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#37 of 600 Specialty lodging in Cuba
Certificate of Excellence
Hamel Hostel rents a bed by 5 CUC per night in two shared dorms in Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba. You must confirm me you arrive with time for I can reserve you. The hostel is nice, legal, cheap, private, quiet, large, safe and fresh with capacity for 10 individual beds.Hamel Hostel is on the second floor. It has a shared kitchen with a gas cooker, a shared living with seats, a table, a refrigerator with minibar and a beautiful terrace with view to Centro Habana specially to Hamel's Alley and with seats and a table. I offer breakfast by 1 CUC and dinner by 2 CUC, wake-up, laundry, local maps and city information, free city tour, currency exchange, tea & coffee making facilities, free 24 hour and a taxi. Only the entrance is shared with the owner of the house. I speak English. Hamel Hostel has two shared dorms types available, 4 beds (1 bunk bed and 2 individual beds, 90 x 190) and 6 beds (3 bunk beds, 90 x 190), and they can accommodate a total of 10 people. Bed sheets and linen are provided and all beds have a closet with security locker. The first dorm has four fans, the second dorm has air conditioning. We have two shared baths with 24 hr hot showers.Hamel Hostel is near the University of Havana, Ameijeiras Brothers Hospital, Sea wall(Malecón), The Ramp(La Rampa), The Music House(live salsa), La Zorra y el Cuervo(live jazz), El Gato Tuerto, The Red Saloon(live salsa), The Cabaret Parisien, Chinatown, The Rumba Palace and the Hamel's Alley. Here you can enjoy the rumba, the salsa, the foods, the drinks and the outdoor murals and sculptures about our Afro-Cuban culture. Near there are a lot of stores with cheap foods and other famous nigth clubs, restaurants, cinemas, museums, theathers and galleries. Centro Habana is the bridge among the most modern area in the city, El Vedado, and the oldest, Old Havana. You can easily walk those three districts to discovery all its varied arquitecture and beauty in a few hours. You can come on taxi from José Martí international airport to my house(17 km). It can cost between 12 and 25 CUC. Also there is a bus named P16 cheaper and uncomfortable but it costs only 1 CUC. This bus has a bus stop at Station # 1 of airport near Ave Boyeros. You will arrive at Station # 3 (2 km from Station # 1) You must get off very near my house, 300 m. It is the last bus stop of P16 bus.
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This place was decent, but I don’t get the glowing reviews for it. It’s in a gorgeous Cuban house owned by an older couple, set over the 1st and 2nd floor. The location is OK, 30 minutes walk to the old city but close to the Malecón. The view from the roof terrace is nice, you
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I stay in hamel hostel for five days. I met lots of solo travellers there which are great because we can share taxi and casa in other places. The accommodation is ok. It is just $5 CUC a night which I think it is worthy. I love the hosts there. They always help you when you ask
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the location is okay since it's a little bit far away from old town. But price is very cheap and the house is nice, especially the balcony. The breakfast is yummy and the hostel owner are very nice and friendly.
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This was an amazing stop. It was a place with true art and artist. A celebration to painting, music and dance. We seen this as part of a tour. We enjoyed every aspect of this intriguing place. A must stop for art lovers!
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Those looking for a budget option in Havana should look into Hamel Hostel. A true hostel, with a dorm, common areas and a terrace with hammocks. The terrace is really cool, it offers good views of the city and it's a great place to chill out. The hostel is well-located (the
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I would check on hostelbookers to see if there is availabilty They also have a facebook page where you might get a speedier response.
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Is there any contact info for the hostel?
Yes, I can not post the website links here, please check their Facebook to get more informations. Facebook:Hamel hostel
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I'm not actually the hostel. I booked through Hostels Club online.
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"If you are a couple or 2 friend together. You can ask for the private room, but there is one private room with only one big bed and you pay the same as for being in the other rooms with bunk beds it's always 5 CUC a person."
"Do take Julio up on all his pointers for a safe and happy time in Havana - this will save you stress and dollars! Guests are provided a small kitchen... to make the most of this bring along a camping style cook set and your favourite (hard to find) condiments. Otherewise sit down to as many meals on offer - Magnolia is a great cook!"
$12 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanCubaCiudad de la Habana ProvinceHavana
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