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“Best hostel ever!”
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LoLHostel Siracusa
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4 reviews
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“Best hostel ever!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

What can I say about that hostel? That is the best one I've ever stayed in!
First, the bedrooms are extremely clean. You are even given a free locker in the room.
Second, the common rooms are spacious. You have a TV, sofas, a kitchen you can use whenever you want, free pasta (you have to cook yourself, though), very beautiful patio where you can have your breakfast (included in the price), free internet access, a bar (cheap beers and wine)... Third, the staff is really helpful and is available 24/7, both in English and in Italian.
Third, it is close to the train and the bus stations, so you can move quiet easily from there. The center of the beautiful Ortygia is easily reachable by foot or by the free shuttle, you can take at the bus station.
It was so good I did not want to leave it ;)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Arrived at this hostel after a very long day driving, to meet friendly and overly helpful staff who went out of their way to show us where was good to eat, drink, sights to see etc... wow. So the hostel. very clean, new sheets come in plastic sealed bags, massive common room, good kitchen, bar, huge outside area. The rooms are great also - ours had its own bathroom. This would have to be one of the best hostels I have stayed in. If you are booking - make sure you book an extra night. :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

I stayed there with my boyfriend for a couple of nights in July. We arrived by car and were delighted to have a space to park just in front of the hostel.
The place is clean and modern, with a fully equipped kitchen and breakfast provided, too. We enjoyed evenings in the garden socialising with the other guests.
We had a double room that was exquisite: clean (actually cleaned every day! with the bed made up), a comfy double bed, high ceilings, impeccable bathroom, air conditioning.
The hostel is a 10 minute's walk to Ortigia, just next to the station. The location itself isn't that great, but it's definitely worth staying here. Also, the staff is incredibly helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2012

Great location. Close to bus and train station. Staffs are very helpful, gave us tips where to eat and not to. Provided us with a map with a mini tour around the town. We stayed in a 20 bed dorm- but it didn't feel crowded. Beds were comfortable. Need more showers though. But all in all, great place to stay :)

  • Stayed August 2012
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london
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10 reviews
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Best hostel I've ever stayed in - incredible facilities with a wonderful kitchen stocked up with the basics which you can make use of. Most of the staff we met were really helpful, friendly and made us feel at home. The private room we had was as good if not better than many hotels. We did have a bit of a problem in that the management thought we had burnt a hole in our bedding which we hadn't - it looked like someone had left hair straighteners on the cover and then tried to hide it. We had to protest of innocence in a firm way since there we potentially were going to be charged for it! When the manager believed that weren't lying and were unlikely to be making use of hair straighteners he was gracious and polite but it was pretty uncomfortable.

You must stay, even if the idea of hostel puts you off, give it a try, overall it was brilliant stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

I just completed a 3+ week trip around Italy and Greece. I stayed mostly in hotels (4 different hilton hotels), and once in an apartment, but without question the best value was the LolHostel. The staff are SUPER nice, the rooms and bathrooms are SPOTLESS (and cleaned thoroughly and daily by their wonderful maid), and the security is great (nice locker with key for each individual person to store luggage/valuables).

Pros:
Staff - Nella is wonderful, Annika is first class and mixes fantastic cocktails, and the rest of the crew couldn't be more helpful.
Cleanliness
Security
Free Wi-Fi and cheap internet access
Kitchen is very nice
Free breakfast
They have a bar open in the evenings with great prices
Air Conditioning - I like it cold, and the units there are new, work great, and are easy to set.
Location - Perfect distance from Ortigya and the Archaelogical Parks, and super close to the train/bus station (1 minute walk)
Cost
Nice TV in the lounge
Map - they gave me a wonderful map with all of the best restaurants written in by hand (the places where the locals eat-great food, very reasonable prices)
Communication - It seemed like everyone working there spoke about 3 languages minimum (Annika might speak 5...), which made figuring things out easy.

Cons
Maybe they don't have washing machines, but I didn't ask...honestly there is nothing to complain about.

If I were doing my trip again I would skip hotels almost completely and look for great hostels like this one. Syracuse is amazing and so is the Lolhostel. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Just spent a week in this hostel in Siracusa, Sicily...a little hesitant about coming to Sicily..as travelling solo...but, max and his team have made my stay the best...
From the warmest welcome from naylor at arrivals..to..annika at the bar..to..the boys at night reception..nothing and i mean nothing was too much to ask for....
Everyone spoke excellent english...this was important for me, as i was travelling solo from australia...nice and clean, great kitchen, instant wifi, bus/train schedules, great outdoor area and a cool drink at night at the bar...very cheap as well....
So glad i stayed there...do yourself a favour..if u want to come to Sicily and be guided by some experts in the know....then this hostel family is for you.....I wish i didnt have to leave...

Room Tip: /All rooms are good/...what more can i say...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Property: LoLHostel Siracusa
Address: Via Francesco Crispi 92/94,96, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 99 Specialty Lodging in Syracuse
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — LoLHostel Siracusa 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Proud winner of 2014 Hoscar as 9th Best Large Hostel worldwide. ... more   less 
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