Cheap hotels in Paphos - An insider’s guide

Cheap hotels in Paphos – An insider’s guide 2024 ! Top Affordable Accommodation Picks

Paphos is a coastal city located in the southwest of the island of Cyprus, which is an island country in the Mediterranean Sea. The city is magical and attracts many tourists from all over the world. It dates back to ancient times and is connected to Greek Mythology, especially with the legend about Aphrodite, a Greek Goddess of beauty and love, who was born from the sea foam near Paphos.

Before I move forward to unveiling more about this stunning destination, I will answer the most frequently asked question- Yes, you can travel here on a budget, as there are many cheap hotels in Paphos that offer a pleasant stay.

Read: Where to stay in Paphos – Best Villages and Hotels for Families & Couples

Paphos has many archaeological sites, among which are the Tombs of Kings, underground tombs carved out of solid rock in the 4th century BC. The historical significance is measured by the presence of various civilizations that had nestled in Paphos through centuries. The rich history and archaeological treasures are also the reason Paphos was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Besides its historical significance, it is now a very attractive destination for tourists and offers beautiful beaches and rich nightlife. Choosing Paphos for your holiday destination means there will be plenty of activities to indulge in- various water sports, cultural events, and, of course, the delicious local cuisine exceptional for the traditionally prepared seafood.

Cyprus is an island in the Eastern Mediterranean with a warm climate throughout the year. The island’s treasures are several Byzantine churches and numerous archaeological sites. It is divided into two parts, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the rest of the island that falls under Grek territory, which is a real tourist paradise. In recent years, the country has appeared to be important for its strategic location, very favourable tax regime, and tourism.

Cheap hotels in Paphos
Odos Poseidonos, Paphos, Cyprus

The people of Cyprus, especially in Paphos, are very kind and hospitable. But, to be honest, you should avoid the restaurants in the luxury tourist areas and close to the port because you will probably be charged unreasonable prices for the food you eat.

The sea waters around Paphos are extremely clean and pleasant to swim. But The Municipal Bath Beach is rocky and not family-friendly because the water is deep. However, it makes a great place for experienced swimmers. If you are travelling as a family, choose The Pachyammos Beach Paphos instead. Although a part of a hotel, it is mostly sandy and located in a calm bay.

Since you are here to read more about cheap accommodation in Paphos, Cyprus, you will probably find it useful to know how much you will need, on average, for some other expenses. According to some estimations, if you eat outside your accommodation, you will need approximately 38EUR per day per person. So, you have to be very careful when choosing where to stay without breaking the bank.

The best months to visit Paphos are between May and October, although this destination is great for visiting year-round.

I know you are impatient to discover my handpicked cheap hotels in Paphos, but you are only a few interesting facts away!

Cyprus’s national dish is Fasolada which is a bean vegetable soup served with Olive oil. On the other hand, the most recognisable Cyprus fruit is the sweet grapefruit. If you are wondering if you can consume tap water while there, the answer is yes, it is safe to drink.

The most popular landmarks of Paphos are Kato Paphos Archeological Park, Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark, Tombs of the Kings, and Agios Neophitos Monastery. In addition, I recommend you visit Pafos ZOO, Avakas Gorge, The House of Dionysius, Tsangarides Winery, Kings Avenue Mall, Paphos Harbour and Port.

The most important thing to know is that Paphos will help you make the most romantic and unforgettable memories that you can take back home.

And now, let’s finally discover some of the best Paphos hotel deals you can find!

Cheap Hotels in Paphos

1. Axiothea Hotel

Located in the Old Town Paphos, this family-run hotel is a decent and magical place at the same time. You can enjoy beautiful sea views from some of the rooms. This hotel is 3 kilometres away from the closest beach and about 17 kilometres from the famous Coral Bay.

The rooms are cosy and offer magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea or the City. You can start the day with breakfast served in the hotel before you start exploring the surroundings. In the neighbourhood, you can visit the Ethnographic Museum of Paphos and Ivis Maliotou Park.

The facilities you can enjoy while you are staying here are the garden and the bar where you can have a relaxing conversation with friends and family members if you are on a family holiday. Within walking distance from the hotel, you can find many shops, taverns, and cafes.

It is said that couples especially love the hotel, but having family rooms on site as well, the accommodation is suitable for all types of guests.

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Axiothea Hotel Room

Room with beds in Axiothea Hotel

2. Pyramos Hotel

Next on our list of cheap hotels in Paphos, Cyprus is Pyramos Hotel, only 150 meters from the beach. There are also many shops around, along with great restaurants and bars.

