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Hostelling International Toronto
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New Richmond, Canada
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Top tier hostelling experience”
Reviewed 16 December 2011

We had a double private room. Included breakfast (with private room) is excellent as everything else in this hostel (security, cleanliness, staff, central location). Would go back

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2011

This place has friendly and knowledge staff. Gret funky music playing all around the hostel and a great fully equipped kitchen. The TV room was a little uncomfortable - perhaps a new sofa! but all good. Great location and good value internet $3 an hour - not to bad :)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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80 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2011

Another fantastic HI hostel. Top location, easy to walk around the city, handy for subways and other public transport too. The free breakfast that you get when you book the smaller rooms (I stayed in a quad) was phenomenal. Basic English (bacon, egg, toast, beans, potato and toast with tea or coffee), pancakes, French toast etc. If you don't fancy breakfast you can use your voucher for one of the dinners they serve at the hostel in the Cavern Cafe. Honestly, you don't need to eat anywhere but the hostel, the food is awesome. The dorm rooms are basic but very clean and nice and bright, ensuite is a bonus. The hostel offers free wifi and free activities, the quiz night on the deck was fun but it's a pity more people won't/don't join in the activities. Plenty of vending machines if you get midnight munchies, free towels (that's right, no deposit required). Nice tv area and excellent full kitchen facilities. This really is a top notch hostel.

Room Tip: Book a quad, ensuite with free shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

The location is excellent - very close to St Lawrence Market and about 10 min walk to the Eaton Centre. King Station on the subway is just round the corner.

Staffed by other travelers who are pretty knowledgable about the area and organise activities everyday.

Bathrooms were very clean and spacious - showers were separate little rooms. Stayed in a 10 bed dorm, which again felt spacious. Only problem was there were only 4 big lockers and 6 small ones which doesn't seem very fair.

The lobby area which quite small for the size of the hostel. There was free wifi, but if you didn't have a laptop you could pay $3 for 1 hour of internet use, which I think is a little steep.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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102 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2011

Very friendly and helpful staff they have...i just stayed one night,very clean rooms,good lockers,St Lawrence market is not far away,CN tower too.
tasty breakfast in the cavern,good bbq burgers in the terrace for dinner.
you need to try the pub crawl,great guides they have!...don't forget the burrito on the corner.
see u soon guys
cheers

Room Tip: dorms have their own bathroom inside..
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

This was our last hostel after 3 weeks in Canada, and it was OK - clean, friendly, lots going on etc. In terms of service, it was really good, and the staff were both knowledgable and helpful. It was also in a really good location - 5 min walk to streetcar/subway stops etc, and about 10 mins to the distillery district. We stayed in a 4 bed dorm with bathroom which was good, but it was on the 9th floor, and the lockers didn't have electronic locks as the website states, and they also weren't bag-sized, which means 4 girls with nowhere to really put their stuff! Oh, and get some new mattresses please!

Room Tip: Definitely get a dorm with its own bathroom
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2011

Im from Brazil and stayed in Canada for 4 days. I was searching for a cheap place to stay cause i dont had a lot of money and stuff so i choose the HI. It was amazing, more than i was expecting! The place is really clean, safe, nice people working there, the bedroom is really fine, i was expecting something totally different and in my next trip i will stay at the HI for sure!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Hostelling International Toronto
Address: 76 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2G1, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 100 Speciality 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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