Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands for honeymooners, backpackers, and family getaways, and for good reason. This idyllic island in the Cyclades offers temperate blue waters, dreamy orange sunsets, and delicious dining options. Santorini deserves a spot on any traveler’s bucket list, but for those on a budget, it might seem like an unattainable destination.Luckily, there are several affordable accommodation options, under $150 per night, for those who know where to look. These are 10 options for making those Santorini travel dreams come true without breaking the bank.
10 Stavros Villas
Backpackers looking for budget accommodation on the island of Santorini should look no further than the charming Stavros Villas. Travelers can book these villas on Hostelworld.com and cost roughly $150 per night, depending on the time of year they plan to stay.
The low price is because of the villas’ location about 15 minutes outside the main town of Fira in an area called Karterados. The hostel is on a quiet country road and offers a beautiful pool area and free breakfast included with the booking. The hostel owner and manager, Steve Stavros, is a kind and helpful individual who is willing to assist guests with car and ATV rentals, so they can get around the island with ease.
9 Lefteris Traditional Rooms
Lefteris Traditional Rooms offers budget accommodation in Santorini while delivering a high-quality experience for guests. Travelers can book these double rooms via Booking.com for less than $75 a night, in the heart of Fira. Lefteris Traditional Rooms is 2.5 km from the beach and just 200 meters to the city center.
The rooms have air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi, plus guests have access to a garden and sun terrace during their stay. Some rooms also have private balconies. The double rooms have a private bathroom that comes with free toiletries.
8 Pithos Apartments
Pithos Apartments costs only $130 per night and offers a central location on the island, in the small village of Vothonas. For travelers willing to stay outside the main tourist area, Pithos Apartments is a great value for a comfortable and clean accommodation that provides a traditional Greek experience.
The apartment is about 3km from the popular town of Fira, but Santorini has excellent bus services that make it easy to reach the town center at any time of the day.
7 Villa Koronios
Villa Koronios is another budget-friendly gem in Fira, located just 0.7 km from the city center. Visitors staying here will find themselves surrounded by the iconic whitewashed houses of the Greek islands. Standard double and twin rooms cost less than $130 per night and give travelers access to a host of amenities. There is a swimming pool, hot tub, sun terrace, and sea view.
Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, and a private bath. Many of them also have a private balcony for soaking in the incredible views surrounding the villa.
6 Vrachia Studios
For $150 per night, travelers can stay in the coveted town of Oia, which is famous for its unparalleled sunsets that paint the white houses orange every evening. Vrachia Studios is a beachfront location that is decorated in the traditional Cycladic style. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a sun terrace that all guests can enjoy.
The room is equipped with air-conditioning, a TV, a coffee maker, and a fridge. Guests can prepare their own breakfast daily with the bread, marmalade, orange juice, and coffee supplied by the host.
5 Galatia Villas
Located just 0.5 km from the city center of Fira and only 2.2 km from the beach, Galatia Villas is situated for the perfect Greek holiday. For those willing to sacrifice a room with a view, budget accommodation in such a great spot is available at Galatia Villas. Their economy double and twin rooms (with no view) are less than $140 per night.
The white stone walls and vibrant blue water of the swimming pool are the ideal backdrops for a dreamy getaway. Rooms are equipped with a fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi, and a coffee/tea machine. The villa also offers an airport shuttle service to its guests.
4 Katefiani Villas
A great way to find beautiful places to stay for more affordable prices in Santorini is to venture outside the two main towns of Fira and Oia. At the opposite end of the island from Oia is Perissa. This area has the famous black sand beach and plenty of hotels and hostel options for lower prices.
Katefiani Villas in Perissa is just 250 meters from the beach and rooms with an extra-large double bed and private kitchenette cost less than $120 per night. Rooms are equipped with a fridge, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and TVs. The airport shuttle service is available upon request (for a fee).
3 Anna Maria Rooms Santorini
Another affordable option for staying in the Perissa Beach area is Anna Maria Rooms Santorini, which is right on the beach and just 0.9 km from the town center. It’s possible to book a standard twin room for under $100 per night, complete with air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a mountain view.
The guesthouse is beautiful, featuring the traditional white stone and blue accents that Santorini is so well known for. It’s rated highly for cleanliness by reviewers and each room has a private bathroom.
2 Cultural House Studio Village View
The rooms in this Airbnb are all inspired by Cycladic architecture, providing an authentic Greek island experience for less than $120 per night. Cultural House Studio Village is in the town of Pyrgos, which is a medieval village known for its wine and tavernas. Foodies will love staying here and they can do so on a budget.
The rooms are clean, and modern, plus each room has a private bathroom and a small balcony.
1 Fira Backpacker’s Place
Travelers who are extremely budget-conscious but still want to see Santorini may prefer to stay in a hostel dorm room. Fira Backpacker’s Place offers comfortable dorm-style accommodation in downtown Fira starting at just $68 per night. The hostel offers a shared kitchen, pool area, and shared bathroom facilities.
Guests staying in a dorm room also get access to a private locker to store their luggage and valuables safely. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, a washing machine, and a TV for watching movies.
The hostel also helps guests arrange tours, ATV rentals, or other activities they want to enjoy while visiting.