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College Backpackers

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280 Augusta Avenue | Near the intersection of College St & Spadina St, Toronto, Ontario M5T2L9, Canada (Formerly Global Village Kensington)
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Rating summary
  • 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location within Kensignton Market is the only thing going for this place. Booked a private room paying 90 bux a night only to find it contained literally "a bed" and "a tv". No desk or table or chair or towel or extra sheets or even a closet or hangers for clothes. Room was freezing cold because you have to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I thought I would give this place a try. Huge mistake, first off the kitchen was under renovation of thus there was no cooking or fridge I will say that they did get me a fridge so all the food I had bout would not spoil but there was no place make even a sandwich the first room I had... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 6 years ago and now owner changed and nicely renovated rooms, kitchen, heating and internet. Its awesome place in downtown.Close to everything....Nicest staff.....Good breakfast in the morning

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Straight up worst hostel I've ever stayed at and I've been traveling for a long time. constant renovations, filthy rooms, kitchen is old and filthy, weird old homeless looking stinky men all over the place, not too mention highly overpriced for what it offers, go elsewhere!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I heard horror stories of this place and simply not true. The new owners are doing a ton of renos to the place and it is extremely clean compared to rumours. I've been here for awhile and it has gotten soooo much better every week. I'm checking out soon and haven't got a bad review of the staff. Only problems... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

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

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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