FAQ and useful information

We are located on one of the most central streets of Catania. Within a few minutes’ walk, you can reach all the major historical and artistic landmarks, shops, restaurants, and bars in the city. Additionally, the property is only a 10-minute walk from the train station and just 5 km from the airport. Other conveniences near the property include:

  • The Stesicoro underground stop, a 3-minute walk
  • Piazza Borsellino, where the bus terminal and urban buses are located, a 6-minute walk
  • Alibus stop (shuttle to the airport), a 3-minute walk

To reach the B&B from the airport, we suggest taking the public shuttle Alibus (€4), which runs approximately every 20 minutes. Alternatively, we recommend the official city’s Radio Taxi Catania, which has a fixed rate of €22.

If you arrive by train, you can reach us on foot with a walk of about ten minutes. However, if you have a lot of luggage with you, we recommend taking a taxi or the subway from Giovanni XXIII station to Stesicoro station.

If you arrive by car, we recommend following our parking suggestions.

The nearest public parking is in Piazza Manganelli, a 2-minute walk from the B&B. It is a blue-striped parking area, parking rates: €1 per hour, from Monday to Saturday from 8:00-14:00 and from 15:30-20:00 + 2€ night cap.

Alternatively, there is parking in Piazza Borsellino, which is about 10 minutes away on foot and costs around €10 for 24 hours.
The easiest way to pay for parking on the blue stripes is through the Easy Park app, by displaying a sheet with ‘Easy Park’ written on the dashboard.

Municipal parking lots are all CCTV’d, but if you are looking for a solution with enhanced safety and security there are guarded private car parks within a 10-minute walk with a cost ranging from €20 to €30 per day.

Check-in is from 17:00 to 22:00 (5pm to 10pm). Check-out can be completed by 12:00 (12pm) on the day of departure, independently.

To better organize your arrival, please let us know in advance the time you plan to arrive.

To check-in, we kindly ask you to bring with you the valid ID or passport of all guests, even if under 18 years old. Guests under the age of 18 can check-in only if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Due to logistical constraints as I am managing the property solo, I regret that I cannot fulfill requests for early check-in or luggage storage before 17:00 (5pm). However, we are affiliated with Stow Your Bags, a luggage storage company just around the corner.

You can benefit from a 10% discount with this service, courtesy of the coupon provided in the booking confirmation message. As for luggage storage AFTER check-out, we will be happy to provide you with the opportunity to leave your bags on the day of departure, allowing you to have Homestay as your point of reference for enjoying your last day in Catania.

We will provide spare keys so you can access shared spaces, such as the terrace and bathroom.

We have 3 double rooms, each accommodating a maximum of two adults. One of these rooms has a private bathroom while the other two share a bathroom between each other.

The shared bathroom is shared by only two rooms. It is located near both rooms and is always clean and offers a high level of comfort, being equipped with toilet, bidet, and a spacious shower.

No, the property is only accessible via stairs.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate pets. While we have three cats in the private area where we reside, they are kept separate from the B&B to avoid any potential encounters with other animals (if you’re interested, you can meet the cats upon request!).

We refrain from accepting pets due to potential risks associated with diseases, viruses, or unvaccinated animals.

Moreover, to safeguard the well-being of guests with allergies, we cannot sanitize all areas after an animal’s overnight stay.

This property is not suitable for a stay with children, as we do not have outlet covers, safety gates on both internal staircases, and other safety measures for young children. For these reasons, we are unable to accommodate children nor do not provide cribs and extra beds.

Certainly, there are quiet and spacious areas where you can work without distractions and rely on excellent Wi-Fi connection. Additionally, we are registered with the VIES, so we can issue invoices for European Union customers.

For additional inquiries, please feel free to reach out to me via email at edina@homestaycatania.it or through WhatsApp at +39 320 2920281. Kindly note that we do not accept phone reservations.

Throughout your stay, I am always available during our opening hours from 17:00 to 22:00 (5pm – 10pm) and can be contacted via phone at all times. As I reside on-site, I am typically accessible to address any concerns or requests you may have throughout your stay.