About the Homestay

Urban Eco friendly
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We live in the center of the capital of Havana in Centro Habana, Cuba. Modern border zone (warren) and the oldest part (Old Havana).
We have a condo, on the ground floor of the building with two apartments, rent an independent apt and the other where we live my husband and I rented a room. The apartment rent is composed by living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, one double and one double in each can add an extra single bed free of charge, each with its private bathroom with shower cold and hot water 24 hours, the maximum capacity in the apartment is 6 people. Has TV, telephone, refrigerator, air conditioning, iron, hair dryer, electricity 110-220, equipped kitchen with necessary if you are interested prepare their food. The other bedroom with private bath has a double bed and other amenities, total 3 rooms are rented.
We are a marriage of 28 years of marriage, my husband is dedicated to the maintenance and upkeep of the apartments and work in the Library of the Museum of Music, in addition to meeting the income and guide the host (guide them on the walk to the city , propose sites to visit, help them coordinate nature excursions and beach in places like Viñales, Soroa, La Moca, Las Terrazas, the Playa del Este and Varadero, to take advantage of their stay and can visit as many places as possible.
Very close to the house, just 200 meters from the Trillo Park, where they can access the wiffi is, I at home have wiffi and internet can access them but through my PC, also is the Palacio de la Rumba and Hamel alley, places where they can enjoy live music and Afro-Cuban dances. You can also visit the House of Music, the Restaurant Bar El Gato Tuerto, The Fox and the Raven where download Jazz and Cuban music are made.
Other sites can easily walk and enjoy good Cuban music are: The Parisien at the Hotel Nacional with excellent Show, disco Pico Blanco at the Hotel Saint Jhont, the Turquino at the Habana Libre Hotel in the light of the stars the Tower and the Emperor two excellent Restaurant-Bar located in the Focsa building, one on the top floor with a beautiful and impressive view of the city and the other in the basement of the building.

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 361 nights

Available for given dates

room 3
From 16 $ per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

double room with private bathroom and other amenities.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
20 $
25 $
Weekly Price
140 $
163 $
Monthly price
500 $
624 $
Room 2
From 18 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double, 1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Queen Room for couples with private bathrooms and space to include a personal bed if requested in case of traveling with children under sharing a room with adults .. South facing windows for a small backyard.

Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
20 $
25 $
Weekly Price
140 $
173 $
Monthly price
562 $
660 $
Room 1
From 18 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
3 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Double room can become a triple with a single bed at no extra cost, with access to an inner courtyard for use, can sleep with the door and window open is very safe.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
20 $
25 $
Weekly Price
140 $
173 $
Monthly price
562 $
660 $
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About the Area

Our house is located on the street Espada No. 358, apartment 1, between Calle Neptuno and Calle San Miguel, north of the city, in a quiet and safe neighborhood, near the Malecón, 3 km from the historical part of the city, close to bars, restaurants, cinemas, museums, shops, cafes, hospitals, hotels, the University of Havana, and just two minutes walk from the bus and taxi lines.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Packed lunch

House Rules

In Rooms can only get people who have booked. Visits must be addressed in the main hall, the payment is made in cash to the guest's arrival to housing, includes cleaning every 3 days, towels changed every 2 days and light breakfast.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

32 Reviews

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    Sweden
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Had a really nice stay at Lily and Gustavos place. The breakfast Lilly makes is also great! 5 cuc. Im also staying after my time using homestay but trough them directly so you can get a bit smaller price. Staying longtime here. Overall happy with my stay and it’s very clean also.

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    Italy
    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    August 2018

    La casa è pulita e comoda per raggiungere diversi punti di interesse. Lily è gentile e disponibile per ogni informazione utile al soggiorno, ha pensato lei a contattare tassisti per raggiungere Vinales e per spostarci il giorno dopo a Playa Gyron. Consigliata!

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    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Gracias Erika por tus 4 corazones. Espero hayan pasado lindas vacaciones en mi querida Isla. Un abrazo cubano De nuestra parte.

