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Global Village Kensington

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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Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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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
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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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Address: 280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L9, Canada (Formerly College Hostel)
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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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