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Hostel | Via Circonvallazione, 13, Taormina, Italy 98039

92.6% Overall Rating

48 out of 50 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/07/2013)

"This is a great hostel and the staff are cheerful and friendly. There is a lovely terrace which is great for the evenings. There are lockers for your belongings as well."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 1.38

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

Cancellation policy ( read carefully! ): in case you cancel your reservation 72 hours before the start of check-in time (1:00pm) nothing will be charged on your credit card. In case you cancel your reservation further this limit, the first night and the 50% of the total of your staying will be charged on your credit card. In case of no show, the first night and the 50% of the total of your staying will be charged on your credit card. In case of early departure, the total remaining of your staying will be charged on your credit card.

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92.6%

Overall Rating

48 out of 50 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostel Taormina'

Atmosphere
94.4%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
86.4%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
98.4%
Value
92.0%
Safety
94.4%
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melanie liast

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2012 melanie would recommend this property

Liked: The people running the hostel are very nice and helpful. The kitchen was well equipped and kept clean.

Disliked: melanie left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Francesco was amazing and very involved in everything. He took the time to hang out with us and make the hostel a fun place.

Disliked: nothing!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: simple

Disliked: small rooms

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: love where it is located, close to the bus station as well as the main road. the staff were great as well and it is clean...!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

25 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice people and atmosphere; from the terrace you have a very nice view over the City

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

14 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Sono stata veramente bene all' Hostel Taormina..Appena arrivata, mi ha accolto Francesco che è veramente gentilissimo e disponibile. Mi ha aiutato nell'organizzare il giro a Taormina (purtroppo solo un giorno) ma mi ha fatto notare come ci fossero tantissime attrazioni da vedere. L'Ostello è centralissimo a pochi passi dalla via principale, il Corso Umberto. Ha un terrazzo spettacolare con la vista sulla città, il mare e anche il Teatro Antico.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful girl on the staff. Lovely view and patio. Felt very safe.

Disliked: Very slow internet, only one computer. No kettle, microwave, kitchen in general small and not well equipped. Shower ran out of hot water. No one at front desk when I arrived. Lockers to small for my pack. Got very cold in the evenings/night, no heating. Hostel is in a very beautiful location but I still think it is overpriced for the facilities on offer, perhaps taking advantage of the fact that it is the only hostel in Taormina.

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

ryan baddeley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

02 November 2011 ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Had an amazing time here, love the small hostels as you become friends with Everyone, Francesco was amazing and very helpul for where and what to do, very easy going. i turned two nights here into 5. Taormina is a special place

Disliked: mosquito bites and dreadful august heat.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner is very very nice and helpful. Location was pretty good and the terrace had a gorgeous view, and made it easy to hang out with other people at the hostel.

Disliked: It is a bit confusing to find, as there are two places with that address. Nothing really to complain about the actual hostel though.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 October 2011

Liked: View from the balcony

Disliked: The noise from the road is atrocious and goes all night long - Mon - Sun, people from other dorms wander through your dorm to reach the balcony all night long, you cannot lock door for dorm residents only. Bathroom permanently stunk of urine. Only two showers for 24 people and the toilets are located in the showers, so if the showers are in use well best you cross your legs and hope for the best. Plastic furniture on balcony kept on breaking when poeple sat on it. Kitchen was constanly occupied by the owners family so you could never really use the cooking facilities. Most of the lockers were located outside of your allocated dorm which is inconvenient. Workers at the hostel had no idea of local tourist attractions, prices or even how to get to them. The only thing really going for this Hostel is the View over Taormina.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's such a cliché to say the staff make a good hostel a great one, but here it's absolutely true. Francesco is one of the loveliest people I've ever met. On my only night there he took me and another guest on a night out with his local friends which I'll never forget. The rooms are spartan but safe and clean, with a lovely terrace. Taormina can be quite expensive, so the value-for-money here is superb.

Disliked: It's perfectly located in the centre of town, but quite far from the bus station, so it can be tricky to find There are two buildings marked 13 via Circonvallazione, so make sure you go to the one just beside Hotel Imperiale. This problem would be solved if there were more signposts for the hostel (there was only one, very small, just outside the gate).

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, staff, terrasse with view on the city and see

Disliked: no breakfast, mixed bedrooms

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

Harry Griffiths

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2011 Harry would recommend this property

Liked: cheapest place in the city, great view, wifi,

Disliked: not much

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Francesco is super-friendly and helpful, we got great recommendations and tips for what to do, where to go, where to shop&eat etc. We really felt like guests, the place is not "industrial" type of hostel. Taormina is a gorgeous location, terrace above the sea with a glass of Italian wine - mmmh :) Transport with buses is actually really OK, and if you arrive with train a 10min bus ride takes you close to the hostel.

Disliked: If the hostel is full, 2 showers & toilets might make mornings a bit crammed. For us it was fine. A little bit noisy street in the morning, so if you are sensitive to that take ear plugs maybe.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Lindsey Freeland

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2011 Lindsey would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff!

Disliked: Not the cleanest (dirty bathrooms, not even soap at the sink)