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Backpackers on Dundas Reviews

126 Chestnut St, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Canada

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442 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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The man on duty was friendly. The men I shared an 8 bed room with were from Germany & Japan. Very nice friendly men. Interesting conversation.


Excellent staff. They were totally helpful assisting me on my planning thru the city for being my fist time in Toronto. That hostel is a good one I recommend

  • 13th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was excellent. good location right on dundas st, and has netflix so all the movies you want . John the Aussie bloke made our stay awesome , just don't try and play scrabble against him !!!!!


Stayed one night. Good for a place to sleep. Not as clean as it could be. Excellent location.

  • 31st Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Tension within the staff which ruins the atmosphere. Good attempt at keeping the place clean (floor especially) but a spring cleaning is in order (cupboards, behind showers, bedrooms, air out the bedrooms everyday for the smell...) Nice and warm =) All the basic + necessary facilities are there, but couch is uncomfy. I would recommend to change the floor in the bathroom so it looks cleaner, same goes for the bedrooms.


Staff very nice, very helpful and knowledgeable,you can book your day trip with the hostel, its cheaper than what's online, stairs not suitable for people with very heavy suitcase, but I'm sure if you ask, the staff will be glad to help, room and facilities very clean, chillout area, tv room, computers for usage, strong wifi, overall is good, but it would be better if there's free towel usage and bedside light. centralized location, just 5mins from airport shuttle bus drop off,near to eateries


This hostel is in a fantastic location out of all the hostels in Toronto it has the best location and is a reasonable price to compared with most hostels. I enjoyed my stay in this hostel and had a good laugh with some of the staff members at night time. The Aussie lad John and Irish lad Richard are a good double act and provided many laughs during the night. The only bad thing is that they dont accept credit or visa cards in this hostel which I found quite strange.

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