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Hostelling International Toronto

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Brantford, Canada
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52 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was skeptical when I entered my room - the washroom facilities looked outdated - but everything turned out to be clean and perfectly functional. The little touches really made this place stand out for me - cup dispenser by the washroom sink, a reading lamp for every bed, a heater controlled from inside the room, coathooks, winter blankets available,... More 

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Hostelling T, Manager at Hostelling International Toronto, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are currently working on some updates to our facilities, we hope you will return in the near future to experience changes! Safe travels. More 

Quebec City, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in this hostel, right after checking out from a hostel on the danforth, but this one , HI hostel, was way better than it. I am so happy that I made the right choice. This hostel was just in the downtown, you could visit so many places without having to pay money for transportation. The employees were really... More 

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1 Thank r0s3y2216
HITorontoHostel, Assistant General Manager at Hostelling International Toronto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travelers. Your kind words are much appreciated and we are very happy you had an excellent stay! See you again soon. More 

New Delhi, India
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi hostels are quite popular around the world. I stayed for couple of nights at this hostel in Toronto. It was an amazing feeling sharing a room with a Korean, an Australian and an Irishman. The place offers you everything you would need on a backpacking visit. Most of the facilities offered are in a DIY mode. The staff is... More 

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Thank Haaris H
HITorontoHostel, Assistant General Manager at Hostelling International Toronto, responded to this review

It seems like you were able to experience what hostelling is all about! We are glad you enjoyed the experience and we hope to see you again in the near future! Safe travels. More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place had the most infuriating wifi that would constantly drop out. We kept haaving to use the one lift to get down to the lobby to use the wifi. Sounds like a gripe but when you're planning an onward journey, checking in to flights or contacting home wifi is important. That being said it is well-located, the staff were... More 

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Thank 211chriso87
HITorontoHostel, Assistant General Manager at Hostelling International Toronto, responded to this review

Hello. We did indeed have an issue during your stay, but the issue has seen been resolved and we assure you it was an isolated incident. We hope you will choose to come back for an improved experience. Safe travels. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights here in an 8 bed dorm. Good - easy walk from train station with connections to both airports - easy walk to Yonge Street and shopping - 24 hour supermarket one block down - restaurants close by - common areas downstairs were quite nice. - power points, little shelf and little light at each bunk. - lockers... More 

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1 Thank Kate J
HITorontoHostel, Assistant General Manager at Hostelling International Toronto, responded to this review

Hello. Unfortunately safety regulations require our property to not allow windows to open more than a certain amount of centimeters. We apologize if there were some bathrooms out of service during your stay, but we appreciate your understanding as this is a much necessary step in order to improve our services. We hope you will choose to return for a... More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed three nights here in an 8 bed female dorm and was perfectly okay, room is long and thin so not much space but wasn't an issue. Bathrooms in the room make things helpful but also cause more noise when sleeping with people using them. Wifi on ground and 2nd floor is pretty bad, cuts in and out but apparently... More 

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HITorontoHostel, Assistant General Manager at Hostelling International Toronto, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback. Many of the points mentioned have been addressed already or are scheduled to be addressed in the near future. We will ensure our volunteer knows you send your regards, Christina will be very happy to hear of your great experience. Safe travels! More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

It was the first time for myself staying at a hostel and also travelling alone. I spent 4 nights at HI Hostel Toronto and it was a walking distant from all the main tourist spots that i saw. Amazing atmosphere with great breafkast downstairs. Friendly staff who were always ready to answer any queries you had. They had all the... More 

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85 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Stayed only one night, the front of house staff friendly and relatively knowledgable. Explained the members card a little bit too much. They did give a solid recommendation on a place to eat for vegetarians. Place is clean enough in the rooms, the small bathroom I used was okay, could do with a big scrub up, has a bar/restaurant and... More 

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HITorontoHostel, Assistant General Manager at Hostelling International Toronto, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with other travelers - much appreciated! Safe travels! More 

Asia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Hospitality is wonderful. I reached Toronto after a 12 hour flight from a country with 13 hour time difference and the staff immediately seemed to understand my situation (very tired). Within minutes, I was guided through membership application and all the information I needed for getting around Toronto, effortlessly, which impressed me very much. There is a supervisor at the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

i liked this hostel,the location was great,staff were very friendly,the only complaint i would have is the 6 bed dorm rooms are a little small,and a bit run down,broken doors on lockers,lights that didnt work etc.....

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, HI-Toronto is steps away from local attractions like the Hockey Hall of Fame, CN Tower, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre and Distillery District, and just minutes away from major shopping districts like the Eaton Centre and Queen West. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostelling International Toronto

Address: 76 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2G1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Price Range: $25 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International Toronto 1.5*
Number of rooms: 154
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“The Four beds room with bathroom is the best option for a group.”
 of 5 bubbles s_phoras2016, Aug 29, 2016 | Read review
“Book your niagara falls tour from the front desk instead of the internet will work out cheaper and most likely have a better experience!”
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“Room 303 bed A&B were good. Didn't hear any noise from the bands playing downstairs. 3 bunk room with private bathroom. Good find!”
 of 5 bubbles janmT5340OC, Apr 12, 2016 | Read review
“Try to be at least above the 2nd floor or at least on the west side of the 2nd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles AmadouKebe1, Apr 7, 2016 | Read review
“Go for the Single bed in the 10 bed dorm on the 3rd floor, its in its own area away from the other beds feels like a private room.”
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