Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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.

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.8

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    22 Jan 2019
    a great place to stay!
    Poland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Jan 2019
    Perfect option for a backpacker on Cuba.
    Croatia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    12 Sep 2018
    It s a great place to be!!i loved it so much that i went back 3times.magnolia and wilfredo are so lovely.
    Turkey, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    09 Jun 2019
    One of my best hostel. I really enjoyed my stay her. :)
    Estonia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Sep 2018
    The best price in Havana. And the owner (Magnolia) recomends other places to stay in other cities for a best price. It is a little far from the tourist zone (about 3Km from Obispo), so it is possible to eat in places frequented by Cubans, and not only by tourists (I think it's much more interesting! and cheaper too). Very close to malec´ón and bus stop.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    07 Jul 2019
    The hosts didn’t speak much English but were very gracious and helpful - the 1cuc breakfast was delicious! We had a bunk bed hidden by a curtain just off from the kitchen so a little extra privacy. No air con but fans did the trick. The beds were relatively comfortable - the bedding didn’t look clean but certainly smelt clean so I was happy. As for a sense of atmosphere, there was a nice group and we went out together but this certainly isn’t a party hostel. We felt safe in the area though.
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    10 Apr 2019
    The lack of hostels in Cuba makes this place very unique. If you’re a solo traveler you get good price and a hostel environment to interact with people. The location is great, facilities are good and the breakfast is good (1 CUC). But the best is the price and the opportunity to meet people. The owner is very nice, his wife is a bit bossy and can be rude in the beginning, but she’s actually very nice too. I recommend this place.
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    11 Feb 2019
    Hamel hostel is a great starting point for travelling in Cuba. It's sociable and easy to meet to people. The hostel is quite far from then main part of town if planning to walk and there is a curfew at 3am. It's a cheap place to stay and the couple help you find a place to stay in all the main towns if you're travelling onward.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    09 Aug 2018
    Really nice hostel. Great value for money (especially 1CUC breakfast!) very spacious and nice hosts. Only downside is it's a bit far away from the old town and a 3am curfew but overall very satisfactory!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 Feb 2019
    Not fancy but good compairing to other options in Havanna. Real value is a nice rooftop that is grreat for socializing (of course, vibe is up to actual mix of guests). 2 bathroom with temporarily available hot water not that much for the number of guests, but for a Havanna hostel acceptable. Breakfast is good and real value for money. Only issue if you wanna have a ling night out, should be last till the morning, as between 3-7 am you cannot enter.
    Hungary, Male, 31-40
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  • 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