Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • 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 on 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

15 days in advance cancellation is free

Additional Terms and Conditions

250€ Deposit

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 8 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Timbuktu Hostel is the first and only Hostel in San Vito lo Capo, a fisherman town located on the west coast of Sicily, the largest island of Italy. We have a big citrus garden, living room, kitchen, rooftop terrace with sea and mountain view. The walls of our hostel are isolated to help keep the temperature constant to reduce the use of air conditioning, our cleaning products are environmentally friendly, we use solar panels to heat the water, most of the wood at the hostel is coming from recycled wood or FSC (managed forests).

Timbuktu Hostel is located in St Pier Santi Mattarella 199, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily. The Hostel is few minutes away from anything in town, San Vito lo Capo its a small town of 4500 people. The city center is only 12 minutes away where you can visit the big church. On Tuesday and Friday you can shop at the local markets, just 7 minute away from the Hostel. If you wanna get some good fresh fish, the port is only 15 minutes away.

All of our rooms have en suite bathroom, USB plugs, linen included, hot shower 24h, air condition, wardrobe, lockers, free WiFi. We will try to make a difference to our land and to our planet by supporting ecological projects so if you are staying with us, you are making a difference as well!

Timbuktu Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 15:00 to 00:00 .
Check out before 10:30 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.(This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival).
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 7 days before arrival.
In case of late cancellation, the total amount of your booking will be charged.


No curfew.
Child friendly.
Reception available 20 hours at day. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.5

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jul 2022
    Loved this hostel! San Vito Lo Capo is a wonderful town with beautiful beaches and Timbuktu Hostel was fantastic. A very welcoming environment, and amazing facilities. It's spotless and so comfortable. Timbuktu Hostel made San Vito Lo Capo my favourite place in Sicily! I wish I had spent more time there.
    South Africa, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    23 Jun 2022
    Honestly one of the best hostels. Great community, tasty free breakfast, has AC and big balcony doors so great ventilation, fun activities (gigs, yoga sessions), only 10-15mins to the town by the beach and supermarket, extremely clean and cosy, the perfect location for San Vito Lo Capo. Lockers are a bit small but had no issues, couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Would come again every year.
    Malaysia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 May 2022
    Timbuktu is perfect! Absolutely amazing experience here. I will cherish the memories I made here forever. Staff is so kind, atmosphere is so comforting. Felt like home. Thank you Timbuktu family ❤️
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    19 May 2022
    Thank you so much! A great place the owner is very nice and he does too much for everyone definitely coming back
    Egypt, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 May 2022
    Very fun atmosphere, the host are very welcoming and the spaces are very unique!! Looking forward to stay here in the future
    Malaysia, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2021
    Timbuktu Hostel is the best hostel I have stayed in Europe! Close to beaches and mountains, it is perfect for people who love the outdoors. And it is also close to the center of town. The place is super clean and with a great laid back vibe. The staff is helpful and very friendly! But the best aspect of this place is the atmosphere. Undoubtedly, a great place to meet and befriend other travelers. Honestly, I don’t know what else you need in a hostel!
    Brazil, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 Oct 2021
    Timbuktu might be the best hostel you will ever stay at. After staying for four days, I left, but then almost immediately came back to stay for another week. The kitchen is the best you can find in a hostel and the atmosphere is one of a kind. Thank you to Marco and all the staff for the amazing Sicilian hospitality. -Andrew
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    18 Apr 2022
    Beautiful hostel with homey vibes! Marco was so helpful, treasure trove of recommendations! Our room was clean, the shower was very hot and the bed was super comfy. Would definitely stay here again.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Nov 2021
    Superb Hostel ;-) Big Thanks to Marco and the entire Crew!!!
    Germany, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 8.0


    20 Nov 2021
    Nicely decorated and designed hostel with great kitchen and communal vibe. Close to bus stop to Trapani in lovely costal town. The shower takes very long to get hot and the volunteers could be more attentive to guests (as said in other comments not clear who works there and when; reception wasn’t staffed much during my stay). It’s a bit pricy for a hostel/ dorm in general. Privates might be better value for money.
    Germany, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi