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  • 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 1 week 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 30 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 14 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 local cuisine fills you up. 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.

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 available for a supplementary cost.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Aug 2020
    Friendly and helpful staff, location was perfect as well
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jul 2020
    Amazing location and really friendly staff! The rooftop terrace is exceptional!
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    10 Mar 2020
    Would definitely stay longer if it’s not because of such a bad timing! The staff are the most amazing people who made me feel at home immediately. The whole country was put under coronavirus lockdown on my first day of arriving Catania, which caused many outgoing flights cancelled including mine. The lovely people at Elefante really went out of their way to help me find out as much information as possible and assured me that they would let me stay as long as I need to. Thanks again!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Feb 2020
    Convinced it’s the best hostel in Sicily. My stay couldn’t have been better. Got in super late and Gabriel was full of energy and took so much time showing me around and making me feel at home immediately. And his arancino recommendation was on point! Location is in the main square, breakfast is great, entire hostel is super spacious and bright, and the staff is great. Couldn’t have asked for anything else, wish I could have stayed longer. Great roof and balconies for relaxing any time.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Aug 2020
    Great hostel. Great staff, great atmosphere, great facilities and near to all the major sights. Good value for money and would highly recommend in the future.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    02 Aug 2020
    Amazing place! Nice atmosphere, fantastic location
    Italy, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Jan 2020
    Clean and tidy hostel with helpful staff. A little noisy at night so good for those looking for a good night
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    22 Feb 2020
    Stayed at this hostel for two days. I really loved it! The hostel is in the heart of the city. It is clean and has a great rooftop. There is also a kitchen, dining room and game room. I recommend this hostel. One con: bad insulation so it gets noisy when the street is busy.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.6


    27 Jul 2020
    Extremely nice welcoming, a buzzy place, amazing frescoes on the ceiling to contemplate from bunk bed upper levels!
    France, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    22 Jul 2020
    Atmosphere in the hostel was incredible. The rooftop bar with views over Etna is simply magical. The building is old and it has magnificent frescoes, however, owing to this the plumbing (I.e. bathrooms) isn't the best. They bathrooms feel cramped and aren't very clean. Additionally, there was never any toilet paper or soap which is something one expects when they stay in any kind of lodging.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
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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
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii