Stay in the heart of Catania

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Located in the center 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' favorite part of Catania, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

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

Breakfast Info



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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, 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
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    We provide sheets so a sleeping bad is not necessary.
    Answered on 21 October 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
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Sheets are included in the price. We have a delivery everyday of freshly laundered linens, including pillowcases. We offer the option to rent a towel ..
    Answered on 21 October 2019
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Amenities of Ostello degli Elefanti
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • 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
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Ping-pong
  • Playground
  • Game room
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Lockers
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    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
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Locker rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese

House rules

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


2:00 PM - 12:00 AM


4:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Ostello degli Elefanti of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

License number: 19087015B603037

FAQs about Ostello degli Elefanti

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

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Game room
    • Ping-pong
    • Movie nights
    • 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, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Ostello degli Elefanti is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The nearest beach is 2,950 feet from Ostello degli Elefanti.

  • Ostello degli Elefanti is 500 feet from the center of Catania.

  • Guests staying at Ostello degli Elefanti can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Italian
    • À la carte