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Reviews of Agora Hostel

Hostel | Piazza Curro, 6, Catania, Italy 95121

87.3% Overall Rating

269 out of 317 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (29/10/2013)

MAKSYM PISARIEV thinks…

"Этот хостел: и постояльцы и персонал - одна большая семья Очень хорошая атмосфера!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.76

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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87.3%

Overall Rating

269 out of 317 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Agora Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
96.0%
Value
84.8%
Safety
84.8%
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Werner Bonadio

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2014 Werner would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel

Disliked: Werner left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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MAKSYM PISARIEV

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 October 2013 MAKSYM would recommend this property

Liked: Этот хостел: и постояльцы и персонал - одна большая семья Очень хорошая атмосфера!

Disliked: MAKSYM left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: best location

Disliked: bad lockers

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Markus Berthold

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2013

Liked: It's located in the center

Disliked: The room was really small and looks like a prison cell, not enough space for two people. There are rails around 15 m far from the hostel, that's why it's very noisy (train goes from 5 a.m. until 22 p.m,). There is no air-conditioner in the room and as it was very hot we had to keep the window open the whole night. Our room was on the first floor and that's why we felt like we sleep right in the street. Transport and talking people gave us that feeling (there is a bar on the right side of the hostel and it was open until 2 or 3 a.m.)

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

17 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was a bar and a restuarant at the hostel, unfortunatley it took 90 minutes to get a pizza there, drinks are well priced. There's also no curfew so you can come and go, there's a big market nearby

Disliked: The doors to the room don't lock. Also the bathrooms weren't in good shape, there was only 2 sinks and nowhere to hang a towel, there also wasn't any toilet seats in the bathrooms

100.0%
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Sofia Isaksson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 June 2013 Sofia would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff. And a great and crowded bar-restuarant just outside!

Disliked: Nothing.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was great, 15/20min walk from train station, right next to piazza dumo, very close to bars, the bus station is 2mins away, the fish market is right next to it, I reccomend going to this, its crazy. You get a happy hour card for meals an drinks. The staff where generaly helpful. Breakfast was pretty good.

Disliked: Cleanliness was a slight issue, mainly in toilets. Also for breakfast there was no tea, only coffee.

100.0%
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Krystyna Paszek

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 May 2013 Krystyna would recommend this property

Liked: All

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

14 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A bar in the outside where a lot of people stay at evening/night

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very convenient location, helpfulness staff and good price, good place for sleep (its near railway, but I didnt hear trains at night).

Disliked: I have no comments, everything was ok.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

anna szeszko

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2013 anna would recommend this property

Liked: nice hostel with a cool bar, lockers available-don't forget to take a lock from home

Disliked: could be a little bit loudly, but it's bearable

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

05 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff

Disliked: - too much noise outside, the train runs nearby - but, if tired enough, one can sleep efortlessly.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

04 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No keys for the dorms, cold water

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Joana Fernandes

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 February 2013 Joana would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the restaurant.

Disliked: It wasn't very clean and there were some remodelations going on, so there was some dust and noise around. The bathrooms weren't very nice.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Ali Maghsoumi

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa

11 February 2013 Ali would recommend this property

Liked: It is really good place for stay.

Disliked: It is not to easy to find the hostel for the first time.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Showers were hot!

Disliked: Sheets were washed with irritating products. No good for sensitive skin.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

02 November 2012

Liked: people who work there were very helpfull and really nice but the place nedded to be renoveted , and its not really clean ! if you are young this is a place to be, because there's party every night outside so this place is too much busy for me ...

Disliked: to much noise and not really clean

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the vibe and feel and how easy it was to make friends here, it was honestly a blast.

Disliked: Cleaning lady was super awesome but she kicked us out quite easily. Wifi didnt work in the rooms.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Valerie Warner

Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 September 2012

Liked: The staff was very friendly, the linens and place were clean, and the wifi was free.

Disliked: No security!! There are no keys for the front door or for the rooms, meaning anyone can just walk in anywhere they like! That did not make me feel safe.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

07 September 2012

Liked: Free wifi, kitchen, close to food market, close to bus, helpful staff. Free DVDs. Can organise mt etna tours

Disliked: As it's in the food market area it smells of fish, so very very noisy because you are on top of a late night bar which was noisy till 3am each of our 3 nights. If you stick your head out the windows you might be hit by the trains so that also adds to the noise. Not very secure. We woke up during our last night with a middle aged man stripping in our room and then falling asleep in one of the spare beds. We told staff and they took him out. Not much to do in Catania. Hot rooms.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, really helpful staff, lovely outdoor bar and breakfast area. Good kitchen and living areas.

Disliked: Toilets

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Irmina Konieczek

Alone

City break

19 August 2012 Irmina would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: too hot, fan does not work during night

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jesse Donnison

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

16 August 2012 Jesse would recommend this property

Liked: WHat can I say? Central location. Community kitchen for those on a budget. Also handy when you get back at 4am and decide to make pasta. Located above a very nice restaurant who have good budget deals for guests of the hostel. Free WIFI is always a bonus. Lockers in the rooms to keep your gear (BYO Padlock, though they sell them at reception). 24 hour staff on reception so no curfew. Films available for a cheap night in. Cheap tours from reception with really knowledgable guides. Great place to meet other travellers.

Disliked: The restaurant downstairs is very popular amongst not only tourists but the locals as well. This can create quite a bit of noise making it hard to sleep for some light sleepers. The train line runs right next to the hostel. Again this creates a problem for light sleepers. To be honest neither of these things kept me awake. The only other thing was that it was very hot in the rooms. When your mattress is made of plastic it's great to avoid bedbugs and the like, but you sweat like nothing else! One pedestal fan and a ceiling fan aren't quite enough for a 12 bed dorm in my opinion. and because of the noise light sleepers are inclined to closed the doors giving no airflow. I'l take the noise over waking up in a pool of my own sweat any day. Also, I got lost on my way to the hostel. Probably just my own stupidity. I was later told the it's located at Piazza Duomo, not curro? Locals know the area as Hostello.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and the girl at the desk was also very funny.

Disliked: Drinking in rooms was forbidden and no outside area, the bar of hostel was quite expensive.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Lauren Alroe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 July 2012 Lauren would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were all fantastic, very helpful! They had a massive kitchen and with the markets right outside the door, it was very handy. The happy-hour on drinks and food was awesome! and in general the bar was cheap and had amazing atmosphere...a lot of the locals went there and it was always busy!

Disliked: The rooms had no locks on doors so anyone can walk in. They also have no aircon and only give a little fan which does nothing. The rooms got so hot you couldn't sleep! Also the toilets have no seats...common in europe but all the same very annoying for females....good for the thighs :D