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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
  • Fantastic 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 9.1

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful. The room was huge with a beautiful ceiling. Great rooftop bar with views of Etna. I would definitely stay again.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    15 Jul 2019
    Only stayed one night but wished I was there longer. I'd definitely go back. Room was brilliant - spacious, bed comfortable and view from the balcony was amazing overlooking the piazza. Staff were very friendly and the rooftop bar was awesome with great drinks and reasonably priced. Love this place!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Jul 2019
    The hostel’s location is great and the staff is so friendly and helpful. I thought the space was overall clean and i thought the breakfast was good. The atmosphere is lively and the rooftop bar is a nice place to hangout for a bit. Angela and the British guy (sorry I forgot your name) were so helpful and friendly. Marco was so adorable and I really appreciated him helping me with the luggage. Thanks Ostello degli Elefanti!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    26 Jul 2019
    We really enjoyed our stay at Ostello Elefanti! The best thing is the hostel's fabulous decorated ceilings and the rooftop bar. The rooftop bar view is amazing, you can see the Etna and one of the main squares which is located next to the hostel. The staff is really friendly and are speaking English very well. Special thanks to Austin who is a very helpfull man and willing to share some stories with you (while drinking a beer on the rooftop bar)
    Netherlands, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Jul 2019
    Great hostel. Clean, AC in all rooms, right in the city center.
    Norway, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Aug 2019
    Great location. The room was beautiful and very clean. The staff was very friendly. Would totally recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 Aug 2019
    Really good hostel. Nice air conditioned rooms in a great location and staff were great.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    11 Jul 2019
    The place and rooms are spacious like no other hostel I've been to. The staff are very helpful with informing you on what there is to see in Catania. There is a great rooftop bar and the location of the hostel is in the heart of Catania - there is always something going on. The bathrooms, however are small and we had a water issue when I was staying - this was resolved quickly.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    02 Aug 2019
    Need a better entrance system, sometimes had to wait a long time just to enter the hostel. No AC! Couldn’t tell us anything about night life in the city. Good breakfast and friendly staff.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    03 Aug 2019
    Huge rooms in a nice, old building, decent facilities. Can't fault the location, although the area was a little bit too touristy for my taste. Reception staff were nice and helpful. What really dissapointed me was the atmosphere. As a solo traveller I found it very hard to meet anyone, the hostel just wasn't laid out in a way that invited a good hostel atmosphere. The rooftop bar was all small tables, and usually full of non-guests (mostly locals it seemed), so that wasn't ideal for socialising
    Norway, Male, 25-30
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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