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Rolandos Backpacker

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Welcome to Rolandos Backpacker, the first dorm style hostel opened to give students, single travelers and beyond, a budget accommodation. Centrally located, you wont have to worry about taking taxis or buses to discover Havana City.

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  Latest Reviews

  Werner H. on 17 November 2013 

Rolando (and family) were very useful in providing a quick overview of the money system in Cuba and general map outlay of Havana, at the same time as making sure I had a bed to sleep in when my plans changed. The setup of the Hostel was fantastic for meeting people. Ended up meeting a number of other solo backpackers and renting a car for a week long trip to Santa Clara, Trinidad, and Vinales at the same time as a number of stops along the way. Thanks Peter for safely navigating the craziness which is driving in Cuba! I really enjoyed the location, a real taste of Havana. And only a 5 minute walk to the Malecon, or a 20 minute walk to get to the heart of the city, El Capitolio. Leo who worked upstairs on the terrace was friendly and informative. A fantastic guy! Overall, just a excellent Hostel experience.

  Customer Review on 13 October 2013 

It is difficult to find affordable lodging in Cuba for a single person. This location is the best solution. This hostel (I would say, youth hostel) is located in Centro Havana. For the Western European eye, the surroundings look a bit filthy and even a bit dodgy. But don&'t be mislead, Havana is one of the most secure cities in Latin America and Centro Havana is a really handy location, located at really near to the University region on one side as properly as the Capitol at the other side. I went with my significant other and stayed one night there. We liked it so much that two weeks later, soon after our trip around the island, we came back to stay in one of Rolando&'s properties, also in Centro Havana. All in all, nice individuals (e. g. the barman, Leo, is a very nice and interesting person to talk to), and really helpful explanations about the region and Cuba in general by Rolando. ------- Es dif&icil encontrar alojamiento barato en Habana si est&as viajando solo. Este lugar es la soluci&on perfecta. El hostal (dir&ia albegue), est&a situado en Centro Habana. Para el ojo occidental, Centro Habana parece sucio y peligroso. No dejes que las apariencias te enga&nen, Habana es una de las capitales m&as seguras de Am&erica Latina y Rolando&'s est&a en una buena zona para explorar la ciudad, cerca del Capitolio y la Universidad. Fui con mi pareja para una noche, Rolando&'s nos ayud&o a encontrar alojamiento para una segunda (nuestro tren sal&ia un d&ia m&as tarde y no hab&iamos reservado alojamiento), y nos gust&o tanto que tras recorrer la isla un par de semanas volvimos a una de las propiedades de Rolando, tambi&en en Centro Habana. El trato fue muy agradable. El barman, Leo, result&o ser una persona muy interesante, y las explicaciones de Rolando muy pertinentes.

  Sam R. on 22 August 2013 

Rolando&'s is fantastic not just due to the fact it&'s a good spot to stay (which it definitely is). The largest benefit is that you can turn up here, and Rolando and his family will help you plan and organise the whole rest of your time in Cuba. In a country with extremely limited internet, that&'s incredibly valuable, and so it would be worth you staying here even if the spot was uncomfortable and crap. But it&'s not uncomfortable and crap, so you get a double bonus. Come stay here, and your whole time in Cuba will be that much better than it otherwise would be.

  Customer Review on 18 August 2013 

Great way to meet individuals which can be difficult in Cuba. Definitely suggest it to other travellers.

  Danovan C. on 9 August 2013 

Fantastic place! Owned by an awesome family, Exceptional location, great breakfast (fruits, eggs, juice, coffee), fantastic dinner (good price, great food and drinks at a terrace), nice and quiet to sleep. I&'ve travelled a lot, but I&'ve never stayed at such a nice spot before.

  Sigrid P. on 7 August 2013 

Rolando and Magaly are extremely nice and helpful people. The hosel is a extremely good start off for your Cuba travels because you meet lots of people. Rooms are clean along with the beds quite comfortable. Plugs are international, so you don&'t need an adaptor. Decent food and drinks to cost-effective rates are available. I totally enjoyed my stay there - my secure haven throughout my travelling around Cuba.

  Jessica P. on 24 July 2013 

Staff are very nice and helped me with everything I needed. I liked the food they sell and I enjoyed the time I had in this hostel. I was worry because I was travelling on my own but I meet nice guys from different countries. nicely situated and Value for money! thanks

  Customer Review on 15 July 2013 

The employees were extremely helpful and welcoming. Ronaldo is quite pleased to help you book onwards travel. The rooms were ok, a great size, huge lockers.

  Customer Review on 26 May 2013 

An extremely well-run and organized hostel, especially considering how precarious points in Cuba are. Also a really very good value for your money; they don&'t rip you off for anything at all. In short, this is the place to be if you&'re backpacking in Havana.

* Rolandos Backpacker rated 4.78 out of 5 based on 9 customer reviews. Hostel reviews with a star rating are sourced from HostelBookers.
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You can cancel your reservation free of charge up to 2 days before your arrival. Rolandos Backpacker provides :

   Free Linen

   Free Towel

   Free Luggage Room

Hostel Facilities

  Air Conditioning

  No Curfew

  Currency Exchange

  Lockers In Dorms

  Lounge Area

  24 Hour Reception

  Restaurant

  24 Hour Hot Showers

  Tours/Travel Desk

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