Ostello degli Elefanti
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Ostello degli Elefanti

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9.1Exceptional

50 reviews

50 reviews

Location 9.7
Service 9.6
Value for money 9.3
Cleanliness 8.9
Facilities 8.6
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9.7Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Piazza Universita
50 m
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata
50 m
Sicilian Wine Shop
60 m
Piazza Duomo
80 m
Fontana dell'Elefante
90 m
Popular landmarks
Palazzo degli Elefanti
130 m
Duomo di Catania
170 m
Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania
320 m
A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce
460 m
Monastero dei Benedettini
600 m
Closest landmarks
Palazzo degli Elefanti
130 m
Osteria i Tre Bicchieri
140 m
Fontana dell'Amenano
140 m
Wine & Charme
150 m
Basilica Maria Santissima dell'Elemosina
160 m

Ostello degli Elefanti

Via Etnea 28, Catania City Center, Catania, Italy, 95131 - See map

Conveniently situated in the Catania City Center part of Catania, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options.

Highlights

50 meters to Piazza Universita

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Announcements by hotel (1)
Please inform Ostello degli Elefanti in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.
Facilities

Pets allowed

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Fitness center

Game room

Bicycles

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Catania every 35 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.3
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportCatania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)
Distance to airport4.4 km

Rooms available at Ostello degli Elefanti

Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double or Twin Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
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Bed in 3-Bed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Female Dormitory
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
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Dormitory
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Room with Shared Bathroom
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    Frequently asked questions

    What kinds of entertainment are available at Ostello degli Elefanti?

    Ostello degli Elefanti offers games room while you remain at this property, providing visitors with entertainment value throughout your stay here.

    What bars are close by Ostello degli Elefanti?

    While residing at Ostello degli Elefanti, take pleasure in your evening or night out at Osteria i Tre Bicchieri, Agorá Bar, and Over Time Pub to make the most out of your nightlife.

    What was the average room rate for Ostello degli Elefanti been in the past month?

    The average room rate for Ostello degli Elefanti in the past month is 26.93 EUR, compared to city's average of 76.11 EUR.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Ostello degli Elefanti's Wi-Fi?

    63.0% of our past guest reviews have given a positive review and comments about this property's Wi-Fi. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Ostello degli Elefanti down in the review section.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Ostello degli Elefanti's food?

    75.0% of our past guest assessments have given a positive review and comments about this property's food. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Ostello degli Elefanti down in the review.

    What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to Ostello degli Elefanti?

    Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Ostello degli Elefanti an average rating of 8.8. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that verified Couples' have given to Ostello degli Elefanti?

    Verified couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given Ostello degli Elefanti an average rating of 8.1. You can look up on more detailed customer testimonials, and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

    What do local visitors think about Ostello degli Elefanti?

    Verified local visitors that have stayed at this property have given Ostello degli Elefanti an average rating of 9.3. You can look up on more in depth customer testimonials, and responses for this property down in the review section.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Ostello degli Elefanti?

    The nearest train, metro, or bus station is Catania Centrale Train Station, 1186.94 m away from Ostello degli Elefanti.

    What famous shopping venues are in close proximity to Ostello degli Elefanti?

    Shopping options in Ostello degli Elefanti’s Catania City Center neighborhood include A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce.

    What is the closest airport to Ostello degli Elefanti?

    The closest airport to Ostello degli Elefanti is Lamezia Terme International Airport, 186.0 km away.

    More about Ostello degli Elefanti

    More about Ostello degli Elefanti

    Ostello degli Elefanti: A Charming Retreat in the Heart of Catania

    Welcome to Ostello degli Elefanti, a charming hostel located in the heart of Catania, Italy. With its convenient location, comfortable accommodations, and warm hospitality, this hostel is the perfect choice for travelers seeking a memorable stay in this vibrant city. At Ostello degli Elefanti, check-out time is until 10:30 AM, allowing guests to have a leisurely morning before bidding farewell to this wonderful establishment. Check-in begins from 02:00 PM, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free arrival for guests. The friendly and attentive staff are always ready to assist with any queries or requests, ensuring a seamless check-in process. Families traveling with young children will be delighted to know that Ostello degli Elefanti offers a child-friendly policy. Children between the ages of 0 to 1 can stay at this hotel free of charge, making it an ideal choice for families looking for affordable and comfortable accommodations. The hostel's welcoming atmosphere and convenient amenities make it a great choice for families traveling with little ones.

