Sunset from the rooftop of the casa particular Santiago de Cuba, you can see the speers of the Santiago de Cuba cathedral only a few blocks away in Parque Cespedes!

There is a myriad of Casa Particulares Santiago de Cuba, centrally located and within walking distance to Parque Cespedes, and a lot of sights and museums in central Santiago.

And Santiago de Cuba has a lot of things and activities to offer travelers, so don’t miss out on this second-largest city in Cuba!

Here are 6 of the highest-rated Casas in the center of Santiago, of which all are well within budget and even cheap accommodation!

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From most casa particulars Santiago de Cuba located close to the centre you can walk over to Parque Cespedes!
The terraces bar

Santiago De Cuba Carnival Capital

Santiago de Cuba was the capital of Cuba for a few decades back in the 16th Century, but it is still the capital of the carnival!

Santiago is famous for having the most vibrant, colorful, and never-ending carnival fiestas in Cuba!

The city also has one of the 9 UNESCO protected World Heritage sites that exist in Cuba; the San Pedro de la Roca fortification.

Situated almost 900 kilometers from Havana (20 hours on the Viazul bus), it is hard to visit both Havana and Santiago in one holiday.

But it is possible, and Santiago with its rich history, and the surrounding areas definitely are worth your time!

Santiago de Cuba is the Cuban capital of the carnival!
Santiago de Cuba is the Cuban capital of the carnival

There is not a super big difference in the prices of casa particulares Santiago de Cuba located in the central part of the city and very little accommodation in the high-end range.

But lots of Santiago de Cuba casa particulares with amazing charm and friendly hosts!

I have divided this overview into budget and cheap, to make a small distinction.

Top Rated Casa Particulares Santiago De Cuba On A Budget!

You need to visit the Bodeguita del Medio when you are in Santiago de Cuba - amazing ambiance!
Bodeguita del Medio in Santiago de Cuba

ACA Autentica Casa Antigua

AKA Autentica Casa Antigua is located five blocks from Parque Cespedes and Santiago de Cuba cathedral.

Guests here highlight the central location, directly in the city but very relaxed. Extraordinary service, great Caipirinha, and breakfast. Amazing rooftop!

“Pucha, and Dayron. They arranged everything, they helped with everything, and breakfast – five stars!” 
Gints, Nov 2022

Parque Cespedes in Santiago de Cuba from the rooftop tarrace of Hotel Casa Granda!
Parque Cespedes

Hostal Heredia

Hostal Heredia is located four blocks from Parque Cespedes, and close to the Museo del Carnival, Emilio Bacardi Museum, and Plaza de Dolores.

Guests highlight that this casa has an excellent ambiance, a great location, friendly staff, clean premises, an amazing breakfast, a nice terrace, and great value for money. This casa has an average of 9.4 out of 10 based on 31 reviews.

“Terrace for breakfast and dinner. Central location, so a fair amount of traffic. Very clean premises and friendly staff”. 
Darren, Sep 2022

Best Cheap Casa Particulares Santiago De Cuba

The Ayuntamiento building, the old Town Hall in Santiago de Cuba is beautiful, and also located on one of the sides of Parque Cespedes in the center of Santiago!
The Ayuntamiento building the old Town Hall in Santiago

You can find top-rated casa particulares Santiago de Cuba at a really low price, where other travelers have truly enjoyed their stay!

These four get great reviews and standing ovations from Cuba travelers that were here before you.

Hostal Raul y Cathy

Hostal Raul y Kathy is in the city center of Santiago de Cuba, only a few blocks from the famous Cespedes Park and notable landmarks.

Guests here highlight great cleanliness, excellent service, amazing breakfast, early check-in, and a beautiful terrace with a view. This casa has an average of 9.6 out of 10, based on 20 reviews.


“Very friendly and helpful hosts, very clean casa, and great kitchen! We enjoyed our stay and can recommend staying here!!” 
Silke & Chris, May 2019

Santiago de Cuba is still the capital of the carnial in Cuba! Although other towns, including Havana, also has carnivals, nothing beaths the sizzling fiesta of color and dance in Santiago! If you want a casa particular Santiago de Cuba for this event, you might want to book early!
Santiago de Cuba is the Cuban capital of the carnival

Casa Colonial 1893

Casa Colonial is four blocks from Parque Cespedes, and in the middle of the historic city of Santiago de Cuba.

Previous guests highlight great value for money, excellent water pressure, great amenities, friendly and helpful staff, nice breakfast, and comfortable rooms. This casa has an average of 9 out of 10 based on 15 reviews.

“Staff was very friendly and helpful. Recommend their breakfast as it was very good. Very peaceful garden during breakfast”. 
Kenneth, Jan 2022

Parque Alameda in Santiago de Cuba has a large open space, and benches to relax!
Parque Alameda

Hostal Bellamar

Hostal Bellamar is located five blocks from Parque Cespedes in Santiago de Cuba center.

Guests highlight an extremely friendly and helpful host, great views from the rooftop terrace, great cleanliness, perfect location! This casa has an average of 9.6 out of 10 points, based on 5 reviews.

“Very clean, great service from the host, great help with everything. Recommended for any traveler!” 
Marcelo, Aug 2022

The vast views from Sierra Maestra a few hours east of Santiago de Cuba! You can be picked up at your casa particuar Santiago de Cuba early in the morning, and go here for a day trip!
View from Sierra Maestra day trip

Casa De Ilsia y Migdonio

Casa de Ilsia y Migdonio is located further from the central city of Santiago de Cuba, in a quiet and secure neighborhood.

Guests here highlight cleanliness, and friendly service, feeling integrated with the family, and appreciate personal service like being met at the bus stop, and getting to taste the homemade wine!


“Migdonio y su familia nos trataron de maravilla, la casa es muy bonita y muy cómoda. Fue un gusto compartir nuestro tiempo en Santiago con ellos, gracias por todo!!” 
Sonia, Aug 2022

Bodeguita del Medio in Santiago de Cuba is walking distance from all the top rated hostals and casas in Santiago!
The main street in Santiago and the famous Bodequita del medio

Map Of Santiago De Cuba

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Wrap-Up Casa Particulares Santiago De Cuba

Unlike Havana, Santiago de Cuba has fewer of the high-end casa particulares to offer travelers.

That does not seem to be a problem for anyone, based on the many excellent reviews the casa’s and hosts here receive!

Hopefully, you have been able to find one that suits you, not you just have to plan what to do when you are here!

Happy planning!

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