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The Best Cheap Hotels in Santorini


Our recommendations for best budget hotels and cheap places to stay in Oia, Fira, Imerovigli, Firostefani, caldera view apartments.

Do you want to vacation on the island of Santorini, but your budget is limited? Therefore, you want to avoid luxury hotels and want to stay in budget and cheap hotels in Santorini. You are wondering about the prices and locations of the hotels. In fact, the question is, if I stay in these hotels, is it the question of whether I can enjoy the holiday in Santorini?

The most commonly heard Greek island of Santorini is often synonymous with luxury and a lavish way of life. Given its reputation, many people wrongly share the belief that it is impossible to find cheap hotels in Santorini and get discouraged. However, affordable hotels do exist and are tailor-made for budget-minded travellers. There is a wide variety of surprisingly nice affordable options that provide an abundance of amenities, great locations and wondrous views, and can make this dreamy destination feasible for everyone.

Tips and Recommendations for Cheap Hotels in Santorini

  • Booking.com – the best sites (and best prices) for booking Santorini hotels.
  • Santorini is an expensive island and cheap hotels are hard to find – but not impossible. Book early to get the best deals.
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Oia village, Santorini, Greece

Best Budget Hotels in Santorini

  • You will never stay in a bad hotel on Santorini. We 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 cheap hotels in Santorini listed below are not the absolute cheapest and prices in peak season are presented for you. This means in low season prices will be more economical. 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.

Cheap Hotels in Fira

San Giorgio Hotel

Information: San Giorgio is situated in a cobbled road 100 m from Fira’s centre. A swimming pool that is accessible to all guests is located 20 m away.

Petini’s Place

Information: The guesthouse is 200 m from the nearest bus station, as well as from the Prehistoric Thera Museum and Megaro Gyzi, and 100 m from a taxi station. An ATM is available 20 m away, while Santorini Airport is at a distance of 4 km.

Kavalari Hotel

Information: Kavalari Hotel is located 3.5 km from Athinios Port and 7 km from Santorini National Airport. Vourvoulos Beach is at 2.5 km and Monolithos Beach is 4 km away.

Villa Renos

Information: Located in Santorini’s caldera, the Cycladic-style Hotel Villa Renos features rooms with large balconies offering panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the volcano. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The all-day cocktail bar offers famous sunset views.

Pension Petros

Information: Pension Petros is situated just a few metres from the main square of the lively Fira Town in Santorini. The pension’s central location in Santorini, offers easy access to the main bus station. The famous Santorini Caldera with the volcano views is a short walk away.

Anemomilos Suites

Information: Just a 15-minute walk from the centre of Fira, Anemomilos Suites offer a swimming pool and air-conditioned units with balconies overlooking the Aegean Sea and Santorini surroundings. A leisurely stroll takes guests to the centre of Fira and the caldera. Santorini International Airport is at 7 km.

Villa Soula

Information: Villa Soula in Santorini, built in traditional Cycladic style, is located only 150 m from the famous and astonishing cliffs (Caldera) in Santorini. An attractive new outdoor pool awaits guests to swim or enjoy your drink. The spacious breakfast room creates ideal conditions for a perfect start of the day.

Villa Roussa

Information: Just 80 m from Fira Town, the Cycladic-style Villa Roussa offers an outdoor hot tub and free Wi-Fi throughout. It is conveniently located overlooking the Orthodox Church of Ipapanti. Guests can admire the scenic Caldera with the famous sunset only 150 m away of Villa Roussa. Athinios Port is at 8 km and Santorini International Airport is around a 15-minute drive.

Pelican Hotel

Information: Located on the lively central square of Fira, the capital of Santorini, Pelican Hotel is just a few steps away from the famous caldera,shops, taverns,bus and taxi station. It offers a bar-restaurant and elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange car rental and book tickets. Santorini International Airport is 5.5 km away.

Uma Ray Suites

Information: Uma Ray Suites in Fira provides adults-only accommodation with an outdoor and an indoor heated swimming pool, a bar and a garden. Featuring a concierge service, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. Popular points of interest near Uma Ray Suites include Archaeological Museum of Thera, Museum of Prehistoric Thera and Central Bus Station. The nearest airport is Santorini International Airport, 6 km from the hotel.

Thea Studios

Information: Thea Studios is a cosy, little hotel comprising of 14 studios and apartments located only 15 minute walking distance away from the city centre of Fira in Santorini. Guests can enjoy the magnificent view of the Aegean Sea in peaceful and quiet setting.

King Thiras Hotel

Information: The traditional style, family-run King Thiras Hotel is quietly located in Fira of Santorini, near the historical centre. It features a traditionally decorated bar and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private, furnished balcony. King Thiras Hotel is situated 9 km from Ormos Athinios Port and 6 km from Santorini National Airport. The scenic Oia, with its famous sunrise, is at 11 km. The caldera is within an 1-minute walk. Free public parking can be found nearby.

Cheap Hotels in Oia

Agnadi Villa

Information: Agnadi Villas, located only 1 km from Santorini’s most picturesque village Oia, enjoy wonderful views of the sunset from their beautiful pool. The town centre is a 20 minutes’ walk from the hotel and there is a bus stop right outside, with buses going straight to the centre. Agnadi Villas also provides free private parking.

Aspa Villas

Information: Located in the picturesque village of Oia of Santorini, Aspa Villas features a sun terrace with views over the Aegean Sea, the Caldera and the sunset. It offers Cycladic-style studios and traditional cave units, just 20 m from a bus stop. The warmly decorated studios and apartments are constructed with respect to the local architecture. All of the rooms incorporate a simple interior and spectacular vista of the Aegean Sea or the Caldera from their balcony.

Maria’s Place

Information: Maria’s Place is a beautifully designed studio apartment complex situated at the entrance of Oia, 700 m from the centre and 300 m from the scenic pedestrian street of the village.

Finikia Memories Hotel

Information: Located in the small village of Finikia, just outside the picturesque town of Oia, Finikia Memories Hotel is a traditional, family-run property featuring an outdoor swimming pool. Wi-Fi is offered in public areas. The picturesque cliff-side town of Oia is within a 15-minute walk. Free parking is possible on site.

Anemomilos Hotel Apartments

Information: Anemomilos Hotel is located in the settlement of Oia, one of the most popular holiday destinations, due to its spectacular view of the volcano and the Aegean Sea.

Zoe Aegeas

Information: Built into the rocks of Oia just 500 m from Amoudi Beach, Zoe Aegeas offers split-level apartments with Aegean Sea view. Each air-conditioned unit provides a laptop with free Wi-Fi. Free parking is available on site.

Cheap Hotels in Imerovigli

Ampelonas Apartments

Information: Located in the picturesque Imerovigli Village, Ampelonas Apartments offers a free form outdoor pool, poolside bar and sun terrace. The Cycladic-style accommodation offers panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and of the caldera or the vineyards.


Information: Merovigliosso is situated in the stunning Imerovigli. It offers a sun terrace and a small swimming pool with sunbathing area and partial views of the Caldera and Aegean Sea. Guest have free access to Wi-Fi.

Cheap Hotels in Firostefani

Afrodete Hotel

Information: The Cycladic-style Afrodete Hotel is located on Firostefani, a small hill in Fira, the capital of Santorini. The property offers a hot tub and views of the Aegean Sea and Anafi Island. Fira’s central square is just 500 meters from Afrodete. The Caldera and the Petros Nomikos Conference Center are just 100 meters from the hotel.

Villa Maria Damigou – Firostefani Caldera View

Information: Located in Firostefani, a 10-minute walk from Fira, Villa Maria Damigou features rooms and suites with free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served in the furnished balcony overlooking Santorini’s volcano and the Aegean Sea.

Blue Dolphins Apartments

Information: The Cycladic-style Blue Dolphins Apartments is located in Firostefani village, just 10 minutes from lively Fira town. It features rooms and suites with a terrace or balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout. Blue Dolphins hotel is situated 9 km from the closest beach. Free public parking is accessible on site. It is 7 km from Santorini Airport.

Villa Ilias

Information: Quietly situated in Firostefani, only a 15-minute walk from busy Fira, Villa Ilias features a swimming pool with a captivating view over the Caldera, the volcano and the sea. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire property and laptops are available for hire.

Cheap Hotels in Kamari & Perissa

Join Us Low Cost Rooms – Kamari

Information: Join Us Low Cost Rooms is located in Kamari. All rooms are equipped with a TV. Some have sea or mountain views. Rooms have a private bathroom with a shower. Free toiletries and a hairdryer are also included. Join Us Low Cost Rooms features free WiFi throughout.

Hotel Matina – Kamari

Information: Matina is a small, boutique hotel set in a tranquil and pleasant garden only a 2-minute walk from the beach and promenade. Guests enjoy access to the swimming pool, pool-side bar and the beach of Kamari.

Kamarela Studios

Information: Only 50 m from Kamari’s black sandy beach, Studios Kamarela offers rooms and self-catered studios with private balconies. A garden with outdoor furniture is available for your relaxation and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

Anny Studios – Perissa Beach

Information: Anny Studios is situated in the center of Perissa village, just 30 m from the beach. It features an outdoor pool with separate children’s section, and a poolside bar. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. Breakfast is daily served at the property’s dining area. Watersport facilities, restaurants and bars can be found within a short walk. Athinios Port is at 11 km and Santorini International Airport is around 14 km away.

Stelios Place – Perissa

Information: Family-run Stelios Place is located in Perissa, 30 m from the black, sandy beach. It offers air-conditioned rooms with private balconies and an outdoor pool with sun loungers. Santorini Port and Santorini Airport are at 7 km. Hotel Stelios offers assistance with car rentals and tourist information.

Cheap Santorini Hotels with Caldera Views

Damigos Caldera World

Information: Located in Firostefani, a 10-minute walk from Fira, Damigos Caldera World offers rooms and suites with free WiFi. Breakfast is served on the furnished balcony overlooking the volcano in Santorini and the Aegean Sea. Firostefani is a quiet area with several restaurants and shops. In lively Fira, many entertainment options such as bars and clubs are offered. Monolithos beach is 5 km away.

Keti Hotel – Fira

Information: Enjoying an impressive view over the Aegean Sea and Caldera, Keti Hotel is built according to traditional Cycladic architecture. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The central square at Fira is accessible within a 5-minute walk.

Kavalari Hotel – Fira

Information: Kavalari Hotel is located 3.5 km from Athinios Port and 7 km from Santorini National Airport. Vourvoulos Beach is at 2.5 km and Monolithos Beach is 4 km away.

Hotel Mylos – Firostefani

Information: Conveniently situated with easy access to the shops and nightlife, very reasonable prices combined with a superb location make this family-run hotel the obvious choice for your stay in Santorini.

Gizis Exclusive – Imerovigli

Information: Featuring a pool with Caldera view, Gizis Exclusive enjoys a prime location on the cliff of Imerovigli. It offers accommodation with free public WiFi and free parking. Gizis Exclusive is situated on the main road from Fira to Oia, allowing easy access by car to these villages. There is also a bus stop, just 50 m away.

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