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This is the street the home is on. Their building is the one with the blue facade to the left.This is the room this listing rents out. Private bath and A/C. Plus a picture of giraffes by the river. Very Cuba.
Private room in casa particular (cuba)

Dr. Alexi's Hostal in Central Havana 100% Cuban

Dr. Alexi's Hostal in Central Havana 100% Cuban

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath

Welcome to Dr. Alexi's house. Dr. Alexi has run this 3 room hostel from his home for about 10 years. He was my surgery professor when I studied medicine in Cuba, so you are in good hands! When I left Cuba to come to the USA I told him I would help him list his family business on Airbnb, so here we are. Steps away from the seawall, 5 min walk to Vedado, or 5 min car ride to Old Havana: Value and Location! Come stay with a Cuban family and learn about Cuba from a locals perspective.

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Essentials
Iron
TV
Washer
Kitchen

House Rules

No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

48 Reviews

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Jared User Profile
Jared
March 2018
The house is centrally located with a clean room. Both beds in my room were very uncomfortable. Only one person in the house (Alexi) speaks English and he is rarely around.
Graham User Profile
Response from Graham:
So Jared's review is what happens when you spend $17 per night on a private room and bath and expect the kind of attention to service and details as if you were paying $350 a night. His main complaint was that the people in Cuba (Official Language= SPANISH) did not speak enough English. Perhaps he should have looked into the official language of the country and house he was going to stay at. Also, he is right, if you are used to nice big comfy beds you won't find Dr. Alexis beds up to your standard. This is a hostal. Everything is clean, but minimal. It is a safe place to stay with a great spanish speaking Cuban family and really dig deep into Cuban culture. Jared, I'm sorry you didn't feel like you got your $17 a night worth. I will be happy to recommend you some Spanish-English translation apps again when you return to a Spanish speaking country.
March 2018

Elena User Profile
Elena
March 2018
This is NOT "Graham's place." It is a casa particulare Hostal Alexi and Margot Alexi's wife and manager of all that goes on in her casa is the one to thank really. Spanish is the language of the family - I speak Spanish so no problem for me. A good traveler's bilingual diction…
Graham User Profile
Response from Graham:
Its pretty clear from the listing title, description, check in instructions, and all communication that I list this property for Dr. Alexi, one of my professors from my time studying in Havana. I have no idea why Elena would ever think this was "Graham's Place" (it is literally named after Dr. Alexi) other than she did not read any communication we sent her.
March 2018

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Jaakko
January 2018
Helpful and friendly hosts! House is close to a hotel area where you can find restaurants and night life. Thanks for everything!

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Junghoon
December 2017
The host was great, room was clean, location was good. You need to bring your own hair dryer, shampoo and other convenient things. I would rebook Graham’s house when revisit Cuba.

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Darcy
September 2017
A great place to stay, every room has AC! Great for the heat. We stayed upstairs in a room with two small beds and they allowed us to put beds together. The room was very clean and they clean your room spotless while you are out! BIG PLUS! House is located just a few steps away f…

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Janine
August 2017
The location of this room was ideal for me. The room is lockable but you must ring the front doorbell in order to get into the flat and no one ever made me feel bad for ringing it a bit late. It is really close to the Malecon and within walking distance to all the sites near the …

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Naylea
June 2017
Dr.Alexis and family were very helpful and great hosts . For 5cuc every morning Breakfast was made fruit platter, eggs,bread and butter,juice and hot coffee it was delish' . Bedroom and Bathroom were kept clean . Drinking water was free and always cold Dr.Alexis wife said i cou…

Hosted by Graham

Tampa, Florida, United StatesJoined in January 2015
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I am a United States citizen living in Havana from 2009-2017, now I'm renting our apartment in Havana while I'm in medical residency in Tampa. I'm jealous that you get to stay there :) I have many friends that rent out vacation properties ("casa particulares") so I decided to hel…
Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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