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To wander Cuba’s capital city -- though it is slowly developing -- is to feel like walking around on set of a movie from the fifties. It is impossible not to be charmed by the crumbling colonial buildings, patched-up classic American cars, and a laid-back Caribbean attitude, which make Havana the rightful tourist hotspot of this amazing country.
There are plenty of options for hostels in Havana and places to stay, whether in happening Vedado or amidst the splendor of Havana Vieja (Old Havana). Cuba allows its citizens to register with the state in order to open their houses up to paying guests and most "hostel" accommodation is to be found in such Casas Particulares. Quality and hospitality is usually of a very high standard, though backpackers will find that staying in a Casa is more expensive than typical hostel accommodation elsewhere in the world as prices tend to be per room. Meals are generally offered too but probably won’t be as cheap as eating out in many places, though they are likely to be high quality and enormous. Budget backpackers will have to get their fill of cheap eats in the form of poor quality pizzas and hotdogs.
Flags and Communist slogans are everywhere, amidst a constant peppering of Che Guevara’s iconic image. This is never more apparent than at the Plaza de la Revolución, where the vast monument to Cuban hero Jose Marti is almost overshadowed by two Soviet-looking tower blocks bearing the images of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara.
Havana has plenty of sights, museums, and activities to occupy the most restless of travelers. Visit a cigar factory, sample the national tipple at the Havana Club Museum, marvel at historic buildings, or engage with the country’s fascinating past at the Museum of the Revolution.
The daytime action in Old Havana stretches from the Capital Building and down the busy Paseo del Prado, where many shops and restaurants can be found. In the evening, the hustle and bustle moves to the waterfront promenade -- the Malecón. Children splash about in pools, fishermen unravel never-ending reels of nylon, lovers stroll, and buskers bask in the hazy sunlight; it makes for excellent people-watching and great photographs.
Most tourists will undoubtedly pay at least one visit to the huge Hotel Nacional to sit in the grounds and sample a mojito or two and watch the action of the Malecón unfold on the street below. Less touristy nightlife is generally found away from the old town. Vedado has a good mix of bars and live music venues frequented by locals and visitors alike. Ernest Hemingway fans can devise their own pub crawl by visiting the various haunts frequented by the American writer during his Cuban residency from the forties to the sixties. There is also a highly acclaimed museum devoted to the author in his former home on the outskirts of the city.
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Havana Hostel Iraida
"Hostel Iraida is located in a "Casa de Familiar" (the Cuban version of a hostel) in the residential area of the nightlife district of Havana. It provides a pleasant and friendly introduction to Cuba and a insight into Cuban life and culture. The Location The hostel is located in Vedado, which is the nightlife area of Havana. The hostel is about a twenty-minute walk from the malecon (boardwalk), and about a hour walk from the historic...
Casa de Ania
"Fantastic warm and familiar Hostel - We've stayed here when we arrived in Cuba and it was such a nice and warm place that we decided to go back at the end of the trip instead of booking a Hotel. Hostel is clean. Area is a perfect location to go out for a walk. Good places in the neighbourhood to go out for dinner (Toke is a recommendation!). We'll definitely go back if we're going to cuba." … "Best Casa in Havana - This is the best...
Havana Cuba Hostel
Plaza de la Revolución
"Awesome -- Gives you sight into local life in Cuba - First, facility is fair to the price, so don't expect five star hotel, yet quite clean and very nice place to stay. But what I want to say is that, a family who manages the place and a guy helps the place is very nice and honest locals and it is important to me. When you travel, of course you just can be just a traveler who pass by places. However that is not my style, I interact with...
"… tile floors, sculpted ceilings -5 m height- and an inner courtyard. We ofer two comfortable wide double en-suite rooms -double bed-, their's modernly equipped shower bathroom with hot and cold water the whole day - prepared to receive people on wheelchair-. The rooms with 110V/200V AC power supply sockets both acclimatized with air conditioner and ceiling fan. An extra twin bed can be added in the larger room in case of three...
"The apartment's pretty good, but Maybel is fantastic. - We were so lucky to find Maybel's in Havana. You don't just get a room; you get a whole little apartment. This is cool because it lets you kind of imagine that you're a Cubano living in Havana for real. We thought it was great. The room is comfortable and spacious -- you get a bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen. No internet, of course, but that's just because it's Cuba. It's a...
