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Ostello Degli Elefanti Hostel
Catania, Italy

Via Etnea, 28
Scala A Ii Piano
Catania
Provincia di Catania
Sicilia (Sicily), Italy  95131

Come join us at Catania's most central Hostel, Ostello degli Elefanti. Experience traditional Sicilian art, cuisine and culture with our centralized location for: Mt. Etna, the ocean, authentic markets and much more! Catania is the easiest point to access

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Property type: Hostel     4 guest rooms/units   Renovated: 2013
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Overview

The hostel takes place in the art and music rooms of a palace that dates back to the 1600s. The baroque architecture style will amaze you as the delicious food from our kitchen fills your stomach. Our hostel offers complimentary breakfast, WiFi, luggage storage, maps and lockers. We offer delicious lunch and dinners through our kitchen. There is also a large common area for socializing complete with a bar. In our shop, we sell toiletries, guides and international fair trade products.

The dorm rooms are adorned with stunning frescos as well as private balconies to view the beautful Piazzas on each side of us. The rooms are spacious with a lot of natural lighting and are furnished with desks, end tables, chairs and lockers. Our beds have individual curtains for your privacy.
Our gorgeous roof top terrace offers a panoramic view of Catania's historic center as well as Mt. Etna and other UNESCO sights.
Our young and local staff are here to help you experience what Catania has to offer!

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Ostelo degli Elefanti offers 25 beds divided into 4 large rooms (from 2 to 10 beds) with air conditioning, heating and balconies that overlook the beautiful historic center with its beautiful plazas. The rooms are spacious with a lot of natural lighting and are furnished with wooden desks, end tables, chairs and lockers. Our bunk beds are extremely comfortable and have individual curtains for your privacy. We offer clean linens and rooms are cleaned everyday for you convinience.

Location & Transportation

Situated in the heart of the old town centre, the Ostello degli Elefanti is only a few footsteps away from the city’s striking cultural sights.

We are right next to the piazza Duomo, with its seven hundred year old palaces, the cathedral, the fountain of Amenano river , and the old fish market with its thousands of colours and intense smells.

And there’s much more to see nearby: Ursino castle, today host to the city museum but once the summer residence of the Sicilian King and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, and Verga’s house, the Catanian writer whose Realism made Sicily famous throughout the whole world.

The amphitheatre, reminiscent of the Roman era, is a few metres away from the stunning via Crociferi, is considered the Baroque Catanian road par excellence. There is the former Benedictine Monastery, said to be the biggest in Europe, the Belliniano museum, named after the significant 19th century Catanian composer Vincenzo Bellini, renowned for writing ‘Norma’, the piazza Teatro Massimo, and the via Etnea, full of wonderful baroque time capsules, has now become the centre for shopping in Catania.

Mt. Etna overlooks the city, an active volcano that inspired myths and legends never forgotten by the Catanian people. Lovers of the sea will find the Playa, the long sandy shore and the reef with its characteristic black rocks, peppered with numerous beach resorts, creature comforts and various tourist services. At night it all transforms, and you can dance in clubs and bars on the sea under the light of the moon.

The city by night is a magical beauty, packed with young people moving along the small streets. You can wander through the long evenings listening to music or hopping between hundreds of pubs and trattorias.

All this and so much more awaits anyone wanting to visit us: an all rounded holiday full of culture and fine dining by the sea and in the mountains. Catania has so much to offer! Seven times destroyed by natural disasters, but always rebuilt with the same splendour.

‘Melior de Cenere Surgo’ recite the Latin inscriptions on the local monuments: “Flourishing I rise from the ashes again”.

Catania: the ideal place for your holiday in Sicily!


Conclusion
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Located in the heart of the picturesque baroque at the foot of the majestic volcano Etna, lulled by the waves of our amazing sea.
Soak up the history, art and culture in our beautiful town and enjoy a sensory journey into the taste of our cuisine.
Our strategic location will allow you to explore on foot the whole historic center with its typical markets and reach all the sightseeing with ease.

Enjoy the cultural and social life of our city. Our beautiful hostel is located in a 1600 building, one of the oldest in the city.

During your stay our friendly staff will suggest the best places that the city has to offer.
Enjoy the experience of staying in one of the most unique hostels in the world.

  DirectionsIt’s extremely easy to get to the Ostello degli Elefanti.
  TransportationThe hostel is 1.3km or 16 minutes by foot from the train and bus stations. Follow the via VI Aprile towards the piazza dei Martiri. Once you’re in the piazza turn right and follow the via Vittorio Emanuele II until you arrive at the piazza Duomo. Then turn to your right for the via Etnea – we are number 28 on this road, the first palace on the right.

There are so many buses from the station which pass us by - it’s child’s play to find us by asking for the piazza Duomo.
  AirportFontanarossa 4,9 km

Amenities & Attractions

The hostel also offers a large common area fully available to guest, where you can relax, watch internet TV or just chat with friends:

- TV room equipped with comfortable seating and wet bar.
- Dining room able to accomodate up to 50 people.
- A panoramic terrace with breathtaking view over the city and Mount Etna.
- Our indor restourant will prepare you some of the most delicious mediterranean recipes.

  Local Attractions
Duomo square, 10 mtCathedral 25 mt
Main street 0 mtCity Museum Ursino Castle 400 mt
Roman theater 150 mtMain theater "Vincenzo Bellini" 200 mt
Roman theater 150 mtBenedictine monastery 350 mt
University 50 mtBeach 2 km
Sea cliff 3 kmPort 1 km
Historic meseum 400 mtHistoric Old fischer Market 40 mt
Giardino Bellini 600 mt
  Amenities
24-hr front deskAirport pickupBar/lounge
Bicycle rentalBreakfast includedChildren permitted
Elevator/lift not availableExpress checkoutGay friendly
Group servicesHistoric siteLaundry/valet service
Linen includedLive musicMulti-lingual staff
Open 24 HoursPets not allowedRestaurant on site
Smoking not permittedTaxi serviceTour/sightseeing assistance
WIFI (free)

Guest Room Amenities

Ostelo degli Elefanti offers 25 beds divided into 4 large rooms (from 2 to 10 beds) with air conditioning, heating and balconies that overlook the beautiful historic center with its beautiful plazas. The rooms are spacious with a lot of natural lighting and are furnished with wooden desks, end tables, chairs and lockers. Our bunk beds are extremely comfortable and have individual curtains for your privacy. We offer clean linens and rooms are cleaned everyday for you convinience.

  Room Types
Apartment
Mixed Dorm
Standard
  Room Amenities
A/C climate controlBackpacker facilities
BalconiesFax service
HairdryerIron/ironing board
LockersNon-smoking rooms
Safe box in roomShared bathroom
Television not availableWIFI
Wake-up calls

Food & Restaurants

  On site Restaurants
Rocket From The KitchenRocket from the Kitchen From the 16th of December 2012 starts our culinary project, the idea: sustainable and ethical sicilian cuisine. In a period of economic and cultural crisis like the one we find ourselves in, our objective is to bring to our frien

Payment Information

Additional charges: A charge may be incurred for extra persons in a room.
Credit cards accepted on location: Visa  Visa Electron  MasterCard  Maestro UK  JCB 
Cancellation policy: Unless otherwise specified, booking payments are non-refundable.
We accept the standard '24-hour cancellation policy' (free cancellation at least 24 hours before arrival date, first night of stay fee for late cancellation or no show): Yes

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