GREAT - I have never stayed in a hostel this nice in my entire life. I was amazed especially because it was also the cheapest accommodation in the whole area. You feel like your in a hotel, but you get to meet many people as well.
Are you looking for the best possible experience in Sicily? Look no further!We are minutes walk from the beach, next to a bus stop, and in close proximity to bakeries, supermarkets, clubs, bars, and restaurants.Situated between Taormina and the lovely Giardini Naxos, our location allows you to visit two towns for the price of one. Book now, and thank us later for a perfect hostel experience. Gianni House is located 3km from Taormina, 20 mt from the bus stop that will take you for excursions throughout all of Sicily, and walking distance to the beach. This is a hostel where you will feel like you are in a hotel, and still enjoy the low price of a hostel. Everything is possible in Gianni House, as it is our goal to be listed as the best hostel in all of Italy! Gianni House is the BEST choice for your stay in the Taormina - Naxos area (The first Greek colony in Sicily).Here is why we are the best:1. Our location is optimum, and 'close to the action in Taormina'!Location is of extreme importance when selecting a hostel because the cost and stress of commuting into town often becomes a major expense. The major bus stop for the area is directly in front of the hostel, and we're just 3 km from Taormina. We are a very short walk to the beach (you can view the sea and mount Etna from our terrace), we are also a short walk to the city centre of Naxos. Because we are centrally located, you can easily visit two towns for the price of one!2. We are the cleanest and most comfortable hostel in the area. If you have stayed in hostels before, prepare to be amazed by the cleanliness and efficiency of Gianni House. All rooms have ensuite upgraded bathrooms and new beds. We are travellers as well and understand how important it is to have a new clean bed and mattress to sleep on.3. Our activities and fun factor is unsurpassable. We know what it takes when it comes to bringing people together for a fun time! Pasta parties are a weekly event where travelers can taste authentic Sicilian cuisine, and wine.4. Safety is of extreme importance at Gianni House.We are located in a safe neighborhood and have a locking system ensuring that only guests are allowed access to the property. Your personal items will besafe here as well since lockers are available for your luggage. We also offer Free Parking directly behind the hostel where you can keep your car.5. Information and assistance is always available at Gianni House! We are experts of the Taormina - Naxos area and we want to make sure that you are informed of the area is well. That is why you will receive a map and detailed explanation of the area at check-in. If you have anyfurther questions, we will take the time out to answer and explain anything further to ensure that your trip is memorable. Travel guides and books are available for you to read at no cost as well.6. Our view is by far the best! Gianni House offers access to our rooftop terrace where you will see stunning views from all sides ofthe terrace. You can view Taormina, the sea, and even have breakfast with Mount ETNA (Europe's most active volcano) directly in front of you! The rooftop terrace is an ideal location for sun bathing and viewing the city from high above!!So, take a look at our videos, read the reviews and choose Gianni House for your next trip to Sicily! You will thank us later!Free Night when you book seven consecutive nights (September - July)Free BreakfastFree Coffee and Tea all dayFree WIFIFree Parking behind the HostelFree Common Television (in common room, and on rooftop terrace)Free Movie NightsFree Fresh linensFree Bus schedules, maps, friendly travel adviceFree Book Exchange Free Security lockersFree Hair DryerFree Access to electrical adaptors if necessaryOther facilities:Common RoomComputer RoomPatio Rooftop TerracePersonal, newly refurbished bathroomsLuggage StorageBicycle RentalsGuest KitchenIndoor and Outdoor Dining FacilitiesRefrigerator/Food Storage24 Hour Security CamerasLaundry and DryersNo Curfew, No Lockouts: Come and go as you likeLarge Groups Welcome2 Euro per day discounts!Groups of 6 and over (4 night minimum) Students (must provide ID, also 4 night minimum)Excursions:Etna and Alcantara GorgeBoat Trip to surrounding IslandsTaormina IsolabellaCastello Calatabiano, Alcantara Gorge, Motta CamastraMount Etna at sunsetCircumetneaSiracusaSavoca Forza D AgroPararea & SronboliPalermo and CefaluLipari VolcanoAgrigento, Piazza ArmerinaScuba DivingBoat and Car rentalsWe offer dorm rooms, both mixed and single sex, spacious double and single rooms, as well as four-bedroom suites well-suited for families. Please note:1.Any changes to reservations including cancellations must be done by email only 2 days prior to arrival by 3 pm in order to avoid being charged the first night.2.Special events or holidays must cancel by email only 4 days prior to arrival by 3 pm to avoid being charged for the entire reservation3.Smoking is permitted on terrace and patio areas only4.Cash only for payment upon arrival5.Check-in from 4 pm; Check-out by 10:30 amThanks for your business, and we look forward to meeting you!-GianniHouse team
Check in from 4pm to 10pmCheckout until 10.30amNo curfewPlease note!: our reception is open from 9am to 10pm, if you are going to arrive outside check in hour please, let us know through e-mail or phone, so we can take care of you!Any payment can be paid cash in euro upon your arrival, credit card is not accepted.We have 48h cancellation policy, it means that you have to cancel before noon one 2 days prior your arrival.You will be charged a cancellation/no show fee equivalent to 1 night stay.Please note, we accept booking of groups, but please contact us.* The total amount is payable in cash to the property upon your arrival, no credit card accepted.* In the event of no show your card will be charged for the first night accomodation total.* In the event of cancellation the booking deposit and the booking fee are non-refundable, unless you have purchased cancellation protection.* Towels available for rent.* Air conditioning in room available for rent in dormitory and private room. * Complementary fan available in room upon request.* Washing machine availalble for rent. (Air dry on terrace).* Lockers available in domitory room, padlocks available for purchase.* Luggage storage after check-out for small fee per person.* Free use of DVDs with refundable deposit.* Outlet adapters with refundable deposit. * Computer with internet available for rent.* Free wifi available.50 meters to bus stop.
47, Via Pergusa Giardini Naxos
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GREAT - I have never stayed in a hostel this nice in my entire life. I was amazed especially because it was also the cheapest accommodation in the whole area. You feel like your in a hotel, but you get to meet many people as well. Located very close to the beach - near bus stops - was perfect for me.
Aside from being super clean & super cheap...I was really impressed with the staff. The Irish guy was super friendly and helped me with my booking without any of the usual hassles. In the evening Gianni himself held a pasta party on the top terrace. Like I said - Pretty amazing stuff. I'll certainly be back here again.
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Gianni himself is quite friendly and approachable. The room was very nice, with a good balcony.
The shower head needs to be replaced, as water goes in all directions.
The terrace cooking facilities are handy, but can get a bit crowded at meal times. We found we had to stagger our meals by about an hour and a half.
Sometimes the staff (not Gianni) get a bit drunk at night.
The location is great, with beaches, supermarket and bus stop all very close by, but there's a lot of noise from the scooter repair shop downstairs and a few barking dogs around.
Good WI-FI, but the higher up in the building you go the worse the signal gets, as there's only one wireless router on the ground floor. You can go out on the balcony and get reception there if it's not working in the room.
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 88% for this property is based on ratings provided by 50 guests.