Useful tips when booking a room in Santorini

  • Browse through Booking.comfor quality and affordable accommodations.
  • Advance bookings helps save money. It takes a lot of digging to get cheap rooms in Santorini but it’s definitely possible and really worth it. Especially if you want the cheap ones with the caldera view. There are hotels that have affordable rooms like that but a gazillion other people are looking to book them too so the earlier you secure your room, the better. 
  • Hotels to look into if you’re on a budget:
  • In Firostefani:

Villa Maria Damigou

  • In Oia

Agnadi Villa

  • In Fira 

San Giorgio 

Kavalari 

  • In Imerovigli

Ampelonas

  • Good Quality can be found in every hotel in Santorini. Bad reviews and negative feedbacks about them are rare and almost non-existent. 
  • There’s only one hostel in Santorini and that’s Santorini Hostelin Fira. It’s affordable, close to the bus station and has a nice pool. 
  • Having a view of the caldera causes room prices to spike up. If you’re looking to save, get a room without the view. 
  • The hotels included in the list are chosen for their excellence, accessibility and price. 
  • If you’re in a tight budget, stick to Gyros and supermarket food. Avoid restaurants with the caldera view. 

Here are some articles to help you in your Santorini Journey:

  • Find affordable Fira Hotels
  • Find affordable Oia Hotels
  • Find affordable Firostefani Hotels
  • Find affordable Imerovigli Hotels
  • Find affordable Kamari and Perissa Hotels
  • Find affordable hotels in Santorini with a view of the Caldera

Stay in Fira on a budget

  1. Rena’s Suites 

A really cheap but quality hotel in Santorini. It provides complimentary breakfast and a common pool. It’s a good 5 minutes of walking from Santorini. 

  1. Villa Roussa 

Affordable hotel located in Fira. It has extremely large rooms available but no free meal. 

  1. Anemomilos Suites

Their 2 room apartment can house up to 6 people. It’s walking distance from Santorini and provides free shuttle service to take you to and from the airport as well as the ferry port. 

  1. Pension Petros

Great, accessible location and quality rooms. 

  1. Kavalari Hotels

Has a wide range of room offerings depending on your budget. A little pricey but actually cheap considering it offers a view of the caldera.

  1. Pelican Hotel

It provides complimentary breakfast and is super close to bars which could be a good or bad thing depending in your preference. 

  1. Pettini’s Place

The Pettini’s sits in a prime location literally a couple of steps from everything. Get the caldera view, the bars, the restaurants, and the shops just by turning your head in every direction. It has quality rooms and good quality service. 

  1. Villa Soula

Has a covered pool and is very close to the center of Fira.

  1. Thea Studios

It has complimentary breakfast and a great view, although not of the caldera. It’s a 10-minute walking distance from Santorini 

  1. San Giorgio 

One of the most affordable quality hotels in Santorini.It has a great staff and tons of free foods especially in breakfast. It’s extremely close to the bus station, the caldera and Santorini’s main party scene. It also provides a free shuttle to and from the airport but you have to get in touch with them a day before you arrive. 

  1. Hotel Thirasia

Perfect hotel to stay in if you’re on a vacation with friends. It provides large rooms with single beds and a nice view of the sky, perfect for watching the sunrise. It has a common pool and deck and is 5 minutes away from the center of Fira. 

Staying on Oia on a budget

  1. Zoe Houses

A little pricey but not for nothing. It provides a free breakfast and a great view from its location. You can fit 4-6 people in one of its houses. Best to stay in if you’re a large group. 

  1. Aspa Villas

Aspa is located at a great spot in Oia. You have to specify that you want a room with a view because some rooms don’t have it. 

  1. Finikia

Located 5 minutes outside of Oia, it has a great pool and provides free breakfast. 

  1. Villa Agnadi

It’s not located on a good spot but it’s extremely close. It will take you 10 minutes to reach the center of Oia by foot but the path on the way there is connected to all the top hotels in the area. It has large rooms that’s great for groups and families.

  1. Maria’s Place

This hotel is close to both the bus stop and the caldera. It has a beautiful pool and its rooms have little kitchens on them. You can get a great view of the sea from the hotel.

  1. Anemomilos 

Not the cheapest hotel in the area but it’s a really good quality one. The anemomilos has a medium-sized pool and complimentary breakfast. It has rooms small enough to fit just one person or large enough for groups.

Staying in Imerovigli on a budget

  1. Merovigliosso 

This hotel has a small, secluded pool and a great staff. It sits on a great location at the center of Imerovigli. 

  1. Ampelonas

The Ampelonas is a really great hotel that’s located on a good spot in Imerovigli. It’s close to restaurants but doesn’t have much of a view because it’s surrounded by taller hotels. 

Staying in Firostefani on a budget

  1. Villa Ilias

The Villa Ilias has a great view of the caldera. It has a common pool, sun deck and rooms that can house up to 5 people. 

  1. King Thiras

A simple, clean hotel owned by a family native to the area. It’s close to bakeries, shops, restaurants and a location where you can see the caldera.  

  1. Hotel Sofia

This hotel doesn’t have a view of the caldera but it’s close to establishments and restaurants that does. It’s located on the Fira and Oia footpath. 

  1. Blue Dolphin

Great place to stay if you’re coming as a group. They offer vilas that’s near Imerovigli. Some of their rooms have a view and some doesn’t. Specify which one you want when booking. 

  1. Villa Maria Damigou

It has complimentary breakfast and great rooms. Your could have a great view but you need to specify when it booking. It’s a 15 minute walking distance from Fira. 

Staying in Kamari on a budget

  1. Drossos Hotel 

It’s an affordable hotel with complimentary breakfast. It’s not that close to the beach and you need to travel a little to get to it. 

  1. Narkissos Hotel 

Complimentary breakfast, good rooms and walking distance from everything including the Kamari beach.

  1. Hotel Matina

Walking distance from the beach. It has complimentary breakfast and a large common pool. 

Staying in Perissa beach

  1. Stelios Place

Provides free shuttle service to and from the airport and the ferry port. It’s walking distance from the beach and has a common kitchen and large swimming pool.

  1. Anny Studios

Provides free ride to pick you up and bring you back to the airport and the ferry port. It’s located close to the beach and has a small pool. Its rooms have little kitchens in every one of them. 

How to get a Caldera View even on a budget 

The most affordable rooms with a view of the magnificent Caldera. 

Experience Firostefani from the Villa Maria Damigou.

This hotel is just a short walk from the great restaurants at Firostefani. Fira is also not very far from it. This hotel offers rooms with and without the caldera view so you could choose which you prefer. There’s also complimentary breakfast included when you stay in here. You can contact them at +30 22860-23725.

  • In Firostefani:

Villa Maria Damigou

Villa Ilias

Blue Dolphin

Hotel Mylos

  • In Oia

Delfini Villas

  • In Fira 

Kavalari 

Keti Hotel

Caldera Butterfly 

  • In Imerovigli

Gizis