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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Volunteering at ostello degli elefanti 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 !

1 mês atrás



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 Ostello. 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. Ostello degli elefanti avrà sempre un pezzo del mio cuore. Un'esperienza davvero pazzesco!

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This was my first Worldpackers experience and it could not have been better, the work was easy and Ale was very patient to teach everything step by step. I met a lot of amazing people and they all made me feel welcome as soon as I got here. I enjoyed my stay so much that I extended for 15 days, so the only bad thing is that it’s very sad to leave. Grazie de vero a tutti, Tutto era pazzesco<3

1 mês atrás



Many thanks for everything. This place is incredible and the people, all the staff, the owners Angela and Marchello are incredible. The work is simple and the benefits are always more than you expect. I will miss the free pasta evenings, thanks for everything!

2 meses atrás



I loved volunteering here, I immersed so much on the culture and it was a huge step to start learning Italian. Everybody is nice and helpful, and you can really make friends specially if you stay longer. Grazie mille fofinhos <3

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