Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
Read all reviews

Property Description

Hamel Hostel is a friendly hostel located in the city centre of Havana. Hamel Hostel is very cheap, nice, funny, central, legal, private, large, safe and fresh with capacity for 12 individual beds. It is perfect for students or backpackers with low budget and wishes to make new foreign friends. All the ingredients for a great stay. Magnolia and all her family will look forward to meeting you and go for new adventures. Hamel Hostel is set on the second floor.

It has a shared kitchen with tea & coffee making facilities, a shared living, a refrigerator with minibar and a beautiful and large terrace with view to Havana and Hamel's Alley. Breakfast is served daily, laundry, local maps, luggage storage if you go to other city and city information, currency exchange, taxi, teaching of Spanish and Salsa and bike rental. Only the entrance is shared with the house owner. Magnolia the new house owner speaks a bit of English.

Hamel Hostel is well-located in Havana. The hostel is located 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. Also there are a lot of shops with cheap foods and other famous night clubs, restaurants, cinemas, museums, theatres and galleries in this zone. Centro Habana is the bridge among the most modern area in the city, El Vedado, and the oldest, Old Havana.

Hamel Hostel has two large shared dorms and one private small dorm available: 1th dorm: 6 beds (3 bunk beds, 90 x 190) 2th dorm: 6 beds (3 bunk beds, 90 x 190). They can accommodate a total of 12 people. Bed sheets, linen and a closet with security locker are provided free. The dorms have air conditioning. We have two shared baths with 24 hr hot showers. Curfew is at 3 am.

Hamel Hostel policies and conditions:

Check-in time starts at 12 pm.
Check-out time is 12 pm.
No 24-hour front desk: opening time: from 7 am to 10 pm.

Payment types accepted at this property:only cash.

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Taxes included.

Breakfast not included. Extra-cost: 1 CUC per person per day.


No 24-hour front desk: opening time: from 7 am to 10 pm.

Curfew is at 3 am.

No pets are allowed at this property.

Children not accepted.

Guests must present a valid passport. View House Rules

Check Availability

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 6.5

  • Facilities 6.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    I am familiar with Cuba and this hostel is a real find: the manager and his wife are really doing everything to make their place warm and friendly. The terrace is a huge plus in a city, which like most capitals in the world, is tiring and more so in Cuba. A warm THANK YOU to the manager and his wife to have made my 6-day stay most pleasant in the heart of La Havana. Je ne puis que recommander cet hostel très bien placé qui permettra à tous les routards de se familiariser avec Cuba en sécurité.
    France, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    12 Jan 2020
    I enjoyed Hamel Hostel very much! I recommend it highly. Magnolia and her husband were really helpful and kind, and the other travelers that stayed in the hostel were interesting and nice to meet. Me gusta Hamel Hostal mucho! le recomiendo ese dormitorio. Magnolia y su esposo son muy amables, y los otros viajeros que encontre fueron muy interesantes y amables tambien.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    09 Dec 2019
    It’s a nice hostel in central havana. They really need to clean the floor in the bathrooms more but other than the bathrooms being a bit dirty it was a great hostel with nice hammocks, a cheap and really good breakfast and magnolia is so helpful and knowledgeable about everything you need to know! It’s extremely loud in the rooms though from the street so make sure you have earplugs but this is obviously something the hostel can’t control but it is very loud outside.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    26 Dec 2019
    Very sweet and smiling couple, nice terrace. Cheapest breakfast we could find, totally recommend!!
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    27 Dec 2019
    Owners were very helpful and helped me with directions and tips for taking the buses in Havana. Breakfast is good and for only 1 CUC! Chill atmosphere with lots of great books. Spanish-speaking owners, which is ok (learn some Spanish before coming to Cuba, please).
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Jan 2020
    It's not a hostel as in other countries but in a special Cuban way. The old couple in charge does everything on their own and charge the least expensive price for a bed in town. They are lovely, very helpful and welcoming. Breakfast is very good and cheap, beds comfortable, nice vibe and comfortable terrace. Well located near wifi park, bakery and cheap restaurants. For the price, it's a great place to stay. I loved it.
    Portugal, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Dec 2019
    This place was really above expectations! Had a more hostel-feeling than we were expecting. Loved the rooftop and the great breakfast (1 cuc!!) The couple running it were lovely, and the women speaks some English. One downside were that there's only two bathrooms for quite a lot of people. Overall, would recommend!
    Sweden, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Jan 2020
    Good hostel for Cuba! The owners are lovely.
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    26 Dec 2019
    Breakfast suffices and is as cheap as things get to remain healthy, the accommodation is livable considering the 4 dollar/night stay. The lady, however, does not know much of how things work and her information cost my friend and I more than it should have. She insisted that we listen to her. However, do your research before coming and you should be fine, don't rely too much on her as she always offers more expensive things to get commission. Everything else is fine, location is great.
    Syria, Male, 18-24
  • 2.0


    01 Feb 2020
    I have made my reservation in this hostel 3 days before arrival, the moment I came I was told by a very rude and angry old lady that the place is full. after showing my booking and paid deposit, she said that this is my and website problem. totally ridiculous and unprofessional behaviour
    Poland, Male, 31-40
Read all reviews


  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Cots Available
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Direct Dial Telephone
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities