The Best Casas Particulares in Old Havana

It’s no surprise that staying in Old Havana is on the top of many visitors’ lists when they think of where to stay in Cuba. Exploring Old Havana is one of the best parts of a trip to Cuba, and staying here you’ll be right in the middle of some of the best things to do in the city.

If you’re looking for the best places to stay in Old Havana, look no further than a casa particular. The best casas particulares Old Havana has to offer are the favorite place to stay for most visitors.

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What is a Casa Particular?

A casa particular is a room for rent or entire property for rent in someone’s home. Casas particulares have long been the most popular places to stay in Cuba – long before the concept of rentals like Airbnb came around!

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Casas particulares range from a spare bedroom in a local’s home to private mansions with pools, and fit all budgets. They’re hands down the best places to stay in Cuba!

Keep reading for our list of the best casas particulares Old Havana has to offer. These favorites have everything you’re looking for – the kindest hosts, best food, and most incredible views of the city.

Plus, we cover the best places to stay at every price point and share what sets these places apart from the rest.

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Best Casas Particulares in Old Havana

La Posada de Chacón

La Posada de Chacón is one of the most popular bed and breakfasts in Old Havana for a reason – it has the perfect combination of an ideal location and great amenities.

The downstairs bar has great drinks, and the building is complete with a rooftop terrace perfect for evening drinks. Located just steps away from the cathedral in Old Havana, you couldn’t ask for a better location.

The free private wifi network is a major plus for Cuba.

La Posada de Chacón

Bed and Breakfast – $

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Casa Teniente Rey 16

Casa Teniente Rey 16 is one of those lovely, colonial homes that will constantly remind you you’re definitely in Havana, Cuba. In addition to having colonial charm, the hosts of this small bed and breakfast are lovely, and they prepare a great breakfast and coffee.

Located just around the corner from the Plaza Vieja, this is a fantastic place to stay just steps from everything you’d want to do in Havana.

Casa Teniente Rey 16

Bed and Breakfast – $

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Mayari Havana

The spacious apartment Mayari Havana is a lovely option in the heart of Old Havana, made infinitely better by host Maria Teresa, who goes above and beyond for her guests.

Located in the best part of Old Havana, Mayari Havana is the type of casa particular Old Havana is known for – balconies for morning coffee overlooking the streets, sky-high ceilings, and simple but inviting decor. If you’re looking for a two-bedroom apartment option in Havana, this is definitely the place!

Mayari Havana

Private Apartment – $ – $$

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Estancia Bohemia

Estancia Bohemia is a small but beautiful bed and breakfast made up of two apartments in a historic building. Located just off of the Plaza Vieja, you’ll be steps away from restaurants, cafes, and so much more. One of my favorite cafes in Havana is right downstairs!

These light-filled apartments each have kitchens and living rooms – plenty of space for traveling with family or friends, or a longer stay in the city.

Staff is helpful should you need recommendations for things to see and do in the city – but staying in the heart of it all at Estancia Bohemia you’ll never get bored!

Estancia Bohemia

Bed and Breakfast, with Private Apartments – $$

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Marivelas 29

Located just steps away from Havana’s cathedral, Marivelas 29 is right in the middle of the action of Old Havana. This one-bedroom private apartment is a fantastic option if you’re looking for space but want more privacy than you’d get in a guesthouse.

The apartment is adorable and cozy with a great kitchen and large, modern bathroom. Despite this being an entire private apartment, the host is accessible and very helpful!

Marivelas 29

One-Bedroom Private Apartment – $$

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Cristo 34

The private, two-bedroom apartment Cristo 34 is an excellent option for travelers looking for more privacy or those traveling with family or friends.

This apartment has a full kitchen and a large, modern bathroom. You’ll enjoy having the small terrace in the back to look out over the city. Plus, the location is lively but not one where you’ll be overwhelmed with street noise. Cristo 34 – Reviews and Availability.

Cristo 34

Two-Bedroom Private Apartment – $$

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La Terraza del Prado

The small bed and breakfast La Terraza del Prado is stunning, with a large common room and giant covered terrace with rocking chairs facing the beautiful Prado, Havana’s beautiful, tree-lined boulevard. La Terraza del Prado offers an incredible view over an incredible spot in the center of this city, perfect for glimpsing the old cars and people watching.

Rooms are colorful yet simple, and hosts prepare excellent food.

La Terraza del Prado

Bed and Breakfast – $

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Casa Giraldilla

Casa Giraldilla is a gorgeous, colonial, three-bedroom bed and breakfast. This apartment is everything you’d want, with gorgeous antique touches but modern remodeled bathrooms and comfortable beds.

Balconies are small but perfect for a coffee or breakfast in the morning, and look out over residential streets perfect for people watching. Plus, there is a beautiful upstairs patio with a fantastic view.

Hosts Carmen and Carlos are lovely, prepare excellent breakfast, and will bend over backward to help you have a great stay.

Casa Giraldilla

Bed and Breakfast – $

Still Not Sure Where to Stay?

Check out our next articles, Where to Stay in Havana, Cuba and The Best Casas Particulares in Vedado, Havana for our favorite recommendations in Havana’s other favorite neighborhood.

Carley Rojas Avila

Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Home to Havana and Explorers Away. She is a serial expat and traveler, having visited 40+ countries and counting. Carley has written for publications like Travel + Leisure, MSN, Associated Press, Weather Channel, Wealth of Geeks, and more. Find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.