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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.

Additional Terms and Conditions

In addition to this, the Group Booking Policy of our hostel is to collect a
deposit in the amount of one additional night per guest. For your group this will be a
deposit
of one additional night that must be paid CASH at the time of arrival . This deposit will be
returned to you immediately upon departure if there are no damages.

Please ask your students to have their Identification prepared and available
upon arrival. Because you will be a large group, we will have the students
que
up and go directly upstairs to the roof top terrace. From here, we will check
everyone in to the hostel, and the students can enjoy the view of Mt Etna while
we give a brief explanation of the surrounding area and it's history. At this
time a staff member will be available to answer any questions that your
students may have.

If you have your own transportation (bus or cars), there is a paid parking lot
available for larger vehicles. Let us know if you need assistance with this.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your travel, please feel free
to contact us via email or phone. We look forward to meeting with you,
and hope that you enjoy beautiful Sicilia!

Regards,

Gianni House Staff
www.giannihouse.com

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

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Gianni House Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Are you looking for the best possible experience in Sicily? Look no further!
We are minutes walk from the beach, next to a bus stop, and in close proximity to bakeries, supermarkets, clubs, bars, and restaurants.
Situated between Taormina and the lovely Giardini Naxos, our location allows you to visit two towns for the price of one.
Book now, and thank us later for a perfect property experience.


Gianni House Backpackers Hostel is located 3km from Taormina, 20 mt from the bus stop that will take you for excursions throughout all of Sicily, and walking distance to the beach. This is a property where you will feel like you are in a hotel, and still enjoy the low price of a property. Everything is possible in Gianni House Backpackers Hostel, as it is our goal to be listed as the best property in all of Italy!

Gianni House Backpackers Hostel is the Best choice for your stay in the Taormina - Naxos area (The first Greek colony in Sicily).

Here is why we are the best:

1. Our location is optimum, and 'close to the action in Taormina'!
Location is of extreme importance when selecting a property because the cost and stress of commuting into town often becomes a major expense. The major bus stop for the area is directly in front of the property, and we're just 3 km from Taormina. We are a very short walk to the beach (you can view the sea and mount Etna from our terrace), we are also a short walk to the city centre of Naxos. Because we are centrally located, you can easily visit two towns for the price of one!

2. We are the cleanest and most comfortable property in the area.
If you have stayed in properties before, prepare to be amazed by the cleanliness and efficiency of Gianni House Backpackers Hostel. All rooms have ensuite upgraded bathrooms and new beds. We are travellers as well and understand how important it is to have a new clean bed and mattress to sleep on.

3. Our activities and fun factor are unsurpassed.
We know what it takes when it comes to bringing people together for a fun time! Pasta parties are a weekly event where travelers can taste authentic Sicilian cuisine, and wine.

4. Safety is of extreme importance at Gianni House Backpackers Hostel
We are located in a safe neighborhood and have a locking system ensuring that only guests are allowed access to the property. Your personal items will be safe here as well since lockers are available for your luggage. We also offer Free Parking directly behind the property where you can keep your car.

5. Information and assistance is always available at Gianni House Backpackers Hostel
We are experts of the Taormina - Naxos area and we want to make sure that you are informed of the area is well. That is why you will receive a map and detailed explanation of the area at check-in. If you have any
further questions, we will take the time out to answer and explain anything further to ensure that your trip is memorable. Travel guides and books are available for you to read at no cost as well.

6. Our view is by far the best!

Gianni House Backpackers Hosteloffers access to our rooftop terrace where you will see stunning views from all sides of the terrace. You can view Taormina, the sea, and even have breakfast with Mount Etne (Europe's most active volcano) directly in front of you! The rooftop terrace is an ideal location for sun bathing and viewing the city from high above!!

So, take a look at our videos, read the reviews and choose Gianni House Backpackers Hostel for your next trip to Sicily! You will thank us later!


