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 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

2 weeks cancellation policy; In case of no show full amount for the reservation will be charged.

Additional Terms and Conditions

50 % deposit is required in order to ensure the booking

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
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

YHA Cohen Hostel is situated in Taormina, Sicily. The property overlooks one of the most beautiful islands – Isola Bella, also known as “The Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea”. This tiny piece if heaven is preserved by WWF and its serenity and wilderness attracts travellers from all over the world. It becomes a true oasis during the hot summer days, offering great variety of sea activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaing and boat excursion to the beautiful caves nearby. Cohen’s guests can enjoy the close proximity to the marvellous beaches of Taormina, as well as the convenience to reach the beautiful town simply by taking the Cable Car. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a 15 minutes walk to the historical center of Taormina by a beautiful trail with magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea and Mount Etna.
Other places of interest also include the magnificent Ancient Theater in Taormina, the picturesque Villa Comunale (Public Garden), the Archaeological Museum, Corvaja Palace, the Naumachie and the numerous religious temples in the city center. Many cultural events and art exhibitions are also taking place throughout the year in beautiful Taormina, such as music and dance performances, as well as cinema festivals.
Another great feature of Cohen’s hostel is that it is approximately forty-five minute drive away from Europe’s largest active volcano, Mount Etna. Botanical Park and Geological Alcantara Gorge, as well as famous Gole Alcantara River are also great natural and tourist attractions not to be missed in the area of Taormina.

Perfectly located, Cohen Hostel offers cozy and affordable accommodation with high demand for cleanliness, friendly atmosphere and artistic decorations.
Cohen Hostel’s guests can choose to stay in dormitory rooms, double or twin rooms, as well as private apartments for families or groups of friends.

YHA Cohen Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 10:00am .

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

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Breakfast not included.


No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly.
Non smoking.
24h Reception available View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    This Hostel is awesome. I love every minutes in my stay there. The most memorable experience that I've ever had.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Feb 2020
    Insane view for the price. Cozy little spot. A bit of a hike to get to Taormina (15-20 minute walk up many stairs), but so worth it. The view from the shared room/balcony is incredible.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    20 Sep 2019
    View was amazing! Everything on point! 😊😊
    Slovenia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2021
    Absolutely prime location, very clean, would stay again. Staff was lovely but could have been more knowledgeable about what’s open what’s not during covid.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Feb 2020
    Amazing hostel with a great view on Isola Bella and the sea. The hostel is sparkling clean. 5 minutes walk to the cable car, which takes you to the city center. 5 minutes to Isola Bella, a beautiful island. One thing to note is that when it is off season, most restaurants and shops near the hostel are closed.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Sep 2019
    Love this location. Beautiful view from the little balcony. Loved the beach. Beds alright. Pretty quiet at night. Bathroom good, though shared with at least 6 people, from what I could tell. We did some washing here and it dried so quickly. I would come here again.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2019
    The hostel itself was nice with a great location by the beach in isola bella the 2 person female room was clean. The downsides are that there are no storage lockers at all in the hostel, room or other. When I called previously I was told they had lockers But not the rooms, but when I arrived I ended up having to leave my back locked to the bed the piano at the main entrance. The staff are adamant that people won’t steal from the bags but you never know. Second check in hours are not 24h (10-20)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jan 2022
    I booked a four person hostel, but stayed in more of a guest house. The location seemed suspicious as this was off season but Joanna was super helpful as I called her for assistance on finding the stay. The entrance is on a Via w stairs, J was very pleasant and easy to communicate with! However, the key to my room did not lock, the key to the common room outside my room stayed on the door for other guests to use, the floor was wet (just mopped?), + the shower got cold very fast. BEAUTIFUL view!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    23 Jun 2021
    The host is friendly, knowledgeable, and always accessible. YHA is a two minute walk from Isola Bella and a 20 minute walk from Taormina city center. Not a hostel- We booked a private room, but there was no common space. We didn’t see a single soul during our stay. We had a tiny room with two cots, a fluorescent light, and a bare toilet that doesn’t even have a seat or a lid. If you only need a bed/bathroom and care more for location, I recommend it, however, it is super over priced.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    05 Oct 2019
    Allows people to sleep in the common area. Room had a window to the shared bathroom lets bright light in at night.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Wi-Fi