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Global Village Kensington

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L9, Canada (Formerly College Hostel) (Downtown Toronto)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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
1 review
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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Wuppertal, Germany
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113 reviews 113 reviews
14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was the worst location I ever lived at, really. It already began when we arrived - nobody was there. Only a letter that told us where to pickup the key. So we had to take a taxi ride there and back. So there were two doors, but no single sign to tell us where to go. However, only one... More

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I had the misfortune of staying here over the August bank holiday weekend as due to Caribana festival EVERYWHERE else in town was full. My room was dank and musty, and the aircon actually made the room warmer! Hardly any of the bathrooms were functional (either the toilet shower or taps didnt work in every single one I tried), and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I visited this hostel oct 31-nov 4th this place was unsafe and unclean. I am female visiting from the USA and I felt unsafe and the rooms are unclean. This place has mice as well and other pest. The girls rooms are not safe and the patio door was broken. The restrooms and kitchen omg unclean and disgusting. I prepaid... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Worst hostel experience so far! Just do not go here, and pick another hostel (HI-Toronto!). Not convinced? Read on.. I am a 23 year old female student traveling alone, I had booked a room here with a friend of mine for a month (she'd arrive a couple of days after). We chose this place because we were looking for a... More

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have stayed at this hostel many times over the years and in different rooms. I first chose to stay here because of the location. You have lots of 24 hours food places and coffee shops, and you are in the heart of Kensington market the place where doesn't matter who you are all is welcome. They have really nice... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Everything is dirty in this hostel: rooms, beds, mattresses, pillows, sheets, floor, washrooms, toilets....... The staff wasn't smiling at all. Hopefully, we stayed one night as we didn't find another place to sleep in Toronto!!

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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Don't expect a friendly chat here! Staff treat you with disdain and it shows in the premises. Filthy floor coverings, mouldy showers, dirty basins, layers of dust and grime on the computer in the reception area, no proper seating for breakfast, holes in the walls, warped doors that can't be closed, the list goes on and on. However, the location... More

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Gdynia, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Dirty place, the stuff was grumpy, the rooms were really crumped and dark. The must have renovated it a million years ago. Me and me friend were about to leave half an hour before breakfast, and the stuff was not helpful enough to let us eat the included in price breakfest earlier. The bathrooms were ok.

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Additional Information about Global Village Kensington

Also Known As:
Global Village Kensington Hotel
Global Village Kensington Hotel Toronto
Address: 280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L9, Canada (Formerly College Hostel)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 64 Specialty lodging in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Global Village Kensington offers travellers the best value in this beautiful city. Our recently renovated rooms are clean and comfortable and include private doubles and dorm rooms. Each room includes double bed, cable tv, free wireless, balcony and lots of storage space. Great for student and budget travellers! ... more   less 
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