3 Best Hostels in Santorini, GreeceLooking 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!

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Shortcut for you:

  1. Caveland – 5 Star Hostel with pool
  2. Bedspot Santorini – best for couples
  3. Fira Backpackers Place – best for backpackers

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:

We cover in this article:

Quick Introduction to Santorini

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Santorini cost anything from 15€-30€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 30€ up to 70€. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.

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.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Santorini

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Santorini.

  1. Caveland – 5 Star Hostel with pool
  2. Bedspot Santorini – best for couples
  3. Fira Backpackers Place – best for backpackers

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map Santorini Greece at the end of the article.

1. Caveland – 5 Star Hostel

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
  • Yoga
  • BBQs
  • Gorgeous villa

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.

Luxury Hostel in Santorini

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:

  • single room
  • double room
  • 4-bed private rooms,
  • as well as dorm rooms for 4-6 people
  • female-only dorms

Private rooms have ensuite facilities while dorms have a shared bathroom. Caveland Hostel offers single and multiple person dorm rooms that are female only.

Facilities include:

  • Free WiFi
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Kitchen for guests to use
  • Donation based coffee
  • Book swap

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:

  • yoga
  • BBQs
  • movie nights
  • communal dinners
  • booking your transport
  • booking your Volcano Tours

All of which happen weekly.

This is one of the best hostels in Santorini for

  • solo female travellers
  • Couples
  • Leisure travellers
Book Caveland here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld | Official Website | Full Review

Caveland Santorini - Sleep in a Cave and Former Winery

Cave and dorm - Caveland Santorini

Private Room at Caveland Santorini

2. Bedspot Hostel

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:

  • double room
  • 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.

Of course each bunk bed comes also with:

  • private reading light
  • usb and power plug
  • individual space for storage under the bed

This is one of the best hostels in Santorini for

  • couples
Book Bedspot Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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Bedspot Hostel is one of the best hostels in Santorini, Greece

3. Fira Backpackers Place

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.

Plus:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen
  • 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 is one of the best hostels in Santorini for

  • Backpackers
  • Solo travellers
Book Backpackers Fira Place here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

 Fira bakcpackers place hostel Santorini

Dorm at fira backpackers place, basic hostel in Santorini

common area Fira Bakcpackers hostel Santorini Greece

What about cheapest hostels in Santorini?

If you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Santorini.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Santorini
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. We mean, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

Best Hostels in Santorini for Solo Travellers?

Experience the best solo travel Santorini can give.

Without any doubts, the best hostel if you are traveling solo in Santorini is Caveland.

It is not only a stunning hostel. Caveland offers many activities such as daily yoga.

The staff will give you also great insider tips to enjoy Santorini to the full.

Read our full review of Caveland here.

Book Caveland here

Party Hostels in Santorini?

If you’re looking for the best party hostel in Santorini Greece  wanna party with other backpackers we’ve found the place to stay in Santorini to party.

Located in Perissa, just a stone’s throw from a beautiful black beach in a whitewashed building typical of the local style are the Santorini Breeze Studios.

This hostel has the simple, but comfortable style suited to backpackers.

Santorini Breeze Studios is merely 250 meters from the Perivolos beach, a great spot to check out the local bars and nightlife, as well as restaurants, Water Park, and clubs.

There is no curfew so you can enjoy the local nightlife into the wee hours of the morning.

Private rooms have 1-6 beds with private washrooms. Dorm rooms have 4-6 beds with their own washrooms as well.

The rooms are soundproofed, and have fully equipped kitchenettes where you can prepare your meals, and private balconies to enjoy the view.

The perks:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Book exchange
  • Horseback riding
  • Water sports

The staff are happy to help you with arranging tours of Santorini and the local volcano for a discounted rate.

This is one of the best hostels in Santorini for

  • Backpackers
  • Young travellers
Book Santorini Breeze Studios here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Santorini backpackers hostel Greece

Cheap backpackers hostel Santorini Greece

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Booking.com is the biggest and safest platform for hotel and hostels reservations. Their cancellation policy is one of the best, normally 100% refundable until 24h before the stay.

Hostelworld is also super safe and the biggest booking platform for hostels.

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included the handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and check availability.

All of our Santorini hostels are popular; especially in high-season.

To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

More Santorini Hostels worth a mention

We listed the top 3 best hostels in Santorini Greece but we’re not stopping there!

There are many backpacking Santorini hostels downtown and not all is worth your money and effort. Let’s help you out.

Want to see more hostels Santorini Greece offers?

We have listed the best hostels in Santorini but if you are still looking for more, here it is! Check out these outstanding picks!

Youth Hostel Anna

If you’re looking to stay near the Perissa beach and enjoy the black sand beach, then this is the hostel for you. Youth Hostel Anna has air-conditioned social dorms, private doubles, and triple rooms.

Staffs can organize a boat tour and a motorbike rental at your request. Top pick for summer getaway.

Perks at Youth Hostel Anna:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms

Location: This hostel is ideally located in the beach area of Perissa. 700m from Perivolos Beach, 2.2km from Kamari Beach, 1.1km from Ancient Thera and nearest airport is 13km away from the property.

Book Youth Hostel Anna here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Youth Hostel Anna

Utopia Guesthouse

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:

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Bicycle Hire

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.

Book Utopia Guesthouse here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Utopia Guesthouse

Anny Studios Perissa Beach

This hostel has private rooms for 1 to 8 people. Features a swimming pool, snack bar, laundry machine to use for free, and car/motor rentals.

Each rooms has balconies, full kitchen equipment, satellite TV (for sport show fans), fridge and safe box. Breakfast is daily served at Anny Studios‘ dining area.

Perks at Anny Studios:

  • Swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar

Location: Perfectly located in the center of Perissa village, this hostel is just 30m from the beach, 11km from Athinios Port and 14km away from Santorini International Airport.

Book Anny Studios here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Anny Studios Perissa Beach

Villa Kasteli

Villa Kasteli is a pet-friendly hostel. This place offers spacious rooms with private bathrooms, airconditioning and fridge, free public parking and complimentary wifi access.

Bus stop is almost just outside the vicinity that can take you around the island for tour. Furnished with vibrant colors, this hostel emits that beach vibe everyone is looking for.

Perks at Villa Kasteli:

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Free parking

Location: Located in Perissa Village, this hostel is walking distance from the beach, 13km away from the Town of Fira and Santorini Airport.

Book Villa Kasteli here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Villa Kasteli

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Santorini. I know, it’s a pity.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the Santorini Greece map. Below we list all three coolest Santorini hostels on a map.

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Hike from Fira To Oia
  • Skaros Rock
  • Red beach
  • Santo Wine Winery

Remember, we have following guides for you to plan your trip:

(You can activate and deactivate the layers in the left sidebar. Open the map in a new tab here.)

FAQ

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!

What is Santorini best known for?

Santorini is one of the best places in Greece. It is known for a lot of things but we have listed the top sights to visit for you..

  • Fira
  • Oia
  • Caldera
  • Akrotiri Archaelogicial Site
  • Red Beach
  • Ancient Thira
  • Pyrgos
  • Perissa Beach
  • Ammoudi Bay

How much are hostels in Santorini?

According to the Hostel World Website, a hostel in Santorini costs $60 per night for a private room. Prices may vary depending on season.

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best site to find hostels is Hostelgeeks.com

We are doing our best to deliver the best hostels to you. Check out the best hostels in the world guides; from Paris to Tokyo.

You can also have a look at Hostelworld.

Flights to Santorini?

If you are looking for flights to Santorini, bear in mind the airport name is Thira international Airport.

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Santorini.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Europe and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our commitment is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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