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Hostel Catania, Italy

16 reviews16

Backpackers Hostel looking for enthusiastic worldpackers!

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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Drinks
Get discounts for drinks and beverages from our bar.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We are Angela & Marcello, four years ago, we opened the hostel, this is a fantastic job. We will be happy to host you. Please be aware we are looking for a minimum 1 month stay , and those who are only interested in less than that, won't be considered! Give us a hand in reception, cleaning, breakfast and some night shifts and enjoy everything Catania has to offer!

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  • Fluent English or Beginner Italian
  • Between 18 and 45 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 months

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16 Reviews


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You should be very lucky to experience the staying in Ostello Degli Elefanti. The location is perfect, the building is awesome with the best panoramic view in the city. You have several beaches nearby and incredible volcano Etna to discover. Also the street markets can propose you the best quality products at a very cheap price. Rich barocco style of the city center cannot leave you indiffirent. It is not a secret that the night shifts are a challenging experience, but be sure that the Host will make it as much comfortable as possible for you! The breakfast is nice. The staff is great.

about 2 years ago



It was my first experience on Worldpackers and it couldn’t be better. The staff is amazing, it is like a big family and they are all very welcoming. The hostel is very well located and the structure is very nice. The job is easy and everyone is super helpful! I already miss the Ostello!

over 2 years ago

United Kingdom


From the moment I arrived at the Ostello I felt like one of the family. The owners Marcello and Angela are so nice and the rest of the staff and volunteers are so friendly too. Catania is a beautiful city, with lively markets and a great city center, and the hostel is located right in the center of the city, literally! The work and hours are very fair and you will easily fit in here. I really enjoyed my stay here and highly recommend this hostel!

over 2 years ago



It was 40 days that I consider the best I had, I found a second family on the staff, I made great friends, I gave a lot of laughs, the work is very quiet, during the day and at night, they explain everything right, the accommodation is good, more than recommend it.
Grazie di tutto, elefanti!

about 3 years ago



Best place ever, had a magical time with lovely ppl, would suggest anyone/everyone. Just go there!!!

over 4 years ago

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Hosted by Marcello

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