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I'd definitely go back to this hostel in a heartbeat! The owners are very nice, the place is very clean and ncie and the breakfast is a lot!
It was ok! I just had troubles with the internet that wasn't working inside the bedroom and the receptionist who was lovely but completely silly! She made two big mistakes telling me that I could go to a place which one was closed in that time (Greek theater) and the bus timetables to go to Etna, that one was worst!! I woke up early and the bus had gone, and I couldn't do what I wanted, trekking to Etna!!!Come on, She should know this kind of things!!!
There is no better place to feel like at home!!! Very clean, with spacious common area, big fully equipped kitchen, huge terrace on the top with awesome view over Taormina, Etna Volcano and the sea. Free buffet breakfast is a great bonus to start a day. Very friendly and helpful staff, always happy to answer all your questions, advice you how to arrange your time, give you great recommendations for tours to many places near by. Various rooms from dorms to private, all with en-suite bathrooms!!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 31-40
- (1 review)
Best breakfast in whole Italy B-) kitchen could be open longer in the evening. location is a bit out of town, bus Service is frequent but better calculate some extra time.
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
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.
- Novice Nomad
- 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!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Nice place for beach holidays with the possibility to do some sightseeing trips
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!
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