    Endless Entertainment at Ostello degli Elefanti

    At Ostello degli Elefanti, the fun never stops with a wide range of entertainment facilities to keep you engaged throughout your stay. Whether you're looking to unwind after a long day of exploring or socialize with fellow travelers, this hostel has got you covered. The bar at Ostello degli Elefanti is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a refreshing drink. Sip on a cocktail or try some local Sicilian wine while soaking in the vibrant atmosphere. The friendly bartenders are always ready to whip up your favorite beverage and make sure you have a great time. For those who love a bit of friendly competition, the games room is a haven of entertainment. Challenge your friends to a game of pool or try your hand at foosball. With a variety of games available, there's something for everyone to enjoy. If you're in the mood to socialize and meet new people, the shared lounge/TV area is the place to be. Kick back on the comfortable sofas and catch up on your favorite shows or join in on a movie night with your fellow travelers. Share stories, make new friends, and create unforgettable memories in this cozy and welcoming space. With its fantastic bar, games room, and shared lounge/TV area, Ostello degli Elefanti ensures that your stay is filled with endless entertainment options. Whether you're looking for relaxation, fun, or socializing, this hostel has everything you need to make your stay in Catania truly unforgettable.

    Stay Active at Ostello degli Elefanti's Impressive Sports Facilities

    At Ostello degli Elefanti, staying active and enjoying your favorite sports activities is a breeze. The hotel offers a range of top-notch sports facilities that cater to all fitness enthusiasts. Step into the well-equipped fitness center and break a sweat with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, ensuring a comprehensive workout experience. Whether you prefer cardio exercises or strength training, the fitness center has everything you need to maintain your fitness routine during your stay. For those who enjoy a friendly game of table tennis, Ostello degli Elefanti provides a dedicated area where you can challenge your friends or fellow guests to a thrilling match. Engage in fast-paced rallies and showcase your skills as you aim for victory. The table tennis facilities are perfect for both beginners and advanced players, ensuring hours of fun and entertainment. If you're a nature lover and prefer outdoor activities, Ostello degli Elefanti has got you covered. The hotel boasts stunning hiking trails that allow you to explore the beautiful surroundings of Catania. Lace up your hiking boots and embark on an adventure through picturesque landscapes, lush forests, and breathtaking viewpoints. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a beginner, these trails offer a fantastic opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the tranquility of the area.

    Convenience Facilities at Ostello degli Elefanti: A Perfect Blend of Comfort and Convenience

    Ostello degli Elefanti in Catania, Italy, offers a range of convenience facilities that ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay for all guests. With services like a laundry service, you can easily keep your clothes fresh and clean throughout your trip. Whether you need to wash a few items or do a full load, the laundry service at Ostello degli Elefanti has got you covered. Stay connected with the world during your stay with the free Wi-Fi available in all rooms and public areas. Whether you need to catch up on work emails or simply browse the internet, you can do so effortlessly. The designated smoking area provides a comfortable space for smokers, ensuring a pleasant environment for all guests. For a seamless check-in and check-out experience, the hostel offers express check-in/check-out services. This allows you to quickly settle in or depart, saving you valuable time. The luggage storage service ensures that you can securely store your belongings before check-in or after check-out, giving you the freedom to explore Catania without any worries. Additionally, the vending machine at Ostello degli Elefanti offers a wide selection of snacks and beverages, perfect for satisfying those late-night cravings. Daily housekeeping keeps your room tidy and fresh, allowing you to relax and unwind in a clean and comfortable environment. With these convenience facilities, Ostello degli Elefanti goes above and beyond to provide a memorable and convenient stay for all guests.

