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 4 weeks prior to 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

Cancellations must be made 7 days in advance. No exceptions.

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


Ostello degli Elefanti

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Come join us at Catania's most central Hostel, Ostello degli Elefanti.
Experience traditional Sicilian art, cuisine and culture with our centralized location for: Mt. Etna, the ocean, authentic markets and much more! Catania is the easiest point to access to all Sicily has to offer.

The hostel takes place in the art and music rooms of a palace that dates back to the 1600s. The baroque architecture style will amaze you as the delicious food from our kitchen fills your stomach. Our hostel offers complimentary breakfast, WiFi, luggage storage, maps and lockers. There is also a large common area for socializing complete with a bar. In our shop, we sell toiletries, guides and international fair trade products. In our common kitchen you can cook the amazing Sicilian food.

The dorm rooms are adorned with stunning frescos as well as private balconies to view the beautiful Piazzas on each side of us. The rooms are spacious with a lot of natural lighting and are furnished with desks, end tables, chairs and lockers. Our beds have individual curtains for your privacy.

Our gorgeous roof top terrace offers a panoramic view of Catania's historic center as well as Mt. Etna and other UNESCO sights.
Our young and local staff are here to help you experience what Catania has to offer!

Please note:
Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.
Cancellations must be made by 10,30 am the previous day.

Check in 24h
Check out before 10:30
Our reception is open 24/7. If you arrive during the night please contact us.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

No curfew.
Child friendly.
Non smoking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Literally in the heart of the city. The staff are friendly, the facilities are incredibly clean, convenient, and have so much culture and history to it. Great views and vibes from the terrace as well as the common areas. This place was almost too good to be true. There is plenty of daytime and nightlife activities by the hostel. I will definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone visiting Catania.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Mar 2019
    We really enjoyed our time here! The staff was nice and very helpful. They gave great advice about things to do in Catania. The facilities were very clean and I never had a problem waiting for a shower/bathroom, but I should also note that we were there off-season and the hostel was not at full capacity. Still, would recommend 100%!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Mar 2019
    The location is great and they have the best free hostel breakfast I've ever had. It was a bit quiet but I think March is still low season in Sicily.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 May 2019
    Amazing stay, friendly staff, and amazing view!!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 May 2019
    The room is the best its big and spacious and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom is small and there is no place to change after you take a shower. The staff are great. The breakfast is good.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 May 2019
    The staffs were very friendly, the place is beautiful and quite... excellent location. Just one problem, The cabinets for bags are small.
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    14 Mar 2019
    Perfect location, rooms and bathrooms were clean, showers were hot but small for men and pressure was good but leaked, kitchen worked but fridge had an odd smell, Lockers if needed, Lock on the first room worked but the door was so worn you didn't need the keycard to open it but it was in front of reception so no safety issue Staff was friendly but there were a lot of people that I couldn't tell if they were guests or volunteers but they talked among themselves so I had no idea
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    27 Mar 2019
    Staff were really nice and helpful. Location is great for exploring the city and surrounding areas
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    03 May 2019
    Room clean, good location.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Apr 2019
    In the heart of the city, close to many interesting places including the fish market.
    India, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games