Havana Nilda's Backpackers, Havana

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Havana Nilda’s Backpackers is located around five kilometers north of the center and easily reached by local buses. It’s in a tall apartment block right next to the Industriales baseball stadium. There is an issue with initial access to the building, as the front door is locked and you either must call the owners to let them know you’re downstairs waiting, or wait for someone else to enter or leave. You get keys on check-in, for which you pay a small deposit.

The Location

Havana Nilda’s is on the tenth floor of the apartment block, although the family live on the seventh floor (and check-in is located here too). Backpackers will be relieved to hear that there is an elevator! Nilda’s is one of five backpacker hostels in this building, and one of the more recent (it's been open just six years at the time of writing).

Rooms and Bathrooms

Nilda’s is another hostel in an apartment with one six-bed dorm and a two-bed dorm annex room. The six-bed dorm has fans and air conditioning, and the mattresses in the hostel are all of very good quality. The six-bed dorm has lockers, power points, and a small storage area for big backpacks. It also has a small balcony with a refreshing breeze, from where you can see all the way to El Capitolio in the center of town, and there is also a washing line. The two-bed dorm room is, however, very much the poor relation. The bunk beds are squeezed into a tiny room; it's almost a cupboard, so there is very little room for a large backpack and nowhere onto which to unpack your things. There is a fan for each bed, but the settings are either gale force or hurricane! There is only one free power socket for charging and there is also no door to this room. A curtain separates you from the sitting room and the kitchen, so you might be disturbed by noise or the lights from these rooms. There is only one bathroom to share and this has a hand basin, toilet, and shower with twenty-four-hour hot water.

Common Spaces

The sitting room has three comfy, matching couches and a small table plus a rocking chair! The tiny kitchen has only a sink, large fridge, and a microwave. There is also a laundry sink.


Havana Nilda’s is pretty good for the price. It is one of the cheapest backpackers in Havana, but it’s a little way out from the city center, the beaches, and the old city. The owners are extremely helpful regarding the bus routes and the best ways to get around, though. There are also a number of small local Cuban restaurants close by. If you get lucky, there might even be a baseball game on across the road. Sadly, you will have to pay the tiny ticket price, as Nilda’s does not have a view into the stadium! Nilda’s is great if you get a bed in the six-bed dorm, but it's only average if you’re stuck in the two-bed dorm.
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7th Floor Reception
Hostel Front Door, 10th Floor
Sitting Room
6-Bed Dorm
6-Bed Dorm Lockers
View From Balcony
2-Bed Dorm
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on Dec 13, 2018


About us
The hostel opened recently to offer accommodation to tourists that choose our country, Cuba, as their destination. The building has a panoramic view of the city and is located right next to the stadium of the baseball team, Industriales. It has two elevators and a garage. The hostel has a very friendly, family atmosphere. We offer independent apartments separate from the family home. There is one member of staff who looks after the guests and makes sure their stay is as enjoyable as possible.

There is one room in our property that can sleep up to four people in two bunk beds. It has a suite bathroom and a balcony with panoramic views of the city. The room has air conditioning. We provide all bed linen, 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.

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 the national library nearby where they put on exhibitions regularly.

Why should you stay with us
We believe our hostel is ideal for lone travelers, groups of friends, and families alike. Our location is perfect for people looking to get to know Havana, as it is easy to get around. We offer a very comfortable accommodation at a very affordable price.

Location and Contact


It is located in a tourist area in Vedado, in an area with local bars and restaurants very near the famous Revolution Square and 10 minutes from the Malecon. Nearby is also the National Theatre of Cuba and the bus station.Nilda Havana Backpackers is your perfect hostel.

Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller


City Tours

Lockers in Rooms

Luggage Storage

Safe Deposit Box


Lockers in Lobby

Parking (1.00 cuc)

24 Hour Security


Air Conditioning


Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange




Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms

Walking Tours

Wheelchair Accessible

Airport Pickup

Entirely Non-Smoking

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 10

Min. Age with Parent (private room): All Ages

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: Flexible

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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