10 affordable accommodations in Santorini to book this summer

Santorini is one of the most popular Greek islands for honeymooners, backpackers, and family getaways, and for good reason. This idyllic Cycladic island offers temperate blue waters, dreamy orange sunsets and delicious dining options. Santorini deserves a spot on every traveler’s bucket list, but for those on a budget, it might seem like an unreachable destination.

Luckily, there are several affordable lodging options, under $150 per night, for those who know where to look. These are 10 options to make those Santorini travel dreams come true without breaking the bank.

ten Villas in Stavros

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 costs about $150 per nightdepending on what time of year they plan to stay.

The low price is due to the villas location about 15 minutes from the main town of Fira, in an area called Karterados. The hostel is on a quiet country road and offers a nice pool and free breakfast included with the reservation. The owner and manager of the hostel, Steve Stavros, is a kind and helpful person who is ready to help guests rent a car and an ATV, so they can get around the island easily.

9 Lefteris Traditional Rooms

Lefteris Traditional Rooms offers budget accommodation in Santorini while providing a high quality guest experience. Travelers can book these double rooms through 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 from the town centre.

Rooms have air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Guests also have access to a garden and sun terrace during their stay. Some rooms also have a private balcony. The double rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries.

8 Pithos Apartments

Pithos apartments cost only $130 per night and offers a central location on the island, in the small village of Vothonas. For travelers wanting to stay out of the main tourist area, Pithos Apartments is great value for comfortable, clean accommodation that offers a traditional Greek experience.

The apartment is around 3km from the popular town of Fira, but Santorini has excellent bus services which make it easy to reach the town center at any time of the day.

7 Villa Koronios

Villa Koronios is another budget 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 multitude 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 bathroom. Many of them also have a private balcony to enjoy the incredible views surrounding the villa.

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6 Vrachia Studios

For $150 per night, travelers can stay in the coveted town of Oia, famous for its unparalleled sunsets that paint the white houses orange every night. Vrachia Studios is a beachfront location decorated in the traditional Cycladic style. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a sun terrace for all guests to enjoy.

The room is equipped with air conditioning, a television, a coffee maker and a refrigerator. You can prepare your own breakfast daily with bread, jam, orange juice and coffee provided by the host.

5 Galatia Villas

Located just 0.5 km from Fira town center and only 2.2 km from the beach, Galatia Villas is located for the perfect Greek holiday. For those willing to sacrifice a room with a view, budget accommodation in such a beautiful location is available at Galatia Villas. Their economic double and twin rooms (without 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 dream getaway. The rooms are equipped with a fridge, TV, free Wi-Fi and a coffee/tea maker. The villa also offers an airport shuttle service to its guests.

4 Katefiani Villas

A great way to find nice places to stay at more affordable prices in Santorini is to venture outside of the two main towns of Fira and Oia. At the opposite end of the island of Oia is Perissa. This area has the famous black sand beach and many hotels and hostels at lower prices.

Katefiani Villas in Perissa is just 250 meters from the beach and rooms with extra large double beds and private kitchenettes cost less over $120 per night. The rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a TV. The airport shuttle service is available on request (for a fee).

3 Anna Maria Rooms Santorini

Another affordable option to stay in the Perissa Beach area is Anna Maria Rooms Santorini, which is right on the beach and only 0.9 km from the city center. It is possible to book a standard twin room for less than $100 per nightwith air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and mountain views.

The guesthouse is stunning, with the traditional white stone and blue accents that Santorini is famous for. It’s highly rated 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, offering an authentic Greek island experience for less than $120 per night. Cultural House Studio Village is located in the town of Pyrgos, a medieval village known for its wine and taverns. Foodies will love staying here and they can do it on a budget.

The rooms are clean and modern, and each room has a private bathroom and a small balcony.

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1 Fira Backpacker’s Place

Travelers who are extremely budget conscious but still want to visit Santorini may prefer to stay in a hostel dorm. Fira Backpacker’s Place offers comfortable dorm-style accommodation in downtown Fira from just $68 per night. The hostel offers a shared kitchen, swimming pool and shared bathrooms.

Guests staying in a dormitory also have 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.

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