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Gianni House Reviews

47, Via Pergusa, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Italy

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507 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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A little piece of heaven! Kept pristine clean with a mind for the little details to keep customers happy. A short bus ride away from Taormina, which is actually better because Giardini where the hostel is located has cheaper and more interesting food options. Stay in Gianni House if you are visiting Taormina. That's that!


Gianni was simply amazing- He was very helpful and gave us a a lot of suggestions and ideas of things to do . When my friend was having an asthma attack he was very caring and after she was ok he helped us with our bags to the bus stop and put our bags on the bus for us. I will defiantly be staying here again ! highly recommended as everything is in walking distance , and the staff was amazing


good wifi, nice kitchen, helpful staff


We only stayed 1 night here and it was a really nice hostel. Super clean and friendly staff. was a bit late in the season so their wasn't really anyone else staying there so it was quiet. But all the same Gianni gave me some of his almond wine which was quite nice but super sweet. would stay here again for sure


It's far from the station, if one doesn't take a bus the way to hostel may be dangerous in an "Italian" way (cars, roads etc.). On the other hand, it's located close to the bus station, then no problem. As you reach the hostel, it guarantees a good conditions, peace and good staff. All of this is written by non fastidious client.


Gianni and staff are very helpful. Excellent place to stay...away from Taormina. There are many buses anyway. Good locale if you want to go to the train station or even to Catania. The facilities are excellent too. breakfast is ample. I would recommend this home away from home.

  • 18th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


This hostel was a nice relief from the overly touristy Taorimina. The buses to & from the hostel are frequent and run well into the night. The hostel was clean & there was a huge common area for meeting people. Gianni & his daughters were lovely and always willing to help. Will recommend to others.


This is a great little hostel!! It's a simple place but the rooms aren't crowded a d each ha a private bathroom. The place is beautifully clean with the beds already made when you get there. The family that run the place are all so super-friendly and helpful with info, check in and anything else you need -even mama who doesn't speak English :). You can see that these guys really want to to have the best stay and they make a true effort to make sure you have everything you need. Will b back!

  • 10th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nice place for beach holidays with the possibility to do some sightseeing trips


It was perfect!


4 bed dorm and bathroom were nice. Common area, too. Atmosphere was good although there weren't any kind of activities for integration between guests. Loved The rooftop! Not many people around in low season. Friendly staff. No elevator in a 4 level building, which was tough with luggage. I think it is wrong that they advertise as being in Taormina because although it's a short bus ride away, it is for sure in a different town. Would rather stay in Taormina. Stil recommend, though.


This is a successful concept of hostel with very appropriate facilities and friendly staff. Recommendable!


Nice place to stay!


Very friendly and spacious place. The staff is friendly and all. Everything looks clean. One drawback however: this is not in Taormina! You can take a bus for 1.5 euro however that will bring you strait in the city in about 20 minutes, so no worries.


one of the best hostels we have stayed in!. Staff was great- very friendly, personable and helped us arrange a trip to Mt. Etna. Rooms were big- we booked a 6 person dorm but got a 4 person :) En-suite small but tidy. AirCon worked great. Great shared kitchen-fully equipped w/ everything we needed. bfast thats included was one of the best ones we've had by Euro standards( breads, yogurt,fresh fruit, coffee/tea/juice) Only downside was poor wi-fi throughout building. Highly recommend


The hostel could do with refreshing the decor and furniture in rooms - our room was depressing and not very well equipped, which was very disappointing given the price. The fan was loud but not powerful plus the bathroom window did not close.


Nice new hostel. The top floor terrace was nice. Good for sunbathing or drying clothes or drinking Sicilian whites in the company of beautiful women from around the world until some far-too-sober latino lotharios turn up, dumb down the conversation and start grasping at any female flesh on show. Oh and the milk was sour and I had my bike stolen, which sucked. Not in Taormina but near a nice, quiet(er) beach.

  • 7th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Overall a very good hostel. Not many complaints; just need to improve the wifi and more power points were needed in the room. Mine only had two which were far away from the beds. Has air con, a decent sized bathroom and lockers. Breakfast was self serve, had access to the kitchen, a nice outdoor terrace with sun beds and bus 20m from hostel. Would highly recommend.


Great place, i feel like at home.

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Gianni House is not in Taormina!! I think it is misleading to advertise this. Although the bus stop is very close, it is quite an effort to head into Taormina with a 20 minute journey and unreliable bus times. That aside, the hostel is quite good - very clean with air-conditioning.

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