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Agora Hostel Reviews

Piazza Curro, 6, Catania, Italy

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783 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Perfect location in the centre of town. The adjacent bar/restaurant is really good and popular with locals too. The Etna tour arranged through the hostel is well worthwhile. The provided directions to the hostel are somewhat ambiguous so my advice would be to plan ahead. I later discovered most locals know it by name so don't be afraid to ask.


and the price for best staff in the categorie youthhostels go to Agora! Best experience so far. The breakfast was limited, that's all I can say. really recommend this one!


All in all it was a good stay at Agora hostel. It is VERY close to the train, so there was a lot of noice, when the train passed. The staff was really friendly and was always ready to help if I had any questions! The restaurant/bar next door is also really good and is definately worth a visit (plus there is a really cool cave under the restaurant with a river). There was a good atmosphere and it is a great place to meet new people.

  • 10th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Me and my friends have enjoyed our recent stay at Agora Hostel (it was my second stay at this hostel). There is very helpful and pleasant staff, dorm and bathroom were clean, and also we get a small breakfast, which also was very nice for such price. Localization of hostel is very convenient nearby bus station and city center. At evenings there are a little noisy at the street because of the nearby bar. I recommend this place to stay, its great value for money with perfect localization.


Decent hostel in a great location. Near to the buses that go to the airport/other towns. The staff were friendly. The beds weren't that comfortable and the bottom bunk is so close to the top bunk it's difficult to move! Breakfast was forgettable.


Had a nice stay here, I liked the little curtains for each bunk bed, but the higher bunk is very low giving you very little space if you get the lower bed, you can't really sit. A little misleading when they say small breakfast, it's just coffee/tea and some simple biscuits. Good location, great bar/restaurant attached to the hostel, a block from the famous fish market and two from the main church piazza, close to the bus station as well. Overall it was a nice hostel, would definitely recommend.


A great youth hostel at the heart of Catania, you will enjoy it!


Kitchen is very badly equipped. Why no forks??


Basically everything is fine. If the breakfast can be improved a little bit, it would be perfect (just bread + butter is OK, I think it's much better than the wrapped croissant).


Fantastically located hostel, near the main Piazza of Catania and the fishmarket in the morning. A little noisy from the bar at night, but nothing a pair of earplugs won't solve :) Certainly seems to be a good social hub, if you like that kind of thing!


Wonderful experience. First time staying at a hostel. It was clean, friendly, and safe. I was worried about lockers, but they are huge and right next to your bunk. The first staff member who I talked to was clueless and kinda rude (Elisia?) but then later that night the guy at reception was the best ever. Found me a Mt. Etna tour last minute, was super friendly, and offered lots of great information! Location is prime and the restaurant is awesome. Highly recommend staying here.


It was a very nice time in the hostel. The staff is very helpful. You can ask them about program, bus or train timetable etc. The location is very central, the market is on the corner :)

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Hungary
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A good deal for a short stay in Catania. It would be much better if the breakfast is plenty of choice and more utensils are available for cooking, such as kettle, microwave etc


100% recommended! INCREDIBLE staff, so helpful! Everything about Agora is great (save for the paltry breakfast). I previously stayed in Ostello Degli Elefanti in Catania (which is a 2 minute walk across the Piazza Duomo to Agora), and I have to say that Agora takes the win. The space heater in the room was a game-changer. Very cozy! The hostel feels busy/loud because of its restaurant/bar, but I slept really well. There's also an underground wine bar in a CAVE, which, uh, how cool is that?!?!?!!


Even though they are the cheapest, I gladly pay those 2 extra euro's for not sleeping above a bar with really poor facilities and staff who seem to be too busy with working on other stuff rather than taking care of the hostel and guest. Except for the nice happy hour discount at that same bar they claim you can get very cheap food but €7 for a Pizza magharita and a coke isn't actually cheap... just sayin...


Great place to stay. The staff is very helpfull and kind. We spent a fantastic weekend in Agora Hostel.

  • 12th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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