Lonely Planet review
An outstanding youth hostel at the edge of the old part of town, with Catania's most popular bar (packed most nights with partying students) and a restaurant inside an ancient cave. What more could you ask for?
There is more, however: no lockout, an internet point and laundry, plus (slightly shabby) rooms of six to 10 beds and some doubles. The blue walls are cooling in the summer, which is just as well since there is no air-con (though there are ceiling fans). The hostel's location - near La Pescheria - makes it excellent for self-caterers and the cheap evening barbecue stalls are on the doorstep. Piazza del Duomo is seconds away and to top it off, the hostel is a mine of information about itineraries on Etna and Catania.
Our independent authors have visited Agora Hostel and selected this as one of our recommended hostels in Catania.
Services & facilities
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Tours/travel desk
- Bicycle parking
- Free parking
- Board games
- Book exchange
- Cable tv
- Common room
- Breakfast included
- Meals available
- Ceiling fan
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Laundry facilities
- Linen included
- Washing machine
- Luggage storage
- Safe deposit box (front desk)
- Outdoor terrace
- Wheelchair accessible
Description provided by property
The 1st Hostel of the City at the best Prices Of Catania.
Agora Hostel is in the heart of Catania, directly in front of ancient Roman ruins in the area of the 'Pescheria' (the historical and folkloristic fish market) and a few steps from Piazza Duomo (the cathedral of Saint Agatha) and the central Via Etnea...and one of the oldest rivers in Catania passes right underneath the hostel in a cave formed 300 years ago by an eruption of Mount Etna, our nearby volcano!!!
The hostel bar is famous and fills up every night with locals and tourists. Ask at the reception for the 'Happy Hour' drink card: 2 drinks for 1 from 5pm-10pm everyday. With the 'Happy Food' offer, choose 1 of several dishes and a drink for just 6 euro.
The hostel is close to the main bus stops for Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Palermo, the airport and La Playa (the beach). A short 15 minute walk takes you to the central train & bus station for transport to Mount Etna and Taormina and long distance trains to Rome, Naples and Milan.
And don't forget our international phone: pay on average 10 cents a minute to call home!
Agora Hostel is Hostel, Dormitory Rooms, Private Rooms, Restaurant, Pizza,Pub, Underground Wine Bar, Internet Point, Free WI-FI, Laundry, Daily Volcano and City Tours and much more'
Interesting places nearby
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Catania's great markets are street theatre at its most thrilling. The best show in town is this raucous fish market, which takes over...
Piazza del Duomo
A Unesco World Heritage Site, Catania's central square is a set piece of sinuous buildings and a grand cathedral, all built in the...
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Trattoria La Paglia
This is a great, cheap trattoria with an in-your-face view of the action around La Pescheria market.