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    May 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Gracias por regalarme 5 corazones, le agradezco su amabilidad, aunque me gustaria mucho tener su comentario de como lo paso en nuestra casa, saludos y gracias. Gustavo y Lily

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    Croatia
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Liliana is perfect choice for Havana city tour. Thank you for everything

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    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Gracias Monika por tus lindas palabras y la recomendación, ojala pudieramos vernos nuevamente, saludos Lily

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    Finland
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    The most wonderful place to stay in La Habana - better than hotels with three stars. We loved it, we loved especially Lily and Gustavo, they were absolutely kind and lovely people! We will stay at their habitacion also at our next trip, y entonces vamos a ser cinco chicas de Finlandia :)
    The house is very clean, beds are good, they have renovated the place, and still keep renovating little by little.
    Gracias!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Gracias amigas finlandesas por tan lindas palabras, nos sentimos agradecidas de su estancia en nuestra casa y sepan que siempre pueden contar con una familia cubana, sera un placer tenerlas nuevamente en casa, un fuerte y caluroso abrazo cubano de Gustavo y Lily

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Lily and Gustavo were wonderful! We felt very welcome, safe and at home. The location is close to everything and we could walk to Old Havana easily.
    It was very comfortable with aire conditioning and a fan, en suite bathroom and the kindest family you will find.
    We will definitely stay with them next time!
    Thank you!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Muchas gracias Kirsten por tu comentario, me alegra mucho que la pasaran bien en casa, espero puedan regresar con más tiempo para que disfruten y conozcan otros sitios históricos, culturales y turisticos, ustedes tambien se portaron muy bien con nosotros en casa, Saludos y mil gracias.

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    England
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    Liliana and Gustav were so accomodating, supportive, helpful and generous. They really did make our time in Havana an experience to treasure. Thank you so much Lily and Gustav.

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    Ireland

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    I stayed with Lily and Gustavo with my two friends for a week. They welcomed us into their home with open arms. They were very helpful and made great suggestions as to what to do in Havana. Anything we needed, they were happy to help. We would love to come back some time, but learn a bit more Spanish first!! I would definitely recommend staying here - great location and great people.

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    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Mil gracias mis niñas, fue un enorme placer compartir con ustedes, son excelentes personas, cariñosas y muy buenas, ojala puedan volver, aqui pueden contar con una nueva familia, un abrazo Gustavo y Lily

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    United States

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    We had a wonderful stay with Liliana and her husband. They are both very sweet people. We were only supposed to stay 3 nights in Havana but I caught a cold right before our trip so I was very sick while there and we needed to stay 7 nights instead. We were lucky they were able to accommodate us and Lilly went out of her way to help me with tea and honey, cold medicine, and big yummy breakfasts every morning. We even wanted to stay there again on our last night before flying back home but I hadn't told her soon enough and she was booked. Their place is very clean and comfortable and is in a very safe centrally located area. Will be making another trip there in the future as I wasn't able to do much while in Havana because of the cold but would love to stay with them again!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Muchas gracias Donna, tu y tu esposo son personas maravillosas, para mi fue un placer poder ayudarlos y que se sintieran como en familia en nuestra casa, y espero poder vernos nuevamente y que puedan disfrutar de lo que no pudieron hacer por el resfriado que tuviste, agradezco mucho sus lindas palabras y me siento agradecida de ustedes por este lindo comentario, saludos Lily y Gustavo

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    Australia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2017

    Thank you to Liliana and Gustavo for a great stay in Havana. We were made to feel so welcome and from the beginning Liliana was so helpful with places to eat, see and helping us with our travels. The room and bathroom was neat and clean and we enjoyed our breakfast in the mornings. I would highly recommend to stay with Lilliana and Gustavo in Havana.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Liliana in ,

    Gracias Kelly por tu comentario, me alegra mucho saber que la pasaron bien en mi casa y que toda la información les fue util y provechosa, nosotros disfrutamos mucho tenerlos en casa, ojala podamos vernos nuevamente, mi casa está a su disposición y a todo aquel que quiera hospedarse en Centro Habana, para conocer nuestra Isla. Un caluroso saludo cubano de Gustavo y Lily

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