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Review of Hostelling International Toronto

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Hostelling International Toronto
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
“A great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

HI Toronto is a great place to meet people and to have a good moment. They organize daily activities, common rooms are colorful and awesome, bedrooms are generally nice. Well placed in Toronto, near 2 subway stations and a few buses.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

I have never stayed in a hostel before, so I didn't know what to expect. I'm 40ish, so of course I was the oldest person in the building that I could see. I was just in town one night for a sports event, and just needed a place to lay my head for a few hours before heading home. Given the same type of circumstance I would stay again. Very friendly staff, and even the patrons were friendly to an old man,

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DDT411
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Kingston, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

It was -25 ish outside, but the AC in the room kept blowing cold air about every 10 mins.
And the key card did not work when I tried to open the room door. Same thing happened to one of my roommates, so there might be sth wrong with the system.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saya B
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

I so enjoyed the place, Toronto is amazing, the HI hostel is really lovely for backpackers and the staff are awesome. The hostel offers lots of attractions and adventures, The front desk girls are so sweet and actually I remember I met one front desk girl, Elisabeth, she was always there for me, and I hope she is still there for you ;-)
I'm so grateful and I will definitely visit again
Liad, Israel.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liad_Shark
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Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have been to a lot of hostel in the world and this is a good one ! The staff is really nice and helpfull especially the girl who work at night. The common area are cool and the kitchen is clean and have everything you could need. It is in a good location.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Thank sachadufault
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Seoul, South Korea
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Nice facility. Nice bar and food.
But only thing that I was not happy was because for the confused info from the staff
regarding the shuttle bus to the airport. Every staff says different info.
Please make sure that you all have same and correct info and give this to the traveler.
Otherwise, I was pleasant to stay at this hostel for 5 days.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Soo0312
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

It was my first experience in a hostel , usually I prefer to go to hotel, with room service, nice restaurant, brunch breakfast, pool, spa, you know all the facilities and amenities that a hotel come with it, but the hotel experience is boring at some point.
Hotel is more comfy, more private, safe , a little bit more expensive if you are planing to stay more than 3 days , and you have a lonely and quiet experience ,,
On the other hand , in the hostal the beds are not that comfy actually, and the heating or fan was making so much noise almost every night for like and hour or so..but the room I got was nice, and clean, so unless you want a private room, which is going to cost you a little bit more, then you have to share the bedroom with 3 o more people , males and females, so if you're lucky you might get a nice and decent roommates.
So anyways here is the thing why I decided to stay in a hostel,, rather that hotel.
You save some money,the food is decent , but I would like more variety,, but you have the option of prepare your own food in the kitchen ,,
Meet people and guys let me you that There are very pretty girls who can you talk to easy going, friendly, funny , smart ,, including the staff oh yeah!!
You'll find something to do everyday.
I'm looking forward to go back and stay a little longer,,

Room Tip: Get one with less A/C unit noise ,
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jagp007
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Property: Hostelling International Toronto
Address: 76 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2G1, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 96 Specialty Lodging in Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostelling International Toronto 1.5*
Number of rooms: 154
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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