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Hostal Peregrino
Ranked #7 of 269 Specialty Lodging in Havana
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Lausanne, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“EXCELLENT”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

On a 3-week trip to Cuba with my best friend, we spent 5 nights at the hostal peregrino. Among the different casas we've visited, this one was the best one!! I can really recommend it! The people are really nice and kind and they speak an very proper english. The service is excellent (they will help whatever you need), the place is lovely, rooms are very clean and have all the equipment required (AC, fridge, private bathroom). Concerning the food, there were the best breafasts we ate in 3 weeks! If you are going to La Habana, it is definitely the casa you have to stay in.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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hostalperegrino, Propietario at Hostal Peregrino, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Swenn, was a real pleasure to have stayed at our house. You were a very good customers, so we thank them for choosing our home for your vacation in our country. We hope to see them again, either in Cuba or elsewhere in the world. We wish them suerte.Muchas thanks for so nice comment. Greetings.
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We booked Peregrino in old Havana for the first 3 days (and last day) of our trip trough Havana. The hostel is on walking distance from the center and is very comfortelbel. Julio can give you good advice of your trip around the island and this helped us a lot!
When we leaved Cuba we noticed at the airport that we forgot to ask our passports back. We called to Julio and Else and they arranged a taxi to bring the passports to the airport. It was a free service and because of this service we do not had to miss our flight! So thanks again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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hostalperegrino, Propietario at Hostal Peregrino, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
We appreciate very much your comment, it was a real pleasure for us receive you at our home, you will always be welcome. We help you with your passport as probably any other person would do it, it was great be of help. We hope see again in La Habana. Regards and very good luck.
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

After returning back to Havana after a lovely visit to Trinidad, the casa we stayed in on our first to nights was full, they made calls and then took us around block to hotel Peregrino. As soon as we walked in we just loved the place the walls are full of paintings and books and I just has so much character and deals really homely. After meeting Elsa and Julio we were then taken to our own apartment a few doors away which was not expected but a lovely surprise. The apartment had it own kitchen and was lovely, we even had our bags brought round by Julios son.
Having eaten out in Havana a few days prior and after finding the food nice but over priced we decided to eat at the casa. Please please please save you self the money and eat here, the food was absolutely outstanding so much food was laid out on the table and it was all delicious. It was such a shame that was our last night. It's also a great way to meet new people and chat about their Cuban experiences. We loved Cuba and its people like Elsa and Julio who enhance your experience. Thank you!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Stretch78
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hostalperegrino, Propietario at Hostal Peregrino, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Thank you very much for such a nice comment. It was a pleasure for us and it will be in the future receive you at our home. It always great to know that you enjoyed all our services, included our food. It was really a chain that this was your last night, because it would be great enjoy your stay in our house for more days, you were wonderful clients. We hope see you again, probably in Cuba or maybe around the world. Regards and many kisses for both.
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were told to book a Hotel i Havana for the first day and then find Casa Particulares afterwards, so we did. My advise to people visisting Havana is to book a room at Hostal Peregrino. Havanva is a very noisy, confusing and chaotic city (especially if you don't speak any spanish). At Julio and Elsa's it is quite and calm and they are very helpfull. Because of the help from Julio and Elsa we had the opportunity of enjoying Havana.

Thak you for a very pleasant stay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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hostalperegrino, Propietario at Hostal Peregrino, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
We loved receiving you at our home. It’s a real pleasure to know that you enjoyed our home and our services. It’s our job to make of your stay in Cuba a good experience, so we feel great if we made it. We hope see you again, probably in your next holidays or at any other time. You can be sure, you’ll be very good received. Thanks again for your comment. We wish you very good luck and very good life.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We arrived in Cuba not knowing what we wanted to do or see. Elsa and Julio made our time in Cuba easy by organising bus tickets/taxi drivers and accommodation in Trinidad. The dinner table is always full of delicious food and a very friendly vibe with other travellers from all over the world.
They have three locations but I recommend staying in their house 'Consulado'. Elsa runs a very well run Casa and hostel business without loosing the charm of staying in a family home.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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hostalperegrino, Propietario at Hostal Peregrino, responded to this review, September 21, 2013
Thank you very much for so nice comment. It’s great to know that you enjoyed all our services and recommendations. It’s a pleasure for us to know too that you liked our meal and the meeting with other guests. We hope see you again in our home or know about you through some friend that come to Cuba. We wish you very good luck and very good life.
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Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I was travelling solo in Cuba and naturally I was a bit nervous but Hostal Peregrino made my trip unforgetable!

Elsa and Julio offer a wonderfully organised network of very safe and clean home stays accross Cuba, including their own beautiful house in Havana where I met many people. Some of these people stayed in the same place as me in other cities. This made for a really good opportunity to meet other travellers, especially helpful for solo travellers.

The location of the homes in Havana is very central, a 15 min walk from old Havana. I stayed with señor Miguel, who was a lovely and very helpful host, in a large and clean room. He lent me a guide book and a map, and offered Arabic coffee all day. He also gave me a lift one day and was overall very nice and helpful.

Elsa and Julio offer an excellent breakfast and dinner in their house. They are exceptionally helpful and can organise reliable transfer to and from the airport in old Cuban cars, your bus tickets from Havana to other destinations in Cuba, as well as your accommodation.

I stayed in Cenaida's home in Viñales, where I got looked after very well by her and her beautiful family. The meals were very good, especially the lobster and the fresh fruit. They helped me organise a day trip to the beach and horseback riding, both wonderful.

Cenaida booked the Peregrino home inTrinidad, which was the house of Belquis a beautiful colonial house that has a great roof terrace. One of the rooms also has a balcony. Breakfasts and dinners are good and filling!
Belquis helped me get information on day tours on the mountains and beach, as well as locations in the town.

Both homes were very clean, and both hosts very helpful in terms of assisting you with tours, day trips, and onward travel.

Overall, a great experience, they all made my trip to Cuba a very special experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank Vicki810
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hostalperegrino, Propietario at Hostal Peregrino, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Thanks you very much for such a beautiful comment. It’s a pleasure for us that you enjoyed our services, including our recommendations and advices about other cities in Cuba, and too the conversations with the other guests. We also consider the interchange with other guests can be very advantageous for knowing about our country and it’s interesting places. Regards and very good luck.
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

A great place to start our trip in Cuba. Julio and Elsa were very helpful and we couldn't have asked for a better welcome. They kindly allowed us to store our packs at one of the hostels while we travelled around the rest of Cuba with just the necessities and arranged taxis and bus tickets for us. The rooms we stayed in were spotless and they had comfortable beds and hot water. They were a bit more expensive than other casas we stayed in in Cuba, but in my opinion were definitely worth the money! Thank you Julio and Elsa!

Room Tip: One of their three hostels has an accessible roof top - it's beautiful in the evenings.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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hostalperegrino, Propietario at Hostal Peregrino, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thanks very much for your opinion. It´s great to know that you enjoyed our services. We make our best effort for make your stay in our house and in our country a nice stay, so we thank you for your comment and hope see you again, in Cuba or around the world. Regards.
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Property: Hostal Peregrino
Address: Consulado No 152 1st Floor | between Colon and Trocadero, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
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Ranked #7 of 269 Specialty Lodging in Havana
Number of rooms: 59

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