Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 4000 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 1 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 10:00 .

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

Cancellation policy: 168 hours before arrival.


No curfew.
Child friendly.
Reception available 24 hours. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 10.0

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Sep 2020
    One of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The staff is incredibly friendly, everything kept very clean and a fun atmosphere. Would stay again 100%. Thanks Marco and team!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    27 Jun 2020
    One of the best experiences I had in a Hostel. I felt welcomed since my first day with Marco's Friends, Hosts and Workers. I went just for one night and stayed two.
    Brazil, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    23 Jul 2019
    Best hostel I have ever stayed in! The rooms, bathrooms and facilities were the same quality as a good hotel. The beds and pillows were super comfy and it had great vibes. Would definitely stay again!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    04 Jul 2019
    Timbuktu is the model of a hostel. Spotlessly clean, comfy beds, spacious modern dorm bedrooms, funky well thought out communal areas with the 'living room' area, the outdoor seating terrace area and garden. Fully equipped kitchen with large communal fridge and well labelled kitchen equipment / plates / cutlery. Tasty breakfast of homemade delicious jams and marmalades, cakes and bread, cornflakes and yoghurt. Friendly, approachable, helpful staff. Highly recommended.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2019
    We had the most outstanding 3 days at this amazingly tranquil and peaceful hostel with a kick. It was clean, open, beautiful scenery and the people were even better (Marco). You would be a fool not to stay here.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2018
    The best hostel I’ve ever stayed at. It’s a home with a family inside waiting to welcome you with open arms! I will return soon ❤️❤️ thanks for the love xx
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    17 Sep 2020
    Lovely homely hostel, where I met a load of really nice travellers. Location is OK (a ten minute walk to the centre/beach) but the house as a result is quite spacious. Dorms were decent, with quiet (non-squeaky) beds, and kept very clean. Best hostel you'll find in San Vito Lo Capo!
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Sep 2020
    Hostel itself was really nice, loved the outside area, kitchen was on point, WiFi worked well. Whole place is well taken care off and clean. Homemade jams and cake for brekkie were on point 👌🏼 I have mixed feelings about the vibe, good but a bit too hippie for my liking. Some members of staff were lovely and some seemed fake. Quite often there would be no one at reception cause they were out somewhere socializing, made it impossible to know who was actually working at that time.
    Poland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    13 Sep 2018
    Our 3-night stay in Timbuktu hostel was overall good but we had few bad surprises. We had to pay 12 euro more than was expected and we had to pay for towels which should be included. Everything in the hostel is new and clean but we didn't feel friendly atmosphere here like in the other places during our road. A little impersonal attitude, that's all.
    Czech Republic, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    10 Aug 2020
    Nice location. Very close to beach. A bit pricey. Hostel trying too hard to be cool. Very hippy. The water that comes out from the tap, (when you’re showering or when you want to wash your face in the basin) is salty and not fresh- you’re basically showering in salty water which makes me think probably they lack proper water filtering facilities. In terms of staff, some are nice and some are plain rude. Julia )receptionist has an attitude. Does not make people feel welcomed.
    England, Female, 18-24
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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