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Ostello degli Elefanti Hostel

Via Etnea 28, bulding A 2nd floor, Catania, Italy

Come join us at Catania's most central Hostel, Ostello degli Elefanti. Experience traditional Sicilian art, cuisine and culture with our centralized location for: Mt. Etna, the ocean, authentic markets and much more! Catania is the easiest point to access to all Sicily has to offer. Read more

95% Overall Rating 12 out of 12 customers would recommend this property based on 12 reviews

Atmosphere 95%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 87%

Location 100%

Safety 96%

Staff 95%

Value 98%

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Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • ATM
  • Adaptors
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Children's Play Area"
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dryer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Utensils
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 10:30

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly"
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Catania?

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Come join us at Catania's most central Hostel, Ostello degli Elefanti. Experience traditional Sicilian art, cuisine and culture with our centralized location for: Mt. Etna, the ocean, authentic markets and much more! Catania is the easiest point to access to all Sicily has to offer. Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 8 Bed Female Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Standard 4 Bed Mixed Dorm

Sleeps 4

Room types

Shared Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

Private Rooms

Standard Twin Private Shared Bathroom

Sleeps 2

Room types

Private Room

Bathroom

Shared Bathroom

Grade

Standard

About Ostello degli Elefanti

The hostel takes place in the art and music rooms of a palace that dates back to the 1600s. The baroque architecture style will amaze you as the delicious food from our kitchen fills your stomach. Our hostel offers complimentary breakfast, WiFi, luggage storage, maps and lockers. We offer delicious lunch and dinners through our kitchen. There is also a large common area for socializing complete with a bar. In our shop, we sell toiletries, guides and international fair trade products.
The dorm rooms are adorned with stunning frescos as well as private balconies to view the beautful Piazzas on each side of us. The rooms are spacious with a lot of natural lighting and are furnished with desks, end tables, chairs and lockers. Our beds have individual curtains for your privacy.
Our gorgeous roof top terrace offers a panoramic view of Catania's historic center as well as Mt. Etna and other UNESCO sights.
Our young and local staff are here to help you experience Catania has to offer!

Accommodation Information

Ostelo degli Elefanti offers 25 beds divided into 4 large rooms (from 2 to 10 beds) with air conditioning, heating and balconies that overlook the beautiful historic center with its beautiful plazas. The rooms are spacious with a lot of natural lighting and are furnished with wooden desks, end tables, chairs and lockers. Our bunk beds are extremely comfortable and have individual curtains for your privacy. We offer clean linens and rooms are cleaned everyday for you convinience.
The hostel also offers a large common area fully available to guest, where you can relax, watch internet TV or just chat with friends:

- TV room equipped with comfortable seating and wet bar.
- Dining room able to accomodate up to 50 people.
- A panoramic terrace with breathtaking view over the city and Mount Etna.
- Our indor restourant will prepare you some of the most delicious mediterranean recipes.

Location Information

Situated in the heart of the old town centre, the Ostello degli Elefanti is only a few footsteps away from the city’s striking cultural sights.

We are right next to the piazza Duomo, with its seven hundred year old palaces, the cathedral, the fountain of Amenano river , and the old fish market with its thousands of colours and intense smells.

And there’s much more to see nearby: Ursino castle, today host to the city museum but once the summer residence of the Sicilian King and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, and Verga’s house, the Catanian writer whose Realism made Sicily famous throughout the whole world.

The amphitheatre, reminiscent of the Roman era, is a few metres away from the stunning via Crociferi, is considered the Baroque Catanian road par excellence. There is the former Benedictine Monastery, said to be the biggest in Europe, the Belliniano museum, named after the significant 19th century Catanian composer Vincenzo Bellini, renowned for writing ‘Norma’, the piazza Teatro Massimo, and the via Etnea, full of wonderful baroque time capsules, has now become the centre for shopping in Catania.

Mt. Etna overlooks the city, an active volcano that inspired myths and legends never forgotten by the Catanian people. Lovers of the sea will find the Playa, the long sandy shore and the reef with its characteristic black rocks, peppered with numerous beach resorts, creature comforts and various tourist services. At night it all transforms, and you can dance in clubs and bars on the sea under the light of the moon.

The city by night is a magical beauty, packed with young people moving along the small streets. You can wander through the long evenings listening to music or hopping between hundreds of pubs and trattorias.

All this and so much more awaits anyone wanting to visit us: an all rounded holiday full of culture and fine dining by the sea and in the mountains. Catania has so much to offer! Seven times destroyed by natural disasters, but always rebuilt with the same splendour.

‘Melior de Cenere Surgo’ recite the Latin inscriptions on the local monuments: “Flourishing I rise from the ashes again”.

Catania: the ideal place for your holiday in Sicily!

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 1 day before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.