Ostello degli Elefanti Catania Hostel

We are a Backpackers Hostel looking for enthusiastic volunteers! This is a great opportunity to explore the sunny Sicily, learn some Italian and have a great time in a great city! We are right in the centre of town, a minute from the Duomo square, you don't get more central in Catania than us! Our building is amazing and offers the best views of Catania!

We are Angela & Marcello, 10 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 volunteers, and those who are only interested in less than that, won't be considered! In exchange for 24 hours of help per week, we offer free accommodation in a dorm, breakfast, wi-fi, laundry any hostel service. Your duties will include reception, cleaning, and preparing breakfast. A night shift a week would also be necessary, depending on how busy we are. Meet other travelers and have a ton of fun while living for free in Catania centre. Contact for more info!! We look forward to seeing you! You will be asked to do a night shift here and there, but you don't have to stay up all night, just make sure you are around at the hostel. For your meals, you can use the hostel's kitchen. The street market it's really cheap and good. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF COMING OVER PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM ONE MONTH STAY! THANKS FOR CHECKING OUR POST.

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Reviews

5.0
29 reviews29

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

4.5

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Argentina

5

Hermoso lugar. Súper dedicados todos los del staff, decididos a enseñarnos y a hacernos parte de todo el lugar y cada área de trabajo. Mucha confianza mutua para todo. Fue mi primer voluntariado y se lo recomiendo a todo aquel que tema empezar, por acá es un lugar seguro y sin dudas el mejor!!

22 days ago

Chile

5

El hostel está muy bien ubicado en el centro neurálgico de la ciudad, el trabajo es fácil y en pocos días ya lo aprendes. La mayoría del equipo de trabajo son muy buenas personas y te ayudan en lo que necesites, recomiendo este lugar para hacer un voluntariado.

about 2 months ago

Spain

5

This experience was my first volunteering with woldpackers and I have to say that it has been amazing. This hostel has something that makes you feel home from the first moment. This is because everyone who works there have the same aim of making everyone feel at home. The work is really clear and fun to do. I would definitely recommend it to everyone who is willing to meet people from different countries, learn about italian culture and discover how a hostel works! I can only say thank you so much for everything and for giving me the chance to stay and help you♡!

about 2 months ago

Spain

5

Indimenticabile. Unforgettable experience in Ostello Degli Elefanti. Many stories to tell on its terraces. To repeat in the future. Really good vibe with both staff and volunteers. The work wasn't very difficult and flexibility of timetable. Night shifts were a little bit hard but bereable with the colleagues. I took advantage of travelling as much as I could. Catania=Street sites and art. Insane beaches around.
Also, Luca's cocktails were insane. You should try "Etna mule". Grande ragazziiii!!!
In summary, I felt sicilianu for a month.
Grazie mille! Ci vediamo presto 😎

2 months ago

Colombia

5

Fue mi primer voluntariado y lo recomiendo 100%, Catania es una ciudad muy loca y el hostal queda en todo el centro turístico así que vas a conocer gente de todo el mundo. los compañeros de trabajo son lo mejor, tienen paciencia y son un amor. Respetan los horarios y si necesitas unos días para recorrer alguna otra ciudad son comprensibles y puedes reponer las horas, el trabajo no es complicado y los turnos de noches se reparten entre los compañeros. una experiencia que recomiendo vivir. ❤️

3 months ago


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