    Convenient Transport Facilities at Ostello degli Elefanti

    At Ostello degli Elefanti, we understand the importance of convenient transport options for our guests to explore the beautiful city of Catania and its surroundings. Whether you are arriving by plane, train, or bus, our hostel is easily accessible from various transportation hubs. For those arriving at Catania Fontanarossa Airport, our hostel is just a short 10-minute drive away. We offer airport transfers upon request, ensuring a hassle-free journey from the moment you step off the plane. If you prefer public transportation, the nearest bus stop is only a 5-minute walk from our doorstep. Exploring the city is made easy with our bicycle rental service. Catania is a bike-friendly city, and our hostel provides bicycles for rent, allowing you to effortlessly navigate through the charming streets and discover hidden gems at your own pace. Additionally, we offer organized tours to popular attractions in and around Catania, providing you with a convenient and informative way to explore the region's rich history and culture.





    Indulge in Delicious Delights at Ostello degli Elefanti's Coffee Shop

    At Ostello degli Elefanti, guests are treated to a delightful dining experience at the hotel's coffee shop. Start your day off right with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and a selection of delectable pastries. The coffee shop offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for enjoying a leisurely breakfast or a quick pick-me-up throughout the day. With daily housekeeping ensuring cleanliness and comfort, you can relax and savor every bite without any worries. Whether you're in the mood for a rich espresso or a creamy cappuccino, the skilled baristas at the coffee shop will craft the perfect cup to satisfy your cravings. Indulge in the mouthwatering treats and aromatic beverages, and let the charming ambiance of the coffee shop enhance your stay at Ostello degli Elefanti.

    Comfortable and Affordable Rooms at Ostello degli Elefanti in Catania

    Experience a comfortable and budget-friendly stay at Ostello degli Elefanti in Catania, Italy. With a variety of room options to choose from, there is something for every traveler's needs. Whether you prefer a shared dormitory or a private room, this hostel has got you covered. Stay in a cozy Bed in 3-Bed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom, perfect for solo travelers or friends on a budget. For those seeking a bit more privacy, the Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom is an excellent choice. If you prefer a larger shared space, opt for the Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom or the Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Private Bathroom. Couples or friends looking for a private space can enjoy the Double or Twin Room with Private Bathroom, offering a comfortable double bed or two single beds. Solo travelers can choose the Single Room with Private Bathroom, providing a cozy retreat after a day of exploring the vibrant city. By booking these rooms on Agoda, you can take advantage of the best prices available and enjoy a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's easy-to-use platform, finding and booking your ideal room at Ostello degli Elefanti is just a few clicks away. So why wait? Book your stay now and make the most of your time in Catania!

    Experience the Vibrant Charm of Catania City Center

    Nestled in the heart of Catania, Italy, Ostello degli Elefanti offers an unparalleled experience in the vibrant Catania City Center. This bustling area is a treasure trove of history, culture, and gastronomy, making it the perfect destination for travelers seeking an authentic Italian experience. From its charming narrow streets to its stunning Baroque architecture, Catania City Center is a feast for the senses. As you step outside the hostel, you'll find yourself surrounded by an array of attractions and landmarks. Just a short walk away is the magnificent Piazza del Duomo, home to the iconic Catania Cathedral and the Fontana dell'Elefante, a symbol of the city. Immerse yourself in the local culture by exploring the bustling fish market, La Pescheria, where you can sample freshly caught seafood and soak up the lively atmosphere. For history enthusiasts, a visit to the Roman Amphitheater and the Ursino Castle is a must, offering a glimpse into Catania's rich past. In addition to its historical sites, Catania City Center is also a haven for food lovers. Indulge in the city's famous street food, including arancini, cannoli, and granita, as you wander through the charming streets lined with traditional trattorias and cozy cafes. Whether you're sipping on a refreshing Aperol Spritz in a lively piazza or savoring a traditional Sicilian feast in a hidden gem restaurant, Catania City Center will delight your taste buds and leave you craving for more. With its vibrant atmosphere, rich history, and delectable cuisine, Catania City Center is a destination that will captivate and enchant every traveler.

