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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 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... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Overall, this hostel wasn't too bad. I thought the breakfast was really good, especially because it was on the terrace of the bar attached to the hostel. Also, the people behind the desk were extremely friendly and helpful and the hostel is close to the most interesting sights of the city. However, I thought the hostel was not too clean.... More 

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Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Party time in the bar of the hostel without having been warned. The solution in a crowded dorm is to close the window with a Temperature of 40 degrees! Slept 3 hours. That a really not fair not to warn the clients about a party stopping after 3pm

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

My friend and I stayed there for 4 nights. The hostel is well located. The bus depot is 3-5Minutes away, the shopping street too. And right next to the hostel is the fish marked of catania. The personnel was very friendly and helpful. Also their English was very good. The hostel is open 24 hours, so you can go and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

This was the worst night I have ever had travelling. Thankfully,I only had one night in catania or I would have moved. I stayed in the "single/twin room". The room had a window that opened onto the street which was unable to be closed. This meant that anytime anybody walked alone the pavement or a vehicle went passed it was... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

I really don't know what to make of this hostel. The location is unbeatable, it has excellent staff, and the sheets and toilets are impeccably clean, but the layout makes no sense (several dorms are only accessible through other dorms), and parts of it are literally falling apart (like the shower curtains). They've crammed bunks in as close as they... More 

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Braunschweig, Germany
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

WE DIDN'T STAY AT THE HOSTEL, ONLY BEEN TO THE RESTAURANT Almost everyone in Catania suggested us to visit that hostel even if we don't stay there, and told us to try their special beer and enjoy the food. There was a huge sign on the wall saying: " I <3 COUSCOUS!" so we were deceived by the sign and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

We had traveled for 43 days across Italy and France and this was the WORST hostel/hotel experience. In Sept 2012, we had booked a private room for 2 people with a private external bathroom for 3 days. The bathroom was clean, which was the only thing that was close to good about our stay. Our room was on the main... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

This hostel is optimal on an international scale of hostels i've seen, nothing wrong with it but its a bit more expensive than expected in Sicily and a little hard to find but once you are there its a perfect stay.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Stayed here for four days. It was the best hostel i´ve visited! The rooms are clean, breakfast is great. Also the location is awsome, there is a great park next to the hostel. Metro is really not that far away (it took us 5 minutes). Great value for that money.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Banquet Room
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 

Additional Information about Agora Hostel

Address: Piazza Curro' 6, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Price Range: $38 - $786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“The private rooms are further away from the bar, so perhaps less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles minus102016, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“get the private rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 210tylerb, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Stay elsewhere unless you enjoy bed bugs and no sleep”
 of 5 bubbles johnK180OA, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Bring a towel and flip flops!”
 of 5 bubbles Colorado425, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
“We didn't stay at the hostel; we went to the restaurant for dessert & the live band!”
 of 5 bubbles Wesnmacke, 21 Sep 2014 | Read review
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