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Global Village Kensington

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L9, Canada (Formerly College Hostel) (Downtown Toronto)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Falls Church, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Wuppertal, Germany
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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Address: 280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L9, Canada (Formerly College Hostel)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Global Village Kensington 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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