The Best Budget Hotels to Book on Santorini, Greece

Known for its white-washed buildings and picturesque vistas, Santorini is a popular Greek destination
Known for its white-washed buildings and picturesque vistas, Santorini is a popular Greek destination | Courtesy of Belle Etoile Villas / Expedia
Ethel Dilouambaka

If you think it’s impossible to find high-quality budget-friendly accommodation on Santorini, think again. Here are a few hotels and resorts where you can enjoy the magical Mediterranean island without breaking the bank – and they’re now bookable via Culture Trip.

1. Kykladonisia Fira

Hostel, Hotel

Cosy outdoor dining area with painted black wooden table and chairs, and stone bar
A complex of traditional settlements with budget-friendly prices, Kykladonisia, located less than five minutes from the centre of Fira, is a hostel with single-sex dorms and simple ensuite rooms. Located near the Museum of Prehistoric Thira, the hostel includes an outdoor pool as well as a rooftop terrace offering all-encompassing views over the sea.

2. Summer Time Villa Fira

Resort, Hotel, Apartment, Villa

Double bedroom with blue sofa, eclectic floor lamp and padded headboard in Summer Time Villa
Only 100m (328ft) from the central square in Fira, Summer Time Villa is a family-run hotel and a place where the owners will greet you with a smile. With a convenient location close to the shopping area and cultural attractions, the resort also includes a pool on the terrace, from where you can enjoy majestic scenes of the sea.

3. Santorini Traditional Suites Fira


Swimming pool with white washed walls of Santorini Traditional Suites and field in background
Located in the picturesque central village of Vothonas and 4km (2.5mi) away from Fira, Santorini Traditional Suites, is a charming complex that welcomes guests and their pets. With Kamari Beach 3.5km (2.2mi) away, the hotel is perfect for those looking to evade the highly touristic areas. Each room comes with a fully equipped kitchen, as well as a bathroom with a washing machine. Perfect for longer stays or with families with children, it has a beautiful sun terrace with an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also has barbeque facilities available.

4. Loizos Stylish Residences Fira


Outside area with swimming pool, sun loungers, white-washed building and stone wall at Loizos Stylish Residences on Santorini
Courtesy of Loizos Stylish Residences
Located in the heart of Fira near the town hall, Loizos Stylish Residences have undergone a recent revamp, and they are looking good. With a minimalistic design, clean lines, plus wood and marble accents, the hotel is warm and elegant. While it may lack caldera views, it has spacious rooms that open onto the gardens or the pool.

5. Platia Fira Luxury Rooms

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Simple double bedroom with grey wallpaper
Within walking distance of the caldera, shops and restaurants, Platia is a pleasant little boutique hotel offering vistas over the city. With simple, clean and elegant rooms, the hotel, which opened in August 2016, is perfect for those who just want a relaxing stay without worrying about anything. They offer concierge services, and, for an extra charge, you can also book spa and massage treatments or rent a car. There is also free public parking nearby.

6. Belle Etoile Villas Fira


Located outside Imerovigli, 1.5 kilometres (0.9 miles) away from Fira, Belle Etoile Villas is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. This new hotel offers views over the eastern part of the island and features a sunny terrace with an outdoor pool. Choose to enjoy your breakfast in the privacy of your room or by the pool, where you can admire the splendid scenery. Relax and sleep peacefully at night, knowing that nothing can disturb your rest.

7. Chez Sophie Kamari


Cream walls, wooden gates and arches at Chez Sophie with cliff rock behind
Courtesy of Chez Sophie / Expedia
Located less than 100m (328ft) away from Kamari Beach, Chez Sophie offers affordable accommodation on Santorini. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool where guests can enjoy drinks, and rooms come with verandas, offering panoramas of the sea or the mountain; some rooms even have a hot tub. Ideal for groups or families, Chez Sophie is a welcoming hotel, where you will experience authentic Greek hospitality.

8. Galatia Villas Fira


Sunny patio at Galatia Villas with wire table and chairs, sun loungers, swimming pool and plants
In a quiet neighbourhood of Fira, close to the Folklore Museum, Galatia Villas is a sanctuary and the perfect base for getting to know Santorini and its many highlights. Recently renovated, the Galatia Villas features rooms and studios plus an outdoor swimming pool. In the verdant garden, where geranium and bougainvillaea fragrances blend together, you will find rest after exploring the island. Whether you unwind by the pool or in the comfort of your room, Galatia Villas is perfect for a relaxing holiday.

If you’re looking for something different, we also highly recommend these luxury hotels and boutique stays on Santorini. For a unique stay, discover where to stay in Santorini for a local experience. Searching for things to add to your travel itinerary? There is an abundance of beautiful villages and towns and blissful beaches waiting to be discovered. For sundowners, head to the best cocktail bars on the island.

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