Looking for the most beautiful beaches and the best hostels in Santorini or planning a solo travel to Santorini? We got you covered – and we envy you right now. You are obviously about to leave for an amazing trip!
You opened your browser and you’ve search: ” best places to stay in Santorini on a budget; the best place to stay in Santorini Greece; or where is the best place to stay in Santorini”.
Well, look no further as we had those sorted out for you. Here you have our very own hand-picked Santorini Hostels guide. We want you to enjoy the island to the full, with great Santorini hostels and the best vibes.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when …
tired of bad and crappy hostels
want to avoid the “young party kids”
happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience
This guide will help you pick the best place to stay in Santorini depending on your travel style.
Don’t forget to check also these tips for the island:
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Renting a vehicle in Santorini: The Quad Bike is super popular and affordable. You can also rent a small car, as it is easy to drive around. I recommend Discover Cars for comparing car rental prices. I used them for other islands already, worked very well.
Best hostel Fira Santorini has ever seen. This is where your research on where to stay in Santorini ends: Caveland Hostel!
Let’s make this quick:
huge swimming pool
it is a former winery and Hotel-Resort
you will be sleeping in unique rooms: former caves that were used to store wine
If you are looking for a unique experience that will connect you to the history of life in Santorini, how about staying in a complex of cave houses that formed a winery in the 18th century?
The complex of cave houses have terraces looking out over lush fruit trees, and are decorated in homey local décor, with refurbished antique and locally made furniture.
Caveland Santorini includes 8 traditional caves, 1 historic apartment, and several terraces with a view over the sea.
After a day of exploring Fira Town, Santorini’s capital, it is just a short 5-minute drive back to the village of Karterados where Caveland Hostel is located.
Stroll in the garden, swim in one of the largest pools on the Island, watch grandmothers working in their gardens and grandfathers riding donkeys from the terrace. This hostel is so good, you’ll feel like you’re staying in Santorini Hotels.
You will be sleeping in former caves, used for the winery. The 5 Star Hostel’s room options are:
4-bed private rooms,
as well as dorm rooms for 4-6 people
Private rooms have ensuite facilities while dorms have a shared bathroom. Caveland Hostel offers single and multiple person dorm rooms that are female only.
Free breakfast buffet
Kitchen for guests to use
Donation based coffee
The staff are all travellers who have experience staying in hostels and know what hostel guests are looking for.
They can help you with booking activities around the island, restaurant recommendations, or with renting a vehicle.
If you’re looking for things to do at the hostel, they can help you sign up for:
One of the best hostels in Fira Santorini, this brand new hostel, Bedspot Hostel Santorini, opened its doors in 2019 and is a great place for those looking for a beautiful place to stay in Santorini on a budget.
Located in Fira, the hostel offers private rooms and dorms, a rooftop terrace and a small Jacuzzi.
Choose between their rooms:
8 bed dorm
6 bed dorm
4 bed dorm
All rooms have ensuite facilities (bathroom inside the room).
And all the bunk beds in the dorms have their own private curtain, offering privacy even in the shared rooms.
Just like the name says, Fira Backpackers Place is all about backpackers. This is the best place for backpackers Santorini has to offer.
This cool backpacker hostel in Santorini is simple, but you are just 90 meters from the main square of Fira, Santorini’s capital city.
From the square it is an easy walk to many coffee shops, restaurants, and Caldera cliffs for shopping and a view of the sunset as well as many popular bars. The hostel is located near the main bus station, making it easy to hop on a bus to any of the island’s beaches.
Private rooms, with 2-6 beds, have a private bathroom, balcony and refrigerator. Dorm rooms sleep 4-10 people and have a refrigerator and adjoined washrooms.
There are female only dorm rooms available.
Free washing machine
The common area includes a big-screen TV where guests can watch movies or sports matches.
There is no curfew at Fira Backpackers Place, so you can take full advantage of Santorini’s vibrant nightlife.
The staff can help to arrange shared and private transfers to and from the airport as well as vehicle rentals, and tours of the island and volcano.
This hostel caters to all types of guests, best choice for solo-travellers, group travellers, and for couples. Utopia Guesthouse provides free public parking, wi-fi throughout the vicinity, air conditioned rooms, and bike/motorcycle/car for hire.
This place has a vegetarian restaurant and organic farm, perfect for those who enjoys being one with nature. Furnished with vibrant colors, this hostel emits that original Greek vibe.
Perks at Utopia Guesthouse:
Location: Situated in southern Santorini Island, in Perssia Beach. This place is surrounded by the most famous destinations and attractoins such as Santo Wines Winery, Ancient Thira, the Old Port of Fira or the amazing views from Perissa, Oia, Fira and other small spots of our marvellous island.
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Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.
Are there hostels in Oia, Santorini?
Oia is just 7km from Fira and just a 20 minute bus ride, so if your looking for an oia hostel, the best way to go is to check out hostels in Fira or Perissa.
What are the best hostels in Santorini for solo travellers?
The Fira Backpackers Place and Caveland are the best for solo travellers.
Are hostels in Santorini safe?
Not all hostels in Santorini are necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Santorini. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
What are the best hostels in Santorini?
You can find the best Santorini hostels in this article!
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