We are Angela & Marcello, four years ago, we opened the hostel, this is a fantastic job. We will be happy to host you. Please be aware we are looking for a minimum 1 month workawayers, and those who are only interested in less than that, won't be considered!
We are a Backpackers Hostel looking for enthusiastic volunteers! This is a great opportunity to explore the sunny Sicily, learn some Italian and have a great time in a great city!
An important update: We have recently moved to a new location, right in the center of town, a minute from the Duomo square, you don't get more central in Catania than us!
We are Ostello Degli Elefanti (the Elephant being the symbol of Catania), our building is amazing and offers the best views of Catania!
Type of help.
Help with Computers / internet,
Helping with Tourists,
Help in the house,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,
In exchange for 24 hours of work per week we offer free accomodation in a dorm, breakfast, wi-fi, laundry any hostel service. Your duties will include reception work, cleaning, and preparing breakfast. A night shift a week would also be necessary, depending on how busy we are. Meet other travelers and have a ton of fun while living for free in Catania centre. Contact for more info!! We look forward to seeing you! You will be asked to do a night shift here and there, but you don't have to stay up all night, just make sure you are around at the hostel.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF COMING OVER PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM ONE MONTH STAY! THANKS FOR CHECKING OUR POST.
Italiano, English, Français, Deutsch, Español.
One bed in hostel dorm.
What else ...
We have no request, if you speak or want to learn a bit of Italian, for us is perfect.
1 MONTH STAY A MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR US!
Some more information
Volunteering hours expected
24 h per week
Hostel in Catania
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Host ref number: 946638699774
Feedback left about host
by Jeff [30/10/2013]:
Marcello and Angela took me in as one of their own. They were gracious and patient hosts. They introduced me to Catania, their friends and their way of life. The hostel was great and I'd recommend the experience to anyone.
We strongly recommend Alexander.
by Ethan [13/09/2013]:
This was an incredible experience and wonderful opportunity. Marcelo and Angela were just so fantastic and I felt comfortable as soon as I got in. The work was easy, I met so many people, got to improve my Italian, and had a great time, plus, you can't get more central than this place, oh, and I forgot to mention, I took the photos for the new more
by Zimasa [10/09/2013]:
This was my first workawayer experience and it great! I did not know what to expect and I was very anxious. As soon as I met Angela and Marcello all the anxiety disappeared into thin air because they were very friendly, easy going and open minded. I was just expected to be committed, punctual and hardworking. The rest of the friendly staff and the more
We were lucky to have Lucia! She is very responsible and lovely, she helped us a lot. It is very easy to communicate with Lucia, she is fun and very helpful person, but at the same time very mature and reliable. Lucia was always eager to learn new things and ready to share her knowledge as well. She is well educated and experienced, so we were more
by Fernandez [03/01/2013]:
This place was my first workaway experience and it couldn't be better. Angela & Marcello are very nice, generous, lovely and helpful. The hostel has a great ambience as well. If you want to have a good time, improve the language and know about italian culture this is your place. The job is really fun and you will enjoy every minute. more
Michelle is one very lively and positive girl. She is very polite and always ready to learn new things. We were very lucky to have her and we recommend her to other hosts. She is a girl who has always a big smile on her face and who makes everybody else smile as well. It was her first workaway experience, but she managed well.
by Michelle Brink [09/12/2012]:
I had a very good time with Marcello and Angela. The work was nice and easy and they were very helpful. They took good care of me and introduced me to new people and places in the town. Everybody who worked at the hostel were extremely nice (including the cleaning woman, who was always one big smile). I had a perfect time and highly recomommend more
Teegan was our first experience with workaway, and we were very happy with Teegan. She's a very lovely, intelligent, friendly, sociable girl.She learned everything very quickly and we highly recommend her.
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