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Cheap Santorini Hotels – Tips and Recommendations
- Booking.com – the best site (and best prices) for booking Santorini hotels.
- Santorini is an expensive island and cheap hotels are hard to find – but not impossible. Book 3 to 6 months in advance to get the best deals.
- Best Budget Hotels in Santorini:
• San Giorgio Hotel (Fira)
• Costa Marina Villas (Fira)
• Kavalari Hotel (Fira)
• Ampelonas Apartments (Imerovigli)
• Agnadi Villa (walking distance to Oia)
• Villa Maria Damigou (Firostefani)
- I’ve never stayed in a bad hotel on Santorini. I can’t vouch for every hotel but old dirty hotels with a shower that doesn’t work are almost unheard of on Santorini.
- The Santorini Hostel in Fira is a good place to stay to save money. It has a nice pool and is a 5-minute walk from central Fira and the bus station. It’s the only hostel in Santorini.
- The best way to save money in Santorini 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 best mix of affordability, quality, and location.
- To save money on food, buy your breakfast (yogurt, bread, and cheese) from a market, eat a gyro for lunch (Lucky’s in Fira and Pitogyros in Oia are the best), and go for dinner at a restaurant without a caldera view.
- The best free thing to do in Santorini is the Fira-Oia hike. Or visit one of Santorini’s beaches.
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Cheap Hotels in Fira
A great cheap hotel a 1 minute walk from the main strip and club scene, and 3 minutes from the caldera or bus station. Clean simple rooms, free coffee, cake, and juice in the morning. Super friendly staff. Email the hotel the day before your arrival ([email protected]) and they’ll pick you up for free from the airport or ferry. Hotel phone: +30 22860-23516
It does not get any more central than this. If you put an arrow in the center of Fira this hotel would be it. The main alley for bars and clubs is 10 seconds in one direction. Views of the caldera are 10 seconds in the other direction. Surrounded by shops and restaurants. Rooms are simple but bright and clean. Hotel phone: +30 2286 022157
Wonderful views. Some rooms are simple and inexpensive, others are larger and more expensive. Not “cheap” by most standards but one of the cheapest hotels with good caldera views. Hotel phone: +30 2286 022324
Family-owned, family-friendly hotel in a converted winery with a pool, kids pool, and small spa. All rooms have a private terrace. Family, Visanto, and Tsikoudia Apartments have kitchens; Tsikoudia adds a jacuzzi. Hotel phone: +30 2286 022759
Fantastic, family-run, family-friendly hotel with beautiful gardens. Of the 21 double, triple, and quad rooms (some lofts), all but 2 have private patios or balconies. Great location just a 5-minute walk from the main square. Hotel phone: +30 2286 028923
An easy 5-minute walk to central Fira. Nice pool and deck with views towards the sunrise. Triple rooms have 3 single beds, quadruple rooms have 4 single beds. Hotel phone: +30 2286 022546
Family-friendly boutique hotel built in one of Santorini’s original cave houses, about 350 years old in parts, and all with stunning caldera sunset views. All rooms have private terraces; top tier rooms add jacuzzis. A combo buffet/a la carte breakfast is included, and the all-day cafe serves snacks until the wee hours. Hotel phone: +30 2286 022848
Warm, friendly owners. Free transport to and from the airport or ferry port. Affordable 2-bedroom apartments sleep 6 and are great for families. It’s a 10 minute walk into central Fira (ask about the donkey-trail short cut to avoid walking on the busy road). Hotel phone: +30 2286 025632
Cheap hotel close to Fira center. One of the few covered pools on Santorini. Hotel phone: +30 22860 23473
Steps from the main strip of Fira (can be noisy from the clubs). Free breakfast. Hotel phone: +30 22860 23114
Inexpensive hotel with a great location near central Fira. No breakfast. Quadruple rooms available. Hotel phone: +30 2286 023220
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 phone: +30 2286 028130
Nice pool, views of the sea (but not the caldera). Free breakfast. A good 15 minute walk from Fira but this is as cheap as hotels get in Santorini. Hotel phone: +30 2286 025357
• See also: Best Hotels in Fira
Cheap Hotels in Oia
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 10 minutes to central Oia). Triples and quadruples are great for families. Free breakfast. Hotel phone: 30 22860-71647
10 minutes from the center of Oia. Some rooms have views, some don’t. Beautiful location. Hotel phone: +30 2286 071381
Nice pool with views of the sea (not caldera). Small kitchenettes. Steps to bus stop, 5 minutes to caldera. Hotel phone: +30 22860 71221
In Finikia village, a 15 minute walk to Oia. Nice pool. Simple breakfast included. Hotel phone: +30 2286 071373
