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  • 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 7 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 9.6

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.4


Latest Reviews

  • 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
  • 10.0

    Superb

    19 Jun 2019
    Perfect hostel - Clean with all facilities, spacious rooms including air con and balcony. The breakfast was made to guest preference and was delicious, certainly a league above the average hostel. The owners Cristina and Rob know Catania very well and gave me exellent recommendations, as well as some of the history and culture of Catania. Located a few minutes walk from the centre, I did not need public transport during my stay. 10/10 experience thanks guys!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Jun 2019
    I absolutely LOVED my stay. The host met us and offered us beverages upon arrival, which was rather late at night, and showed us around the B&B. We had no trouble walking around the neighborhood finding awesome cafe's with unbelievably cheap prices for food and drink, and took day trips to the beach as well as Mt Etna and Taormina. We really appreciated the lovely breakfast in the mornings! They gave us beach towels and an umbrella for our beach day too. Thank you for a great stay!!
    USA, All Female Group, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Jun 2019
    Perhaps the best apartment in Catania! Incredibly stylish with a tasteful historical touch, well located, and clean. The hosts are amazing, kind and helpful! Highly recommended!
    Russia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    30 May 2019
    Unfortunately we only stayed for a night - 5 balconi b&b is such a great place I wish we would have stayed a few days longer. The rooms are really nicely decorated & very clean. Breakfast is amazing & the hosts really friendly.
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 May 2019
    Great little place so close to everything in Catania that you’ll want to see and explore. The hosts, Rob and Cristina, are helpful, friendly and make sure you have everything you need. Nothing is a problem to make your stay comfortable and memorable. They also offer great advice on what to see, where to eat and how to experience the true Catania. The BnB is homely and filled with memories of Rob and Cristina’s travels. Overall wonderful accomodation. I’ll be back! 😊
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 Jun 2019
    Hosts are very kind! After a delayed flight, they were very understanding and allowed us to check in very late. We loved our stay!
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 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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