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Byron Center, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The staff was awesome -- unbelievably helpful in every situation. I am shocked at some of the reviews that criticize them. Unless there have been recent changes, I couldn't disagree more. They were quick to answer questions, knowledgeable, and always kind. It's a VERY old building, and it shows. If you're looking for glamor, this isn't the place for you.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

LET ME START by saying that everyone who works there is amazing. Really helpful, fun to talk to and just generally excellent. The bar has the cheapest drinks you'll find downtown by a long way with drink deals on every day of the week. Free internet access and breakfast (THOUGH DON'T DRINK THE JUICE!). They have a good fix on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I have never been to a hostel in Europe/USA/Mexico or Canada that are the biggest snutty clicky ppl in my life they reek attitude that they don't like working there. They offer a breakfast with the cost but act like they are doing u a favor the heat does not work and there are even possible electrical problems. I've worked... More 

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Joensuu, Finland
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

In the center of Toronto. Basic stuff, clean, friendly staff, back yard bar, very good selection on services. Bus- and streetcar stops just around the corner. Very good value/money ratio. Breakfast ( modest) included. Outdoor and indoor bar.

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DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I saw one guy who left the place, his arms looked he had chickenpox. That was due to the bedbugs. The refrigerator never gets cleaned so all the food gets smashed together, which means more abandoned/rotting food and less space to put new food. The staff doesn't seem to care. The place does have a lot of tables. WiFi goes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Staff were very friendly but cleanliness was a big issue. My room was clearly not cleaned. There were used cigarettes, chocolate wrappers and dust all over the room floor when I checked in. Toilets also had stains and didn't have proper hangers for me to hang my clothes. Breakfast provided was average. The kitchen was wet though, so we had... More 

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toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I was there with my friends not too long ago and I have to say this hostel is as far the worst I have ever been in Toronto ! Stairs smell like pee - the kitchen is terrible, fridges are dirty and always full - I even saw a rat walking in the kitchen while cooking ! I would not... More 

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Pelee Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My friend and I very much enjoyed Global Village Backpackers; therefore, we extended our stay for an extra night. The staff makes this hostel as wonderful as it is! Martin and both Bens at the front desk ensure that one has a comfortable and pleasant stay. I will never forget them and their wonderful customer service. It may not be... More 

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Wirral
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

I came here in August on teh back end of a group tour, I thought it sounded OK even though I had read some bad reviews. I should have paid more attention. The Location is good,The Staff are good,The atmosphere is good...the rooms are not. Its tired,slighlty dirty and in need of a good spruce up...if they had a re... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Horrific!!!! My girlfriend and I have been traveling for a while and have stayed in plenty of hostels. This has to be the worst one we have ever stayed at. Things gone wrong: - the stair case to ALL the rooms smell like pee - there are no safe place to put your bags - worst breakfast ever!!!! I'm a... More 

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Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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Global Village Backpackers is Toronto's original backpackers hostel. Since 1997 the "Village" has hosted thousands of travellers from around the world. Our facility offers 24 hour operations, large common area, backpackers pub and restaurant, kitchen, laundry and clean and comfortable rooms. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Global Village Backpackers

Address: 460 King St W | (near Bay Street), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1L7, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown West
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Global Village Backpackers Hotel Toronto
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