About the Homestay
Our "Laura and Rodney House" offers familiar treatment and comfort to its guests. It is located in the heart of the historic center of Old Havana, on Muralla and Aguacate Street, near Plaza Vieja (400m walking), Plaza del Cristo and the National Capitol (500m walking), in an excellent position.
Ideal for families, friends or couples, at the hostel you can interact with the host to have suggestions and tips on what to do in Havana!
The rooms have a private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning (split), minibar, door locks, safe, hair dryer and fan. The sanitary services or bathrooms in our rooms are private, located inside the rooms and have hot water 24 hours a day.
Guests can also use the rest of the spaces in the house: living room - dining room, hall, kitchen and exterior to the street. We offer breakfast service with a separate payment, collective taxi to Viñales, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Varadero, among others; pick up and transfer to the airport, parking rented cars and organizing tours and excursions around the city.
The "Laura and Rodney" and "Rodney and Laura" rooms are located on the façade of the building with balconies facing the street, so it is possible to hear street noises at night such as passing cars, some music street or passersby.
To access the Hostel you have to climb stairs 40 steps to the first level and 60 steps from the street to the second level. We have a luggage lift, but people have to climb the stairs on their own feet.
We are passionate about interacting with our guests: the host in Havana is Mary, Laura's mother and you can count on her to talk about the details of Havana life, places to go and visit, the main museums, squares, streets and activities typical to do. As well as practical advice about banks, markets, transportation, etc.
Once the reservation is completed by Homestay, the rest of the payment must be sent by bank transfer or Bizum a few days before your arrival. I will write to you to give you the account details and arrange your pick up at the airport. Welcome home!
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The Hostal "Casa de Laura y Rodney" is located in the historic center of Old Havana; close to places of cultural interest and only 400 meters from the Plaza Vieja and the Capitol. We have rooms to host and we love being hosts. Contact Us!
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
Diet Type available on request
At this time we do not offer breakfast at the hostel due to the health regulations to combat COVID 19. Our regulations:
- Do not smoke in the room.
- When leaving the room, you must turn off the lights, air conditioning and fan.
- Do not use the air conditioner with the windows, balcony or doors open.
- Do not place wet towels or clothes on the furniture in the room.
- In case of loss of house keys, please report it immediately.
- As this is a family home, we do not allow prostitution, drug use or the visit of girls or boys without prior registration in our house. For our safety and yours!
- We suggest that you leave your passport, the rest of your personal documentation and money in the safe in your room. In Havana, you only need your passport to change money at the bank or at the Cadeca.
- On the day of your departure, we appreciate if you leave your room free before 12:00 pm. You can leave your luggage in our house until the taxi comes to pick it up and use the guest restroom.
Any help or information you need we are at your disposal, as well as to help you plan your trip to Cuba!
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
De las mejores estancias de nuestro viaje. Habitaciones limpias, como aparecen en las fotos. María nos dió buenos consejos para nuestros días en la Habana, y recomendamos mucho sus desayunos, muy completos!
Buena estancia con Mary y su familia. Disponibles en todo momento, nos explicaron el funcionamiento de la ciudad y nos dieron recomendaciones. Las habitaciones amplias y limpias. Muy cómoda la comunicación con Laura. Para repetir!
Mary y Laura fueron anfitriones fantásticos! La casa es súper bonita, y muy bien situada en el corazón de La Habana Vieja. El desayuno que nos preparó fue riquísimo!
This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Pasamos tres noches en esta casa, que es muy centrica y cerca de la plaza vieja. Habitacion muy acojedora, desayuno esquisito y Mary es un encanto de anfitriona. Nos explicó donde ir, que hacer y que no hacer, nos ayudó con el cambio de dinero y organizó el taxi cuando nos marchamos. Recomendamos esta casa 100%. Gracias Mary!
We spent three nights in this house. It is very close to plaza vieja, in a good neighbourhood. The room was very nice, as well as the breakfast, and Mary is a very welcoming host. She helped us with everything and she gave suggestions about what to do/not to do, where to go, where to eat etc. and she organized the taxi when we left. We couldn't reccomend this house more!
Siamo stati tre notti in questa casa, che si trova in una strada tranquilla molto vicino a plaza vieja e al centro storico. La casa è ben tenuta, la camera pulita e Mary, che gestisce la casa, è una persona squisita, che ci ha aiutato in tutto. Consigliamo questa casa al 100%
La mamá de Laura nos atendió en La Habana y Laura nos dio consejos e indicaciones desde España. Nos sentimos como en casa. El desayuno muy bueno y la atención perfecta. ¡enhorabuena y muchas gracias!
Mary fue nuestra primera anfitriona en Cuba y no pudimos tener más suerte. Fue super amable, servicial y buena. Nos ayudó en todo lo que necesitamos, y su casa está muy bien. ¡Muchas gracias por todo!
Mary es una anfitrióna muy servicial. Esta pendiente de ti en todo momento. Te explican todo lo q necesitas y hacen estar en tu propia casa. Su hija Ana Laura también te explica todo lo q necesitas para preparar tu estancia en la Habana.
Mary que es la que se encarga de ti es todo un amor. Nos sentimos como que estuviéramos en casa y con nuestra madre.te aconseja donde ir y con lo que tener cuidado.Los desayunos muy buenos
Very nice apartment and host! Highly recommended!!
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 250 $£€ 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.