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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank greekdan
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

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....More

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank StellaFung1013
Reviewed 23 October 2017

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.

Date of stay: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

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!

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank WVherd82
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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2 July 2017|
Response from 483clarebear | Reviewed this property |
I would check on hostelbookers to see if there is availabilty They also have a facebook page where you might get a speedier response.
28 March 2017|
Response from LaiLyla | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I can not post the website links here, please check their Facebook to get more informations. Facebook:Hamel hostel
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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..."
14 Dec 2014
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"Do take Julio up on all his pointers for a safe and happy time in Havana - this will save you stress and..."
20 Dec 2012
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US$11 - US$15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanCubaCiudad de la Habana ProvinceHavana
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