Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on 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.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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 View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 10.0

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Oct 2018
    Great little place close to eateries and sights. Comfortable, substantial breakfast, friendly hosts. Recommended.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    15 Sep 2018
    Absolutely loved it. Such helpful staff, such a nice atmosphere. It was lovely to eat with the other guests and the place looks amazing! Great insights and tips from the staff and genuinely felt very well looked-after and welcomed!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2018
    I had a wonderful stay at 5Balconi BnB. First the hosts were a delight, Rob and Kristina are warm welcoming and so helpful (allowed me to store baggage+late check-out/early checking-in), they made my stay so enjoyable. The location is central, the apartment is stylish and you feel at home at once. My room was big, cool and had a comfy bed (good aircon too). Breakfast is included and is tailored for the individual. I would highly recommend a stay here.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2018
    Fantastic location, incredible host, amazing breakfast, excellent communication, quirky apartment and bedrooms - cant fault my night stay here!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2018
    This place is absolutely wonderful. The owners do what it takes to make sure you have a wonderful stay in their B&B. They give you amazing info on places to eat/drink, sights to see, and a cheaper alternative to get up Mount Etna if that’s what you desire. 10/10 would stay there again.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2018
    This place is absolutely wonderful. The owners give you great info on places to eat/drink, sights to see in town & the breakfast is wonderful and served at whatever time you want.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    15 Mar 2019
    A beautiful B&B located only a few minutes from the main square and shopping street. Cristina is the sweetest person and helps with everything she can, recommended me nice spots, provided a map of the city and is just the friendliest person, same as her brother! Only thing that might be a slight issue is the quite noisy street w I can only recommend staying at this place.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Aug 2018
    Lovely bnb in fantastic location. Everything very clean and tidy. Rob is very friendly and his recommendations re bars / restaurants were spot on. Tasty breakfast. All round, would happily recommend to those wanting a quiet, tidy base for expeditions around Catania.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    01 May 2019
    The staff is very nice and given us a good recommendation. Highly recommended! Thanks
    France, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    21 Mar 2019
    very happy with our stay! Very cozy with WONDERFUL hosts and a very comfy bed
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Cots Available
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Reading Light
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi