Ostello Degli Elefanti Hostel, Catania

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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.

Location and Contact


• It’s extremely easy to get to the Ostello degli Elefanti.
• From the train and bus stations:
• The 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.
• From Catania Airport:
• Catania Airport is only 4.9km from our youth hostel. The hostel is easily reachable by city buses – you can take the 524, get off at piazza Borsellino, and continue to the piazza Duomo and you will find our hostel in a few minutes. Or you can take the more frequent airport shuttle bus 457 which arrives in the city centre every 20 minutes, get off in via Dusmet and follow the signs for where the piazza Duomo joins the via Etnea – we’re number 28 on the via Etnea. The last bus is at midnight, so if you arrive after or before this time and need a shuttle bus, we can provide one at a fixed rate if you contact us.
• From Catania Port:
• The port is right in the centre of our city and it is extremely easy to arrive at the hostel, which is only 700m away. All you have to do is follow the signs for the piazza Duomo – we are at the start of the via Etnea at number 28.
• From Comiso Airport:
• Comiso Airport is only 1h 15m from Catania. Details of how to arrive by public transport.
• By Car
• If you are coming by car we recommend using google maps. It’s worth bearing in mind that you have to pay for parking every day 'excluding Sundays and holidays' from 8am to 1pm and from 4pm to 8pm at €0.75 p/h in the whole area around the hostel.



Address: Via Etnea n° 28, Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Website Ostello Degli Elefanti Hostel Catania www.ostellodeglielefanti.it
Phone Number: +390952265691
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Family-Friendly Hostel

Older travelers (+50)

Party Hostel

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller



Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

Airport Pickup

Bike Rental



24 Hour Security


Air Conditioning


Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Cultural Tour/Class

Currency Exchange



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers

Jobs/Work Available


Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Table Tennis


Walking Tours

Entirely Non-Smoking



Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: 1 month

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)

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