The Ultimate Gay Travel Guide
The Gay Passport is your complete Gay Travel Guide. Looking to Drink, Play or Sleep we have reviews to help. Award-winning & Updated 2022.
Mykonos may be a popular luxury destination, but that doesn’t mean that budget travelers can’t have their fun. The island is full of charming boutique hotels, family-run guesthouses, and tidy apartments that cater to those who prefer to spend their money at the bar. No private pool villas or outdoor jacuzzis overlooking the sea here, but you will find several options with swimming pools and lovely views. Perhaps more importantly, you are almost guaranteed a warm welcome and personal, attentive service.
Mykonos is internationally known for its gay culture and hedonistic party scene. As such pretty much all accommodation in Mykonos is gay-friendly. Gay people on the island will not raise any eyebrows, and you can generally feel comfortable and safe here.
Most gay visitors to Mykonos stay in Chora, the main town and home to the island’s gay nightlife.
All of the hotels on this list are in Chora, Mykonos town, walking distance to the gay bars along the waterfront (Jackie O, Babylon, Katerina’s, and Kastro’s). When looking up distances, always make sure to check whether the hotel is on a hill – that 10-minute walk could still involve a trek when coming back from the bars.
Sahas Studios & Suites is located in Tagoo, a short way north of Chora. The gay bars and nightlife of the town are about 20 minutes away on foot, as are the Old Port and Northen Bus Station.
The hotel has both rooms and self-catered apartments. While the rooms are comfortable yet very basic, the two-person apartments are a great option. The design in these uses natural elements from the region, such as large pieces of wood or whitewashed stone, to make up striking decorative features. Combined with a modern approach to interior design, these make for very cool and unique accommodations. There is a well-equipped kitchenette with a mini-fridge, stove, and kettle for you to make basic meals with.
The service is attentive and helpful, and there are nice perks like a free airport shuttle service and daily housekeeping.
♥ Good value – simple, no-frills, comfortable rooms in a charming setting and good location
♥ Simple and comfortable accommodation – try one of the rooms with a jacuzzi bathtub when bookin
♥ 5-minute walk to gay nightlife and 10 mins walk to Elysium sunset bar, one of the most popular gay hotspots on the island
♥ Feels peaceful despite the central of Chora
Matina Hotel is located in the middle of Chora, but you wouldn’t tell by the peaceful atmosphere of the place. With a beautiful, colorful garden, pleasant outdoor spaces, and a friendly family vibe, Matina manages to be in the middle of everything while feeling like a quiet little oasis.
The interiors are considerably simpler: the hotel offers single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms, all comfortable and no-frills. The semi-basement quadruple room offers particularly good value, especially if you’re not planning on spending much of the day in your room. The Little Venice waterfront with all its gay nightlife is only a 5-minute walk away.
It is a traditional family hotel from the 50s, but it has been recently renovated to modern standards. The rooms are a bit small and the decor is basic, but the beds are comfortable and everything is well-maintained. The bathrooms feel brand new – try one of the rooms with a jacuzzi bathtub.
Matogianni Hotel is a boutique hotel located extremely centrally in Chora. You are never more than 5 minutes from any of the gay bars and clubs in town, and equidistant to the Northern and Southern bus terminals. The port is an easy 10-minute walk, as are Little Venice and the Windmills.
The decor feels dated in some parts, but many of the rooms have been renovated with a more modern design. The rooms are all comfortable, clean, and well-kept. Amenities and facilities are limited, but you get good value for money thanks to the location.
Morfoula’s Studios are set in a traditional Cycladic building, with modern minimalist interiors. The standard rooms are neat and comfortable, while the kitchenette studios offer more space and added comforts. The studio apartment is a fantastic option for a group of friends, sleeping up to 5 people and including a well-equipped kitchen. All rooms have access to a veranda and either sea or town views. The hotel is located 15 minutes from the gay bars on the waterfront and under 10 minutes from popular gay sunset bar Elysium.
Villa Varnali is an intimate boutique hotel located about a 10-minute walk from Little Venice and its gay bars. It offers spacious, comfortable rooms with minimalist furnishings and cave-style Myconian features. Rooms are available in double, triple, and quadruple sizes, and many have sea views and private terraces. The highlight of the hotel is its outdoor swimming pool, complete with a friendly poolside bar and loungers. The staff are extremely lovely and welcoming, making for a personal and relaxing experience.
La Maison Kalogera is a small boutique hotel with 8 uniquely decorated rooms set in a grand old home. The rooms are compact but comfortable, with super-comfy and eco-friendly COCO MAT mattresses to ensure a good night’s sleep. Most have original Cycladic features and have either a modern minimalist feel or a cozy classic one. Rooms come in three sizes, sleeping two, three, or four people – the family rooms are especially good value for groups. La Maison Kalogera is extremely well situated for gay nightlife, under 5 minutes from bars like Jackie O, Babylon, and Katerina’s.
Pension Ageliki Kalogera offers simple, no-frills accommodation in the heart of Mykonos town, a stone’s throw from the waterfront and a 5-minute walk to gay bars like Jackie O and Babylon. Choose from a double, twin or quadruple room – the small twin is especially good value if you don’t have a lot of luggage and are in town for a short stay. The host is lovely and very attentive and gives the place that personal touch.
As the name indicates, this hotel is located in the Mykonos marina, a pleasant 5-minute walk by the waterfront to the island’s most popular gay bars in Little Venice. The hotel has colorful, fun decor with original Cycladic features. The rooms offer very good value for two or three people, but the quadruple room and the apartment are especially comfortable, with spacious layouts and modern furnishings. The COCO MAT beds are super comfortable and eco-friendly.
Hotel Nazos 1 is one of the last remaining true family hotels on the island, providing a warm and attentive experience for every guest. The hotel itself is charming, with lovingly maintained gardens and traditional Cycladic architecture. The rooms are spacious, with homey decor and comfortable furnishings – the cozy single is a great choice for a solo traveler, while the studios make for a great pied-a-terre for couples. The terrace studio with sea views is especially worth booking. The hotel also has a shady bar terrace that is the perfect place to start your night with a couple of beers.
Situated on a hill with great views of the town and the sea, this cozy guesthouse offers comfortable rooms with colorful, if not slightly dated, decor. All the rooms have a furnished patio or balcony, some with sea views. We especially recommend the kitchenette rooms and the one-bedroom suite for extra convenience. There is a large freeform pool onsite and a friendly poolside bar for drinks. Mykonos Old Port, which connects to most of the surrounding islands, is just a 3-minute drive away (15-minute walk, but you may want to avoid going up the hill).
Myconian Inn is a traditionally Cycladean hotel, with traditional whitewashed structures and a refreshing white and blue color scheme. This is however complimented with some very tasteful modern design, making for a stylish and relaxing stay.
There is a range of private rooms, all of which are basic but pleasant. Some have balconies and sea views, and all have air-conditioning and a mini-fridge. The hotel also offers a townhouse and two maisonettes, which are lovely and can house up to four people.
The staff is helpful and friendly, and the breakfast is very good. The location is excellent, under 10 minutes from Babylon, Jackie O, At54, the Northern Bus Station, and Mykonos port. This means you can enjoy everything the town has to offer and still be able to discover the rest of the island.