Updated: November 27, 2017
- Mykonos isn’t cheap and some of these hotels are not really in the budget category, but I’ve tried to pick a mix of cheap rooms and good value mid-range places to stay.
- For the best deals book hotels 4 to 8 months in advance.
- My recommendation: Stay in Mykonos Town for easy access to the best Mykonos restaurants and nightlife.
The 15 Best Budget Hotels in Mykonos
Matina Hotel – Mykonos Town
My favorite budget hotel in Mykonos Town. Friendly Matina Hotel sits in a lush, tranquil garden in the heart of largest town in Mykonos – steps away from the main shopping streets, numerous dining options and the bars of Enoplon Dynameon Street, but without little noise. Rooms come in different sizes, but all are en-suite, with either small balconies or private terraces out front. The owners are wonderfully helpful and greet all guests with a welcome drink, dining recommendations and plentiful information on the island’s attractions and how to reach them. An excellent breakfast is included in the price.
Hotel Philippi – Mykonos Town
A two-minute walk from the waterfront, Hotel Philippi is a well-established, family-run place in a central Mykonos Town location. Everything is nearby: numerous shops and restaurants, the photogenic Mykonos windmills, the bars of Little Venice and Enoplon Dynameon Street, and an open-air cinema. The spotless, a/c rooms either face the little street or look out over the large, peaceful garden where guests can find some respite from the town’s hustle and bustle on the benches beneath the lemon trees. The owners are very helpful and go out of their way to make their guests feel at home.
Carbonaki Hotel – Mykonos Town
This welcoming, family-run hotel sits at the quiet end of one of Mykonos Town’s two main shopping streets, making it almost impossible to get lost in the maze. Furnished in creams and whites, rooms come in different shapes, sizes and price categories, but all are equipped with satellite TV, mini-fridges and a/c. Our pick of the rooms is the rooftop 119, with great views over the sea and the maze of whitewashed Cycladic buildings. There’s a small cold-water Jacuzzi for those hot summer days. The warmth of the owners, the superb location – minutes away from restaurants, bars and the waterfront – and the reasonable prices make this an excellent budget pick. Continental breakfast is served in the vaulted dining room and there are numerous indoor nooks and outdoor patios to retreat to with a cocktail or a beer.
La Maison Kalogera – Mykonos Town
Consisting of just four rooms, this small boutique hotel sits on the popular Nikolau Kalogera Street right in the heart of the action of labyrinthine Mykonos Town. Each room features heavy wooden beams, gleaming parquet floors, individually-chosen art and furnishings and views of Old Town. Extra touches include locally-made toiletries and bathroom slippers. There’s a wonderful rooftop terrace for sunset viewing, and even though the hotel doesn’t serve breakfast, it’s directly across the street from one of Mykonos Town’s best bakeries. Service is professional and very helpful and everything of interest in a 5-minute walk away, from the waterfront restaurants and the bars of Little Venice to the Mykonos Windmills and the two main shopping streets.
Fresh Boutique Hotel – Mykonos Town
The stylish rooms and suites at this small boutique hotel are all decked out in neutral shades, with lots of welcome little touches – extra-comfortable beds, fresh fruit, flat-screen TV, locally-made toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms. Some rooms come with small balconies overlooking the garden. The location is superb – right in the heart of Mykonos Town, near the open-air Cine Manto, with numerous dining options in the surrounding streets and excellent shopping practically on the hotel doorstep. If you don’t wish to venture far for dinner, the hotel’s own Kalita restaurant serves delicious Greek fusion dishes in a tranquil garden setting, accompanied by expertly-mixed cocktails from the bar. The breakfast spread comes highly rated by the guests.
Manto Hotel – Mykonos Town
Hidden down a tiny street in Mykonos Town, just a couple of blocks from the waterfront, Manto Hotel features a dozen or so mid-sized, tiled rooms, all with fridges, a/c, plasma-screen TV and colourful bedspreads. A favourite with couples, the pick of the rooms is the rooftop room, which comes with its own rooftop terrace and scenic views of the port and the maze of Old Town streets. For those looking for Greek fashions, jewellery or unique gifts, the hotel is handily located off one of Mykonos Town’s main shopping streets, and there are plenty of dining options along the waterfront. A buffet breakfast is included in the price and the owners go out of their way to be helpful.
Markos Beach Hotel – Megali Ammos Beach
Right on the Megali Ammos beach – a long strip of sand and the closest good swimming spot to Mykonos Town, this compact hotel features a dozen or so whitewashed rooms and 4-person studios, complete with nautically-themed art on the walls. Studios come with kitchenettes and even though not all rooms have a/c (some have fans), they all catch the sea breeze and the sea view rooms come with own balconies overlooking the beach. The cheapest twins and doubles share facilities. The location is ideal for a quiet beach holiday without a hefty price tag. As for dining options, there’s a popular taverna on the opposite end of the beach and the hotel is within easy walking distance of Mykonos Town (10 minutes), while the restaurants of busy and popular Ornos Beach are a 20-minute walk away.
