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Central Hotel

223 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1Y7, Canada (Formerly Dundas Square Hotel)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Within walking distance of the CN Tower, waterfront and greyhound station we found this to be outstanding value. Clean room, very comfortable bed, good bathroom and shower facilities. the price was $50 for a room with own washroom i will definitely go back . When we booked the hotel , we where in two minds after reading the reviews but... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Renting this hotel went very smoothly, Sam (Owner) is very prompt with answers to any questions a person may have. This kind of service is important when renting a place. The hotel is in a great location or you can say center of toronto downrown with all the necessary amenities you may need. Wifi in the hotel was great to... More 

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I've stayed in many hostels in Toronto, this is the absolute worst. The lobby smelled of marijuana it was dirty all over. The shared shower wasn't caulked properly and full of black mould. There were no paper towels in there either, I used my pants because at that point they were probably the cleanest thing in that building. We used... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had friends from out of town stay there during Pride as they couldn't find hotel vacancy. They said that we had to come and see this place. Well upon entering there was a couple crackhead/hookers in the entrance/lobby. We went up to the room and they opened the door we took one look inside and left. Beware that they have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Any hotel in a developing nation can offer more than this establishment. The bus station of Toronto is cleaner! The bathrooms are dirty and filthy! You can get sick or even die! The staff are badly informed about the city! If you are in a budget travel stay in a hostel!

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Toronto
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I've never stayed at this "hotel", but I am quite familiar with it - this is a "hotel" used by crack addicted prostitutes and drug dealers to ply their trades. Every room is infested with bugs and the building itself is the scene of many violent crimes - on a weekly basis! If you are travelling to Toronto from anywhere... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This hotel came up on a hotel comparison website as the cheapest option for a double room, offering a central location in Toronto city. Too good to be true? YES! When we arrived at the the run-down looking hotel on Church Street, we were greeted by the receptionist who asked if we would like to see the hotel before we... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

i found myself stuck in toronto and was looking for cheap accomidations for a few nights.The only place in the city that had vacancy was dundas square hotel. Although the hotel looked unsafe and dirty i didnt have much choice and i paid the 3 nights upfront i didnt want to but they said if i didnt i might not... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

This is the most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed at. I took pictures for all you to decide for yourself. Very unsafe & dirty. Absolutly Not suitable for families. Spend the few extra dollars and go elsewhere.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

This was the most disgusting place that i have ever stayed. Only i had to pay for it cash before I would have walked. I have seen better buildings demolished. The Canadian authorities should not allow this hotel to operate. The room was smelly , the plaster was coming off the wall, no curtains, stains on the carpets, the sheets... More 

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