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 1 week 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 30 days in advance. No exceptions.

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

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Description de l’établissement

Property Description

Come join us at Ostello degli Elefanti - Catania's most beautiful and central Hostel. Stay in a noble family’s palace adjacent to Catania’s most famous, and prestigious, piazzas. Experience traditional Sicilian art, cuisine and culture in the UNESCO protected old city. Catania is the ideal location to access all that Sicily has to offer.

No other hostel offers you the same easy access to Mt. Etna, the port, the beaches, historic markets, galleries, museums and other landmarks. Catania’s top night-time entertainments – the bars, restaurants and piazzas are all concentrated within a radius of a few hundred metres – from the relaxed ambience of the bars and kiosks in front of the spectacular Castle Ursino, to the chic bistros and pubs in Via Gemmelaro, the cocktail bars showing live football matches in the beautiful Piazza Bellini popular with the younger crowd, to the contemporary pubs of Via Vittorio Emmanuele.

The heart of the hostel is situated in the stunningly painted rooms of a palace that dates back to the 1600s. The baroque architecture and celebrated frescos will amaze while the rooftop – complete with one of Catania’s most in-demand cocktail bars - offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline and Mount Etna – Europe’s largest, active volcano.

Our hostel offers complimentary breakfast, WiFi, maps and lockers. You can enjoy large common area for socializing, balconies over Via Etnea – described as one of Italy’s most beautiful streets – and our famous rooftop cocktail bar in the evenings.

The dorm rooms are designed with your comfort in mind, with various layouts to choose from ranging from dormitories with eight beds – including a female only dorm – to three, four and six bed dormitories, as well as two private rooms with en suite shower rooms. The rooms are spacious with a lot of natural lighting and are furnished with desks, end tables, chairs and lockers. Our beds have individual reading lights, and curtains for your privacy, as well as access to power to keep your mobile topped up, or your other devices running.

Our dynamic and multilingual staff are here to help you experience the best that 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 starts at 14:00
Check out before 10:30
Our reception is open 24/7.
If you arrive during the night please contact us.
Payment upon arrival : we accept cash, credit cards, and debit cards.
City Taxes are included.
No curfew.
Non smoking, except in designated balconies and the terrace.
Laundry and drying facilities are available. Voir le règlement intérieur

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Commentaires et notes

  • Bon rapport qualité/prix 9.3

  • Sécurité 9.6

  • Emplacement 9.9

  • Personnel 9.5

  • Atmosphère 9.4

  • Propreté 8.8

  • Les facilités 9.2

Derniers avis

  • 10.0


    21 jui 2021
    Tout était parfait. L’hôte hyper accueillante et chaleureuse, un emplacement incroyable et des plafonds INCROYABLES ! La meilleure auberge de l’année !!
    France, Femme, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 oct 2020
    Excellente auberge de jeunesse située en plein cœur de Catane. Le personnel est adorable et il y a une très bonne ambiance. La terrasse sur le toit offre une superbe vue sur la ville et l’Etna, la nuit on peut même voir les éruptions de lave! Je recommande à 100%
    France, Femme, 31-40
  • 10.0


    30 oct 2020
    The best hostel I've ever been to! Very clean, very safe, lots of space even in the dorms, beautiful rooftop, the staff was nice, the location couldn't be better, right in the center. They offered free breakfast and pasta every night, which I found very generous for the price. And that place seems to attract very cool and nice people, I had a great time. I'll probably come back :)
    France, Femme, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 sep 2020
    J'ai adoré mon expérience dans cette auberge! Le staff est adorable, dispo 24/24, hyper serviable et arrangeant. Le meilleur Hostel où j'ai pu séjourner jusqu'à maintenant. On a même un peu d'intimité dans le dortoir grâce aux rideaux fixés aux lits. L'ambiance est incroyable et la vue sur le toit est à couper le souffle. Évidemment super bien placé, et déco au top. J'ai même pu avoir accès à un casque de moto lorsque j'en avais besoin. Un grand merci tout particulier à Angela ! Helena
    France, Femme, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 jui 2021
    The hostel couldn’t be better located, it’s in city center and very close to the bus station. The hostel is really pretty and the bar on the rooftop is amazing, with a beautiful view. The people at the reception are very nice and helpful, the atmosphere is super friendly. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it !
    France, Un groupe mixte, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 jui 2021
    Incredible hostel, very welcoming and advising staff, rooftop bar with an amazing view, at a very very fair price
    France, Homme, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 jun 2021
    The best place to stay in Catania, in the heart of the historic city center. The hostal is stunning, in a very old building but in a kind of luxurious way (high painted ceilings, spacious rooms, nice interior design...), really beautiful. The only thing is : i didn't find the kitchen very easy to use (seems to be a professional one ^ ^ ) and the lack of intimicy in the bathroom (even if boy's and girl's are separated). Otherwise everything was perfect.
    France, Femme, 31-40
  • 9.1


    24 jui 2021
    Great hostel with excellent placement and facilities. The only big let down was the breakfast (if you can even call it that).
    Inde, Un groupe mixte, 18-24
  • 8.6


    30 aoû 2020
    Très bien situé. Confortable. L’intimité dans les dortoirs est plaisante comparée à celle de la salle de bain. Les douches ne permettent pas de s’habiller à l’intrieur. Le petit déjeuner est copieux. Le roof top le soir est sans appel un délice. Seul bémol la salle de bain et le Check in soit disant 24/24 j’ai attendue 6h ma chambre ...
    France, Femme, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 jui 2021
    Hostel sympa. Point fort : situation géographique, petit déjeuner ainsi que le rooftop ! Point faible : bâtiment mal insonorisé donc bruyant dû à sa superbe situation et on a eu la mal chance de trouver un gros cafard dans la salle de bain.
    Suisse, Un couple, 18-24
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Les facilités

  • Accès gratuit à Internet
  • Draps inclus
  • Petit-déjeuner gratuit‎
  • Plans de ville gratuits
  • WiFi gratuit
  • Accès par carte magnétique
  • Adaptateurs
  • Casiers
  • Climatisation
  • Coffre-fort
  • Compartiment congélateur du réfrigérateur
  • Douches chaudes
  • Echange de livres
  • Espace de jeux pour enfants
  • fer/planche à repasser
  • Flexible NRR
  • lampe de lecture
  • Lave-linge
  • Micro-ondes
  • Parking pour vélos
  • Salle commune
  • Salle de réunion
  • Serviettes non incluses
  • Suit les conseils sanitaires liés au Covid-19
  • Sèche-cheveux
  • Sèche-cheveux à louer
  • Sèche-linge
  • Tableau d'offres d'emploi
  • Terrasse en plein air
  • télévision par câble
  • Ustensiles de cuisine
  • ventilateur de plafond
  • Accès à Internet
  • Café Internet
  • Distributeur de billets
  • Equipements de blanchisserie
  • Local à bagages
  • Location de vélos
  • Réception ouverte 24 heures sur 24
  • Service de fax
  • Service postal
  • Serviettes à louer
  • Sécurité 24H/24
  • Transferts Aéroport
  • Visites guidées/Information touristique
  • Échange de devises
Aliments et Boissons
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Distributeurs automatiques
  • Théière/cafetière
  • Jeux de plateau
  • Salle de jeux
  • Wifi
  • Wii