"Most backpackers arrive in Havana dazed and confused at the time warp upon which they have stumbled -- thank goodness for Rolando of Rolando's Backpackers, who sits you down and welcomes you to the chaos. He will discuss personally with every arrival the ins and outs of the two-currency system, and pull out a well-loved map of the country to help you plan exactly how you can allocate your time here. Rolando is like your own personal guidebook...
"Fun atmosphere - Enjoyed my stay at Casa Caribena. Maria was an excellent host and I was graciously invited to a small house party (small band and dancing) at the casa. The location is central and easy to find your way around. A very friendly place to stay." … "We had a good time in Casa Caribena - my friend and I had a good time in Casa Caribena located in Havana centro. The owner Maria Antonia was absolute kind and helpful. We had...
"Very nice stay - Very friendly owners, very good price ... highly recommended for backpackers! They also can tell you other cheap casas around Cuba ... we saved a lot of money thanks to this." … "Not recommended - Magnolia is rude, her husband is a bit friendlier but still, the atmosphere at that hostel is like a dictatorship. They won't give you keys to come back when you want. You have to come back to the hostel before 3am otherwise...
Casa de Doña Yuya
"… and Activities The host can access any area of the house. We provide in house cocktails, breakfast, dinner, among others. We organize various activities with guests such as courses, excursions inside and outside the province, parties, weddings, anniversaries as we have done to other guests. We offer services such as laundry, taxi, information and 24-hour reception. Surroundings Our guest house is located in the city center and...
Hostal Maritza de la Osa
"Excellent owner and casa - I stayed only for one night and wish I could have stayed longer. Maritza is one of the best casa owner I've ever met in Cuba. She is very helpful and friendly. Speaking well English and always smile. The casa is about 10 mins walk to old Havana and the casa is very clean and quite. I will definitely go back for my next visit. Highly recommend!!" … "I am so glad I stayed there! - Maritza is a very kind,...
"The perfect place in Havana! - We stayed with Ana and Miguel in Havana about a month ago and loved it. They made us feel so welcome -- bringing fresh juice when we arrived, always making sure we had everything we needed. The rooms were lovely, and the breakfast was incredible! I have never felt so satisfied after a meal!!! All in all Ana and Miguel were the kindest hosts we could have asked for, and their granddaughter Maria was adorable and...
Casa de la Dra Flora
"Located in the Center of Havana, only 300 meters from the historic Plaza de Revolucion, in the heart of the quiet and mythical Vedado district and only 5 minutes away from any major tourist sights of Havana.We offer two comfortable rooms with air condition, ceiling fan, minibar, TV, hot/cold water showers 24hrs a day. Breakfast available and can arrange for lunch and dinner as well. We speak English, French, Spanish." … "The best was...
Hostal Azul Habana
"Hospitality in Cuban atmosphere - The best holidays in my life thanks to Iliana and all friends we met through her. Iliana has a really good knowledge about what you can do in Havana and surroundings. She can recommend different options according to your budget. Breakfast was amazing with variety of tropical fruits and juices. The room was really clean (I really care about cleanliness and this room met my standards). Good location between...
Hostal Guillen & Maritza
"A colonial house on 2nd floor, whit 3 bedrooms to rent, with personal bathroom each. A great Havana view from our terrace where you can enjoy the fresh and healthy air from the sea and Havana himself. We provide and-others services like food, transport, and others. Came like a host and leave us like a friend." … "We provide transport service, so we can bring to the hostel directly from airport, and take you to anywhere you wish."...
"Marbelis House and Tony. Cuba, Havana Center. Rent of four (4) air-conditioned rooms with good comfort and security, with private bathrooms, refrigerators, TV, telephone, hot and cold water 24 hours a day." … Address. Low 460 Hospital
Paradise Hostel Backpacker
"Paradise Hostel Backpacker should be a first choice for backpackers who wish to visit Havana, Cuba, but don't realise that the city has hostels. Paradise Hostel Backpacker is very central and for those who enjoy walking and enjoy being in a new city, Paradise is ideal. The Location Havana is roughly divided in three main sectors -- Habana Vieja (Old Havana) to the east, Centro Habana (Central Havana), and the newer Vedado and Miramar...
