Best youth hostel in Santorini/Greece
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Best youth hostel in Santorini/Greece

Are you wondering whether there is some youth hostel in Santorini and Mykonos, fantastic, beautiful, and romantic Greek islands? Read further and find great properties that save your money during your stay on those islands! Santorini is a very popular destination that attract a lot of tourist for its white houses with blue roofs, but did you know it doesn’t need to cost a fortune having a great holiday on this spot? Keep reading and find the best hostels Santorini offers! 

If you plan to visit Athens as well, you can also check our former blog post about the best hostels in Athens. Let’s now look at some basic information about Santorini in Greece.

Santorini officially Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece’s mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago, which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 15,550.

The municipality of Santorini includes the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia, as well as the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana. The total land area is 90.623 km2. Santorini is part of the Thira regional unit.

The island was the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred about 3,600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of meters deep. It may have led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.

Best youth hostel in Santorini/Greece

Santorini was named by the Latin Empire in the thirteenth century, and is a reference to Saint Irene, from the name of the old cathedral in the village of Perissa – the name Santorini is a contraction of the name Santa Irini. The island was featured in The 2005 film ”The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants“, also Santorini Film Festival held annually at the open-air cinema, Cinema Kamari in Santorini.

Santorini has a semi-arid climate with Mediterranean characteristics. Total rainfall averages 371 mm (14.6 in) per year. In the summer season, strong winds can also be observed.

The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to that of the other Cyclades, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colors. The unique characteristic is the common utilization of the hypóskapha: extensions of houses dug sideways or downwards into the surrounding pumice.

These rooms are prized because of the high insulation provided by the air-filled pumice and are used as living quarters of unique coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter. These are premium storage space for produce, especially for wine cellaring: the Kánava wineries of Santorini.

Best youth hostel in Santorini/Greece

When strong earthquakes struck the island in 1956, half the buildings were completely destroyed and a large number suffered repairable damage. The underground dwellings along the ridge overlooking the caldera, where the instability of the soil was responsible for the great extent of the damage, needed to be evacuated. Most of the population of Santorini had to emigrate to Piraeus and Athens.

Bus services link Fira to most parts of the island. Santorini has two ports: Athinios (Ferry Port) and Skala (Old Port).  Santorini is one of the few Cyclades Islands with a major airport, which lies about 6 km (4 mi) southeast of downtown Thera. The main asphalt runway (16L-34R) is 2,125 meters (6,972 feet) in length, and the parallel taxiway was built to runway specification (16R-34L). It can accommodate Boeing 757, Boeing 737, Airbus 320 series, Avro RJ, Fokker 70, and ATR 72 aircraft.

Are you looking for information on what could be done in Santorini? Check this post about the 12 best things you can do on this magical island! Let’s see the best hostels properties in Santorini and Mykonos! Just be kindly aware the price mentioned below each property is only average and could vary based on the chosen date and type of room/dorm!

#1 Bedspot Hostel

9.6 on Booking.com    9.2 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 151 USD Dorms from 46 USD

Bedspot hostel Santorini

A New hostel offering higher quality services in the heart of Fira Santorini. Cozy and small spaces to hang out ideal for a quick stop to experience Santorini, a bucket list destination with magnificent views of the volcano and steep hills of Caldera.

A rooftop hangs spot and the small yard are ideal for meeting with peers in a small and friendly area. Consisted of 3 room type options, Bedspot approaches the hostel living lifestyle in a way that suits most guests, with comfort.

Among the facilities at this property are a shared kitchen and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation offers airport transfers, while a bicycle rental service is also available.

Bedspot hostel Santorini

Double rooms ensuite , quadruple gender specific ensuite rooms and 8 bed dorm style ensuite rooms are available for guests to choose from. Popular points of interest near Bedspot Hostel include Archaeological Museum of Thera, Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral and Museum of Prehistoric Thera. The nearest airport is Santorini International Airport, 6 km from the accommodation.

Pros and Cons of Bedspot Hostel

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Terrace and picnic area offered
  • Activities organized
  • Jacuzzi available
  • Shared kitchen available
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Bike rental
  • Street parking

Cons

  • Front desk limited hours
  • Higher price
  • Breakfast not included
  • Towels for hire

#2 Villa Kasteli

9.2 on Booking.com    9.1 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 41 USD Dorms from 22 USD

Villa Kasteli Santorini Greece

Located in Perissa Village of Santorini, the family-run Villa Kasteli offers air-conditioned accommodation with a furnished balcony. Free WiFi is provided throughout.

All units of Kasteli are equipped with a fridge and a TV, while some also include a living room and a kitchenette with a stovetop. The private bathroom comes with a shower and a hairdryer.

Villa Kasteli Santorini Greece

Guests will find the black sandy beach of Perissa, where taverns and bars are featured, within a short walking distance. The lively Town of Fira is located 13 km away, while Santorini Airport is approximately 13 km away. Free public parking can be found nearby.

Pros and Cons of Villa Kasteli

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Great value for the price
  • Towels included in the price
  • Fridge available in each room
  • Close to the beach
  • Family rooms
  • Children friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Free public parking
  • Quiet location

Cons

  • Front desk limited hours
  • Breakfast not included

#3 Fira Backpackers place

   8.3 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 79 USD Dorms from 34 USD

Fira Backpackers place

Fira backpackers is a budget new place with private rooms and dorms at the downtown area of Fira the capital of Santorini island. Less than 100 meters (1-2 minutes walk) from their door is anything you need for making your holidays at Santorini easy as the main bus station of Santorini, the main square of Fira town, the Caldera cliffs for shopping and sunset views, banks, travel agencies, museums, bars/clubs, restaurants, hospital, and supermarket.

