triples and quadruples are great for families. Free breakfast.
More Budget Hotels in Oia
- Villa Agnadi
- Aspa Villas – Oia
10 minutes from the center of Oia. Some rooms have views, some don’t.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 071381 • Reviews
- Maria’s Place – Oia
Nice pool with views of the sea (not caldera). Small kitchenettes. Steps to bus stop, 5 minutes to caldera.
Hotel phone: +30 22860 71221 • Reviews
- Finikia Place – Oia
In Finikia village, a 15 minute walk to Oia. Nice pool. Simple breakfast included.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 071373 • Reviews
- Anemomilos Hotel Apartments – Oia
Great mid-range hotel in Oia. Free breakfast, beautiful pool. One bedroom apartment and private villa available.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 041309 • Reviews
- Zoe Houses – Oia
Great views. Free breakfast and free wifi. The cave houses sleep 4 to 6 guests and are good value though wouldn’t call them “budget accommodations”.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 071704 • Reviews
- Anny Studios – Perissa Beach
Close to the beach, nice pool, small kitchenettes. Free transfer to and from airport and ferry port.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 031627 • Reviews
- Stelios Place – Perissa
Nice pool, close to the beach. Communal kitchen. Free transport for ferry port and airport.
Hotel phone: +30 22860 81860 • Reviews
- Narkissos Hotel – Kamari
Basic clean rooms. Close to beach, restaurants, bars. Free breakfast.
Hotel phone: +30 21 0923 6760 • Reviews
- Drossos Hotel – Perissa
Very cheap hotel with pool and free wi-fi. 5 to 10 minute walk to beach. Restaurants nearby.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 081639 • Reviews
- Hotel Matina – Kamari
Very friendly family-owned hotel. Large pool and close to beach, restaurants. Free breakfast.
Hotel phone: +30 2286 031491 • Reviews
The Best Cheap Hotel in Firostefani
More Budget Hotels in Firostefani
The Best Cheap Hotel in Imerovigli
More Budget Hotels in Imerovigli
Cheap Hotels in Kamari and Perissa
The Best Cheap Hotels on Santorini with a Caldera View
- Villa Maria Damigou
Hotel phone: +30 22860-23725
Not all rooms have views but the ones that do are great and the ones that don’t are very well priced. Free breakfast delivered to your room every morning. Firostefani restaurants are a short walk away and Fira is another 10 minutes beyond that.
More Budget Hotels with Caldera Views
You wouldn’t call these hotels cheap but they are the best moderately-priced hotels with caldera views.