Great mid-range hotel in Oia. Free breakfast, beautiful pool. One bedroom apartment and private villa available. Hotel phone: +30 2286 041309
Great views. Free breakfast. The cave houses sleep 4 to 6 guests and are good value though wouldn’t call this “budget accommodations”. Hotel phone: +30 2286 071704
• See also: Best Hotels in Oia
Cheap Hotels in Imerovigli
A spacious moderately-priced 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. Hotel phone: +30 22860 23282
Cave-style, boutique hotel with a small pool overlooking the caldera and views from all rooms. All rooms have balconies and most have kitchenettes. Greal little wine bar on site that’s popular for catching the sunset. Hotel phone: +30 2286 023670
Not exactly cheap, but “luxury for less.” 12 gorgeous suites and villas all with indoor or outdoor jacuzzis or private, heated pools. The hotel also has a shared, unheated pool, 2 Mediterranean restaurants, and complimentary breakfast served in the restaurant or delivered to the rooms. Sunrise sea views (not the caldera). Hotel phone: +30 2286 028859
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
Friendly hotel on the quiet east edge of Imerovigli. Nice pool, gym, and tennis court, plus a bi-weekly Greek night with music and dancing. Breakfast is included in the rate, and their traditional Greek restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Hotel phone: +30 2286 024200
• See also: Best Hotels in Imerovigli
Cheap Hotels in Firostefani
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. Hotel phone: +30 22860-22802
Great views from some rooms. 15 minute walk to Fira. Free breakfast. Hotel phone: +30 2286 033150
Owned by a very friendly Greek family. Easy walk to caldera view, restaurants, and a bakery. Clean, simple rooms. Hotel phone: +30 2286 023882
Simple rooms, some with view. Large private villa that’s closer to Imerovigli is also available. Hotel phone: +30 2286 023173
Pool and sun deck have a view of the caldera. Large suites sleep 4 or 5 guests. Free breakfast. Hotel phone: +30 2286 022519
• See also: Best Hotels in Firostefani
Cheap Hotels in Kamari, Perissa, & Perivolos
Smaragdi Hotel – Perivolos
Intimate, family-owned hotel with a pool and all-day snack bar. Wide range of rooms here, including economy twins, family maisonettes for up to 5, and suites with indoor or outdoor jacuzzis, all decorated with original, upcycled art made by the owner’s mother. Hotel phone: +30 2286 082701
Narkissos Hotel – Kamari
Basic clean rooms. Close to beach, restaurants, bars. Free breakfast. Hotel phone: +30 2109 236760
Santellini Hotel – Kamari
Cheerful, family-friendly hotel with a pool, just a 2-minute walk to Kamari Beach. Super clean double, triple, and family maisonettes (lofts) all come with a complimentary, homemade breakfast. Owner and staff are incredibly welcoming. Hotel phone: +30 2286 028866
Hotel Matina – Kamari
Friendly family-owned hotel. Large pool and short walk to beach, restaurants. Free breakfast. Hotel phone: +30 2286 031491
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
Stelios Place – Perissa
Nice pool, close to the beach. Communal kitchen. Free transport for ferry port and airport. Hotel phone: +30 22860 81860
A hostel/hotel in a great location a five-minute walk from Perissa beach. Great rates on doubles, triples, quadruples, and single beds in dorm-style rooms. Friendly staff and owner.
• See also: Best Beach Hotels in Santorini
Cheap Santorini Hotels with Caldera Views
The best moderately-priced hotels with caldera views.
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. Hotel phone: +30 22860-23725
- Keti Hotel – Fira (not “cheap” but for the awesome views it’s well priced)
- Villa Renos – Fira
- Caldera Butterfly Villas – Fira
- Kavalari Hotel – Fira
- Villa Maria Damigou – Firostefani
- Villa Ilias – Firostefani
- Blue Dolphin Apartments – Firostefani
- Hotel Mylos – Firostefani
- Gizis Exclusive Hotel – Imerovigli
- Aspa Villas –Oia
- Delfini Villas – Oia
- Zoe Aegeas Traditional Houses – Oia
Top Travel Sites for Santorini – My Recommendations
Best For Ferries: Ferryhopper.com
The easiest way to book and buy Greek ferry tickets in advance.
Best For Flights: Kayak.com • Skyscanner • Momondo
Kayak is the easiest to use. Skyscanner finds the cheapest rates. Momondo is the best for first and business class tickets.
Best For Renting A Car: Rentalcars.com
Great prices from all the biggest rental companies. Easy to use, safe, and reliable.
Best For Hotels: Booking.com
Awesome rates and great for vacation planning. All price ranges. Luxury hotels, 5-star boutiques, cheap hostels, house and apartment rentals.
Best For Tours: GetYourGuide.com
My favorite for booking tours and private tour guides.
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