Hostel Taormina




Hostelz.com's Review

Hostel Taormina is a great hostel, a quaint escape in a very touristy location. Just steps from the downtown area on a quiet road, the location couldn’t be better. The hostel also has a lovely rooftop terrace with a gorgeous view that is outstanding. You can get a great free view of the ruins of the ancient Greek theatre from the terrace!

The Location

Hostel Taormina is located right in downtown Taormina. From the train station or airport you have to take a bus to reach the hostel. Taormina is located at the top of a hill, and you must take a fifteen-minute bus ride up to the top to reach downtown. To reach Hostel Taormina, it is a very short walk uphill from the bus station or the main street. It is very easy to find, even though the Hostel Taormina sign is small, but the locals are very helpful if you are having trouble. The hostel is located on the second floor of a house, up a set of stairs from the road.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The rooms are pretty standard, medium size with eight bunk beds each. There are lockers in each room, which is a great security feature not available in every hostel. The rooms lead out onto the open-concept terrace, which is beautiful. At night, it becomes fairly noisy from those chatting on the terrace. The only bad point about this hostel is the bathroom nearest to the dorm rooms is pretty dirty and smelly. There is another bathroom located near the entrance, and because that one isn’t used as often, it’s much cleaner. The staff need to clean the bathrooms more often.

Common Spaces

There are two common spaces -- the gorgeous terrace with tables and lounging areas where you can eat, drink, and surf the free Wi-Fi internet; there is also a small kitchen, where you can cook, eat meals on the couch, or watch TV. Hostel Taormina is very small, with only three dorm rooms; the common space provided is absolutely adequate. The atmosphere in the hostel is relaxed and comfortable and it is easy to meet others on the terrace, where all the backpackers of this hostel gather.


We recommend a stay at this fantastic hostel. Taormina is a gorgeous city and this hostel provides a very comfortable and budget stay in a very upscale location. Don’t miss Taormina’s incredible views of the sea and Mount Etna!
by Shannon Neuber
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
September 2012


(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Hostel Taormina" at Via Circonvallazione, 13.)


Via Circonvallazione, 13, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
37.853940, 15.287759
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taorminahostel@gmail.com, hosteltaormina@libero.it
+39 349 1026161
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Everything was perfect
Everything was perfect. I received a friendly welcome on check in, the staff showed me through the hostel and didn't just give me a map of the town, then explained the map and gave me business cards to get a discount on meals in town. But If youre on a budget, the kitchen is fully equipped with kitchen appliances. The hostel itself is extremely clean, spacious and has a great vibe -- the terrace captures the sun and has stunning views overlooking Taormina. It's a great place for a wine, a read, or making friends. The location is perfect -- close enough to walk from the bus stop, and meters from corso umberto (the main street). I will definitely be back if I have the chance!!
Couldn't be better for a hostel
I was really surprised of the home feeling you get as soon as you see the hostel. The People are great and are helping you a lot, you have the freedom and opportunity to use everything, and nearly everything is included in the price, which isn't expensive at all. My favorite place in Sicilia!
Age 19, Deutsch
Great location, supportive staff
The hostel has a great view from balcony. The staff helped me alot, planning the visit in Taormina and also on other places from Sicily. It was a really pleasant stay there. I would recommend it with open heart and for sure I will stay again there.

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