HI - Piazza Armerina - Ostello Del Borgo Hostel, Piazza Armerina

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HI - Piazza Armerina - Ostello Del Borgo Hostel Reviews

We would stay there again

Old convent converted into hostel. Receptionists are friendly, but at the same time very serious and professional, good. You would be impressed by the fact it still seems a convent! Christs, saints, priests, nuns, and religious icons hanged everywhere. Not physically there, only on the walls I mean. Our double room was nice and spacious, en-suite for a plus charge, no air conditioning however, but it doesn't get hot inside, probably not necessary.

Davide&Michela, Chiavari -GE- Italy

Ostello del Borgo is in the centre of town. It's one of the few central Sicilian hostels, and therefore a stopping point if you plan on seeing any of the centre of the island. It comes highly recommended. For an island that has few services for budget travellers, the owners have done well. It's well signposted from the bus station, simply walk towards the centre of town and you will come across the signs. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the bus stop.

It's actually an old convent that has been restored into clean spacious rooms. They divide men and women and there are usually two bunk beds per room, and sometimes an additional single bed. Men and women share the bathroom at the end of the long corridor. They also have a chapel, a breakfast room, and a tv lounge (off the reception). There is also internet use at 2 Euro per hour in a separate room. Private rooms are available at a higher cost, but dorms are inexpensive and include breakfast. In the summer it can be quite full, but come winter you can have a room to yourself (check they are open as they may close for a month or two).

The bathrooms were clean, although the showers tend to flood a bit. The breakfast is a self service type with coffee, tea, croissants, cereals, bread, packet toast, jams, juice, and water. The staff are also delightful. Without exception all are helpful and do not demonstrate the slightest problem to help you with even the most miniscule thing.



In the center of one of the most prestigious and better preserved districts of the historical center of Piazza Armerina, the Hostel of Borgo is found near the monumental complexes that lean out on the ancient Plan of Padre Santo (then of the fair, today Martyr of Hungary plaza), near the church of Commenda (XII sec.) and the Theater (XIX sec.).

The ancient center, Garibaldi plaza is found two hundred meters away from the complex, while the stately Baroque Cathedral and the district Monte, suburb of Norman foundation, to ten minutes of walk among the splendid built scenes, rich of churches and buildings.

The Hostel of Borgo occupies a wing of the ancient monastery of S. Giovanni of the Benedictine nuns. It was built in the XIV sec. to the borders of the Borgo of Plaza, it had widened to halves the XV sec. In that occasion, its principal entry was moved from the plan of Padre Santo (today S.Giovanni) to the road of the Prince (today Garibaldi street). Subsequently the monastery suffered further interventions up to that realized after 1860 that it gave him the actual aspect.

The Hostel of the Borgo has 16 heated rooms, with services, drawn from the ancient cells of the nuns and soberly you furnish.

Location and Contact




Address: Largo S. Giovanni 6, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy

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Website HI - Piazza Armerina - Ostello Del Borgo Hostel Piazza Armerina www.ostellodelborgo.it
Phone Number: 0039-0935-687019
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Facilities and Amenities

Family-Friendly Hostel

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Wheelchair Accessible

Curfew: No Curfew


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