Where to find Cuba's best hostels

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If you've started planning a budget trip to Cuba, don't look for the large chain hostels or hotels you might be used to book in Europe and North America, as you simply won't find any. „Casa Particular” is in fact the most common accommodation type. It literally means "private house" and can be easily compared to a bed and breakfast or a holiday rental.

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Where to find Cuba's best hostels

  1. 1. The best hostels where to stay in Cuba Top 10 budget hostels in Havana If you've started planning a budget trip to Cuba, don't look for the large chain hostels or hotels you might be used to book in Europe and North America, as you simply won't find any. „Casa Particular” is in fact the most common accommodation type. It literally means "private house" and can be easily compared to a bed and breakfast or a holiday rental. It consists of private family flats re-arranged so as to be used as small hotels offering private rooms, small apartments or studios with separate entrance. It is very easy to spot a “casa particular” along Havana streets: if you see a sign including 2 blue triangles (they stand for roofs) on white background, that's a legal and officially recognized B&B. You can stay there on a short or long term basis and enjoy the “homey” atmosphere of such lodgings. It's ideal for those independent travelers looking to get the local culture under their skin and to experience the everyday life of the country. Rolando's Backpacker
  2. 2. Rolando´s Backpacker was the very first hostel in Havana, offering beds in a dorm to students, single travelers and anybody looking for budget accommodation. Centrally located, this hostel not only providse spacious dorms, but also many more services and amenities such as breakfast, common area, dinner and laundry service. Chill out on their big terrace with bar, where you can enjoy one or two Cuban cocktails. Their highlight is the on-site Salsa studio where backpackers can learn to dance salsa - the perfect place to make new friends. Almendares Hostal Almendares Hostal is located in a beautiful colonial house in one of Havana's most central areas, 5 minutes walking distance to Plaza de la Revolucion. It is a big guest house offering nice and comfortable private rooms, but also a garden, kitchen, patio and a large terrace. It's set in a pleasant residential neighborhood and it is a perfect base to enjoy a hassle free stay. Havana Cuba Hostel
  3. 3. Havana Cuba Hostel 's owners just love Cuba and its traditions, and try their best to pass their knhowledge about the real Cuba, its history and customs onto their guests . They can also help in organizing tours in Havana and its surroundings. Havana Cuba Hostel is located in a very central neighborhood, between the modern and old Havana. Such a high customer rating proves that the majority of guests enjoy their stay at Havana Cuba Hostel. Cuba Backpackers Cuba Backpackers is a modern hostel which provides female and male dorms. Guests who stay in this hostel can enjoy a breathtaking view on the Cerro district, one of Havana's most picturesque areas. Located in the middle of modern Havana, this hostel is run by a friendly staff, happy to help you in organizing trips and to give you tourist information needed. Hamel Hostel Hamel Hostel is really loved by backpackers, thanks to its great atmosphere and location. Situated on the 2nd floor of a
  4. 4. very nice building, this hostel has a big kitchen where you can relax and meet friends. The owner lives in the same district and is available to guests who have questions and need advice . Our favorite „casas particulares” in Havana Casa Buena Vista The rooms at Casa Buena Vista are all en-suite and provided with air-conditioning and a balcony with amazing views of El Capitolio, Malecon and the Ocean. Upon request, a delicious breakfast is served. Casa Buena Vista staff can help you sort out your visit to Havana or to Varadero, Pinal Del Rio, Santa Clara, Vinales, Playa del Este or other destinations. Casa Yali y Miriam Hostal Colonial Casa Yali y Miriam Hostal Colonial is located in an authentic colonial style building with high ceilings and wooden beams, recently furnished in modern style. It is a very bright house, there are a balcony and an inner patio where you can relax and learn more about the Cuban hospitality.
  5. 5. Casa Milaidys Casa Milaidys boasts of one of Havana's most strategical locations; it's located close to Revolution Square, Malecón and the University of Havana. This makes it the perfect accommodation to reach Havans' main highlights. The owners will help you with resolving any issue you might have, and can provide breakfast, dinner and cab service upon request. Casa Daniel y Fina Casa Daniel y Fina is also located in a typical colonial building and offers nice rooms decorated with 19th Century details. This B&B has dining and living rooms, and an outdoor terrace. Located in a very central area of Havana, it is only 3 blocks from beautiful Malecon, one of Havana's most recommended places to discover.
  6. 6. Casa Lunass Casa Lunass is a modern apartment in the city centre, close to the Old Havana and only 150 meters from Malecon: all main tourist attractions are within walking distance from the guesthouse. If you look for the best bars to try Mojito, or to go out and dance salsa, ask Luna, the owner, and she will be delighted to advise you. All rooms have elegant furniture, in a warm and welcoming ambience. Book your Cuba hostel on www.hostelsclub.com

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