Havana Nilda Backpackers
"… hostel has a kitchen, living room, balcony, dining area. We provide breakfast and laundry services at a small extra cost. Surroundings The hostel is in a safe part of the city, within sight of the Plaza de Revolucion, National Library and right next to the baseball stadium of Industriales. There is a cafeteria, two nightclubs and we are within walking distance from the city centre, bars and the malecon. There is an art gallery and...
El Rincón de Yury
"We have 3 rooms a double and 2 to 3 people, with private vain amenities to make you feel good, a terrace where you can share with friends, being in a central location 5 minutes from the Malecon and Havana Rampa, near museums, night, hotel service internet.puede visit many places without having to locate a taxi." … "Infanta 364 A % Neptuno & San Miguel. Centro Habana" … Infanta 364 a 1er piso / San miguel y Neptuno
"The hostel is located in a house building in 1940s, comfortable and well maintained. It has three bedrooms, two of which are private and the other one is a mixed dorm. There, you can take an excelent brakfast and spend a good time." … "The hostel is located just in the city´s heart. Only 5 min. walking from Malecon and Chinatown. In addition, Old Havana is around 15 min. walking. It is a central location where you can find food...
Plaza de la Revolución
"… greatest neighbourhoods, just a few meters Latinoamerican Stadium the largest baseball stadium, in cuba and 5 blocks away from Plaza of the Revolution, where you can take a tourist bus for a reasonable price 5 cuc that leads to the beaches and interesting places as the marina heminway, Old Havana and others. You can go walking from home to the most popular districts of the city like old havana. Our hostel has all the comfort,...
"About us Drobleshabana is located in Havana, the fascinating capital of Cuba, between the modern and historic district of the city. Accommodation The guest house provides 5 rooms and an area for relaxing, as well as TV, air-condition, everyday clean towels and a lounge for smoking or listening to music. Services and activities You can book city tours, dance classes (salsa, rumba, conga), breakfast and diners, cocktails, and more....
Casa Caribe Havana Hostel
"Great people, great location, great price! - Casa Caribe Havana Hostel operates more like a casa particular, or homestay, than a large hostel. It's an apartment with two amazing hosts, Rodolfo and Carlos, where one bedroom is a shared space with several bunk beds and the other is a private room for rent. So, it's the best of both worlds, getting to experience a stay with locals, but also meeting backpackers from around the world. There is a...
Hostal Robles Cayo Hueso
"… terraces to share and smoking Services and activities The hostel comprises entrance hall , living room, kitchen and terraces. We offer breakfast , lunch, dinner , snacks and cocktails , plus laundry and ironing. Surroundings The hostel is located close to many places of tourist interest and political culture , such as El Callejon de Hamel , El Palacio de La Rumba , The University of Havana Old Havana, Vedado and more. Why...
El Mirador de Yuli
" The house is located in the historic center of old Havana with a great view from several angles tendrqa always at your disposal a member of this, his Cuban family, serving in what you want, you will have free can in the house and total independence in your room, our house is very close to several commercial establishments, hotels, and will be very close to you all the history from colonial days until today, we are 20 minutes from the...
Concordia Hostel Backpacker
"… has 5 rooms but for start only 3 for rent. Each room have a private bath whit hot and cold water 24 hours, air conditioner and electric fan. Services and activities The hostel have a very large livingroom, a great view from the balcony Surroundings Concordia Hostel is centrally located. We are in Centro Habana neighborhood between Vedado district and Old Town, only 10 minutes walking to Old Town, 5 minutes to China Town and the...
Hostal Casa de Ania in Havana
"… />Each room has comfortable individual beds and, both shared and private rooms have its bathroom, total comfort and security. Here you can be as in your own house!!!. We always are thinking of you.The staff is competent, professional, polite and helpful.It’s a clean place you can communicate in English with Ania and Halet. All our Staff stay here 24 hours for you. In our hostel we have many services for you. Here you meet...
"… etc. Surroundings The guest house is located in the best area just 50 m from Curita Park and Capitolio, this are the reference of the house if you are loose in the city. You have many shop, cafeteria, bars and restaurants, like Casa Arian is in the same centre you have all in your hand, walking dowtown in few min, the ruff with nice view to the Old Habana, closed to all bus stop for any parts of the city, inclued train station and...
