The Coolest Airbnbs in Santiago, Cuba

Streets in Santiago de Cuba © Jack Wickes / Flickr
Streets in Santiago de Cuba © Jack Wickes / Flickr
Photo of Jack Guy
5 February 2018

Cuba’s second city is a long way from Havana, but don’t let that put you off. There’s plenty to see and do here, particularly for the music aficionados and those looking for some colonial history. To find a home away from home during your stay, here are some of the top Airbnbs in town.

Casa Plaza de Marte

As the name suggests, this property sits right on the Plaza de Marte in central Santiago. There is one bedroom available with two beds and a private bathroom. It’s a great location for easy access to the main sights, and it makes for great people-watching over the Plaza, too.

The view from Casa Plaza de Marte |

Villa Roma

This house can sleep five guests and has two private bathrooms. The bright yellow interior contrasts with the antique furniture to make for a unique feel that makes Villa Roma stand out as a great spot for groups.

Mansión La Hiedra

This private room in a large house boasts a four-poster bed and other antique furniture. The house has a leafy garden, a great terrace, and offers perfect peace and quiet. It’s a luxury option for when you want to treat yourself.

Mansion de Hiedra |

Casa Karina y Franky

This atmospheric old house has all the amenities you would expect, plus two amazing hosts. Guests consistently rate the property as excellent, and it is also conveniently located for the airport if you have a flight to catch.

Villa Yemaya

Things can get pretty hot in Santiago, but guests at Villa Yemaya are able to relax on one of two breezy terraces and enjoy fine views over the city. Hosts Jean Luc and Daylis go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your time in the city.

Antique furniture decorates Villa Yemaya in Santiago de Cuba |

Hostal Amanecer

A spacious colonial-style house right in the middle of town, Hostal Amanecer is a great spot. Host Antonio manages several properties in Santiago and is known for his great service. You can chill out in the airy lounge area to escape the heat of the day before heading out to see what Santiago has to offer.

Villa Amigos de Orietta

A 10-minute drive from the centre of Santiago is this peaceful bungalow looking over the river. It’s a great choice for those who would rather be closer to nature, and there is free onsite parking for those who arrive in their own vehicle.