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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 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 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 9.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Nov 2019
    Prefect location, very friendly staff
    Hungary, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    Nice spacious hostel with awesome rooftop bar. Perfect location and friendly staff.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Oct 2019
    Great hostel in an unbeatable location, clean, with friendly helpful staff. Our dorm room was accessed by key card. The room was big, with comfy beds, plugs, beautiful high ceilings, and an amazing view from the balcony. The common rooms and breakfast room was also spacious and elegant. The included breakfast was either cereals or toast with different spreads or cheese and cold meats, there was also an espresso machine. Probably the best though was the roof-top terrace!
    Scotland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Oct 2019
    Fantastic vibe and good staff. Location is right in middle so very easy to get around once there!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Oct 2019
    Perfect location & great staff. Wish they had locks on the showers though as another girl walked in on me.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Nov 2019
    Really good location
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    31 Oct 2019
    Stayed five nights. Very good location. Eight bed room large and comfortable with balcony. Breakfast is free with multiple selections. Kitchen for cooking. WiFi connected. Bar and terrace on upper floor. Staff helpful, particularly Marcello. Would return. William Beyers USA.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 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
  • 8.0


    09 Nov 2019
    Great location. Had a little bit of trouble with cleanliness, but they were very helpful and moved us to a new room upon request. Great recommendations for the nearby area.
    USA, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.0


    25 Oct 2019
    Upon arriving in Italy we got a text saying we didn’t have a room anymore and was told that they made reservations for us at a different location. Wasn’t happy about the move at all. Not what I paid for, but glad they at a least set us up with a new place. Otherwise the rating would be much lower.
    USA, Male, 41+
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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
  • 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