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Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

Bajada de Banos 342 | Barranco, Lima 04, Peru
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Ranked #20 of 215 Specialty lodging in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brad W Cusco, Peru
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cusco, Peru
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Barranco is my favorite part of Lima and this hostel is the best place to stay in Barranco. I have been to Lima twice and I stayed here both times. There is a huge roof deck. Even at full capacity, the hostel never feels overcrowded. The ambiance of the hostel is cool and funky. There is staff working 24 hours... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were here during 3 nights in a 8 beds dorm and one night in the private room. Both were great, really clean. They have a beautiful rooftop terrace where the breakfast is served and where you can have a drink. Staff is friendly and happy to help. The hostel is perfectly situated. Just one thing: because of the situation,... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Amazing place, amazing location and great people! Piero and his family are so great! During my trip to Lima, in Kaminu I felt like meeting a friend and a family! Piero is a pure traveler, enthusiastic and in love with Peru. A traveler to traveler... I spent unforgettable moments by sharing experiences and advice for my trip, knowing great people.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was staying two times at Kaminu- hostel. I met the great Natalie who works there, who is not just really pretty and cool as hell, but friends that I continued travelling with after my stay there as well. You have internet, TV, bar and breakfast. If you want a hostel where to actually meet people and feel like home,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Kaminu hostel was recommended to me through a friend. The hostel is located in a very nice and calm area. It's not right in the center of the city but very easily accessible through public transport. It's clean and quite entertaining as well and people are friendly there. The guests of the hostel are also nice and you can't get... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We (two people) stayed in a private room at Kaminu for 5 nights. For the first few we were in their second location, an apartment about 6 blocks away. The apartment is not as nice as the main hostel for most things, especially meeting other travelers, but it was quiet and the bed was comfortable (it would be ideal for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

When we arrived we were told that the private room we'd booked was not in the hostel at all, but "4 blocks" away - this had not been explained when we booked. We were told someone would take us there in 10 minutes... it was Saturday night so we were very keen to check out Barranco's nightlife but were left... More

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We stayed in a private room and maybe that made a difference, but when we showed up after a killing 54-hour bus ride from Santiago de Chile, the reception girl was completely indifferent and the room not ready. It was empty and the cleaning lady had started, but despite the promise that the room would be done in ten minutes... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Kitchen was filthy. Packed dorm with a single bathroom downstairs for girls. One guys bathroom all the way up on the deck. Owners/front desk were very friendly and helpful. Great location in between the beach and the main plaza in Barranco. Beds were clean.

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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We really weren't that impressed with this hostel compared to some of the shining reviews. At 30 soles a night for the big dorm it was reasonably priced, and it certainly did the job for a night. Located in a central area of Barranco near the main square as well as the beach, it is a small hostel with a... More

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Address: Bajada de Banos 342 | Barranco, Lima 04, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
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