    Traveling from the Airport to Ostello degli Elefanti in Catania City Center

    When it comes to reaching Ostello degli Elefanti from the nearest airports in Catania, Italy, travelers have a few convenient options. The first airport is Catania Fontanarossa Airport, located just a 15-minute drive away from the hostel. Upon arrival, visitors can easily catch a taxi or take advantage of the efficient public transportation system. The Alibus service operates every 20 minutes and provides a direct connection from the airport to Catania's city center, making it a convenient and affordable option for travelers. From the Alibus stop, it's just a short walk to Ostello degli Elefanti, allowing guests to quickly settle into their accommodations and start exploring the vibrant city. Another nearby airport is Comiso Airport, located approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Ostello degli Elefanti. While this airport is a bit further, it offers a range of transportation options for travelers. Visitors can choose to rent a car and enjoy a scenic drive to the hostel, or they can take advantage of the shuttle services available at the airport. These shuttles provide direct transportation to Catania city center, where guests can easily reach Ostello degli Elefanti via a short walk or a quick taxi ride. Regardless of which airport travelers arrive at, reaching Ostello degli Elefanti is a straightforward and convenient process, ensuring a smooth start to their stay in Catania.

    Discover the Rich History and Vibrant Culture near Ostello degli Elefanti

    Nestled in the heart of Catania, Italy, Ostello degli Elefanti offers a prime location surrounded by a plethora of fascinating landmarks and attractions. Just a short stroll away, you'll find the majestic Monastero dei Benedettini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning Baroque architecture and beautiful cloisters. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city as you explore Piazza Duomo, a bustling square dominated by the magnificent Duomo di Catania, an impressive cathedral adorned with intricate details and a striking facade. For those interested in the island's wartime history, the Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 is a must-visit attraction. This museum provides a comprehensive insight into the Allied invasion of Sicily during World War II and showcases a remarkable collection of artifacts and exhibits. As you wander through the vibrant streets, you'll come across the Palazzo degli Elefanti, a grandiose building that houses the town hall and boasts an iconic elephant statue, a symbol of Catania. Nature enthusiasts will delight in a visit to the Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania, where you can explore the remains of an ancient Roman theater and Greek amphitheater. Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque Piazza Universita, surrounded by stunning architecture and vibrant cafes. For a moment of tranquility, head to the Giardino Bellini, a charming park offering panoramic views of the city. Don't miss the enchanting Fontana dell'Amenano, a beautiful fountain located at the heart of Catania, and the opulent Palazzo Biscari, a lavish 18th-century palace showcasing exquisite Sicilian Baroque architecture. With its central location, Ostello degli Elefanti provides the perfect base to explore these captivating landmarks and attractions, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Catania, Italy.

    Conveniently Located near Catania's Public Transport Stations

    Ostello degli Elefanti is perfectly situated near two major public transport stations in Catania, Italy, making it an ideal choice for travelers looking for easy access to the city's transportation network. Just a short walk away, you'll find Catania Acquicella Train Station, offering convenient connections to various destinations in the region. Whether you're planning to explore the charming towns along the coast or venture further inland to discover the stunning landscapes of Sicily, this train station provides a hassle-free way to reach your desired locations. Additionally, Catania Centrale Train Station is also within close proximity to the hostel, ensuring that guests have multiple options when it comes to getting around. This bustling transportation hub serves as a gateway to other major cities in Italy, including Rome, Naples, and Palermo. With frequent train services and excellent connectivity, travelers staying at Ostello degli Elefanti can easily embark on day trips or continue their journey to other captivating destinations in the country. Whether you're a history enthusiast, a beach lover, or a nature explorer, the convenience of these nearby public transport stations will enhance your overall travel experience in Catania.

    A Culinary Journey: Discovering the Vibrant Restaurants near Ostello degli Elefanti

    When it comes to dining options near Ostello degli Elefanti, guests are spoiled for choice. Just a stone's throw away, you'll find a plethora of diverse and delicious restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Over Time Pub is the perfect spot for those seeking a relaxed atmosphere and a wide selection of craft beers. If you're in the mood for some authentic Italian cuisine, Ristorante Royal Ceres offers a delightful menu filled with traditional dishes made from the freshest local ingredients. La Cantina Messina is a hidden gem that specializes in Sicilian cuisine, serving up mouthwatering seafood and pasta dishes that will leave you wanting more. For those craving Asian flavors, Makimbo is a must-visit, serving up delectable sushi and other Japanese delights. Osteria Mazzini is a charming eatery that offers a fusion of Sicilian and Mediterranean flavors, while Street Food is the go-to place for quick and tasty bites on the go. Scardaci is a family-run trattoria that serves up hearty portions of classic Italian dishes, perfect for a satisfying meal. Trattoria la Natala is another local favorite, known for its warm hospitality and traditional Sicilian recipes. For a truly authentic experience, head to Da Noe' ''osteria U Sicilianu '', where you can savor traditional Sicilian dishes in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Lastly, if you're in the mood for some mouthwatering pizza, look no further than Il Maggese Ristorante Pizzeria, where you can indulge in a variety of delicious wood-fired pizzas. With such a diverse range of dining options near Ostello degli Elefanti, your taste buds are in for a treat!

