All Hostels in Santiago de Cuba

Welcome to your detailed guide for Santiago de Cuba hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Compare prices for Santiago de Cuba hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.

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Get to know Santiago de Cuba (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Santiago de Cuba. To help you make friends with Santiago de Cuba before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Whilst Havana gains all the plaudits for its lively nightlife, and Trinidad hogs the headlines when it comes to architecture and colonial history, Santiago de Cuba is the real beating heart of the country. The city is the most African of Cuba's main destinations; this is reflected in the diversity of the music (much more than merely salsa) and in the presence of the Santeria religion, a mixture of Catholicism and African religions devised by sugar plantation slaves.

The city lives and breathes music and you won't be able to sit still for more than five minutes before you are being serenaded by a bunch of Buena Vista Social Club lookalikes. Santiago de Cuba is a pleasant blend of the modern and the traditional, and there are a wider than usual range of shops in the city, which is handy for the independent traveler. The main square is flanked by the Cathedral, the oldest house in Cuba, a couple of Colonial hotels with excellent bars, and the town hall. It is also full of cigar salesmen, wandering musicians, taxi drivers, and touts of all sorts! It's a great city in which to wander and take in Cuban life, watch the old men playing dominoes, go for a ride in a fifties Chevrolet, watch a baseball game, drink a Cuba Libre or a Bucanero beer, and absorb the ebb and flow of Cuban life.

You may find the style of hostels in Santiago de Cuba (and the rest of the country as a whole) a little different from elsewhere around the world; here, beds are provided in private homes. The casas (as they are known) provide a real chance to see how local people live and will provide breakfast and, often will offer other meals that may be of a higher quality than some of the state restaurants. They are really good resources to find out about the local area and can often make recommendations for similar establishments in other towns making them a really useful resource.

Written by local enthusiast for Santiago de Cuba hostels

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Baracoa Baracoa (143 Km / 89 mi.)
Las Tunas Las Tunas (157 Km / 98 mi.)
Port Maria Port Maria (216 Km / 134 mi.)

FAQ about Santiago de Cuba Hostels

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FAQ about Santiago de Cuba Hostels

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Your Packing List for Santiago de Cuba

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Santiago de Cuba and Cuba.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for Santiago de Cuba