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Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stayed here after visiting Machu Picchu and were looking for an inexpensive place to stay for a couple of days before the flight home. The staff were very helpful and we loved the rooftop kitchen that was there to use for meals & the breakfast they provided (continental but ok). Lots of information available about things to do and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This is a cool hostel for backpackers and young travelers. In a prime location, with a nice rooftop to drink and do a little pregame partying before the bars. We stayed in a private room on the first floor, so I can't speak for the dorm rooms, but ours was well kept and clean. No air conditioning sucked because it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Kaminu based on the fact that it was well located in Barranco and it had good reviews. The hostel was incredibly underwhelming. First impressions were that the staff were completely uninterested in any of the guests and we spent a lot of time waiting to check in because they were far more interested in their lunch. Things... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I would give the hostel overall an average rating, in terms of the facilities. The people were very friendly though service was pretty lax (as is to be expected at places like this). They're part of the 'very good' rating. Anyway, the rooms/building itself is pretty basic/average for a hostel. The rooftop bar was a nice place to hang out.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Its very familiar and they have a really good vibe in the hostel. Also a nice rooftop, where you can sleep in the hammock if you want and you can get the best massage in here! Unfortunatelly you cannot see the sea from the rooftop, otherwise it would be perfekt.

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Lima, Peru
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Really this is by far the best hostel I have been to, perfect location in Barranco, close to the beach, public transport, shops,resturants all within walking distance apart from that Kaminu has a great rooftop bar and resturant really very homely with great people and great staff who are always very helpful the hostel is always clean wifi is good.... More 

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Nazca, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Perfect location in barranco, close to the beach in a very artsy neighborhood. Awesome rooftop bar with actually pretty good prices for the area. The rooms are spacious with great people. The staff made me feel very at home, one guy speaks English very well and was able to give us all the information we needed about the bus and... More 

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This review is actually meant for the "Kaminu Private Rooms Barranco", but since we sent a booking request for Kaminus main place and got a confirmation for the Apartments (which we did not realize until we got here), I imagine this could happen to several other people as well! Please check out my review for the private barranco rooms for... More 

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Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice staff, was very helpful. Breakfast was nice and had everything. Room was a bit big, with 5 bunk beds. Easy to use public transport and reception day and night available. Small common areas, but nice terrace! We extended our stay 3 times one or two nights without any problems or changing rooms or bed.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Had a great time here at Kaminu. Actually went back after being disappointed by another hostel in Lima. Location in Barranco is great, tucked away between the sea and the art/party/culture scene. Close to neighboring Miraflores and the Center of the city. Staff was super helpful, friendly and professional. Had plenty of options for tours and services but was never... More 

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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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 | Barranco, Lima 04, Peru
Location: Peru > Lima Region > Lima
Price Range: $10 - $22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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