    Shop 'til you drop in Catania

    Ostello degli Elefanti is situated in the heart of Catania, surrounded by a plethora of shopping landmarks. Just a short stroll away, you'll find Maglie & Co, a trendy boutique known for its stylish clothing and accessories. For a taste of local culture, head to Fera 'o Luni - Mercato di piazza Carlo Alberto, a bustling market where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and browse through a wide array of fresh produce and local delicacies. If you're in the mood for unique handmade crafts, make sure to visit Vecchia Dogana and Latienda di Tribeart, both offering a wide selection of artisanal products. Book lovers will delight in exploring Libreria Antiquaria e Moderna Romeo Prampolini, a charming bookstore filled with rare and antique books. Wine enthusiasts shouldn't miss the Sicilian Wine Shop, where you can indulge in a delightful selection of local wines. For art lovers, Ebano Art is a must-visit, showcasing contemporary artworks by local artists. And if you're searching for souvenirs to take home, Gran Bazar Artigianato Siciliano Souvenirs is the place to go, offering a variety of traditional Sicilian handicrafts. With such a diverse range of shopping options just steps away from the hostel, Ostello degli Elefanti is the perfect base for a memorable shopping experience in Catania.





    Exceptional Staff, Delicious Breakfast, and Stunning Rooftop Views

    Ostello degli Elefanti in Catania, Italy, has garnered rave reviews from its satisfied guests. One of the standout features of this hostel is its exceptional staff, who are described as helpful, friendly, and genuinely nice people. Guests appreciate the warm welcome and the staff's willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a comfortable stay. Another highlight mentioned by reviewers is the well-equipped kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. This amenity is particularly convenient for budget-conscious travelers or those with dietary restrictions. Additionally, the breakfast at Ostello degli Elefanti is repeatedly praised for its amazing quality. Guests are treated to a delicious spread that leaves them energized and ready to explore the city. The female dorm rooms at this hostel are spacious, clean, and thoughtfully designed with curtains for each bed, providing privacy for guests. This feature is especially appreciated by solo female travelers. Moreover, the rooftop terrace is a favorite among visitors, offering breathtaking views of Mount Etna. Whether enjoying a morning coffee or a relaxing evening, the stunning vistas create a truly memorable experience. Lastly, guests value the availability of lockers in the rooms, providing a secure place to store belongings. With its outstanding staff, delectable breakfast, and captivating rooftop views, Ostello degli Elefanti is a top choice for travelers visiting Catania.

    Exceptional Customer Ratings at Ostello degli Elefanti

    Ostello degli Elefanti in Catania, Italy, has garnered an impressive reputation among its guests, with an overall rating of 8.7. This charming hostel has consistently received high praise for its exceptional value, earning a remarkable score of 9.3. Guests are delighted by the affordable rates and the incredible bang for their buck that they experience during their stay. One of the standout features of Ostello degli Elefanti is its excellent facilities, which have earned a rating of 8.5. Guests are thrilled with the range of amenities available to them, including a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious common areas, and comfortable beds. Whether you're looking to relax, socialize, or prepare your own meals, this hostel has you covered. Cleanliness is a top priority at Ostello degli Elefanti, and it shows in their impressive rating of 8.9. Guests consistently comment on the immaculate condition of the rooms and common areas, appreciating the efforts of the dedicated housekeeping staff. From the moment you step foot in this hostel, you can expect a spotless environment that will make you feel right at home.