You will be served breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant every morning or you may ask for a room service. There is also a bar where you can have a nice time after coming back and enjoy cocktails, snacks, or wines.

The hotel has one of the best locations on the island, being very close to The Tombs of the Kings and Paphos Archeological Park. Staying in this hotel will mean you are only a 5-minute walk from the harbour.

There is a bus station just around the corner, so you will have easy access to any part of the city if you are ready to explore the place at night or in the evenings. Many bars and pubs are very close to the hotel which makes your nightlife seeking easier.

Decent and very light clean rooms in the hotel will wait for you after a long day of exploring. You can also enjoy the hotel terrace which is a place to mingle with other guests and socialize.

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Pyramos Hotel Room

Pyramos Hotel Dining Room

3. NEREUS HOTEL By IMH Europe Travel and Tours

A vegetarian art hotel that welcomes you in a bit different way than other places, because their moto is “less hotel, more like at home”. Whatever that means, just keep in mind that the hospitality is next-level.

Although it is a rather cheap accommodation in Paphos, Cyprus, it enjoys an excellent location. It’s in Kato Paphos and centrally located near the historic and tourist important areas. The beach is also very close, just a few minutes away. From this location, the Mall and the Harbor are a short pleasant walk.

The interior of the rooms is modern and the whole property is very light which makes you feel relaxed. As there is a lot to see and do in the area, you will enjoy coming back to the king-size bed for a tight sleep.

If you do not feel like going to the beach, feel free to enjoy the outdoor swimming pool. As for other facilities, you can enjoy the hotel restaurant and the bar where you can talk with friends or your partner.


NEREUS HOTEL By IMH Europe Travel and Tours Swimming Pool

NEREUS HOTEL By IMH Europe Travel and Tours Room

4. Vrachia Beach Hotel & Suites – Adults Only

What a place to stay for a holiday at Paphos. Both, the beach and the promenade are very close, making this one of the best cheap hotels in Paphos.

This small and quiet accommodation is a paradise if you have decided to spend your holiday without children. It is located a bit away from the city centre and is set within gardens on a private peninsula. Here, you can immerse in the views of the Mediterranean Sea from the terrace of your studio or apartment. All are decorated in nice and light colours with a living area to relax. What will elevate the welcoming experience is that you will be given a fruit basket and a bottle of water to refresh.

This amazing beachfront hotel offers you great commodity, making sure you enjoy every minute you stay there. Among the facilities that you can indulge in are the different types of massages and treatments, and an outdoor swimming pool. The staff can organize many sports activities upon request or excursions to places you would like to visit on the island.

The breakfast is served at the hotel restaurant and so is the lunch if you rather stay by the pool. At the bar, you can enjoy a relaxing drink before a night out. And if you wish to explore other sites, know that the bus station is near the hotel.

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Vrachia Beach Hotel & Suites Swimming Pool

Vrachia Beach Hotel & Suites Outside Dining Space

5. Pandream Hotel Apartments

What you can expect from this cheap accommodation in Paphos, Cyprus? An amazing white and blue contrast, a beautiful swimming pool, and a self-catered hotel only 1,5 kilometres away from the Paphos Harbor. You will get a fully equipped apartment with a balcony or terrace as soon as you get there and organize your day as per your interests.

From the offered facilities, there is a hot tub and sauna, a tennis court, and a fitness room if you like to exercise during the holiday. There are also two swimming pools within the property surrounded by gardens. So, even if you don’t feel like going to the beach, you can enjoy a cocktail by the pool. Breakfast is offered at the property restaurant, but there is also an on-site supermarket, so you may prepare it alone.

The bus stop is near the hotel which gives you easy and convenient access to the surrounding area. In addition, the airport is only a 15-minute drive.

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Pandream Hotel Apartments Swimming Pool

Pandream Hotel Apartments Room

6. Helios Bay Hotel and Suites

What a privilege it is to have an accommodation between Coral Bay and Pahos, only 100 meters from the sandy beach. This beachfront hotel allows you to use the outdoor swimming pool with a swim-up pool bar, gym, and sauna within the property.

The accommodation is based on self-catered studios, apartments, and 2-bedroom villas decorated in traditional Cyprus style. Furnished terraces are excellent places to relax and enjoy the garden views, sipping a cold drink and snack from the poll bar.

If this is your family holiday, kids have their own taste of paradise by the kids’ pool and at the playground! The family-run hotel is a perfect choice with a superb location, only 5 km away the Coral Bay and 4 kilometres from the centre of Paphos.

