About the Homestay

Urban Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

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 offer WIFI in common areas for internet communication.
We manage our guests excursions, taxis, tourist information and accommodations anywhere in order to provide a good 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. 
Nearby places:
Old Havana (historical part)
Houses of Music
Cuban Art Factory
Cabaret 1830
Tropicana Cabaret
Parisien Cabaret
John Lenon Park
Yellow Submarine rock music club
Jazz club The Fox and the Crow
Exhibition Pavilion
Many cinemas and theaters
Columbus Cemetery
Revolution Square
VIAZUL travel agency
Havana Malecon
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

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Computer
  • Games Room
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Economy Room 2
From 6 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Es amplia con 2 camas dobles,con lencería,toallas, ventilador,una gran ventana, baño fuera privado solo para huéspedes, con agua caliente y fria las 24 horas.No tiene aire acondicionado ni nevera.Muy recomendada para amigo(a)s y viajes económicos

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
12 $
15 $
Weekly Price
80 $
100 $
Monthly price
200 $
250 $
Habitación 3 Matrimonial y Familiar
From 10 $ per night
Triple Room
Sleeps 3

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

En un 2do nivel, con cama matrimonial y otra individual, lenceria y toallas,ventilador,aire acondicionado,nevera,baño privado,agua caliente,vista al mar y la ciudad.Especial para parejas,familias y personas solas que desean privacidad

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2+ Guests
Nightly Price
18 $
20 $
Weekly Price
120 $
140 $
Monthly price
300 $
350 $
Habitación 1 Matrimonial y Familar
From 13 $ per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
2 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Especial para parejas,amigo(a)s y familias con alto confort. Gran habitación con 2 camas dobles,ventilador,aire acondicionado,baño privado, refrigerador,escaparate, mesa de noche lamparas, lencería y toallas.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
20 $
25 $
Weekly Price
125 $
150 $
Monthly price
400 $
450 $
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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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Beach
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • 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
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Diabetic
  • Nut Allergies

House Rules

El Hostal El Cid cumple con todas las medidas Higiénico-Sanitarias establecidas por los Ministerios de Salud y Turismo para brindar servicios al turismo internacional.
Usted puede pagar en efectivo su reservación en el Hostal en EUROS, USD, Dolar Canadiense y CUC a la tasa de cambio oficial. Se permite el pago anticipado por transferencias con tarjetas bancarias Visa, Mastercard,etc.
También puede cambiar dinero si hay disponibilidad de fondos en el Hostal.
El Huésped tiene acceso a todas las áreas de la casa.
No se permiten personas ajenas al Hostal en su habitación sin previa reservación
Las visitas se reciben en recibidor, terrazas, salas,etc.
La cocina principal es de uso exclusivo, no obstante se brindan servicios GRATUITOS para cualquier cosa que necesite en la misma.
Existe servicio de lavandería en el Hostal. En las habitaciones solo debe lavar ropa interior no ropa de uso diario pues no hay condiciones para ello y deteriora la habitación.
A partir de 2 personas se puede hospedar un 3er y 4to huésped adicionalen la misma habitación. Si es mayor de 12años de edad debe pagar 5 euros cada uno por noche por habitación debido a gastos de insumos y servicios adicionales.
Ofrecemos opcionalmente un excelente desayuno bufet a un precio de 5 CUC y cena a 10 CUC.
Brindamos ayuda en lo que necesite como solicitud de taxis, otras reservaciones en otros lugares,mapas y guías turísticas, tarjetas de internet, pasaje de bus, lavandería, etc.
Ofrecemos un servicio de personalizado las 24 horas para que se sienta como en casa, les damos informaciones y opciones de como llegar a lugares de interes turísticos, museologico,musicales, culturales y de la ciudad.
Es importante la comunicación entre el huésped y el anfitrión ante cualquier duda o aclaración, estamos para servirle.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

12 Reviews

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    March 2020

    Chambre propre, diversité dans les petits déjeuners. De très bons conseils tout en étant discret. Très serviable , très gentil le tout dans un quartier agréable.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Muchas gracias Corinne. Ustedes también son excelentes huéspedes, amables, educados y comunicativos. Nos complace mucho su visita a nuestro Hostal y esperamos en alguna nueva ocasión puedan repetir su visita. Saludos

