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Hostel Kankun

Maranon St by Yaxchilan Ave, Cancun 77500, Mexico
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a backpacker on a tight budget then this place is perfect. Located in downtown it's close to the main plaza and supermarkets and only a bus ride away from the extortionate zona hotelera. The rooms are bare and with only a fan it was very hot. The bathroom was functional but basic. The kitchen was less than... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hopefully we spent only a short night before taking a bus in the early morning. (The hostel is located next to the bus terminal) We did not have any sheets and beds did not seem really clear... The shared bathroom was really dirty. The owner is not a kind person and not very helpful. BUT the place is really CHEAP.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The man who works there is really welcoming. The place is a bit really basic, but for such a low price per night, you can cope with it. The hostel is located downtown, close to El Parque de las Palapas where you can try some cheap food and others. Last time I was there, the wifi was provided but the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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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Sooke, Canada
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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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