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Helios Bay Hotel and Suites Swimming Pool

Helios Bay Hotel and Suites Room

7. Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments

An exceptional accommodation for your holiday and one more hotel on the list of cheap hotels in Paphos. Staying in Paphos, you’ll be only 500 meters from Faros Beach in a hotel with 2 swimming pools, a garden, a bar, and a restaurant on-site. This stylish property is equipped with a kitchenette and enjoys plenty of daylight.

Some of the other facilities that will make your stay even better are the sauna, a games room, and some activities such as diving. There are some landmarks of Paphos in the surroundings, like the Church by St. Paul’s Pillar and the Paphos Municipal Park.

The bus station is very close, so it is easy to get to any desired location.

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Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments Swimming Pool

Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments Room

8. Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort

Located in rich vegetation, 500 meters away from the sandy beach, this perfect resort for your holiday is equipped with two swimming pools, a sun terrace, and spa facilities including massages and other treatments.

The rooms overlook either the Mediterranean Sea views or the mountains. Buffet breakfast is offered at the hotel restaurant, Paphos Garden’s dining area. The on-site restaurant is a place to enjoy local traditional cuisine.

The tennis court and a golf course are at your disposal, and the fitness centre will help you stay fit during the holiday.

Close to the resort, there is a bus station, so the rest of Paphos is close at hand.

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Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Swimming Pool

Paphos Gardens Holiday Resort Room

9. Dionysos Central

Apart from being one of the best cheap accommodations in Paphos, Cyprus, this is the perfect place to choose for a holiday. It is very close to one of the most important landmarks of Paphos, The Medieval Castle, and just 5 minutes from the Kato Paphos.

The rooms are very spacious and bright, so you will enjoy the moments spent inside, as well.
The hotel offers 5 restaurants and bars. There are two swimming pools, one of which is with a sun-lounge terrace. If this does not suit you, you can walk to the beach which is only 50 meters away.

You can also enjoy the entertainment program of the hotel if you decide to stay at the property in the evening, while some of them take place during the day. Bingo, quizzes, silk painting, and aerobic or aqua aerobics are a few of the activities you can indulge in. If you are more of an explorer, you can join a walking tour and visit ancient sites or wineries in the surroundings.

The poolside is a pleasant spot to be where you can have some refreshing cold drinks, French pastries, and crepes. There is an Italian trattoria where you can choose between pasta and pizzas.

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Dionysos Central Swimming Pool

Dionysos Central Room

10. Cynthiana Beach Hotel

I can freely say this is the best cheap hotel in Paphos. The hotel is very popular and quiet at the same time. You can enjoy both sandy and rocky beaches and a variety of facilities while lodging here.

Cynthiana Beach Hotel is a family-run property in the area of Kato Paphos. Close by are the Port and the medieval fortress, which are archaeological ruins you must explore during your time here. Moreover, the banana plantations, many palms alongside, and the glittering waters of the Mediterranean Sea are almost touching your balcony.

The day starts with breakfast at the hotel before you decide what you will do for the remainder of the day. The vicinity of the sea allows for water sports like diving and snorkelling, while the three swimming pools, one outdoor, the other indoor, and the third children’s swimming pool are also a nice place to spend the day and have fun.

The spa treatments are a special experience to relax and indulge all senses and the fitness center keeps you fit. Moreover, it can be a great adventure to visit Akamas Peninsula which is around 39 km from the property.

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Cynthiana Beach Hotel Swimming Pool

Cynthiana Beach Hotel Room

11. Kefalos Damon Hotel Apartments

This self-catering hotel is centrally located in Kato Paphos, only 100 meters from the Kings Avenue Mall. Your apartment will be equipped with a kitchen and you can have various views from the terrace, making this one of the best Pathos hotel deals.

Two swimming pools, two restaurants, a bar, and a delicious traditional Cyprus breakfast are what this property offers. The restaurant within a hotel and a pool bar serve drinks and snacks during the day. At the nearby mall, you can indulge in local and international specialities at the food court.

For your commodity, there are many facilities offered, such as a sauna, a massage room, and a pool. Being a popular beach resort, Paphos is also a very attractive fishing spot, especially by the harbour, which is not far away from your accommodation. The Tomb of Kings is also nearby. There are also many bars, shops, and restaurants in the surrounding.

This accommodation is great for couples, but there are also family rooms offered, so families can choose to stay there, as well.

