Madero Bed and Breakfast

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Hostel Madero

Madero Bed and Breakfast is a smart guesthouse in the historic centre of Havana. 

Madero Bed and Breakfast is one of a new generation of small Cuban guesthouses and hotels which are considerably more upmarket, contemporary and stylish than the traditional homestay. This popular and well regarded choice is in the very heart of historic Havana just a quick stroll from the city's principal squares.  The six guest rooms and one larger suite with balcony are distributed over three floors and all tastefully furnished in modern muted colours and pale wood, all with up-to-date private bathrooms.

You are welcome to make use of a spacious living room and kitchen on the ground floor and there is a rooftop terrace with comfy armchairs. (The property is also known as Hostal Madero, but it is certainly much better appointed than what we would normally expect from a hostel!), with excellent service from the eager-to-please, mostly English-speaking staff.

Bartolome, Galápagos

What our clients say

  • Food is, of course, difficult in Cuba and we had low expectations.

    JG, Isle of Colonsay
  • The food was better than we had feared (but they routinely overcook seafood, so stick with chicken) and there was more English spoken than we had expected. Weather was great. The state of the buildings generally was better than we had been led to expect - although there is a lot of work outstanding in the southern parts of the Old Town in Havana. People are helpful. The country is clearly at an interesting stage of its development - which is why we wanted to go - and might go in many directions from here; not all of them favourable. Roads, particularly outside towns, were empty.

    PR, Edinburgh
  • Highlight?: The road journeys through eastern Cuba.

  • Highlights?: Watching an elderly Cuban couple dancing the salsa at Artex in Santiago. Amazingly beautiful and exciting dance. Unforgetable! Pink classic car cruise in Havana. 'Swimming' in a remote cave outside Baracoa.

    MF, London
  • We found Cuba utterly seductive. It is rare to find anywhere still as distinctive. But it is a country for travellers; to go just to the beach is a waste. But if you find beauty in dilapidation and warm to extrovert people; if you have a grain of curiosity in your soul and a twitch of rhythm in your toes, this is a wonderful holiday.

    PH, Pimlico
  • I can honestly say that our trip was fantastic throughout. We found Cuba to be beautiful, fascinating and very welcoming and felt completely looked after by the companies involved. Attention to detail was evident and everything ran extremely smoothly.

    HH, London
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Our expert's view

Jamie Swan
Jamie Swan - Product & Marketing

Jamie backpacked across Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina and Brazil before joining us; he has a degree in politics and is also a keen sportsman..

Blurring the lines between homestay and boutique hotel this is a wonderful example of how to do it right, the location is second to none with access to Havana's grand historic centre just seconds away, I'd suggest getting out and exploring the increasing number of great bars and restaurants on your doorstep.


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