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Located in the centre of Catania, Ostello degli Elefanti is set in a historic building. Guests can relax on the sun terrace.

With free Wi-Fi access private rooms and dormitories are all decorated with original frescos.

The property also offers a shared kitchen available to guests.

Ostello degli Elefanti is on the Via Etnea Street, which is Catania’s shopping street. A’ Piscaria Market is within a 5-minute walk of the property.

This is our guests' favourite part of Catania, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Ostello degli Elefanti has been welcoming guests since 20 Jan 2014.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Catania, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8

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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • Is it quiet at night?
    we are in 10 biggest Italian city, fortunately our area is no traffic area but the south Italy people are famous to speak loud.
    Answered on 28 August 2019
  • To who it may concern, I'll arrive quite late around 1 am that night (3 of october already then). Is it possible to check in at that time? Kind rega..
    yes, we need to know. just send a message with arrival time
    Answered on 26 September 2022
  • Are there many DJ music bars close by? And how far is the beach from hostel?
    Ciao! The hostel is right in the middle of Catania's downtown, so there aren't any DJ bars near by, but you could find some near Piazza Currò. The bea..
    Answered on 7 June 2022
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    The lockers do not come with padlocks. You can provide your own, purchase one from us, or choose not to use one as you prefer.
    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Hi. Is it possible to cook from the Hostel? If there is any kitchen I perhaps could use? :)
    Yes, we have a kitchen thath guest can use
    Answered on 28 September 2022
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Facilities of Ostello degli Elefanti
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Entertainment staff
  • Cycling
  • Hiking Off-site Additional charge
  • Table tennis
  • Children's playground
  • Games room
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

House rules

Ostello degli Elefanti takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 00:00


04:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa CartaSi JCB ATM card Ostello degli Elefanti accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

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.

License number: 19087015B603037

FAQs about Ostello degli Elefanti

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Ostello degli Elefanti by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 20min

  • Ostello degli Elefanti is 150 yards from the centre of Catania.

  • The nearest beach is just 1,000 yards from Ostello degli Elefanti.

  • Guests staying at Ostello degli Elefanti can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Italian
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Ostello degli Elefanti is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Ostello degli Elefanti offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Children's playground
    • Games room
    • Table tennis
    • Movie nights
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Bicycle rental
    • Happy hour
    • Entertainment staff
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Walking tours
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The prices at Ostello degli Elefanti may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.