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P.zza G.Falcone 3, Catania, Italy

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620 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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The hostel was great, as well as the staff. Bedroom was very comfortable. Recommend it.


Grazie mille to Ricky and Marco for their extraordinary helpfulness even with difficult requests.


Stayed here one night to visit Etna, perfect location right near the train station and the bus parks. Friendly helpful staff and right above a nice pizzeria


This is my second year returning to this wonderful,centrally located hostel (5 mins from bus &train stations)Once you open the huge doors of the palazzo you enter an oasis of calm.The hostel is very clean,secure &well maintained.Marco your host,always smiling like the Sicilian sun (must be his love of Modica chocolate that makes him so )is a real gentleman,welcoming,kind,hospitable &helpful.He epitomizes all that is good about Sicily .Thanks Angie & Rikki for sharing your delicious food with me.


Marco is a great host and makes you feel comfortable like you're at home. This hostel has everything you need. It is a 5 minute walk from the main train station and bus terminal for great day trips out of the city, and another 5 minutes to the main piazza in the city centre - so the location is great. Make sure you check out the granita in catania because it is amazing! Have already recommended this hostel to others.


Very good place to stay, nice staff, well located but a bit dirty.


The neighbourhood does not look so good, otherwise the place is good value for money. The staff is helpful and the place is clean.


Fundamentally, the hostel is relatively clean and comfortable. There was no advertised checkout time and the hostel staff only spoke a bit of English so it was a challenge to understand what was meant. Marco, the manager, was friendly, but the other staff members were unaccommodating: we were hanging out in the lounge area after we checked out as we were very tired and hot but were told that this "was not their problem" and instructed to leave to make space, although there was plenty left.


Pretty good kitchen. Not in the best part of Catania, but it's not too far away from everything. Don't take the back roads and stick the main busy roads. It's rather close to the bus and train station which is rather nice. The staff I found was rather standoff-ish and quiet. They were not incredibly friendly but they were not ~not~ friendly. The nicest hostel in Catania is Ostello degli Elefanti (however, they don't have a kitchen) which is why I went to CCLy.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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