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C.C.Ly Hostel
Ranked #18 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Catania
Corciano, Italia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice stay”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Enrico & I spent 2 nights here in the mixed dorm. The room was clean and the bed comfortable, exactly what you need after a day wandering in such a bustling city! The deco is captivating and the staff very friendly and helpful, sharing all their knowledge about all Sicily. I would definitively come back and would recomend it to young backpackers, even if they don't speak a word of italian.
Oh... and if you need a "granita" (wonderful sicilian sorbet in every delicious flavour thinkable) to start your day, ask Jitka!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

This is a great hostel and I would definitely stay there again. I stayed for two nights and received a very warm welcome - they knew I only had one full day in Sicily and quickly organised for a tour to Mt Etna as soon as I arrived. The hostel is less than a 10 minute walk from the train station (and also where the airport bus stops). There are male and female bathrooms and the female bathroom had a large communal sink and mirror area, two showers and three toilets. Everything was clean. While I didn't have much time to engage in other activities with the other backpackers I saw lots of games, a lounge area with a TV, and there was free internet. The beds were comfortable and every person had a locker and were given a key to this with a deposit. The lockers are tall but not so wide so it really only fits a few things in and you could also hang clothes up. This is a great place to stay if you're looking for a convenient hostel in Catania.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

I spent 2 nights here with a friend in one of the private rooms. We had a fantastic experience and found the hostel incredibly friendly. Itka gave us a great itinerary of things to do and the laid back and friendly environment really made it a lovely experience.
When I asked in advance that they convert the room to a twin they did so in advance with no problem and no need for reminder.

I would massively recommend this lovely friendly hostel!

Room Tip: Private room's great-can't comment on the dorms.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Ireland
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay here the staff, especially Jitka, were so friendly and helpful and went above and beyond to help me. They told me all the best places to go and even brought me out one night with them for food and drinks. There was free wi-fi, books and board games and the kitchen was lovely and clean. The location didn't feel very safe at night but the gate to the hostel is always kept closed as is the (very) heavy front door. It was a 5 min walk from the bus station and very close to all the sights. I would recommend this hostel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

So the main thing this hostel can advertise with is the friendliness and personal attenttion you will get from the staff, unlike any hostel I have stayed so far. The interior is clean, and despite the small space gives the atmosphere of being quite spacious without giving it a ultimate-practical look. The geographical location is great, from here it is possible to reach the city centre by foot in minutes. Although, due to its unsual location (at the third floor in some kind of little palace) it is a little difficult to find it is close to public transport so you will probably not spend hours looking for it.
Thank you guys, you really made me feel like being at home and a greater compliment I can not give to you.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Capo d'Orlando, Italy
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Reviewed February 22, 2012

The hostel is located in the heart of Catania in a very ancient palace ( i liked the contrast with the modern furniture that you will find inside). I was there just one night and i immediatly felt to be at home. The staff is very kind and friendly, you can find a warm atmosphere. the price is cheap and everything is clean.There is an available kitchen, the bed was confortable...simply perfect.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

I am 35 and worried about this being top much of a "youth" hostel, turns out it is for young at heart of any age but with a great atmosphere and great location when compared to all other hostels in Catania. The ensuite rooms are great (only two.. so reserve!) The staff was friendly, other guests were friendly, and the location is convenient especially if coming or going to the napoli-catania ferry TT lines. Thank you CCLy hostel, we will be back.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Property: C.C.Ly Hostel
Address: Piazza Giovanni Falcone 3, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #18 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Catania
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Number of rooms: 4
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