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  • In order to make a group reservation on Hostelworld.com it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Free cancellation 10 days before arrival. No show will be charged in full as well as the production in numbers if not communicated 1 week before arrival

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 5 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Cristina (Sicilian) and Rob (English) welcome you to the '5 Balconi Bed & Breakfast', a sunny palazzo built in the 1800's, with lots of colour, character and charm.

We are situated in the historic heart of Catania, right above the 13th century Ursino Castle, which dominates the piazza and gardens of Federico di Svevia. Here you can wine and dine 'al fresco' on delicious typical dishes at very reasonable prices, while soaking up the atmosphere of a real Sicilian quarter.

We offer elegant and luxurious rooms: a single, doubles (1 with an extra single bed) and a twin. The twin and double w/extra bed also interconnect for a family of up to 5 people. All have 5 metre high domed ceilings and chandeliers, very comfortable beds with mosquito nets, duvets in winter and flowering balconies of iron and marble.

NB: Air conditioning/heating, free Wi-Fi are standard in all the rooms. Tea/coffee making facilities, a fridge, DVD and video player are also available for guests use.

Our breakfasts are nutritious and delicious and can be taken in your room or in the communal dining area.
The breakfast options are:

Fruit juice ~ fresh fruit (in season)
Cereal/muesli with milk ~ yoghurt
Freshly baked bread/toast with butter and organic marmalades ~ Sicilian 'cornetto' (filled croissant)
Tea (Indian, herbal, green. mint etc) ~ coffee (espresso, macchiato or cappuccino) ~ Hot Chocolate.

We are only 10 min. from the airport, a 15 min. walk to a long, golden sandy beach and a convenient base for exploring the Eastern side of the island. (Taormina, Etna, Enna, Pantalica and Siracusa are all within a 45 minute drive).

For how to reach us from the airport by bus/ car , please downloads maps and directions from www.5balconi.com View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jul 2021
    By far my favorite B&B! Cristina is a wonderful hostess and the place is charming. I wish I could have stayed longer here! The location is very convenient and the place lovely.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jul 2021
    Great place to stay in Catania! We only spent one night but Cristina and Rob are great! Great place, great people: highly recommended!!! =)
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Aug 2020
    Fell in love with this place. So beautiful and so friendly. Definitely will be back soon! Thank you!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Nov 2019
    Cristina and Rob are terrific and very kind hosts! Definitely recommend their B&B! They even gave us great recommendations and helped us plan our excursions. It was easily the best vacation we have taken!
    Belgium, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Sep 2019
    Absolutely fantastic location and Fantastic staff. I would recommend to other. The staff Christine and Robert was very nice and friendly.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    Rob and Christina were super lovely and welcoming! The room was also very clean, comfy and had air conditioning. Definitely recommend if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Catania!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    03 Aug 2019
    It's very rare to come across a listing like this one with such a high ranking. Having spent 4 nights at this wonderful B&B I know why. Cristina and Rob deeply care about their guests, giving lots of advice and help. The breakfast is delicious and varied, the rooms have AC and the place itself is incredibly beautiful. Our Sicily trip has been beyond fantastic, not least thanks to Cristina and Rob!
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    07 Sep 2021
    It was a pleasant stay, the guest is a very friendly and helpful British guy who has lived in Catania for almost 20 years. The room was nice and comfortable, the only downside was the proximity of a rather noisy road which was busy all night. Apart from that, breakfast and all the facilities were great.
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    12 Sep 2020
    Beautiful and cozy B&B, run by lovely people!
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    Christina & Rob were very friendly and helpful. They are enthusiast and will tell you everything about Catania. Their place is very cozy and their breakfast is lovely.
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cots Available
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Reading Light
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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