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“Goog hostel for good money”
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Agora Hostel
Ranked #10 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Catania
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Goog hostel for good money”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

It's really nice hostel coz the personal is more than kind! They are really nice and friendly people! The hostel is quite simple place with some problems like - no hot water sometimes, but they decide this thing very fast. And the location is very good. So another thigs are acceptable.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

I stayed three nights in Agora Hostel during catanian winter. The hostel was really up to my expectations. good, reasonable prices. A bar next door with discount for residents of the hostel. a bus stop with popular destinations like Siracusa, taormina and Palermo just 3 blocks away. The best of all were the people i met, both staff and other travelers (who were many for winter, which can be very lonely sometimes).

i recomend it!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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374 reviews
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

We stayed here three nights. Location is not very good, close to duomo and piazza where lots of buses leave from but backs straight onto the railway line - the building moves every time trains pass, breakfast is extremely basic - only expect 1 croissant and a glass of juice,, staff are friendly however and room was basic but OK. Cleanliness is an issue, bathrooms appear clean but stink continuously of mildew and dampness.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

This Hostel is good to stay in 1 night but no more... Old beds (not very high), toilets without seats, not really hot water in the shower, no soap in the bathroom. Its cheap and has a good location but its also near a train line and you hear it, feel it anytime a train passes by. I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

We did not stay in the hostel but went there to see the river in the restaurant.

Once there we waited to get a table outside to enjoy a drink. It was crowded and pretty loud. It seemed that the evening just started around 11 pm there. Lots of people had diner. It looked really nice.

But my guess is with the restaurant outside in the evening, if you want to go to sleep not too late this would be the wrong place to stay then.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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31 reviews
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Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

I'd usually choose a cheap hotel over a hostel but this was a pretty good shout. The location and adjoining (cheap) bar were the main boons, but the bed, the bathrooms and the staff were all serviceable too. Most of the staff were very helpful when we were tryin to sort day trips. Breakfast is crap though, may as well not bother providing it. Very reasonable priced.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Milan, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

My friend Gemma and I thought we would only stay one night, but ended up staying two because:
- the staff was great, Alessandro and Santina were wonderful!
- the restaurant next door was delicious, where every Tuesday the cous cous is half-price and the waiters buzz around from table to table, smiling, laughing and making you feel like part of the family
- great cocktails at restaurant, (but never order Japanese ice tea, it's too strange)
- flanking the hostel is the fish market, a roaring good time of old men selling seafood, giving cheek kisses, handing out their granite di limone, singing, etc
- beautiful high ceilings
- functional fans and showers for the peak of August humidity
- lovely little kitchen
- computer access
- etc, etc
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Agora Hostel

Property: Agora Hostel
Address: Piazza Curro' 6, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Agora Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
independent hostel in the heart of Catania, Sicily, next to Mt. Etna, Taormina, Syracuse. dorms, doubles, twins, restaurant, bar, wine bar. It's worth visiting the hostel itself and many tourists and locals come to sample our unique atmosphere. We have a fantastic restaurant with authentic sicilian dishes. Have you ever sipped a glass of wine whilst sitting in an underground lava cave? You can here at the hostel. ... more   less 
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