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Stays on a Budget: Lodging in Havana Under $65/Night

If you’re on a budget or just not the type of traveler who likes staying in fancy boutique hotels when they travel, then you’re in luck. There are so many amazing, inexpensive lodging options in Havana and across Cuba.

Rather than try to describe each of our picks individually, we’ve broken our favorite under $65 USD per night lodging options into different areas of Havana, with a description of the area, so you can figure out if it fits where you want to be and explore from there.

Remember, if you want to find other lodging recommendations from our local team, check out our complete guide to booking hotels in Havana.

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San Isidro Art District

San Isidro is a historically Afro-Cuban neighborhood in Old Havana that is rich with lore and legends. Encompassing the southern tip of the historic district, it was an area of brothels, tricksters, gangsters and other fine characters. The neighborhood has been revitalized with colorful murals and there are a variety of new local businesses and art galleries, including Yarini, Galeria-Taller Gorría, HAV Coffee & Art, Jíbaro, and Beyond Roots. Here are some fantastic, inexpensive lodging options in this area:

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Along the Bay of Havana 

The waterfront along the Bay of Havana carries a nice breeze and a view of the hills of the Casablanca neighborhood on the other side. These spots are all great picks—you’re within a block of the bay, and a stone’s throw from the historic plazas and churches of the northern (more touristy) part of Old Havana.

Centro Habana

Centro Habana is a dense, rustic neighborhood running along the water between Old Havana and Vedado. All of these spots are close to the Malecón seawall and close to great private restaurants like La Guarida, Michifú, El Bleco, and Malecón 663.


Vedado is a quieter, leafy neighborhood running along the coast to the west of Old Havana and Centro. Known for it’s wide streets, grid layout and neo-colonial mansions, it’s a great location if you want more space and more tranquility. Vedado also has lots of great activities, restaurants and nightlife options.

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