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    Amenities and facilities

    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.6

    Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    Outdoor
    • Bicycles
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Fitness center
    • Game room
    • Hiking
    • On-site entertainment
    • Table tennis
    • Tours
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Cashless payment service
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Professional-grade sanitizing services
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Happy hour
    • Snack bar
    • Vending machine
    Services and conveniences
    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Heating in public area
    • Laundry service
    • Lockers
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace
    • Xerox/fax in business center
    For the kids
    • Family room
    • Playground
    Access
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Location

    Via Etnea 28, Catania City Center, Catania, Italy, 95131
    Exceptional
    Location

    9.7

    Airports
    • Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)
      4.4 km
    • Comiso Airport (CIY)
      70.4 km
    Public transportation
    • Catania Centrale Train Station
      1.2 km
    • Catania Acquicella Train Station
      1.6 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Santo Bambino Hospital
      660 m
    Shopping
    • A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce
      460 m
    Convenience store
    • Jannat Mini Market
      320 m
    Cash withdrawal
    • ATM
      40 m

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Piazza Universita
      50 m
    • Piazza Duomo
      80 m
    • Palazzo degli Elefanti
      130 m
    • Duomo di Catania
      170 m
    • Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania
      320 m
    • A' Piscaria Mercato del Pesce
      460 m
    • Monastero dei Benedettini
      600 m
    • Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943
      1.4 km
    • Aci Castello
      7.9 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Piazza Universita
      50 m
    • Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata
      50 m
    • Sicilian Wine Shop
      60 m
    • Piazza Duomo
      80 m
    • Fontana dell'Elefante
      90 m
    • Basilica Cattedrale Sant'Agata V. M.
      90 m
    • Cathedral
      100 m
    • Terme Achilliane
      100 m
    • Palazzo del Seminario dei Chierici
      110 m
    • Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere
      120 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out
    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until00:00
    • Check-out from04:00
    • Check-out until10:30
    The property
    • License Id / Local Tax ID/ Entity Name19087015B603037

    Property announcements

    Please inform Ostello degli Elefanti in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property. It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    Reviews of Ostello degli Elefanti from real guests

    9.1
    Exceptional
    Location9.7
    Service9.6
    Value for money9.3
    Cleanliness8.9
    Facilities8.6
    High score for Catania
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (15)
    8-9 Excellent (3)
    7-8 Very Good (1)
    6-7 Good (0)
    <6 Below Expectation (1)
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jelena from Serbia
    Couple
    Single Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2023

    Really kind staff, great location”

    My friend and I booked a single room with a private bathroom. The room was very decent and clean, great for our stay. But that part wasn't what affected the positive review. It's more because of the staff who were very kind and helpful and their facilities and the overall vibe of the place. You get free breakfast, pasta and discounted cocktails at their rooftop bar. Also you have a bunch of games you can play with your friends or people you meet there. I'd say it's more of a place for solo or group travellers rather than for families though.

    Reviewed May 07, 2023
    9.6
    Exceptional
    David from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Best rooftop ”

    I would definitely stay here again when I’m back in Catania. The rooftop is my favourite place ! The breakfast is amazing too !

    Reviewed January 28, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Safiyyah from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

    Amazing City and Mountain View”

    The hostel is very centrally located. It has amazing view of Mount Etna from the rooftop terrace. The female dorm room is spacious and clean and has curtain for each bed for privacy. Lockers available in the room. The staff was very helpful, friendly and are nice people. The breakfast was amazing. The kitchen is well equipped. The female toilet and bathroom was average. The bathroom stalls were super tight and tiny. You couldn't really turn much while showering and have to put all the clothes outside. But they have single toilet/bathroom available which is better option than the separate toilet-bathroom ones. As it is centrally located, excpect some loud noises until late night due to singing from nearby restaurants. I had no problem with it but if you are a light sleeper, you may have to consider that and get earplugs.

    Reviewed October 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Fazileta from Serbia
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 8-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2023

    Srce Katanija”

    Cista 10++++++

    Reviewed October 12, 2023
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Shi from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2023

    Exceptional”

    A very convenient and exciting places to stay! Though the facilities can be better in terms of privacy and bathroom!

    Reviewed July 13, 2023
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