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Hostel Kankun

Maranon St by Yaxchilan Ave, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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Ranked #36 of 82 Specialty Lodging in Cancun
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With this hostel you get what you pay for, a basic room with comfy beds, clean bedding and shared bathrooms. The only downside is the people that seem to stay there don't know how to clean up after themselves! A few cigarette butts lying around and occasional dirty dishes left in the sink but overall to get something that price... More 

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Wroclaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I couldn't beleive the criticism this place got on here. Come on! It's £3 per night! I thought that it was more like, let's say, delightfully scruffy than dirty. I loved my stay here because it's so basic that it attracts a more eccentric type of traveller. I stayed about a week and had such a laugh. The guys who... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I am surprised to be reading all these negative reviews. It was by far the cheapest place I every stayed in. At this price one cannot really expect any standards. What I expected was a bed and a bathroom and this is what was provided. A bit scary to take a shower though - cleanliness NEEDS to be improved, badly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Hostel Kankun is a excellent little place and a very good find. the building is looking a little tired and certain parts could perhaps be a little cleaner but really when you are paying 5 bucks a night you can't go wrong, the staff are friendly and helpful, the hostel is in a good location with lots of interesting parks... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

For me this is not a hostel, it's a house who is still under construction! I didn't feel secure at all, the windows are fixed with plastic. No lockers. The room is really dirty, same with the bathroom. Trust me, you dont wanna shower there. And it's very hot, there was a fentilator but to dirty to use. I was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

At $5 a night you can expect the worst but we still didnt expect the crack den which was supposedly a room. If you're on a very tight budget id recommend staying there as it does a job as a bed to sleep on but if you have a bit more money id invest it in a better hostel. It's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The two of use booked through hostel bookers and stayed for month. We stayed in two separate bedrooms and are familiar with every bedroom in the hostel. Pros- It's only $5 per person, per night and the location is decent, very central and close to ADO and all necessary shops and buses. The owners of the hostel were very nice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed here for two nights, arriving on New Years Day. Booking through hostelbookers we paid around £7 per night for the two of us - I think it worked out as 280MXN in total. It is a bit run down - as other reviews have mentioned the paint is flaking, and the beds are quite old, but the room... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We are living in Latin America, now travelling during seven months and we are used to stay in hostels but... This place is a joke! We booked in Hostelbookers and in the picture it is amazing so you think that is cheap but very nice and clean but the problem is that...they are fake!! None of them represent this place... More 

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Newport
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

although the paint is flaking and the taps drip a little, the hostel represents great value for your dollar. We had an excellent stay, enjoying a spacious room, decent Wi-Fi, plenty of hot water, our own refrigerator because we stayed for almost a month, and very amenable hosts. The location is very convenient being just a couple of blocks from... More 

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