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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

Besides having a beautiful location the owner schedules a lot of activities that allow you to meet the other guests and make your stay awsome. As i said before, the location is amazing, a lot of places with lot of history to visit, very close to the beach. The hostel has everything you need, internet, cable tv, kitchen, laundry, hot... More 

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

Its a hostel not a hotel. If you want a place that has reliable wifi for many guests, is quite all the time and you want your own bathroom, Kaminu is not for you. However, if your trying to save money like me, your willing to walk up the street to starbucks for your wifi if there are too many... More 

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2 Thank Dylan R
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2013

We were highly disappointed. The sheets were not clean in the room. Also the private bathroom was stinking, so we had to change the hostel after 1 night. It has poor breakfast with bad coffee and jam. Also, they count breads in the breakfast which is nonsense. They have nice hot showers in the bathrooms. Hostel is located in the... More 

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3 Thank RumeysaGonenc
Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Positives About Kaminu: + Located in the Barranco district this hostel is in an up and coming area of Lima that feels safe. + The rooftop terrace is a fantastic place to just sit, relax, kill some time and meet people. + A great outdoors kitchen lets you prepare your own meals. + There is a fantastic Metro Supermarket a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Despite a minor snafu in the booking process, I enjoyed my stay at Kaminu. I stayed 3 nights upon arrival in Lima, and returned at the end of my month-long trip for 2 more nights before departing for my home country. Both times I requested the private double with en suite, which was comfortable and clean, if a bit noisy... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

Really relaxed place! We wanted to go to backpackers inn, but when we arrived there felt very unwelcome and moved to kaminu! That was a good decision:) breakfast is included and pretty good! There is a bbq in the weekend. Beers are a good price. Roof terrace is great. Location is amazing, very close to the sea and close to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Oh, dear. What can I say about this hostel? We were quite looking forward to arriving there and emailed NUMEROUS times to make sure they understood that our plane was arriving at 1 a.m. and on what day. Made a deposit to hold two private rooms. Also were assured that a taxi would be waiting for us on arrival. Well,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We were first drawn to Kaminu because the lonely planet said that you can camp on their roof for a cheap price. This in fact was just a promotion and no longer offered. Despite not finding the fun deal we had hoped for we were charmed by the charm and friendly staff of this excellently located hostel. They have one... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We just had a bad run on our two day stay in Lima (even the Starbucks coffee machine broke!). We took up the hostel's offer to organize an airport transfer but no one was there to meet us when we arrived just before midnight. I called the hostel but the guy hung up when he realised that I don't speak... More 

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kaminu_hostel, Gerente at Kaminu Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

We really regret the bad events during your stay, we appreciate the comments and critcias our facility which will be rectifying as soon as possible, to have a nice experience in our country will be the most rewarding for us, good riddance! More 

Arequipa, Peru
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We did not enjoy staying in this hostel at all. It's expensive, dirty and noisy. One of the pillows in our room literally had a hole right through the middle of it - it begs the question how could the bed have been remade and this not been noticed? In spite of pre-booking by phone, there was somebody in our... More 

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2 Thank Jazz D
kaminu_hostel, Gerente at Kaminu Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Cute slogan, let me apologize to my staff for not giving the room when we understand their discomfort and demonstrated his comment a bit exaggerated, but just as respectable, answering some statements, pc could never run out of room for politics if our surprise we block other common private rooms with shared bath or private, to meet the reserve, you... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
new!! now have besides the main local with 4 new rooms a few blocks from our main location, with all amenities, safety, cleanliness and tranquility that you, your family or travel group looking for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

Address: Bajada de Banos 342, Lima 04, Peru
Region: Peru > Lima Region > Lima > Barranco
Price Range: RM45 - RM98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Rooms at the front may be noisier as they face the street and it is a busy area. I didn't mind it but others might.”
 of 5 bubbles SteveJ202, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“when making your booking tell them what you expect that way you wont be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles craigwilliamemslie, 9 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The dorms are great”
 of 5 bubbles R1439ZHlauram, 8 Jan 2016 | Read review
“They have a bunch of options here; single, dorms, matrimonial and also apartments in another part of the city. Whatever you need yall!”
 of 5 bubbles petrav477, 30 Jun 2014 | Read review
“They have 6-bed and 10-bed rooms. I stayed in the 6-bed room and it was comfy enough.”
 of 5 bubbles haythamh2013, 29 Jun 2014 | Read review
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