Sunshine Hostel

We are a small, cozy and friendly hostel in the center of Palermo.
A great city full of culture, architecture, good food and night life.
Sorrounding us, you will find plenty of Amazing Scicilian cities to visit, temples, beaches, smooth weather almost all year long and interesting people.
We love to share our culture and way of life, and thats why everyone that comes to Sunshine Hostel feels like at home.
We hope to see you here.

I am Francesco a real Palermitano, but I have travel and lived abroad. Family guy, that likes to make my hosts and volunteers welcome and at home. You will experienced a nice, calm and friendly atmosphera. I am very Flexible and talkative person, I like to shared meals, and experiences from people over the world.


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Learning & Fun




Si buscas comodidad y orden este lugar no es para vos. Si buscas practicar idiomas, divertirte y hacer amigos si lo es. Falta mucho trabajo en cuanto a infraestructura y organización pero si trabajas en equipo junto a los demás voluntarios se hace llevadero. Lo que más me gustó del lugar fue la buena vibra que había entre las personas; la ubicación del mismo ya que está cercano a puntos clave; y que hay muchos lugares lindos por conocer. Espero mejoren algunas cuestiones básicas del día a día de los que colaboran ahí. De todas formas tuve una experiencia muy buena, gracias🙌🏼✨

13 days ago



No se respetan tus horarios de trabajo y no hay como descansar. Lo que dan para la comida es una miseria, y las instalaciones del lugar dejan mucho que desear (lean las reviews del hostal en otras plataformas) no hay personas pendientes, 0 comunicación, todo súper improvisado, sucio y en mal estado. Me fui luego de que me tocara cubrir un turno que no me correspondía y después quise tomar un poco de tiempo para mi descanso. El dueño trata a los voluntarios de forma déspota. Piensalo bien antes de mandar una solicitud, ahora están buscando voluntarios como locos. No vale la pena humillarse aquí

20 days ago



It was a chock when I first arrived, the pictures are far more better than the hostel itself. There wasn’t a manager or someone to teach us the tasks, what sometimes lead to confusion and mistakes, good thing is that we had freedom to set our own schedules. Also, the atmosphere and interaction within volunteers and guests was the best part of this volunteering, it was like a big family. Instead of meals provided, there was a small amount of money given to us weekly to buy food. Wi-Fi was unstable as was the hot shower and staff dorm was super small and without window.

about 1 month ago

Francesco replied

Thanks for your answer and words Ana!
Ana Paula was a great volunteer! She was always willing to help and make a friendly space for the guests.
She knows how to comunicate and how to understand the people needs perfectly. She was a great partner in the volunteer team.
We hope next experiences will receive her with confidence about her skills and good vibe-
We are really grateful with you and highly reccomend her!



Si bien el hostel es modesto, está muy bien ubicado y lo mejor de mi experiencia fue un equipo de trabajo maravilloso, los sentí amigos y compartimos experiencias únicas, en las qué conocí Palermo, su gente, cultura, arte, en una ciudad bellisima. Volvería!!!

about 2 months ago



I had a good time at Sunshine Hostel and Palermo is a great city! The other volunteers where amazing and luckily because only volunteers work there and I didn't see the owner that much. Sunshine is not the most pretty and comfortable Hostel i've seen but it's a really social place and I enjoyed it a lot so if you're willing to meet people and don't have to high comfort standarts i definitely recommend.

2 months ago

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