About the Homestay
Our house is located on Galiano Street, one of the most central and commercial avenues of the city of Havana. Only a few blocks from the Malecon Havana and Old Havana, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Very close to the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, important museums and the House of Music of Centro Habana.
In our house you will find a clean and cozy place, with simple people. Our main desire is to make your visit to Havana a unique and unforgettable experience.
Since we started in this business we have met wonderful families from many cities around the world.
-The José Martí International Airport is about 25 minutes away by car. The airport is not connected to public transport. Therefore, we recommend booking a private airport pick-up. This service costs 30.00 cuc is paid directly to the driver.
- Full breakfast service is offered for a cost of $ 5.00 x person, breakfast contains eggs of your choice, cheese / ham, natural fruit juices, bread, butter, jam, assorted fresh fruits, milk, coffee, tea.
The closest Wi-Fi area is 200 meters from our house, on the corner of Galiano and San Rafael streets. To use it, you must buy prepaid cards. It is a public service of the Cuban telecommunications company (ETECSA).
We speak Spanish, English and Russian
Pets are not allowed inside the house.
Please do not bring strangers to our house. If you want to invite a friend, ask first.
Please, do not make noise after 10 pm.
Surroundings of the accommodation
Nearest Places of Interest
• National Capitol 0.5 km
• Museum of the Revolution 0.5 km
• Castle of San Salvador de la Punta 1 km
• La Bodeguita del Medio 1.2 km
• Old Square 1.4 km
• Castillo de la Real Fuerza 1.4 km
• Fort of San Carlos de la Cabana 1.6 km
• Manuel Diaz Marine Terminal 1,8 km
• Margarito Iglesias Marine Terminal 1,9 km
• Plaza de la Revolucion 3 km
Restaurants and markets
• Supermarket sale kiosk 0.1 km
• La Epoca Shopping Mall Supermarket0.2 km
• Castas & Tal Restaurant 0.3 km
• Casa Miglis Restaurant Restaurant 0.5 km
• La Guarida Restaurant Restaurant 0.6 km
• Carlos III Shopping Center Supermarket 1.9 km
• Malecón Habanero Sea / ocean 0.6 km
• José Martí International Airport 16.4 km
• Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport 95.6 km
Most popular places of interest
• Hemingway Museum 10.4 km
Favorite places of the clients
•to Bodeguita del Medio 1,2 km
• Museum of the Revolution 0.5 km
No visitors are allowed. Only those who are in the lodging are admitted
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the north of the city in the central district of Centro Habana, safe and very lively place both night and day. We are 30 minutes drive from the airport. The bus stop is just a 2-minute walk from the house and there are multiple lines of buses and taxis that stop ruteros.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Use of Kitchen
When you arrive at the house, you will be registered in the book of income and immigration, for that you must provide your passport and make the payment of your stay (not the case if you made the payment through an agency).
You will have two keys, the one in your room and the door to the house, in case of loss of the keys, you must pay the cost of changing the lock.
Please do not smoke inside the room, the house has a smoking area.
Keep your valuables inside the safe.
The cleaning and organization of the room is done every day at 11:00 am. The change of towels and sheets are made every two days, you can ask for them beforehand if required.
In case of breakage of equipment, property or others, you must pay the cost of the repair or its replacement.
You can enjoy all common areas
Cuban resident escorts are not allowed.
No pets allowed.
The entrance time is flexible and the departure from the room is at 12: 00m
Parties, scandals or misconduct are not allowed. Drug use is not accepted.
We serve 24 hours for any information requested by guests.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Il quartiere non e' il piu' bello di La Havana, ma si e' comunque a due passi dal Prado e quindi dall'inizio della citta' vecchia. A pochi metri da un ottimo ristorante (uno dei migliori che abbiamo trovato a Cuba). Purtroppo il club di musica, anche lui a pochi metri, ha chiuso forse definitivamente, ed eravamo troppo stanchi per cercarne un altro. Olga e' stata amabilissima. Le camere pulitissime e molto pratiche per una famiglia (in pratica avevamo il piano superiore tutto per noi), il prezzo ottimo e la colazione buona. Insomma una bella esperienza.
My mom and I spent 5 days with Olga and her family. We really had a great time with them. They were so nice to us and told us a lot about Cuba's history, they answered all the questions we had with great pleasure.
The location of the house is also really nice, it isn't directly in the old Havana but it's only a 10 minutes walk and 1 minute away from the malecon. There is a Hotel and a park in the same street where you can connect to internet, which is really nice since you don't have to cross the entire city to find wifi.
If you have the opportunity to travel to Havana I highly recommend you to stay at Olgas house !
Oh and I almost forgot, there is always water and beer in the bedroom's fridge, they fill it everyday which is perfect since there aren't much stores where you can buy it (almost none). The house is just like an hotel, the only difference is that you have a good contact with local people and that the money doesn't directly go to the government but actually helps Cuban people.
Ottima posizione nel centro di Havana a due passi dal Malecon.
Camera molto pulita, ampia, con climatizzatore e bagno spazioso e con acqua calda.
La cosa migliore è però il calore e la gentilezza con cui Olga e la sua famiglia ci hanno accolto in casa loro. Sicuramente molto consigliato.
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.