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
  • 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 9.2

  • Location 9.9

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    Nice spacious hostel with awesome rooftop bar. Perfect location and friendly staff.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    Great hostel! Everything about this place was perfect, great breakfast, location, rooms, etc. Perfect hostel to stay at if your visiting lovely Catania!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    06 Sep 2019
    The most friendly staff I've ever met. They have social rooms and a roof top bar. The rooms were cleaned daily and bathrooms never felt dirty as they cleaned often. Being right in the city center with so much going on around it you can wander safely and see the heart of catania. Would go back. Best hostel I've been to!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Aug 2019
    Nice place, spacious rooms that don’t make you feel squeezed like in the tin 🙂 helpful stuff, great common space. Recommended
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    04 Sep 2019
    Awesome place to stay! Arrived at 1am and left at 6am but they had a 24 hour reception who checked us in and then set up breakfast just for us in the morning. Huge room, super clean, nice beds with curtains and a balcony with a cool view. Awesome location right next to a really pretty square and with views of Etna. Already booked to stay there again and can’t wait.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Sep 2019
    The only problem was that the windows in my room faced the street and a piazza so there was some noise. Roughly until midnight there was always someone singing and playing the guitar. Other than the the staff and the guests were very friendly, the facilities were clean and the fact that it was located right in the city center was really nice.
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    28 Sep 2019
    Loved this hostel and Catania. Location was good, easy to get to the bus stop for the airport and other places in Sicily and to walk around Catania. Staff were really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great with different options, sweet and savoury. Compliments should go to who ever makes the cake! Nice to be able to make your own coffee with the machine to how you want it. The rooftop bar was also good with fantastic views of Etna, when it isn't cloudy.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    12 Sep 2019
    Nice place, with central location. The terrace is very nice with a good bar. The only issue I had was parking, is a bit of hassle but if you are willing to walk a bit you can find public parking places
    Mexico, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    08 Sep 2019
    Nice and clean hostel with a good breakfast and helpful staff. The atmosphere was lacking a bit and it was hard to meet people as a solo traveler. The female bathroom could also do with a couple of locks.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    22 Sep 2019
    Was good ! I don't think it's the type of hostel for Solo travellers but it is well located and the staff is always present to answer your questions. Good breakfast and nice beds.
    Canada, Female, 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
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games