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Bad B&B and Design

Guesthouse | Via cristoforo colombo 24, Catania, Italy 95121

94.9% Overall Rating

5 out of 5 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (21/10/2013)

Eugene Bryson thinks…

"Cleanliness was excellent. Staff were excellent and location was first class yet very quiet! Would definitely return."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Cot / crib
  • Sofa

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 22.42

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 12:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Bad B&B and design. In the beating heart of Catania, hospitality, design and contemporary arts. Read more

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About Bad B&B and Design

BAD is the first designer Bed & Breakfast in the heart of Catania. Much more than a simple b&b, it is a unique mix of hospitality and creativity, ideal for both those traveling for pleasure and for business. It unites the fascinating Catanese baroque architecture with contemporary art and design.
At BAD one breathes the creativity of Giulia and Alessandro, the two owners and curators. Professionals in the World of advertising and graphic design, they have expertly created within the ample and comfortable room’s different ambiences, exhibiting psychedelic wallpapers, amazing 19th Century Sicilian artifacts, vintage furniture and works of young aspiring artists.
Every room of the b&b in fact has a different mood, color and feeling, with two or three beds, private bathroom and naturally all the comforts you would expect.
Because BAD is more than a sleeping experience.

Accommodation Information

Each room at the B&B BAD is a small world of taste and colors, funny and unusual combinations... a puzzle of arts, crafts, modern and vintage furniture.
All our rooms are equipped with:
• private bathroom
• TV, DVD/CD player
• air conditioner/heat pump
• digital safe-deposit box
• soundproof windows
• bed linen and towels
• hairdryer
• free wi-fi

Room Size: 16 square metres
Bed Size(s): 1 Large double Or 2 Single

Location Information

The modern Bad B&B And Design is set in Catania's centre, a 5-minute walk from the seafront and the harbour. It is 200 metres from La Pescheria historic fish market and Piazza Duomo.

Bad Design’s soundproofed rooms mix design and modern art. They all come with air conditioning and TV. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the whole building.
The bed and breakfast is around a 10-minute drive from Catania Fontanarossa Airport and Catania Central Station. Staff can help you arrange trips to Mount Etna.
A bus station is just 100 metres away and has links to other Sicilian cities. Ferries to Naples, Civitavecchia and Genoa leave from Catania's harbour. Catania, situated on the edge of the glittering Mediterranean is also home to Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe. There is a very rich baroque historical center (world heritage) but also companies at the vanguard of innovative technology. There is the "seltz" ritual, to be experienced at the small kiosks and a blossoming of new clubs, discotheques and wine bars. In contrast with the wonderful feast of patron Sant'Agata there is a night "movida", with many young people pouring into the streets and squares every night. Catania has a unique soul, always moving and bubbling, where contrasts blend together naturally. BAD is in the beating heart of Catania: in a XIX century building, next to the historical fish market "la Pescheria" and within a stone's throw of the Cathedral and main monuments of the city. Furthermore BAD are only a few minutes away from the airport, the train station and the port, and just 100 meters from a bus station which connects to other main Sicilian resorts.