21 Cheap (But Good) Hotels on Santorini

Updated: October 12, 2016

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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 GiorgioReviewsCheck Prices
    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 (info@sangiorgiovilla.gr) and they’ll pick you up for free from the airport or ferry.
    San Giorgio Hotel in Fira

More Inexpensive 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 024856Reviews

  • 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 022324Reviews

  • Pension Petros – Fira

    Very central location. Clean, simple rooms. Free wifi.
    Hotel phone: +30 2286 022573Reviews

  • 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 025632Reviews

  • Villa Soula – Fira

    Cheap hotel close to Fira center. One of the few covered pools on Santorini.
    Hotel phone: +30 22860 23473Reviews

  • Villa Roussa – Fira

    Great price, great location near central Fira. Free wifi, no breakfast. Quadruple rooms available.
    Hotel phone: +30 2286 023220Reviews

  • Pelican Hotel – Fira

    Steps from the main strip of Fira (can be noisy from the clubs). Free breakfast.
    Hotel phone: +30 22860 23114Reviews

  • 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.

  • The Best Cheap Hotel in Firostefani

    • Hotel SofiaReviewsCheck Prices
      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.
      Sofia Hotel in Firostefani.

    More Budget Hotels in Firostefani

  • Villa Maria Damigou – Firostefani

    Great views. 15 minute walk to Fira. Free breakfast.
    Hotel phone: +30 2286 033150Reviews

  • Blue Dolphin Apartments – Firostefani

    Simple rooms, some with view. Large private villa closer to Imerovigli is also available.
    Hotel phone: +30 2286 023173Reviews

  • 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 022519Reviews

  • 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 025357Reviews

  • The Best Cheap Hotel in Imerovigli

    • Ampelonas ApartmentsReviewsCheck Prices
      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.
      Ampelonas Hotel in Imerovigli

    More Budget Hotels in Imerovigli

  • 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 025950Reviews

    The Best Cheap Hotel in Oia

    • Villa AgnadiReviewsCheck Prices
      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.
      Villa Agnadi in Oia

    More Budget Hotels in Oia

  • Aspa Villas – Oia

    10 minutes from the center of Oia. Some rooms have views, some don’t.
    Hotel phone: +30 2286 071381Reviews

  • 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 71221Reviews

  • Finikia Place – Oia

    In Finikia village, a 15 minute walk to Oia. Nice pool. Simple breakfast included.
    Hotel phone: +30 2286 071373Reviews

  • 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 041309Reviews

  • 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 071704Reviews

  • Cheap Hotels in Kamari and Perissa

  • 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 031627Reviews

  • Stelios Place – Perissa

    Nice pool, close to the beach. Communal kitchen. Free transport for ferry port and airport.
    Hotel phone: +30 22860 81860Reviews

  • Narkissos Hotel – Kamari

    Basic clean rooms. Close to beach, restaurants, bars. Free breakfast.
    Hotel phone: +30 21 0923 6760Reviews

  • 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 081639Reviews

  • Hotel Matina – Kamari

    Very friendly family-owned hotel. Large pool and close to beach, restaurants. Free breakfast.
    Hotel phone: +30 2286 031491Reviews

The Best Budget Hotel with a Caldera View

  • Villa Maria DamigouReviewsCheck Prices
    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.
    Villa Maria Damigou in Firostefani.

More Inexpensive Hotels with Caldera Views

You wouldn’t call these hotels cheap but they are the best moderately-priced hotels with caldera views.

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2 Questions and Comments

  1. Day Trips from Santorini

    Hi Dave.

    Great website.

    I’m going to be in Santorini Oct 14 to 21 and was wondering – where can my friends and I do day trips to from Santorini? Ios? Anywhere else?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave Post author

      At that time of year ferries are less regular. Your best/only option is Ios (until the 17th of October). You could go in the morning, get there about 11:30, wander around the town, have lunch, then catch the 3:40 ferry back to Santorini. Not sure if this is worth it but you don’t really have any other options.

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