47 Via Pergusa, Taormina, Italy
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Gianni House Taormina Reviews
Super friendly owner Jun 26, 2011
The owner Gianni is really friendly and helpful. He gives you advice, tips, maps and bus timetables etc. He also does pasta evenings (once a week I think) where he cooks for all the guests and gets everyone together to meet each other. It's really quiet here at the moment so there were only 4 of us but it's a nice idea to get to know other guests and saves you some money if you're on a budget. As the hostel was so quiet it also felt very safe as there was no-one else around!
I had a private ensuite room which was clean and basic and had a balcony. You also get use of the internet/tv in the common room and there is a kitchen you can use too.
The hostel is not far from the beach in Giardini-Naxos. It's about 10 mins on the bus from the train station and about 15 mins from the centre of Taormina.
Most nights it wasn't too noisy but there is a disco very close by and on the Saturday night it was seriously noisy. I think there was a band playing or something but it sounded like really bad karaoke all night! I don't know if it might be like this more often during peak season but just a warning. If you're out all night on a Saturday night it won't matter anyway! :-)
All in all, Gianni makes it worth visiting and cost effective. I'd prefer to stay in Taormina itself next time though to save the travel - but maybe I'm just lazy and Giardini Naxos is cheaper.
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