Plaza de la Revolución
"… in Cuba, supermarkets, boutiques, shops are only 15 minutes away like Carlos III Mall and 20 minutes away you can find Paseo Galery in the heart of the Havana Malecon. Why should you stay with us We help you to organize you stay in Cuba in case you would like to travel through the counry, providing you with the necessary information, including hostels in other provinces with confortand safetyness, with a qualified personnel...
Casa Vista al Mar
"… sink has hot water 24 hours. Customers can access all areas of the house. We offer food service, laundry, taxi service, 24 hours reception and information, among others.You can walk to Centro Habana, Old Havana and Vedado, so you better know Cuban life. Near our apartment there are shops, banks, restaurants, bars and Surgery Clinic. A few streets away, you will find the House of Music Havana Callejon de Hammel, the Palacio de la...
"… and most points between Old Havana and Vedado. We close the "Carlos III" featuring shops, bank, pharmacy and fast food mall; the Institute of Linguistics, as well as restaurants and bars. We have blocks the romantic Malecon, Havana University, the House of Music Havana, Hammel Alley and Palacio de la Rumba, bus tours and other tourist facilities.In contrast to other properties of "Doña Yuya" offers security, information,...
"Separate bedroom with private bathroom, air conditioning, hot and cold water, comfortable bed, garage, the phone can be used, TV, room for smokers and terrace to enjoy, ground floor, with lots of vegetation and a charming garden." … calle 20 No. 203 bajos entre 15 y 17 vedado
Hostal Blue One
"… having everything you need to provide professional service to meet your demands. Enjoy a pleasant stay in one of the most central locations in Havana's Vedado, the liveliest area in town, day and night as well as easy access to sites of historical and cultural interest in Havana Do not miss the opportunity to visit Havana, a city trapped in time that captures imagination like no other. Surroundings Easy access to and just a few...
Hostel Casa Caribe Havana
"I would go back and recommend it. - I stayed 10 days in this hostel. The hostel is really nice and good. You have a little breakfast included and its clean. Rudolfo helps you a lot. Its a good place to meet people, because in Cuba you normally travel by staying in casa particulares. It's located in the area of Vedado. Its a really safe area, you can walk without any problems during night, and there is a lot of local life at night (in the...
"… a" … San Martin (San José) 1105
"… currency exchange and any information you might need. Additionally the owners offer laundry service and taxi services in the city.The apartment is just a few meters away from La Rampa, a few-minute walk from the well-known and famous Nacional and Tryp Habana Libre hotels, close to important halls of exhibitions, galleries, museums, cinemas and tourism desks. In this area there are several deluxe restaurants, cafeterias, night...
Sr Rene's Hostel & Casa Particular
"Sr Rene's Hostel & Casa Particular is an exceptional option for your stay in Cuba, not only given the price/facilities/location ratio, but most importantly due to the hosts -- a very friendly and honest family who seem genuinely happy to give you advice regarding the city and teach you how things in Cuba work (which is quite distinct to any other place in the world). The Location This casa particular is located quite centrally in...
"Highly recommended - Excellent stay -- Rosa is such a warm and loving person everyone will enjoy her company and accommodation she is providing. Is a good location, simple rooms but what else needed. A lot of people from different nationalities are staying with her and never seems to be much of a problems even with limited spanish. Great place to meet other travelers and start exploring Havana." … "Life changing and we are now friends...
Casa de Mayra y Enrique
"Nice people and a nice place. - We stayed at Mayra and Enrique casa for 4 nights during Eastern 2014 and are very pleased. The room was big with one double bed and one single bed (we were three people) and a nice and clean bathroom. The location was good with walking distance to the Malecone, National Capitol, and the old town of Havana. Mayra and Enrique was very helpful both with information about Havana and also arranging a new casa for us...
"Loved this place! - Yamilee and Vivian are the perfect hosts! The place is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We felt at home in Havana and had a great time here. Highly recommend staying here!" … "Great! - We had a great time staying at Lunass. The hosts are lovely ladies who were very helpful and friendly. They assisted us with recommendations for restaurants and sights to see as well as other places to stay around Cuba....
"… will find a comfortable familiar house. You can stay a Casa Luisa during your vacation trip to Havana, Cuba. We are a private house with comfortable rooms with air conditioning and private bath. The rooms are completely independent of our house, with kitchen, dining room and garden.We supply: Laundry Service. (I change sheets and towels every day). Parking for cars. Telephone Service. Airport pick up service. (If you request...
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