Come join us at Catania's most central Hostel, Ostello degli Elefanti (yes, Elephants!).
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 access point to visit all Sicily.
Elefanti 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.
At Elefanti Catania Hostel you will find 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 furnished with wooden desks, 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 convenience.
Common areas, services and activities
The hostel Elefanti 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 restaurant will cook some of the most delicious mediterranean recipes.
Situated in the heart of the old town centre, the Ostello degli Elefanti is only a few footsteps away from Catania 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.
Why should you stay with us
We are 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 Catania.