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Planet Traveler

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357 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S5, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, really well located and good facilities at this hostel. Breakfast is great and staff are friendly and are able to give great recommendations of places to visit and eat while in Toronto. Really good events organised on the Roos terrace in the evening (thanks for the kareoke Ben!!) that are a nice way to make friends. Thanks very much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good service with very nice staff. Breakfast has a range of cereal and bread for selection with coffee and tea. The room is clean with towel provided, however the wi-fi signal sometime fluctuates when you are using it from your room (3rd floor).

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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a truly fantastic place to stay. From the great downtown location, to the wonderful employees (most of which are people from other countries on work visas). The atmosphere here is just fantastic! While staying here, we were told that it rates as the second best hostel in North America and it's easy to see why! Everyone is so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is great every one is really friendly and helpful. The hostel its self is very clean and has really nice amenities. The roof top deck has a really nice view of downtown and the CN tower. The room its self is very small but your never really in their I stayed in a 6 bed all female dorm... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stayed for a few days in June 2015 and the service from the staff was first class. We were given a tour of the facilities and led to our room, something I have never had in a hostel. The hostel is spotless, and a bonus is the roof top terrance, where you can bring your own food & drink... More 

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Stayed here for three nights. Hostel is very clean. Very friendly staff. Excellent choices for breakfast to suit all. View from roof is amazing. We did the bar crawl with about 10 other residents and the guide went out of his way to make all feel welcome. Would stay here again and recommend to all.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stayed with my friend in a private room the wifi was not very good but they have excellent wifi in the rooftop and main room the people are very friendly, its a clean safe place with great service and a great selection of breakfast definitely recommend it to people travelling in groups or by themselves. great atmosphere and ambiance. btw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

One of the best hostels I have stayed at, a superb breakfast with a lot of choice that runs till 1pm.As well as regularly organised events on the rooftop (which has a fantastic view of the Toronto skyline).However 4 x 2 Bed privates have to share a single shower facility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stayed for four days in a private room with my boyfriend. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable and warm. The kitchen and shared living areas were fantastic. All utensils were provided with free tea, coffee, breakfast and some staples like rice and milk. Staff were really friendly and willing to advise. Hostel also holds events through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Planet Traveler is an excellent place to stay in Toronto! It's very clean, includes a great breakfast (with a huge variety of bagels, bread and spreads), has activities on various nights, has a bathroom in the room and its location near the Kensington Market area. It does take a little while to walk into the downtown area of Toronto (where... More 

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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