Amazing staff, great location, great price
Whether or not Rolando's is the best option for your Havana accommodation isn't even a question. The real question is if you can book a bed while there is still space! This hostel is a little slice of backpacking heaven in Havana, far back enough from the street that you can sleep, but close enough to everything that you won't be needing any cabs (Speaking of cabs, the staff will be happy to help you organise transport all over the island). You will find here all the hostel standards like a simple bed in a six person room and simple bathroom. But what makes the place so special is the staff. The people working here are unbelievably helpful and invested in ensuring you enjoy your stay in Cuba. The hostel is scrubbed clean every day, and the little rooftop bar serves some of the best mojitos in Havana (made with frozen bottled water for ice!) and the lovely ladies in the kitchen will make you the only nutritious meal I was able to find in my month in Havana. I stayed in this Hostel for nearly a full month, and left feeling more like family than a guest. I would recommend to anyone and everyone to try and stay at this hostel during their time in Havana. Even if there is no space, the amazing staff will set you up in a local Casa Particular (think Air BnB) nearby, so you can still come and enjoy the rooftop bar, and the company of other travelers.