Hostel or Hostal? – The Only Underground Cuba Travel Guide The concept ‘hostel’ is a bit confusing in Cuba.  Basically there are 2 types of accommodation in Cuba: Hotels and Casas Particular.  Hotels are state owned (at least 51% but let’s not get technical) and don’t live up to the international classification. Deduct at least one star for the real comfort level. So if you are looking for a terrible price/quality ratio go for a Hotel. Casas Particular are private businesses…