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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 Casa in...
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 persons....
"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...
"Great homey place - Hostess is really sweet and wonderful. Location is geographically located well, but not always a lot to do in the immediate neighborhood. Better for a longer term or very short te
"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 you...
Casa de Doña Yuya
"…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
Hostal Maritza de la Osa
"Amazing - Maritza and her family are so friendly and helpful. It is also close to everything, only about a 10 minute walk to the centre. My boyfriend and I can't recommend this casa more!" …"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...
"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
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." …25
"Marbelis House and Tony. Cuba, Havana Centro. Rent of four (4) air-conditioned rooms with good comfort and security, with private bathrooms, refrigerators, TV, telephone, hot and cold water 24 hours. " …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
"… soap, and toilet paper. The hostel has hot and cold water. Services and activities The 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...
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 H
"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 breakfast 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 at low...
Plaza de la Revolución
"… the first month only free salsa classes to all the hostel guest. Come and enjoy the best of cuba from perfectly settled hostel in the middle of modern Havana. Experienced staff will make you feel at home. Our hostel is located 10 minutes from the Vedado, area near the Havana Malecon (seawall), one of Havana’s greatest neighbourhoods, just a few meters Latinoamerican Stadium the largest baseball stadium, in cuba and 5 blocks away from Plaza...
"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
"…Accommodation It has 5 rooms with air conditioning, fully private bathroom , windows , double beds and simple ideal for groups and families. Each room has bed linen and towels are changed daily .
Concordia Hostel Backpacker
"…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 se
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
"…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 restau
Plaza de la Revolución
"… to the Latinoamericano Ball Park, a lovely and charming living room, a dinning place, and a pantry. Free!!! - Free luggage storage on arrival and departure - Free bed linen - Free drink for everyone on arrival (Mojito, Cuba libre) - Free 24 hour front office, no lock out or curfew - Great nutritive value in every meal colorful and exotic vegestables salads any time of the day. Reception - 24 hour reception, seven days a week...
"We offer an apartment which is near the sea. It has got a kitchen, a toilette, a living room and a room. It has got air conditioned and a little garden with coco trees. You can cook or we can cook fo
Casa Colonial La Terraza
"…The menu includes Pork, Chicken, Fish and Lobster with white rice or congri rice, beans, vegetable mixed salad, boiled potatoes with creole dressing or French fries, depending on the clients ‘
"… Our hostel has got two quiet bedrooms. The first one has got two windows, fan, fridge and two individual beds. The second one has got a double room, two windows and fan. Shared bathroom with hot an
"… It offers you a beautiful room in the center of Havana, near the Almejeiras hospital, clinics and near the sea. We provide breakfast service and laundry. It's very clearly, ensured and safety.
Habana Suite Villa Colonial
"…00 cuc for night and for suite. 2) On the first floor, you will find 'Bamboo Suite' which has got eighty square meters, kitchen, bathroom, a large terrace and all the amenities and the price
Rent House Maryceli
"…Our appartment is the best choice for your holidays in La Havana. Located in the city center and close to the touristic sights. Our appartment has got a terrace, a living room, a kitchen, two heated
Villa Sole Cuba
"…In Miramar town, you can find many embassies and the suggestive Quinta Avenida (Fifth Avenue) with beautiful gardens and important private villas. Villa Sole has got beautiful gardens with tropical
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...
"…*** sheets and towels for free. Additional services: Laundry Services Internet Access Massage session of shiatsu Cleaning and Face Massage Epilation Wax Dance Lessons Spanish Lessons Breakfast
"… The apartment has security 24 hours a day and stays neatly clean and well assisted. You can rent the whole apartment with a room or the apartment with the two rooms. The owners of the apartment are willing to help you during your stay in Havana, as well as with reservations of lodgings in other places of Cuba, reservations of buses, taxis, currency exchange and any information you might need. Additionally the owners offer laundry...
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.
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 peopl
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