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Backpackers on Dundas

126 Chestnut Street, ON M5G 1R3,, Toronto, Ontario M5G1R3, Canada
Backpackers on Dundas
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Panorama, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Stayed here for a few weeks while in toronto and had to be moved to a different room as i got bitten by bed bugs!! Staff didnt do anything to get rid of them. Manager not very approciable. Bugs in the bathrooms and showers on floors and walls! Very crampt rooms. Not much room to do any cooking. Would rather... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

after spending 3 great nights at another hostel we had to endure 2 nights at this place for the end of our stay in Toronto. its very small, poorly run and lacks everything a hostel is in my eyes. zero atmosphere. it looks like its been set up by a group of teenagers (who lived there also) who have no... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Oh do not stay there, Do not trust the manager. I arrived with a group of 12 scouts, at the Backpackers in downtown Toronto on a saturday evening at 8 pm in August. At arrival the manager told me he had given away our beds. I had reserved those beds weeks in advance. The manager told me he had sent... More 

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Akureyri, Eyjafjardarsysla, Iceland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

When planning a trip to Toronto this seemed like a good cheap option. As it turns out that was not the case. To be fair I didn't have a chance to sleep in the beds or try out the shower but that was because they had given away the beds we had booked. We had a copy of emails that... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Travelling with a group, we booked three nights at this hostel a few weeks in advance, and later sent e-mails to confirm that we would be there on schedule. When we arrived we were informed that our beds had been given to other visitors. Supposedly the manager had sent us an e-mail while we were in mid-air three hours prior... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This hostel is really the worst one I have ever stayed at. I certainly do not recommend it to anyone; as cheap as it may be it is not worth it. Reception The man did not really seem to know what he was doing Receipts are not systematically given and are makeshift There seems to be no registration number or... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed there and was bitten all over by bed bugs. Every other hostel and hotel was booked out that weekend so I had to stay. The manager just moved me to another bed and never cleaned the bed and let someone else sleep in it and wouldn't cover my doctor fees or medication- I would sleep in the park... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I live in a suburb of Toronto but decided to spend the night in a hostel to work a late then very early shift for the Hot Docs film festival. This hostel was the only one that had any space available the day-of. For $24 in the heart of Toronto, it was definitely OK. Nothing exciting by any means. Lockers... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

well, my title pretty much sums it up. During my 7 years of travel, I have stayed in over 50 hostels in 4 continents and I have to say this is the worst place I have stayed (and I've been to the bum end of Africa!) unwelcoming, unhelpful staff, freezing cold shower water. air conditioning units that dont let out... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

All this place has going for it is its location. Stains on the floor, flat and uncomfortable pillows, thin blankets, horrible atmosphere. I would never ever recommend this place to anyone.

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