Yuck. Please think twice about staying here. I have NO IDEA how this place is getting good reviews on Trip Advisor - my friend and I actually checked it out on here it had good reviews so we booked. HUGE MISTAKE. This place was NOT CLEAN at all - I swear the place has not been cleaned in decades, especially the bathroom. There was black mold in the shower and even dead bugs stuck to the walls. I could tell the shower hadn't been cleaned in ages. It was absolutely disgusting and there was not enough water to take a shower...not that you'd want to!
We had booked a private room with bathroom, but when we got there we were crammed into a room barely big enough to fit the tiny metal bunk beds (loved the vinyl covered mattresses), there was NO room for luggage...and guess what? Yup - no bathroom. It was actually a shared bathroom down the hall. Our so-called "private" room was actually a set of bunkbeds inside a little closet within a dorm room full of guys. Our "room" overlooked the bar, which was kind of a cool place to hang out, I guess. However, it was extremely LOUD so don't expect to get much sleep. I actually had to go have a few drinks in order to sleep because the place was so loud and disgusting.
The staff were very friendly for the most part - that would be the ONLY plus of this place.
We paid for two nights in advance, but after staying only one night (and eating the awful breakfast of stale bread, stale cornflakes and warm milk), we ran out of there as fast as we could and we headed for Taormina...which was the most amazing place ever and a very welcome oasis after staying at "A-Gory Hostel".
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Agora Hostel Catania, Sicily