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 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    One one the best hostels I've been to. Breakfast was great. Friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Public rooftop bar was cheap and a good way to meet other guest. Will definitely be back!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2019
    Seriously delightful. Beautiful building, all the staff very friendly and accommodating
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Jun 2019
    Amazing place. Great staff. The rooftop bar is especially good. Location is perfect for all the local attractions. Yes, it's sometimes noisy outside but that's okay if you're preparedwith earplugs. Rooms are big and spacious and the atmosphere is very calm and relaxing. Food is great too. Lockers are provided. Facilities clean.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Jun 2019
    Perfect location! Helpful stuff, nice rooms, good breakfast!
    Finland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Jun 2019
    Lovely staff, great rooftop bar and breakfast. Perfectly located for checking out the rest of the town. Highly recommend this place
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Jun 2019
    It was incredibly incredibly loud in my room. The dorm backed into the main square so knew it was going to be loud but closing the window didn’t do anything to stop the noise. And generally the musical acts in the square could continue until 1am so it was really hard to sleep before then. Otherwise a great hostel, breakfast was great and the staff were very friendly. Also in a perfect location .
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    14 Jun 2019
    Nice hostel located in the hyper heart of Catania. Very noisy so better take ear plugs. Otherwise the staff is very friendly and the antic style of the building worth staying at this hostel.
    France, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    12 Jun 2019
    Very convenient, clean, easy check in and great rooftop
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    11 Jun 2019
    Pros: The volunteering staff was super nice and friendly and one of the owners too and pretty flexible. The rooftop has an amazing view. Cons: The water run out every night around midnight (sometimes they could fix it in an hour but sometimes there was no water until the next morning), and the lockers had a pretty rudimentary hook system where even if you had the best padlock, it could be opened pretty easily. Also as a gluten and dairy intolerant there was no options other than fruit.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 5.1


    15 Jun 2019
    The private room was a nice size and the staff was nice. However, after we paid 16 euro to wash and dry two loads of laundry and wasting 3 hours trying to make the dryer work, we had to explain to the staff that it was broken and all of our clothes were still soaking wet. We were not given our money back for the dryer at all. That night, they turned the water to the entire building off for HOURS without any warning. Out of paper when we needed to print. Nice location, but very frustrating time.
    USA, 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
  • 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