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Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

Bajada de Banos 342 | Barranco, Lima 04, Peru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I am sad to report that the place is not clean despite of the fact that the staff was really friendly and helpful. The private room where I slept had a strong smell, and the bathroom was fully contaminated with mould. They use incense to improve the air smell, but because I suffer from asthma, to me, it was really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

There are so many things I have to say about this place, but let's start with the positives: rooftop is a nice space to hang out in although needs a serious clean, some staff are nice (mainly the girl backpacker working there), wifi works and showers are hot. Now for the rest of my experience at this hostel... The first... More 

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Bolivia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It's in a grrreat spot. Bajada de Baños, 30 second walk to the beach or the fun center of Barranco. It also has a nice rooftop terrace and some friendly volunteers. Unfortunately, that's where the positives end. The building itself is kind of winding and rickety. Breakfast is the most basic, bread, jam, and coffee or tea. Dorm rooms are... More 

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What I liked especially about Kaminu was the nice staff, the huge terrace and the great location close to the beach. Internet was fast and reliable as well, as were the hot showers. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped. My dorm room had a high ceiling which gave an air of additional space. Only downside: There is only one... More 

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The kaminu hostel is very comfortable and pleasant and people there were like Family. Don't hesitate anymore, the kaminu has been made for you 😉 and Barranco is i think the most beautiful area of lima! Just go, you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very glad to have stayed there. nice terrasse, nice staff and clean hostal. The Barranco district is a bohemian area with bars and clubs so it is great to go out or to go to Miraflores. I strongly recommend the hostal

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a really good time in kaminu! Barranco is also a nice neighbourhood to stay in Lima if you like it a little laidback. There is a very nice rooftop terrace and fresh pineapple juice with breakfast. Astrid was really nice and helped us for over an hour booking bus tickets to cuzco. Also the kitchen is nice outside... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My wife and I were trying to get something nice and private for sort of honey moon as we got into Tarapoto. We had sent a email to ask if we would get charged a fee if we needed to cancel one of the dates. With no reply, after a very long day of travel. We arrived at the hostel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Choose to stay in Barranco over Mira Flores. Could not have been happier with the neighborhood and with the hostel. Wonderful galleries and delicious restaurants, a much more hip area. Kaminu is located in the heart of Barranco. The hostel is so well maintained, clean, friendly (staff and guests) and so so cute. There is 24hr desk service and access... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Everything you want in a hostel, charming, clean, welcoming and located in a fun part of town. Kaminu is centrally located to Lima's Barranco District, a great choice if you prefer the more artsy side of town. The staff was awesome, super chill atmosphere all around.

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