Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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.

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
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
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!


Gianni House Staff

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


Gianni House Backpackers Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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 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
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

Etna and Alcantara Gorge
Boat Trip to surrounding Islands
Taormina Isolabella
Castello Calatabiano, Alcantara Gorge, Motta Camastra
Mount Etna at sunset
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 8.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Oct 2020
    Gianni House is just exceptional!! It's a must if visiting Sicily. Its perfectly located next to Cole Alcantara, Mount Etna, beaches, bars and the gorgeous town Taormina. The owner is amazing and so is the staff. You will for sure feel home and welcomed. Perfect rooms with lockers, balconies and your own bathroom. Beautiful view from the terrace and fully equipt kitchen. It's easy to reach just a 40 min bus ride or train from Catania. So grateful for my stay!
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2020
    Fantastic place to stay ...very clean and spacious with private bathroom and smaller room numbers. Loved it!!
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    05 Sep 2020
    This is a great hostel with excellent staff. The hostel is close to the beach, markets and restaurants. Taormina is easily accessible by a quick bus ride. Highly recommend this hostel.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2020
    Fantastic, clean and friendly hostel. Great kitchen and lots of common space - Unrivalled rooftop with views of Etna on one side and the lights of Taormina / Castlemola on the other. Best aspect however is the staff, they really bring this place to life. Shout out to Graziella, your immediate mom away from home. Perfect location to explore Taormina while also benefiting from the cheaper prices, beaches and bars of Giardini. Chiosco Siculo (5mins away) was a personal highlight. Be back soon
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Aug 2020
    A lovely hostel with a great location. Walking distance to the beach and all the restaurants and bars. The hostel was super clean and the rooms were great!!! Amazing rooftop also, with great views of Etna and the ocean. The staff were super helpful and welcoming, great value for money and I would definitely stay again.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    This is a terrific hostel! The location is perfect for a variety of things to do, near the beach, Taormina, archeological sites and an easy starting point to visit Gola Alcantara, Catania etc. The hostel is super clean with a well equipped kitchen. The people are lovely extremely kind and helpful. I was here in the low season but I can imagine this being the perfect place to meet like minded travelers.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    20 Aug 2020
    Very chill
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    04 Aug 2020
    Nice place, the beach is very close as well as the bus stop and other services. Nice staff
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    22 Sep 2020
    Very friendly staff who can give more than enough details about your stay in Taormina. Even though the place itself is not exactly in Taormina. You have to drive about 20 min to get there.
    Egypt, Couple, 25-30
  • 4.9


    19 Aug 2020
    The hostel is toooooooooo far away from Taormina, it's impossible to walk, the closest place you can go by feet is Giardini Naxos, which is nice for young people nightlife. The owner is EXTREMELY capitalist in a disgusting way, she always think on her pocket first, what is disgusting.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 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
  • DVD's
  • Games Room