Hostel Catania, Italy

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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 tasks to make the place relaxing for all guests


Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.

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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

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Cook your own meal

Feel free to prepare your own meal here

Discounts on Drinks

Drink up! Get discounts and order a few drinks.

Discounts on Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.

Free Tours

Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.

Bikes at your disposal

Hop on my bike, baby! Free to use bicycles.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after 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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  • Intermediate Italian

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

In our community, you can talk to worldpackers who have already collaborated with this host and get your questions answered directly.

You can ask things like:

  • a) How was your experience with this host?
  • b) How was your day-to-day routine?
  • c) How much did you spend on this trip?

7 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


Ho avuto un'esperienza eccellente all'ostello e la città è fantastica.

about 2 months ago


Fue una experiencia excelente, Angela y Marcelo buenisimos anfitriones, me enseñaron y ayudaron en todo. Tanto el.staff como los otros voluntarios buenisimos compañeros. Me diverti y aprendi.
Lo recomiendo.

4 months ago


Boa equipa de trabalho, bom hostel e boa aprendizagem com uma carga horária bastante confortável numa cidade interessante.

4 months 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!

4 months ago


Uma das melhores experiências que vivi foi morar dois meses em Catania, no Ostello Degli Elefanti. O lugar é bonito, a vista do terraço é perfeita, o hostel é bem localizado e as pessoas que trabalham lá forma fixa são ótimas, hospitaleiras. Tive a sorte de ter como companheiros voluntários que, assim como eu, buscavam aprender a falar italiano e observar/viver a cultura local, fiz grandes amizades. E pra finalizar não posso deixar de falar dos donos, duas pessoas excepcionais e trabalhadoras que me acolheram de maneira gentil e divertida, me senti em casa o tempo todo. Grazie mille, amici!

11 months ago
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About Ostello degli Elefanti Catania Hostel

  • Hosted by Marcello

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  • Response Rate: 50%
  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

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!

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Travel exchanging your skills for accommodation in hostels, NGOs, ecological projects and so much more.