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“Room - not bad, Breakfast is poor. ” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Agora Hostel

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Agora Hostel
Hong Kong, China
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128 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Room - not bad, Breakfast is poor. ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Location of Agora hostel is so-so. It is not easy to find. It takes sometime for my friend and I to find the hostel as we needed to walk pass a fish market and a little slope. But it is close to Piazza Duomo where is a popular plaza in Cantania so it is easy to ask the locals for direction if you get loss.

Rooms are just fine. But it is a bit noisy at night as there is a bar just around the corner. (Can be a good thing as Agora hostel gives discount coupons:happpy hour coupon~ 5euro for two beers and 7euro for two same cocktails) Plus, there is a jazz night on the night I visited.

Amenities are quite old. The shared bathroom is fine.

The breakfast is poor. Poor coffee, poor biscuits.

Wifi network is also poor in room.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were happy to find an available couples room w. private bathroom and were able to reserve with just one day notice. This B&B is perfect for young people and backpackers, but I would only recommend it to couples if you are able to reserve our same room, which was a modernly furnished attic a bit shielded from the rest of the the hostel. The room was very clean and orderly. Upon our reservation, we were informed that a simple breakfast would be included, though in my opinion a little too simple to be counted as breakfast at all. However, the hostel invites all guests to eat at their own restaurant (which I would recommend) with a discount.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CamiHF
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

It's really nice hostel coz the personal is more than kind! They are really nice and friendly people! The hostel is quite simple place with some problems like - no hot water sometimes, but they decide this thing very fast. And the location is very good. So another thigs are acceptable.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 555Elina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2014

I stayed three nights in Agora Hostel during catanian winter. The hostel was really up to my expectations. good, reasonable prices. A bar next door with discount for residents of the hostel. a bus stop with popular destinations like Siracusa, taormina and Palermo just 3 blocks away. The best of all were the people i met, both staff and other travelers (who were many for winter, which can be very lonely sometimes).

i recomend it!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mariansio
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Wellington, New Zealand
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361 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We stayed here three nights. Location is not very good, close to duomo and piazza where lots of buses leave from but backs straight onto the railway line - the building moves every time trains pass, breakfast is extremely basic - only expect 1 croissant and a glass of juice,, staff are friendly however and room was basic but OK. Cleanliness is an issue, bathrooms appear clean but stink continuously of mildew and dampness.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chch2010
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Rosenheim, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

This Hostel is good to stay in 1 night but no more... Old beds (not very high), toilets without seats, not really hot water in the shower, no soap in the bathroom. Its cheap and has a good location but its also near a train line and you hear it, feel it anytime a train passes by. I wouldn't stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zug, Switzerland
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150 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

We did not stay in the hostel but went there to see the river in the restaurant.

Once there we waited to get a table outside to enjoy a drink. It was crowded and pretty loud. It seemed that the evening just started around 11 pm there. Lots of people had diner. It looked really nice.

But my guess is with the restaurant outside in the evening, if you want to go to sleep not too late this would be the wrong place to stay then.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Agora Hostel

Property: Agora Hostel
Address: Piazza Curro' 6, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Catania > Centro Catania
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 81 Speciality Lodging in Catania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Agora Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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