Situated in a historic piazza next to the “Pescheria”, the fish market where local fishermen sell the previous night’s catch, a market in arabic style in the historical centre of Catania. The cathedral (“il Duomo”) is just round the corner and the ruins of the “roman baths dell’Indirizzo”, and the church of the same name are right opposite the hostel.
The building in which the hostel dates back to the early 1800′s and the rooms have “royal” vaulted ceilings and antique decorated tiled floors.
The rooms, each roughly 20 sq.m., are furnished with bunk beds and individual lockers. Two rooms on the ground floor are designed for the disabled and they are the only PRIVATE rooms, a double and a twin room, they both share the same big bathroom.
The restaurant, bar, and wine bar are open to the locals too and the djset lounge and concerts are a must for Catania. In the summer time the tables are in the square and it seems that the time stops with the breeze of the desert or the passage of the train, the music goes on. The hostel is open 24 hours. There is no curfew or lock-out, and usually the party starts and ends here.
ESN Card discount:
- 25% discount on room booking
- 2 beers for 5€ (from 18:00 until 22:00)
- 2 cocktails for 7€ (from 18:00 until 22:00)