About the Homestay
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Note! We accept at the moment USD or Euro as an payment option but not CUP (Cuban Pesos) due to current situation. Thank you for understanding.
On the road from Capitolio building to Plaza Vieja you will find Casa Amistad, a fantastic homestay in the real heart of old Havana. On the second floor of a stunning Art Nouveau style building from the 1913 is the home of Yadira, Lazaro and their daughter.
The apartment has been modified in 80's when the owner divided a part of the apartment in to two floors. So the apartment is a authentic mix of colonial and soviet era Cuba. There is cold and hot running water in the shower.
Breakfasts and dinners are offered for extra pay. Breakfasts include a variety of fresh tropical fruits and juice, also eggs served with season vegetables, bread and butter along with coffee, tea and milk. Dinners include a variety of Cuban foods.
The laundry service is also available when needed. If you need a taxi at your arrival at the International Airport “Jose Marti”, don’t hesitate on asking for it as it will be at your disposition.
The neighbourhood is safe, surprising for its variety of architectural styles, baroque, neo-gothic, neo-classical, eclectic, art nouveau, and art deco,
modernist and post-modernist. Streets that are both, ancient and modern, extraordinary and authentic, just waiting to be rediscovered. You don’t need to take a taxi to go to the most frequent visited places by Cuban and foreign people.
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Near places of interest.
• The Malecon, a quintessential landmark of this sea-loving city, along coastal esplanade where music, friendship, love, happiness and sadness all have their part.
• The Historic Centre of Old Havana. A world Heritage site, which is amongst the oldest and best preserved urban spaces in South America and an atmospheric historical masterpiece.
• The Christ of Havana, a powerful sculpture which presides over the entrance of Havana Bay
• The museum of Fine Arts (Cuban and International Art).
• Museum of the Revolution: Constructed between 1913 and 1920, it is housed in the former Presidential Palace.
• Museum of Rum.
• The Capitol Building
• Prado Street: It is the first street outside the old city walls. The original idea was to create a boulevard as splendid as any found in Paris or Barcelona with famous bronze lions that guard the central promenade.
• The Cigar Factory Partagas: one of Habana’s oldest and most famous cigar factories, founded in 1845.
• Morro-Cabana Park, a place to witness a curious night-time tradition, the 9 O’ clock Cannon Shot Ceremony
• 2 blocks from our house there is the Central Park where you can take the bus for a city tour and go to the Revolution square for only $ 5.00 cuc with a tour guide or just take the other bus to go to Playas del Este, a succession of excellent beaches.
• Banks, shops, cafeterias, bars and excellent restaurants are everywhere.
• Inglaterra Hotel: Havana’s oldest hotel, first opened its doors in 1856.
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
Great location, clean and Lazaro and his family were so welcoming. Lazaro gives you great tips when you check in, I would've been none the wiser. He also gave great recommendations. I ended up staying in Havana for 6 nights overall and they were very accommodating and flexible to my change of plans and also helped out in terms of transport and getting places.
Recomendado! El apartamento está muy céntrico, un buen lugar desde el que visitar la Habana, y tiene buenos lugares para comer cerca. Son una familia muy agradable, me ayudaron con todas las dudas que tuve y con buenos consejos y recomendaciones. En la habitación tiene una cama cómoda, su nevera, y ventilador o aire acondicionado según prefiera.
The host cancelled the booking 2 days before the arrival date.
Todo perfecto, muy amables y te aconsejan sitios. Está en una ubicación muy buena, cerca de muchos sitios para ver, bares, restaurantes... 100% aconsejable, repetiría si volviese. Muchas gracias!
Very friendly hosts, I will definitely go back to them, they make you feel at home
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La ubicación es perfecta, y todo fue genial durante la estancia, excepto que en el último minuto nos dice que las botellas de agua que consumimos costaban 250 pesos cada una, no nos lo dijeron al llegar y no contábamos con ese gasto por lo que nos quedamos sin cash en pesos.
This is just the perfect place to stay in La Habana if you want to experience the real life of the city! Right in the thick of things, it is walking distance to almost everything you might want to see or do. An authentic modern Cuban home, it had everything we needed. We were particularly grateful for the fridge in our room, fully stocked with nice cold water! Up a couple of flights of steep enough stairs, probably a difficulty if you have any physical challenges, but Lázaro was on hand to assist with our luggage so it was no issue for us. We availed of Yadiras lovely and extensive breakfast each day, a good healthy start for our days out and about. The family was super helpful with bookings, taxis and local information which we would probably have struggled with otherwise. Nothing at all was too much trouble for Lázaro, who was also very patient when I couldn’t get in the door because I kept turning the key the wrong way! Definitely would recommend this casa for your stay in La Habana.
I had a great stay at Yadira and Lazaro's place. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect, in the middle of the old town. And the room is spacious, with ac, ventilator and private bathroom. I am happy that I will stay there again in a few weeks. Definitely recommend this place.
Im Originalflair von Habana Vieja, freundliche Familie, unbedingt zu empfehlen für Leute, die das original Kuba suchen. Wir werden wieder kommen
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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.
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