Argo Hotel – Platys Gialos Beach
Just two minutes’ walk from the popular Platys Gialos Beach on Mykonos’ south coast, Argo combines minimalist Cycladic chic with an excellent location. The spacious doubles and family rooms are tiled, whitewashed and equipped with a/c and flat-screen TVs, with balconies overlooking either the large pool or the garden. Extensive breakfast buffet makes great use of fresh local produce, and free airport/port transfers are included in the room price. Numerous restaurants line nearby Platys Gialos Beach, with more dining options and bars on Paraga Beach reachable by boat shuttle. Guests wanting to party can catch regular boats to Paradise and Super Paradise beaches.
Hotel Tropicana – Paradise Beach
Overlooking Paradise Beach, Hotel Tropicana is a whitewashed Cycladic complex featuring large doubles, family rooms and self-contained studios suitable for couples and groups. Tasteful furnishings, balconies overlooking the Aegean, a large pool and on-site bar-restaurant serving classic Greek dishes are some of the perks. Another perk (for party-goers) is the proximity both to Club Tropicana and the Cavo Paradiso superclub, while the soundproofing of the rooms ensures that guests still get a good night’s sleep. Nearby dining options include an authentic Indian restaurant, and regular shuttles running to Mykonos Town mean easy access to bars and restaurants elsewhere, even if you haven’t rented a car.
Paradise Beach Camping – Paradise Beach
Camping is bit of a misnomer, since guests don’t stay in tents here. Chose between snug wooden bungalows with shared facilities in the quiet garden area or spotless, hotel-style a/c rooms (for up to four people) in the main building. The location is right behind the Club Tropicana nightclub and steps away from the appealing Paradise beach, as well as just a 10-minute walk from the Cavo Paradiso superclub. At the height of summer, this is accommodation of choice for the young, party-going crowd, when every night is a DJ night, while in shoulder season families take advantage of the quiet location and excellent beach access. The on-site restaurant serves standard Greek dishes. Day and night, free shuttles run to Mykonos Town from in front of Club Tropicana.
Hippie Chic Hotel – Agios Ioannis
Popular with couples and located on the small Agios Ioannis beach on the southeast side of the island, Hippie Chic comprises spacious doubles and suites, a number of them with sea views. King-sized Coco-mat beds and flat-screen TVs are found in all the rooms; décor is faithful to the island aesthetic, so expect rough-hewn stone walls and neutral shades. Amenities include a private beach area with sun loungers and a large pool. Guests don’t have to wander far to find good dining: the poolside Hip Mixology bar serves sushi and signature cocktails, and the on-site restaurant, Hippie Fish, is one of the best on the island for catch-of-the-day, pasta and seafood dishes. Hippie Chic is a 10-minute walk from the secluded Kapari Beach – a favourite sunset-viewing spot, and a 4km ride from Mykonos Town (having own wheels is a boon).
Elia Beach – Elia Beach
Sitting pretty on one of the south coast’s most picturesque sandy beaches, Elia Beach is a clutch of spacious rooms and suites, overlooking either the Aegean or the garden. The rooms are light, bright and whitewashed, with blond wood furnishings, beamed ceilings and deep stand-alone tubs in the suites. Some have balconies, while others have small private terraces. Nearby dining options are limited to Elia restaurant next door – one of Mykonos’ best for seafood. The lively on-site bar serves excellent cocktails. Though sufficiently remote to avoid crowds during peak season, Elia Beach is well-connected to the rest of the island: there are several daily buses to Mykonos Town and you can boat-hop to Paraga, Paradise, Super Paradise, Platys Gialos, and Ornos beaches using the scheduled water taxis.
Peristeronas Village – Klouvas
Just off the Mykonos Town to Ano Mera road, Peristeronas Village is a clutch of cosy rooms and studio apartments (for up to four people) with kitchenettes, clustered around a large, beautiful pool. The staff are young and helpful and the place attracts both young revellers and families looking for a poolside vacation. There’s a poolside bar and restaurant if you feel like dining on-site, though if you have your own car, you’re within quick and easy reach of Mykonos Town restaurants and the excellent Italian restaurant en route to Ano Mera. Free transfers from the airport and the ferry ports included.
Salty Houses – Kalo Livadi
If you’re travelling as a family or a group, these traditional stone houses are a bargain, particularly outside the super-peak season of mid-July to late August. With rough stone floors and heavy wooden beams, they overlook the sea from a beautifully maintained, hillside property. Each house is divided into studios and apartments, the latter designed for 4-5 people. The apartments are stylishly furnished, with private terraces, fully equipped kitchens and hammocks slung in the shade. Salty Houses are a two-minute stroll from the wide, sandy crescent of Kalo Livadi beach on Mykonos’ south coast, and the friendly owners can help you organise all manner of water sports. Dining options are limited to a restaurant on the beach, so the peaceful location best suits independent travellers with own wheels.
Mykonos Pantheon – Kalo Livadi
A good-value treat outside the super-peak season of mid-July to late August, Mykonos Pantheon consists of a handful of stylish rooms and suits. The location is a winner – just a five-minute walk from the wide, sandy Kalo Livadi beach that never gets too crowded due to its somewhat remote location. And if you don’t feel like walking to the beach, the property has its own infinity pool overlooking the deep blue of the Aegean. The rooms are individually designed, but all have rough-hewn stone walls, a/c and supremely comfortable beds; one of the suites comes with its own plunge pool. There’s a snack bar on the property and a beachside restaurant nearby, but it helps to have your own vehicle to explore other parts of Mykonos.