I and my girlfriend spent at this place 3 days and we can recommend the place to other travelers, and this is why: speaking about a host - Cristian is very polite, hospitable, intelligent person. When we needed something, he was there to help. About the place: location is comfortable indeed, the centre of the old city is in 10 minutes walk, there is a supermarket quite nearby, so it's just ok. The apartment is divided into 4 (or even more) rooms, with design to be a temporary residence for a number of different travelers. We had a room in the corner of the apartment: no balcony, but with a private lavatory. Shower is joint for all residents, kitchen is quite comfortable, no lack of any kind of tableware (we could cook dinners and lunches easily). It can be a little noisy at nights (and at days I suppose), but nothing too loud to really disturb. During our stay there was a little problem with mosquitos in the room, but it was easily fixed with fumigator. Other residents were also very polite people, the access to the apartment was always clean, as was the whole apartment. So all in all it's solid 4 out of 5 stars :) And a good place to stay in Catania. We wish all the best to Cristian and hope that anyone who will read it finds it helpful!