All private rooms have a private bath, fridge, and air-conditioning. All dorm rooms have a bath, luggage lockers, air condition, and fridge. 

Fira Backpackers place

There is also offered for free: Wi-Fi, shared kitchen, washing machine, internet corner, daily cleaning service in private rooms and dorms, 24 hours hot water, living room with a big screen for sports and movies, hairdryer, iron, and board.

Pros and Cons of Fira Backpackers Place

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Towels included in the price
  • Fridge available in each room
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free parking

Cons

  • Breakfast not included

#4 Youth Hostel Anna

8.0 on Booking.com    7.9 on Hostelsworld   

 Dorms from 12 USD

Youth Hostel Anna

Situated in Perissa, 400 m from Perissa Beach, Youth Hostel Anna offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and express check-in and check-out. Boasting a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Free private parking is available and the hostel also features car hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area.

At the hostel, the rooms are fitted with a patio. All rooms will provide guests with a microwave.

Youth Hostel Anna

Perivolos Beach is 700 m from Youth Hostel Anna, while Kamari Beach is 2.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Santorini International, 13 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Pros and Cons of Youth Hostel Anna

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Great price
  • Female-only dorms available
  • Fridge available in each room
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Free private parking

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Towels for hire
  • Front desk limited hours

If you are on the Greece holiday and would like to visit Mykonos as well? Read further and find the hostels that you can stay in during your holiday in Mykonos. Wondering whether to visit Santorini or Mykonos? This blog post helps you to choose between those 2 islands for sure! If you choose Mykonos, check this post for the perfect itinerary

#5 Mycocoon Hostel Mykonos

8.4 on Booking.com    8.9 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 59 USD Dorms from 39 USD

MyCocoon Hostel Mykonos

MyCocoon Hostel is a brand new concept in the Mykonian hospitality industry. The MyCocoon Project is about combining the art of hospitality, with stylish design architecture and accommodation, at very affordable rates. Opening in May 2017, MyCocoon will be the only design hostel in Mykonos Island, Greece.

The location is a prime location. The area is called Kaminaki and is right across the street from Mykonos town entrance only permissive to pedestrians. The hostel is ideally located right at the entrance of Mykonos Town seaside, called Gialos where most cafés, bars, and restaurants are located.

MyCocoon Hostel in Mykonos is the ideal option for young or elder people and groups of friends, who wish to socialize in a totally friendly and youthful environment and most of all, enjoy upscale design accommodation, that costs much less than any other hotel in Mykonos. 

MyCocoon Hostel Mykonos

The MyCocoon Design Hostel Project, has been envisioned and created, for welcoming the guests of Mykonos Island and inviting them to experience a new trend in the local hospitality industry, an experience of affordable design accommodation in Mykonos, that will make for unforgettable summer holidays. There is no kitchen in the hostel, but there is a pool and bar area where guests can buy a snack or drink or socialize. There is 24 hour security surveillance on the site.

Pros and Cons of MyCocoon Hostel

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Great location close to the city center
  • Towels are included in the price
  • ATM and mini-market available
  • Bar available
  • Sun terrace available
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children friendly

Cons

  • Front desk limited hours
  • Breakfast not included

#6 Paraga Beach Hostel

   7.7 on Hostelsworld   

 Privates from 79 USD Dorms from 36 USD

Paraga Beach Hostel Mykonos

Is time for summer holidays and if you want to enjoy the most beautiful views over crystal waters, chill out or dance in the pool just above sea level, listen to the best early DJ-sets before a crazy night, meet friends from all around the world, be in the center of nightlife but also have the choice of relaxing in the nicest part of Mykonos, then Paraga Beach Hostel & Camping is your place!

Paraga Beach Hostel was first opened in 1990 as camping and from 2010 is formed in a beach hostel for young travelers of any age. That means that they differ from any city hostel, as is located just above Paraga’s Beach Crystal waters in the peninsula of Paraga, half-minute from the beach and in an open-air ground, suitable for those who prefer indoors accommodation but also for the ones who love camping. In both cases, you will have the chance for unlimited free stars and sea gazing!

Paraga Beach Hostel Mykonos

All offered accommodation, apart from the CUBES, have shared bathrooms and showers ( camping style) and ventilator. Bedding/sleeping bags and transfers upon arrival are included in all our accommodation types.

Free WI-FI for all guests in the common areas. Hot water 24 hours. Reception 24 hours. Security 24 hours. Luggage room for free in early arrivals and till the latest scheduled transfer in departure. Free parking for your motto, ATV, or car. There is a beautiful and renovated in 2018 al carte restaurant, with great views to Paraga Beach.

You can enjoy your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Wood oven pizzeria. 2 pool bars, 1 of them brand new renovated in 2017, with P.B.H. staff serving you the best prices coffees, soft drinks, and cocktails, just above Paraga beach water.

Paraga Beach Hostel Mykonos

The pool area and beach sandy area, with the PRIVATE floating platform only for our guests and with more than 200 sunbeds to enjoy the sun and rest after a hard night dancing.  As part of the bar and the restaurant, you will need to order drinks or food to use sunbeds.

In our beach area, you can lay your towel. Mini Market with snacks, cosmetics, alcohol, cigarettes, ice creams, phone cards, etc. Paraga Beach hostel’s Boutique.  In case you forgot your swimming suite, towels, or need new fancy sunglasses, want to refresh your mood or keep a memory from P.B.H & Camping.

Get ready for the best holidays of your life!!!

Pros and Cons of Paraga Beach Hostel

Pros

  • Various rooms and dorms available
  • Great location right next to the beach
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Mini market available
  • Bar and café available
  • Restaurant available
  • Beach Boutique available
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • ATM available
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle hire

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Towels not included
  • Could be louder at nights

 

 

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