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“First time in a hostel and HI set the bar high”

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Hostelling International Toronto
Ranked #2 of 104 Specialty Lodging in Toronto
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The hostel is a really fun place! The planned activities are really cool. Even if you don't participate in them, its nice to see that HI wants you to enjoy your stay. It has a great atmosphere with the colors, bar downstairs, and people from all around the world. It was my first time in a hostel, and I was very impressed by the cleanliness and overall experience. It is a decent location. Everything is within walking distance, but popular nightlife places are a bit too far away to walk to at night.

Room Tip: I stayed in a 10 person room and had no problems. Its the best value.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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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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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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Thank DDT411
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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
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Thank Saya B
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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
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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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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
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Additional Information about 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 104 Specialty Lodging in Toronto
Price Range: $28 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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