What does a casa cost per night?
Average prices of casas particulares in USD per room lodging only depends on the location, amenities, season and popularity of the casa. You can count on a rate between 20 and 40 USD per room per night. Breakfast should be around 5 USD pp and dinner around 10 USD
Remember, its all about value, the better the casa the more you will pay of course. Could be the casa has a shared bathroom with others, or a private bathroom. Just 1 room or a whole private apartment with living room and kitchen. A better area of the city or a very nice view ... All depends ...
How do I make a reservation for a casa?
Through the Cuba-Junky website directly at the casa
- Private company website
- Email address
- Facebook page of the casa
- GPS coordinates
- Map with locations of the casas
... and all other info Cuba-Junky has about every casa particular
Cuba-Junky does not want and does not get any commission from any Cuban. Cubans have a hard life enough.
Be your own boss and "Go with the flow"
Our advice is, make a reservation for the first night and once in Cuba go with the flow email or call a casa directly from our Casa Particular Directory app for Android or iPhone.
And when the casa has no email?
Not all casas have email,
in this case you can contact them by phone. Don't worry if you don't speak Spanish, casa owners are used to talk to people all over the world, you'll manage :)
When a casa gets an email address we will add it to the app and the app will automatically update on your phone after you open it.
One more thing
... about reservations in general ...
Casa owners really want to have their rooms full everyday if possible of course. It sometimes happen when you enter the casa you reserved, it seems occupied by other people who showed up earlier that day or wanted to stay some extra nights ....
I agree, it is not a proffesional way to do business but please do not blame the casa owner, but understand such things happen because:
1. The casa owner have to pay a huge monthly tax to rent out rooms, some 300 cuc per month, they have to pay this tax even if they have guests or not!
2. Many tourists make a reservation but do not show up when they did not pay in advance
When such a thing happens the casa owner will ALWAYS have an alternative for you which has at least the same conditions you are looking for and sometimes even better. Don't worry you will get a great place to stay.
Be smart and call 2 days before or the same day early in the morning to confirm your stay.