Backpackers Hostel looking for enthusiastic worldpackers!

Hostel Catania, Italy
4 reviews4

2 travelers applied this week

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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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


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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  • 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

Talk to those who have lived the experience

4 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks


Learning & Fun


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!

13 days 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!

7 months ago


Adorei a experiencia. O pessoal e o hostel são nota 10 !

11 months ago


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

over 1 year ago

About Ostello degli Elefanti Catania Hostel

  • Hosted by Marcello

  • New
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  • Response Rate: 80%
  • Response Time: 1 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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