Free Breakfast
Free Coffee and Tea all day
Free WIFI
Free Public Parking behind the Hostel
Free Common Television (in common room, and on rooftop terrace)
Free Movie Nights
Free Fresh linens
Free Bus schedules, maps, friendly travel advice
Free Book Exchange
Free Security lockers
Free Hair Dryer
Free Access to electrical adaptors if necessary

Other facilities:
Common Room
Computer Room
Patio
Rooftop Terrace
Personal, newly refurbished bathrooms
Luggage Storage
Bicycle Rentals
Guest Kitchen
Indoor and Outdoor Dining Facilities
Refrigerator/Food Storage
24 Hour Security Cameras
Laundry and Dryers
No Curfew, No Lockouts: Come and go as you like

Excursions:
Etna and Alcantara Gorge
Boat Trip to surrounding Islands
Taormina Isolabella
Castello Calatabiano, Alcantara Gorge, Motta Camastra
Mount Etna at sunset
Circumetnea
Siracusa
Savoca Forza D Agro
Pararea & Sromboli
Palermo and Cefalu
Lipari Volcano
Agrigento, Piazza Armerina
Scuba Diving
Boat and Car rentals


We offer dorm rooms, both mixed and single sex, spacious double and single rooms, as well as four-bedroom suites well-suited for families.



Please note:
1.Any changes to reservations including cancellations must be done by email only 2 days prior to arrival by 3 pm in order to avoid being charged the first night.
2.Special events or holidays must cancel by email only 4 days prior to arrival by 3 pm to avoid being charged for the entire reservation
3.Smoking is permitted on terrace and patio areas only
4.Cash only for payment upon arrival
5. Our reception for check-in is open from 16:00 to 20:00 (4-8 PM). If you are going to arrive outside check-in hour please, let us know through e-mail or phone 24 hours in advance, so we can take care of you!

Thanks for your business, and we look forward to meeting you!
-Gianni House Backpackers Hostel team View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    29 Oct 2019
    The hostel was empty because it's low season but it was clean and the breakfast amazing ! The cleaning lady that received me was so kind, she gave me all the information about buses and restaurant. It's really close from Taormina and the beach, I highly recommend it !
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Oct 2019
    My stay at Gianni house was awesome! The staff interacted well with new guests and were very welcoming and friendly. They explained things to do nearby. Gianni himself was a very kind and fun guy and loved to spring up conversations with anyone! The bedrooms and bathrooms were clean and the main lobby and kitchen were very comfortable and inviting. I liked how the kitchen was an outdoor area and eco-friendly in terms of waste disposal. Overall a great experience!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Sep 2019
    I stayed at Gianni House four years ago - for two months! I love the place. I had another great time again. Gianni and Graziella are so helpful and welcoming. Graziela prepares the excellent breakfast every morning. The atmosphere is one of the best - it's so easy to meet other people. The rooftop terrace iw wonderful - with a direct view of Etna. Recanati is a far better place to stay that Taormina. More chilled - and easy access to Giardini Naxos town. I love the place, and it's my favourite!
    Wales, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Sep 2019
    Really enjoyed my stay here. The staff were incredibly nice and helpful and the hostel is in the perfect location to go to a quiet beach and explore around without being in a really busy area. Everything was clean and there was lots of information around for things to do. Highly recommend!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Sep 2019
    location is nice. breakfast is very good.
    Italy, Male, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Oct 2019
    Very friendly staff and recommendations. It is a bit harder to reach but when we found the back way it was a lot safer than walking on the side of the busy road. Basic hostel breakfast, but the coffee is not good. Apart from that lived the stay
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    23 Sep 2019
    Staff were lovely and helpful making you feel welcome. Room was nice. Great breakfast.Nothing to do with the hostel but the local area was not my type of place. It was very touristy and at the same time very quite as it was apparently low season (note low season seemed to start earlier than in other parts of Sicily where it is definitely not low season). The bus service wasn't very reliable, just seemed to turn up whenever and didn't always stop outside the hostel even after asking in Italian.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    11 Sep 2019
    I only stayed one night so didn't get to experience the place as well as I should have. But it was a nice place with a very relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff who could advise me of what to see and do. Beautiful view from the roof - we could see the lava on Etna. :)
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    09 Sep 2019
    One of the most comfortable hostels I've stayed. Rooms were very nice and also the common areas. Location was great for going to the beach. Breakfast was good with fruits included. Kitchen was great to cook your own meal, only minus that people were allowed to smoke on the kitchen and in the break wast area, that was awful! Overall the hostel was nice, but there were lack of personality and "local touch. "
    Finland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    15 Sep 2019
    Place is hard to find. When I asked why my room smelled cigarette, the answer was because the cleaning lady smokes. Rooms on the 4th floor and NO ELEVATOR. Placed assisted by girls which apparently are also guests. Refrigerator messy and had no shelves. Because they don't accept credit cards, they held my documents intil I brought cash. Bad experience!
    USA, Male, 41+
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Games Room


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