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“Amazing terrace, close to beach - away from tourists!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gianni House

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Gianni House
Ranked #55 of 112 Taormina B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Amazing terrace, close to beach - away from tourists!”
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Stayed a few nights on are way around the Island, we came to see Taormina and the obvious touristy sights but chose to stay down the road in Giardini-Naxos. A good choice, Taorminha is a tourist trap, busy but truly beautiful, we were near the beach, the view of Etna from the terrace is amazing, although the clouds like to obscure the view. Nice hostel, close to bus stop for visits, nice beach, some nice bars and great food nearby.

Room Tip: You will spend your time on the terrace or on the beach, so dont worrry!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 September 2011

Gianni house is a great hostile, very clean, comfortable bed, excellent water pressure in shower, great and helpful staff. They have fun events like pasta parties and Gianni always has a great energy. Great location, very close to bus stop and walking distance to beach.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2011

My friends and I had not planned out our trip to Sicily well so once we arrived I looked up accomodation on the net and found Gianni House. We caught the bus from Catania airport which took about 45mins-1hour and arrived at the hostel and asked for a room. From the moment we arrived, the staff were very helpful and friendly and we ended up staying an extra night bcos of this. The rooftop was amazing, with great views of the ocean and it was only a 10 minute walk to the beach or a 15min bus to Taormina, and the bus came 10 metres from the hostel front door. The price was reasonable and we had a salad night on our arrival, where Gianni, the owner, made salad for everyone (free of charge), so we even saved money on dinner that night. Overall a great experience and definitely recommended if staying near Taormina.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Texas
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

You can't find a better hostel in Sicily! Gianni and his staff will really make you feel at home. The dorm room was spacious and has its own balcony, and the free breakfast is a plus! A nice little beach is just a five minute walk from the hostel, and the bus to Taormina stops practically right at the front door. The terrace has the best view of the whole area. Stay at Gianni House and you won't regret it!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2011

We really thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this hostel, not only was the staff the most helpful and friendly we encountered on any of our stays in Italy, but we were very impressed with the facilities offered (i.e. kitchen, laundry, tv, and the amazing roof terrace)!

We were very lucky to arrive on a Wednesday as it was "Pasta Night" and everyone got free Pasta for dinner. The Pasta Night really made people socialise and you got to know everyone else who is staying there.

The only downside was the price and cleanliness of the room, but the amazing atmosphere and friendly staff (travellers who decided to stay for a bit longer than expected) really made up for the minor problems.

Unlike other reviewers I thought the breakfast was one to beat, as we got fresh and tasty pastries and buns with a great selection of cereal, coffee, tea and fruit.

I would definitely come here again!

I would definitely come here again!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

I stayed 2 nights at Gianni House and really enjoyed the myself. The staff always has a smile on their faces and they go out of their way to help you any way they can. The rooms are clean (rare for a hostel) and all the rooms have their own showers (also rare for a hostel). I would highly recommend the Gianni House to anyone who is on a budget but doesn't want to sacrafice quality. I will be back.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Messina, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2011

I truly reccomend Gianni House hostel to all of you coming in this part of Sicily !It is more than a simple hostel. Its position is perfect to go to the beach,shops, walking along lungomare and taste the typical sicilian cannolo in a bakery shop nearby.I really enjoyed an amazing view of Mt Etna, sea, Taormina and Castelmola.Unforgettable pasta party on the rooftop terrace in the moonlight,italian music and smiling people!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Gianni House
Address: 47 Via Pergusa, 98035, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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Ranked #55 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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! ... more   less 
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