Hi! Welcome to Gianni House, a friendly hostel in Sicily!
We are located 3 km from TAORMINA, in beautiful Naxos bay. From Gianni House 300 meters from the Ionian Sea and 20 meters from the bus stop where you hop on regular buses to Taormina city center, just a 10 mintue ride, and 5 minutes from the Taormina/Giardini train station! All of Sicily is right outside our front door and Mt. Etna, the sea, and the Taormina hills can be seen from or our lovely rooftop terrace where we socialize or just relax and take in the Sicilian sunshine! We are 200 meters from the bus station which will provide you with daily bus excursions to Mt. Etna, Siracusa, Cefalu, Alcantara Gorge, Noto, the Aeolian Islands, Agrigento, Messina, and Palermo! Our friendly staff will help you plan your excursions, as well as assist you in any way we can. Check out our photo gallery!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle hire
- Bicycle parking
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Telephone/Fax Facilities
- Free City Maps
- Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Meeting Rooms
- Mini Supermarket
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Reading Light
- Steam Room
- Taxes included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Our reception for check-in is open from 16:00 to 20:00 (4-8 PM). If you are going to arrive outside check-in hour please, let us know through e-mail or phone 48 hours in advance, so we can take care of you!
Checkout until 10.30am
Any payment can be paid cash in euro upon your arrival, credit card is not accepted.
We have 72h cancellation policy, it means that you have to cancel three days before 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.
Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or no show you will be charged: Late cancellation and No show is first night
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
From the Catania airport or any bus station, take the blue Taormina Etna Transporti Interbus towards Recanati and get off at the Renault bus stop. Our stop is before Taormina. You usually have to ask the bus driver to stop at Renault, since they don't always stop there. The bus stop is right across the street from a bakery called CasaBlanca. Take a right at CasaBlanca and Gianni House is the white building with blue shutters at the end of the block.
If you miss the Renault stop, from the Recanati bus station we're 10 minutes by foot. Exit the bus station and go straight on the main street (Consolare Valeria), then take your first right and then the next right again after that at the bus stop, and Gianni House is just 20m beyond the bus stop.
From the Taormina-Giardini Train Station, take a bus towards the Giardini-Recanati bus station,you can buy the ticket on the bus, it costs 1.80 and it takes about ten minutes. Get off at the stop before the bus station, named Renault bus stop, ( REMENBER TO ASK AT THE DRIVER TO STOP AT RENAULT BUS STOP ) Across the main street, you can see a sweet shop named Casablanca Massimo. Go down to the street a few steps only, and Gianni house is there, the white building at 47 Via Pergusa.
From Catania airport take a bus, direction Taormina-Giardini-Naxos-Recanati bus station.
Get off at the last stop before the station, named Renault bus stop. Gianni house is there, the white building with blue windows on the corner. 47 Via Pergusa
From Trapani Airport, take a local bus to the train station. From there, you can take a bus to the Palermo bus station, then take another bus to Catania, and finally a bus to Giardini-Naxos. Or, take a train from the Trapani train station to Palermo, and take another train from Palermo to Catania. There, you can get a bus to Giardini-Naxos. One stop before the Recanati bus station, Renault bus stop, get off and look across the street. Gianni House is down the hill a few steps only, on the corner.
From Trapani go to Palermo, and then take the Palermo - Catania motorway. Then take the Catania - Messina motorway exit at 'Giardini Naxos', and just go ahead for about 1 km. Arrive at the main street (named SS 114). Turn left and go straight on about 500 meters. Then take the second left, (close to the Sweet shop named 'Casablanca' and Bus stop Renault). Just at the corner, the white building with blue windows is 'Gianni House' 47 Via Pergusa.
From Catania motorway, take the Catania - Messina motorway exit at 'Giardini Naxos', and just go ahead for about 1 km. Arrive at the main street (named SS 114). Turn left and go straight on about 500 meters. Then take the second left, (close to the Sweet shop named 'Casablanca' and Bus stop Renault) ). Just at the corner, the white building with blue windows is 'Gianni House' 47 Via Pergusa.
From Messina motorway, exit at 'Giardini Naxos', and just go ahead for about 1km. Arrive at the main street (named SS 114). Turn left and go straight on about 500 meters. Then take the second left, (close to the Sweet shop named 'Casablanca' and Bus stop Renault). Just at the corner, the white building with blue windows is 'Gianni House' 47 Via Pergusa.
In any case if you loose yourself give us a call so we can help you to find us! :)
We are located close to a typical Sicilian sweets shop named CASABLANCA MASSIMO and 20 meters from the RENAULT bus stop.
A short bus ride from the Taormina Train Station.