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    4 hearts
    January 2020

    Lage super. Sehr freundlich. Gutes Frühstück.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Muchas gracias por su evaluación. Muy buenos huéspedes, amables y comunicativos. Esperamos repitan su visita algún día.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Juan Carlos und seine Frau waren die perfekten Gastgeber um in Havana anzukommen. Die Unterkunft liegt zentral, in einem schönen Teil von Havana und ist gerade für die ersten Tage aufgrund der ruhigen Nachbarschaft gut geeignet. In unmittelbarer Umgebung gibt es viele Restaurants und an der nächsten Ecke kann man günstig Getränke kaufen. Die Fabrica de Arte cubano ist fußläufig erreichbar und einen Besuch auf jeden Fall wert. Die Unterkunft war geräumig und wunderschön, besonders auch der tolle Balkon! Juan Carlos konnte uns gute Ratschläge für Havana geben, hat uns hilfreich unterstützt und uns die nächsten Unterkünfte, sowie die Reise dorthin organisiert. Vielen Dank dafür! Die Kommunikation war einfach, Juan Carlos spricht englisch. Das Frühstück war fantastisch! Wenn wir es nochmal nach Havana schaffen, kommen wir gerne wieder!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Muchas gracias por su valoración. Realmente estamos para servirles en esta su casa. Ustedes también fueron unos huéspedes excelentes, muy comunicativos y amables. Fue muy agradable su estancia en nuestra casa y nos sentimos en confianza como si todos fuésemos una gran familia. Esperamos repitan su visita nuevamente en otra ocasión. Muchas gracias. Un saludo y un abrazo desde Cuba.

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    Italy
    Age 65 - 74

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    Cinque

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Excelente huésped y amigo. Muy comunicativo , amable y compartidor. Nos sentimos con el como familia. Un buen médico pendiente siempre de ayudar a todos. Una persona muy noble. Esperamos repita su visita nuevamente a esta su casa en Cuba.

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    Canada
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    December 2019

    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.

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    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Muchas gracias por sus comentarios.
    Realmente Barbara es una persona maravillosa. Muy amable, educada y comunicativa. Tuvimos una excelente experiencia con su visita en nuestra casa, pudimos tener buenas conversaciones y convivencias. Esperamos algun dia pueda repetir su visita a esta, su casa en Cuba

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    Norway
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Muchas gracias secilie, nosotros tambien te acogimos como de la familia y a tu pequeño bebe nos agrado mucho tambien son los dos muy buenos y muy comunicativos, los esperamos pronto, saludos de Belkis y Juan carlos

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    Colombia
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    June 2018

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Gracias AMIGO, ya eres parte de esta familia de verdad que si, esta es su casa para cuando quieran regresar, un saludo y mucha suerte
    Saludos cordiales de
    belkis y Juan Carlos

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    Germany
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    February 2018

    Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalt. Die Gastfamilie war immer für uns da. wir haben wunderbare Gespräche geführt und uns angefreundet, sehr zu empfehlen.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Fue muy bueno compartir con ellas, son muy comunicativas y amables, son ya parte de nuestra familia, le estamos muy agradecidos por su estancia, y esperamos verlas pronto.
    Saludos y abrazos
    De Belkis y Juan Carlos

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    Italy
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    Gentilezza, cortesia ,disponibilità, pulizia, ottima colazione e bella location....favoloso!!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Gracias Emanuelle

    Nosotros tambien estamos muy contentos con su estancia, es muy buen cliente y respetuoso, tratable y muy comunicativo, gracias nuevamente y aqui te esperamos en casa siempre que quieras
    Saludos
    Juan Carlos y Belkis

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    Sweden
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Juan Carlos in ,

    Hello Annika
    Thank you very much, for your evaluation of our house, we hope that soon we will see each other again, they are very kind and we are very fond of you.
    Until next time
    Best regards
    Juan Carlos And Belkis

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