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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Don't expect anything but your bed. It's an old building, kind of abandoned, wich was "converted" in a hostel. Good thing that there is a kitchen. Didn't use it though because it was a bit dirty. Anyway if you need a cheap place to stay this is the best.

Thank DiAplo
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Location and price is what's most attractive about this place. Other than that don't expect anything else. If all you want is a bed and don't care if it's dirty, hard beds, paint peeling off the walls, insects running around, etc. It does have a kitchen and a rooftop, otherwise no real communal room. I stayed because the owner is... More 

Thank Corey B
Culiacan, Mexico
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57 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This place isn't a clean or pretty place, or even nice to star at, but the staff is nice. The building is old and you can tell it hasn't had any maintenance for a while, the bed clothes are old and the walls are really dirty. Still, the price is really really cheap, so you are actually getting what you... More 

Thank Carolina R
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

First off, I feel bad giving this place a negative review, as the owner is extremely helpful and accommodating, his WiFi is good, and the location is ok. That said, he would do well to give the place a thorough scrub. Even if his budget can't stretch to fixing the toilet seats, a decent clean is fairly cheap. Beds are... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

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 

Thank SarahNiemiec
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Constance L
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 July 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 

Thank Nicolas G
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154 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank AndyAnnable
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 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 

2 Thank IoneWroclaw
Krakow, Poland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 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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Additional Information about Hostel Kankun

Address: Maranon St by Yaxchilan Ave, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Cancun
Number of rooms: 21
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“This is a very basic place so not many options.”
 of 5 bubbles DiAplo, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“go there for a funny adventure but do not expect any hotel or hostel standards. It'sa place like no other”
 of 5 bubbles Parowa, 31 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The best room by far is on the kitchen level, furthest room from the kitchen. The big room on the top floor in the "girls only" area is great as well but without wifi in the room. None of the rooms near the kitchen are livable.”
 of 5 bubbles Dirty_Bindle, 9 Feb 2014 | Read review
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