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Kefalos Damon Hotel Apartment

Room in Kefalos Damon Hotel Apartments

12. Kefalonitis Hotel Apartments

This is a very comfortable and relaxing holiday base. The hotel apartments are 500 meters from the beach, but besides that, this family-run complex offers 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre, a terrace, a bar, and a breakfast in the morning.

Having a cosy morning, eating your breakfast at the terrace and sipping coffee at a 500 m distance from the beach, 1,2 km from the Paphos Castle, and a 100 m away bus station that takes you to the Coral Bay is getting a Bingo when in Paphos.

In the evening, you can either do a workout at the gym or play a game of pool with a drink from the hotel bar. Cyprus is a great island to explore and the 24/7 reception is there to help you fulfil any wish you have.

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Kefalonitis Hotel Apartments Swimming Pool

Kefalonitis Hotel Apartments Room

13. King’s Hotel

In Paphos, what really meters is the location. This hotel is set in the Old Town at 300 meters from the Light House Beach. Rooms at this property are cosy and bright with balconies to enjoy moments inside. The outdoor facilities are the swimming pools, the terrace, and the hotel bar.

Around the hotel, there are many restaurants, bars, and shops, while the breathtaking view of the Paphos Port is a 20-minute walk from the hotel. An important landmark of Paphos, the Tomb of Kings and the Catacombes, is 500 meters away from King’s Hotel.

The bus service connects the property with Pano Paphos, the harbour, and Coral Bay, adding to the convenience.

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King's Hotel Swimming Pool

King's Hotel Room

14. Fitosinn Hotel

Being one of the best cheap hotels in Paphos, this one is located between the Yeroskipou Village and Paphos, with the nearest beach being at 1.7 km away from this family-run property.

There is a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a big terrace. The rooms are colourful and bright. During your stay here, you can enjoy the a la carte breakfast and the BBQ facilities that are at your disposal. The staff of the hotel will organise a massage, bike, or car rental on your request.

If you are on a family holiday, the children can enjoy a mini golf course, a playground, and a paintball course.

Here, you might not be at the centre of Paphos, but you will be only a 10-minute drive away from the airport. As with almost all the hotels in Paphos, the bus station is really close to the property.

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Fitosinn Hotel Swimming Pool

Fitosinn Hotel Room

15. Pagona Holiday Apartments

A step from the Sea, only 400 m away from the beach, these family-run apartments are the last on the list of cheap hotels in Paphos. The spacious, but very simply decorated apartments come with a balcony to enjoy mornings and evenings and a kitchen to match the budget.

From the facilities, there is a pool, a garden, a bar, a restaurant and a terrace. You may enjoy snacks and refreshments by the pool. The Harbor and the Agioi Anargyroi Church are approximately 100 to 250 meters away from the property.

Although rather small, this family-run hotel offers a cosy stay for a couple, a solo traveller, or even a family since they also offer family rooms.

With this, I conclude my list of handpicked cheap hotels in Paphos. I truly hope that you will have an amazing stay there, exploring the beauty and cultural value of the place. And if you wish to discover more destinations, feel free to scroll through my blog section!

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Pagona Holiday Apartments Swimming Pool

Pagona Holiday Apartments Room


What is the best place to stay in Paphos?

  1. Paphos Harbour Area: Vibrant area with many restaurants and bars.
  2. Coral Bay: Quiet area with beautiful beaches.
  3. Kato Paphos: Close to tourist attractions like the Tombs of the Kings.
  4. Luxury Resorts: High-end resorts with luxurious accommodations.
  5. Villas and Apartments: Independent stay options for privacy and flexibility.

Where should you not stay in Paphos?

  • Paphos Old Town: Limited amenities and convenience.
  • Inland Areas: Lack of coastal views and beach access.
  • Remote or Isolated Areas: Limited amenities and accessibility.
  • Areas with Negative Reviews: Check online reviews for concerns.
  • High-Crime Areas: Exercise caution and research local safety.

What should I avoid in Paphos?

  • Safety Neglect: Stay vigilant, especially in crowded areas.
  • Cultural Disrespect: Respect local customs and traditions.
  • Traffic Rule Ignorance: Follow local traffic regulations and park legally.
  • Sun Overexposure: Protect yourself from the sun's rays.
  • Water Safety Neglect: Be cautious when swimming, especially in isolated areas.
  • Hydration Importance: Stay hydrated, especially in hot weather.
  • Wildlife Respect: Avoid disturbing wildlife and natural habitats.

Where should I stay in Paphos for the first time?

Kato Paphos: Close to attractions, dining, beaches, and public transportation.

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