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College Backpackers

2.0 of 5 280 Augusta Avenue | Near the intersection of College St & Spadina St, Toronto, Ontario M5T2L9, Canada (Formerly Global Village Kensington)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think this review should affect you if you're staying for a few nights, just know that internet rarely works, and at a very slow speed. if you're staying longer, keep reading. I spent 3 weeks in this hostel, only because i paid for the entire period in advance. I am very disappointed and would not recommend this place... More 

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Prince George, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here in August of 2014. My experience staying here was sufficiently negative that I wrote down my thoughts at the time and vowed to leave an accurate review at some point. The only positive thing about staying here was the location. Upon arriving, I had to wait ~1 hour just to get a room different from the one... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If all you need is a bed this is it. Bed and room was very clean. But it was barebone... WiFi was spotty, the free breakfast was a joke. I would definitely come back in a pinch to get a good night's rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights in a 4 bed dorm, which was very clean, apparently fairly new mattresses on the bunk beds were comfortable. Washrooms/showers were impeccably clean. Looked like they had been recently renovated. Communal kitchen is old, but reasonably clean given its age & vocation. Lounge is dingy, & dirty. It didn't inspire me to hang out there, but that... More 

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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I arrived in Toronto and was greatly surprised by this Hostel . The rooms were really good and clean and the staff was super friendly. They did everything they could to make us comfortable. I had read a couple of negative comments so I was a little skeptical . The new management has taken great steps to fix this place.It... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This hostel did not accept my booking through this website. When I arrived, the hostel tried calling the company, but couldn't get through. We struggled to find a new place, but we found a place that cost more and required us to take a taxi out of Toronto. I want my money back for the hostel and the extra money... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Don't visit this place. First of all the real name of this hostel is now kensinton college if you book under this name you will loose youe deposit. All of the double rooms are terrible and they stinks. The sealing is almost falling down. Nothing works at this hostel. At it is expensive.

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Global Village Kensington is now known as Kensington College Backpackers and under new management. Nothing has changed and it has only gotten worse, much worse. Most rooms are ridden with bed-bugs and management is aware but will do nothing to correct the matter, knowing that most guests only stay a day or two. There are about a dozen long-term, unemployed,... More 

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Address: 280 Augusta Avenue | Near the intersection of College St & Spadina St, Toronto, Ontario M5T2L9, Canada (Formerly Global Village Kensington)
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Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — College Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Global Village Kensington Hotel Toronto

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