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Review of A Casa di Amici Hostel and Guest House

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A Casa di Amici Hostel and Guest House
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Munich, Germany
1 review
“Super Hostel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Perfect Hostel, good location (maybe with a bigger door sign it would have been easier to find it ;),
good breakfast (plenty of options, what's not usual for Italy), big rooms, aircondition, bar in the hostel, but quiet at night, friendly staff.

Room Tip: I slept in a dorm with the window to the street, it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

Great hostel!! Location is great, rooms are fantastic - very big, spacious, air conditioned. Everything is very clean. Very friendly staff, whenever we needed somethings, someone was available and willing to help. For sure amongst best hostels in the world :)

Room Tip: We changed two rooms and both were fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Very friendly, interesting, and helpful hosts. The hostel was exceptionally clean and the rooms were spacious. It was a very good hostel to meet other people, different ages mingled comfortably. There were musical instruments available including a piano and there were opportunities to paint as well. Good local restaurants and as Palermo is very small, everything is within walking distance. Stayed here twice over July and August and would definitely return to Palermo, choosing to stay at this hostel rather than a guesthouse or hotel. Faultless.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

The name "Casa di Amice" couldn't be more appropriate to describe this place. I've stayed in many hostels in my life, and this was the one where I had the most pleasant expericence. More than being kind and helpful, Santo (the owner of the place) really enjoy to chill out with guests and make them have a good time in Palermo. In my second night, he prepared a delicious dinner for the people who where there. After that, he invited us to do a collective painting and to play some music together. It was a really special night.
Not only the atmosphere is great, but the hostel is also very comfortable, clean and well located. It has a good kitchen, nice living rooms and art pieces everywhere. I really recommend it this place. The only difficult thing was to leave it!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Paris, France
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great guest house to stay in Palermo! The place is amazing, rooms have super(b) high ceiling. It looks brand new and clean, very comfortable and cosy. Everybody who works there is nice and very very helpful. It is also a good way to meet travellers from everywhere.
Excellent price too!
On top of it, you have a bus from the airport dropping you 5 minutes walk away from the house.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mathilde L
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This place is very nice, clean, and friendly.
It's a walking distance from alot of buses, attractions, etc.

My only regret is not having stayed longer to be able to fully enjoy the hostel's experience, as we stayed there for 2 nights only.
My girlfriend and I were always out so we missed out on the social aspect of the hostel.

Expect the streets to be crowded with traffic at night. Ambulances, beefed up scooters, cars honking, made sleeping a little harder, but not the hostel's fault.

Room Tip: All the rooms were beautiful. Very big and spacious with a very, VERY high ceiling. If you can get...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is how the hostel should be named!
Pour les français, ..."La crème de la crème!"
Y es que lo tiene TODO!
The location: very easy and closed whether you arrive by boat, bus, train, plane. A very safe area, at 5 minuts walking from the city hotspots.
A very beautiful building totally renew and trendy in which all the logistic issues have already been thought to make your stay even easier than in your own home (I'm sure!!):
Different spaces in order for everybody to choose between having rest or sharing friendly moments with the other guests (this is how they make you feel just entering!) and the owners, that are like part of your family (or better!): They give the hostel a soul and make it very special. Very sane people from different ages gather during very friendly parties in which each one can participate his own way, by painting, singing, playing the guitar or the percussions with Santo, the alma-mater of the hostel and a great musicians.
After some days, you'll realize thet you have not visited the city yet, as you feel so well at "home"! No worries as you knew since the fist moment you would go back! Breakfast, lockers and wi-fi are also perfect! Well pretty surer we will meet there! I personnally will go back!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: A Casa di Amici Hostel and Guest House
Address: Via Dante 57, 90141, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Palermo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 144 Speciality Lodging in Palermo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — A Casa di Amici Hostel and Guest House 2*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hostel is a few steps from Politeama Theatre in the middle of Palermo city center, in a detached building of the 19th century, built by the property of famous Florio family, renovated in 2013. Depend on how much you want to spend for your trip, we give you the opportunity to choose a bed in dorm from 14,00 € to a junior suite for 50,00 € at the same quality service. All confortable rooms have wifi and air conditioned. At guests' disposal there is a fully equipped kitchen and a nice relaxation area with tv sat, a bar open from breakfast till night with a confortable terrace with BBQ plus a room for yoga and meditation opened 24 h The relax room, with vaulted ceiling, is the place where guests can meet, relax, read a book, watch TV and play different instruments such as guitars, drums and many more. A rich breakfast is served in the breakfast room from 7.30 Am to 10.00 Am. You can also use our comfortable and well equipped kitchen where you can cook your favourite dishes. The multilingual staff gives you a welcome at the 24 hours reception in Via Dante 57. We are in the Liberty-style area of Palermo, where it's nice to walk between trees and boutiques, restaurants and nightlife clubs. Very close to Politeama Theatre, Zisa Castle, Catacombs, Cathedral and to the parks and villas such as Giardino Inglese, Villa Trabia... You can easily reach us: we are 2 minutes walking (450 meters) from the bus stop to the airport of Palermo or Trapani, 10 minutes walking (1 km) from the port, and 20 minutes away (3 km) from the (central) station, but you can take the bus and be there quickly ;) We are also located near the public trasportations that will take you to other cities (Catania, Trapani, Siracusa, Agrigento), the mystical Monreale or Montepellegrino, and Mondello, Sferracavallo, or Cefalu beaches. Strategically located and providing low-cost solutions, we ensure you quality and comfort. ... more   less 
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