About the Homestay
Our Hostal El Cid is a large property of 225 square meters with a beautiful colonial architecture of ceilings and columns decorated in 1926, The atmosphere is totally familiar and friendly with all guests., We manage our guests excursions, taxis, tourist information and lodgings in any place to provide a warm and familiar service to our visitors.
The Hostel is a building built at the beginning of the last century (1926). It has a beautiful high strut ceiling decorated with figures and details, as well as the columns. It consists of 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 terraces, living room, living room, dining room, kitchen, hall (hallway or corridor), interior patio and balconies. It has a view of the sea from a terrace (the sea is 700 meters away), a panoramic view of the city.
Old Havana (historical part)
Houses of Music
Cuban Art Factory
John Lenon Park
Yellow Submarine rock music club
Jazz club The Fox and the Crow
Many cinemas and theaters
VIAZUL travel agency
Many bars, cafes, restaurants and discos
Craft and book fairs
An excellent optional breakfast buffet with sausages, cheese, butter, bread, eggs, fruit juice, coffee, tea, milk and tropical fruits is offered. There is also a light breakfast that includes coffee or tea and toast or bread with butter or cheese which is included.
On some occasions when the guest arrives at our house with prior notice we give you a small welcome ... it is a detail that the host gives them to feel at home.
We offer airport transfer and pick-up services with prior coordination. Price of 25-35CUC, depending on the day and time of the trip and the number of passengers.
If the guest wishes to travel through the streets of Havana in old and convertible cars with a guide, we can reserve this service for them to pick you up at home. We also organize excursions to Playa Santa Maria, Viñales, Las Terrazas, Varadero and Playa Larga and Playa Giron. We can also organize an excursion throughout the country with the coordination of accommodations and transport included at your will. Optimum use of your vacation time and make the most of your stay in Cuba.
It is a pleasure to serve you and make you feel like family at home. MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE IN CUBA
- Bikes for use
- Games Room
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the center of Havana, in a very central, quiet and safe residential neighborhood, just 4km from the historic center of Old Havana. The atmosphere in the house is cozy. You can walk to the traditional Malecon that is only 600 meters from the house and watch a beautiful sunset. There are a variety of shops, nightclubs, discos and cabaretera nearby. WiFi zone only 200 meters and also internet connection for the data.
It is minutes away from the Habana Libre and Nacional hotels, the Cabaret Parisien and Tropicana, the Casa de la Musica and the Jazz Club, the Heladería Copelia, the Viazul Tourist Bus Station, the Revolution Square, National Library, Museums , the University of Havana and the Cuban Art Factory, very close to car rental and bus stops for excursions and tours of my Havana
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Diet Type available on request
- Nut Allergies
You can pay in cash your reservation at the Hostel in EUROS, USD, Canadian Dollar and CUC at the official exchange rate. Advance payment is allowed for transfers with Visa, Mastercard, etc.
You can also change money if funds are available at the Hostel.
The Guest has access to all areas of the house.
People outside the hostel are not allowed in your room without prior reservation
Visits are received in the hall, terraces, rooms, etc.
The main kitchen is for exclusive use, however FREE services are provided for anything you need in it.
There is a laundry service in the hostel. In the rooms you should only wash underwear, not everyday clothes, as there are no conditions for this and it deteriorates the room.
An additional 3rd and 4th guest can be accommodated from 2 people. If you are over 12 years of age you must pay 5 euros each per night per room due to additional expenses and supplies.
We offer an excellent buffet breakfast at a price of 5 CUC and dinner at 10 CUC.
We provide assistance in what you need such as a taxi application, other reservations in other places, maps and tourist guides, internet cards, bus tickets, laundry, etc.
We offer a personalized service 24 hours to make you feel at home, we give you information and options on how to get to places of tourist, museological, musical, cultural and city interest.
Communication between the guest and the host is important if you have any questions or clarification, we are here to serve you.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Juan Carlos made my visit to Havana a delight. He's a warm, friendly, open host who genuinely enjoys people & wants his guests to have the best experience possible. He makes a point of being able to communicate in several languages. Make sure to take advantage of the optional breakfast, a different meal every morning. The variety & generous portions will keep you satisfied most of the day while you explore the area. I would definitely stay at Juan Carlos's Hostal El Cid again on any return visit to Havana.
We had a wonderful time. The hosts Juan Carlos and his kind wife helped us with information and we had great conversations. Great breakfast. I can recomend this case.
Excelentes seres humanos, siempre dispuestos a contarte una buena historia de Cuba, o a ayudarte en lo que sea que necesites. En realidad nos sentimos sumamente afortunados de haber elegido esta hermosa pareja de cubanos que con su actitud te hacen sentir como en casa.
Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt. Die Gastfamilie war immer für uns da. wir haben wunderbare Gespräche geführt und uns angefreundet, sehr zu empfehlen.
Gentilezza, cortesia ,disponibilità, pulizia, ottima colazione e bella location....favoloso!!!
Very nice couple Juan and his wife. They have a gorgeous house, typical style for Kuba. Clean and nice rooms. Refridgeator and aircondition and all things you need in the rooms.
My best recomendations.
I would recommend this home stay to anyone because of two things. One Juan Carlos's went out of his way to make my visit to Cuba a good one. Second the room we had was spotless it was everything I needed.
Juan Carlos and his wonderful wife were the perfect hosts! We were blessed to be their first Australian guests (another arrived while we were away exploring the rest of the country). Their rooms are immaculate, breakfasts delicious and they give you a lot of time to help you understand how to get around and what to see. The fridge was well stocked with reasonably priced water, beer and wine. They had a wad of tourist information for us when we arrived and we were confidently on a local bus within a couple of hours of arrival. They let us leave our bags with them while we did a road trip and we finished off our time in Cuba with another couple of nights there. Do yourself a favour and stay with them - please pass on my regards if you do. Enjoy your time in Cuba. It is amazing!
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.