Catania, Italy Hostel

Availability: Jan – Mar

Hostel Description

Nestled within a 17th Century palace, one of the city’s oldest, the hostel boasts ceiling frescoes that have earned a reputation throughout Catania. The UNESCO-protected old city, along with its historical markets, becomes easily accessible on foot from the premises. Immerse yourself in the opulent ambiance crafted centuries ago for a noble family. Situated between two of Catania’s pivotal squares, the hostel not only enjoys a prime location but also grants easy access to remarkable culinary experiences, vibrant bars, and the thriving nightlife that defines Catania.

Hostelworld Rating

9.2/10

VERIFIED HOSTEL

Position Description

Join in handling reception duties, aiding in maintaining cleanliness, assisting with breakfast service, and overseeing select night shifts. Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in all that Catania has in store for you!

CLEANING

KITCHEN HAND

NIGHT SHIFT

RECEPTION

Availability

Minimum stay : 4 weeks

Dates available: Jan – Mar

Working Hours

5 hours per day 

5 days a week (2 days off)

ACCOMDATION

Bed in shared room

Free breakfast and dinner

Free laundry and tours

Discount on drinks, parties and tours

Languages Required​

Beginner Italian or Intermediate English

Hostel Description

Nestled within a 17th Century palace, one of the city’s oldest, the hostel boasts ceiling frescoes that have earned a reputation throughout Catania. The UNESCO-protected old city, along with its historical markets, becomes easily accessible on foot from the premises. Immerse yourself in the opulent ambiance crafted centuries ago for a noble family. Situated between two of Catania’s pivotal squares, the hostel not only enjoys a prime location but also grants easy access to remarkable culinary experiences, vibrant bars, and the thriving nightlife that defines Catania.

Hostelworld Rating

9.2/10

VERIFIED HOSTEL

Position Description

Join in handling reception duties, aiding in maintaining cleanliness, assisting with breakfast service, and overseeing select night shifts. Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in all that Catania has in store for you!

CLEANING

KITCHEN HAND

NIGHT SHIFT

RECEPTION

working hours

5 hours per day | 5 days per week

ACCOMODATION

Bed in shared room
Free breakfast and dinner
Free laundry and tours
Discount on drinks, parties and tours

Availability

Minimum stay: 4 weeks
Dates available: Jan - Mar

Languages Required

Beginner Italian or Intermediate English

reviews

5/5

5.0 Stars | 47 Reviews

Judit, Spain

(1 month ago)

5/5

This was my first experience and I’m very happy with the place! Since I arrived I felt a great welcome from the staff and they make you part of their family. The tasks are easy and the agreed hours and tasks are respected. The hostel is very nice and has a very good atmosphere. In general, I feel very lucky to have had this experience and I would recommend it 100%!

Georgina, Argentina

(2 months ago)

5/5

The hostel will stay in my heart forever. I leave feeling happy to have been a part of it for a while. The staff is super friendly, they give you a lot of freedom, the hostel is very nice and comfortable, in the historic center of Catania. They give you a good breakfast and pasta for dinner every night. I recommend it 100%! Manashas, I will miss you very much!! IN BOCCA AL LUPO ❤️😂

Karla, Colombia

(4 months ago)

5/5

I had a great experience at the hostel. It was my first time volunteering and it was great, the staff members are friendly and willing to explain and help you if you don’t understand something. The hours are respected and you have a lot of free time to get to know the city and surroundings. The other volunteers made this an amazing experience as well and you will always meet people from all over the world. My only recommendation would be to improve the internal communication a bit when it comes to schedule changes or certain tasks in certain shifts. Thank you for everything!

Gayatri, India

(4 months ago)

5/5

It was my first time volunteering at a hostel and it was the best experience ever! I could not have been more grateful to be a part of the team at the hostel. The tasks are so much fun. Claudio, Ale, Duncan, Orazio, Sara and rest of the team make you feel at home! Thanks to Marcello and Angela for hosting me. Do not miss out on Luca’s special cocktails, they’re one of the best in Catania. I am so grateful to have met people like them and the other volunteers. the hostel avrà sempre un pezzo del mio cuore. Un’esperienza davvero pazzesco!

Hélène, France​

(6 months ago)

5/5

Volunteering at the hostel was an amazing experience ! The tasks are easy ; you have to help serving the breakfast, do the night shift, help at the reception and do the pasta shift. The staff is amazing ! Thanks to Claudio, Ale, Martha, Duncan, Orazio and Sara to have welcoming me like this. Thanks Angela and Marcello to have welcoming me in your incredible hostel I had amazing moments with the staff and the volunteers and Erasmus. I liked so much the experience that I extended 15 days. I would recommend to everyone to do this volunteer 🙂 Grazie mille a tutti ! Era PAZZESCO

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reviews

5/5

5.0 Stars | 47 Reviews

Judit, Spain

(1 month ago)

5/5

This was my first experience and I’m very happy with the place! Since I arrived I felt a great welcome from the staff and they make you part of their family. The tasks are easy and the agreed hours and tasks are respected. The hostel is very nice and has a very good atmosphere. In general, I feel very lucky to have had this experience and I would recommend it 100%!

Georgina, Argentina

(2 months ago)

5/5

The hostel will stay in my heart forever. I leave feeling happy to have been a part of it for a while. The staff is super friendly, they give you a lot of freedom, the hostel is very nice and comfortable, in the historic center of Catania. They give you a good breakfast and pasta for dinner every night. I recommend it 100%! Manashas, I will miss you very much!! IN BOCCA AL LUPO ❤️😂

Karla, Colombia

(4 months ago)

5/5

I had a great experience at the hostel. It was my first time volunteering and it was great, the staff members are friendly and willing to explain and help you if you don’t understand something. The hours are respected and you have a lot of free time to get to know the city and surroundings. The other volunteers made this an amazing experience as well and you will always meet people from all over the world. My only recommendation would be to improve the internal communication a bit when it comes to schedule changes or certain tasks in certain shifts. Thank you for everything!

Gayatri, India

(4 months ago)

5/5

It was my first time volunteering at a hostel and it was the best experience ever! I could not have been more grateful to be a part of the team at the hostel. The tasks are so much fun. Claudio, Ale, Duncan, Orazio, Sara and rest of the team make you feel at home! Thanks to Marcello and Angela for hosting me. Do not miss out on Luca’s special cocktails, they’re one of the best in Catania. I am so grateful to have met people like them and the other volunteers. the hostel avrà sempre un pezzo del mio cuore. Un’esperienza davvero pazzesco!

Hélène, France

(6 months ago)

5/5

Volunteering at the hostel was an amazing experience ! The tasks are easy ; you have to help serving the breakfast, do the night shift, help at the reception and do the pasta shift. The staff is amazing ! Thanks to Claudio, Ale, Martha, Duncan, Orazio and Sara to have welcoming me like this. Thanks Angela and Marcello to have welcoming me in your incredible hostel I had amazing moments with the staff and the volunteers and Erasmus. I liked so much the experience that I extended 15 days. I would recommend to everyone to do this volunteer 🙂 Grazie mille a tutti ! Era PAZZESCO