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6.5
Good 744 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.6
  • Security 6.9
  • Location 9.0
  • Staff 7.1
  • Atmosphere 6.0
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 5.6
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6.5
Good 744 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 6.6
  • Security 6.9
  • Location 9.0
  • Staff 7.1
  • Atmosphere 6.0
  • Cleanliness 4.6
  • Facilities 5.6

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  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
21st Apr 2017
6.3

it was an average hostel - it does seem to be more an office space than a hostel

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • dekimmen8843
  • Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • Avid Traveller
  • 14 reviews
15th Apr 2017
6.0

One of the guys at the reception was helpful, another was listening to music and often kept his headphones on while talking to guests or was on his facebook. There were a couple of rather weird people in the hostel because of the lower price they have; some people stay there for months which kills the atmosphere. I didnt see cockroaches but the place was not clean, bedsheets were old and the room felt like a mess. The shower was below standards as well.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
7th Apr 2017
7.4

The location is super convenient , the insulation is not too good tho.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Canada, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
1st Apr 2017
5.1

Less of a proper hostel and more like a large apartment with WAY too many roommates. Tiny kitchen, only two toilets, cockroaches. Staff blast music (usually THE SAME COUNTRY MUSIC daily) from early morning til late night. Mattresses have zero back support and broken blinds mean it's never fully dark in the room. Many long-term guests, takes away from the "hostel" atmosphere. Only pluses are cheap price, lockers, free wifi and location. Not recommended for more than one night while in transit.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 4.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • Avid Traveller
  • 11 reviews
24th Mar 2017
8.0

I was concerned about this place after all negative reviews, but its not bad at all. The place seemed pretty clean. Staff were friendly. Excellent location. The kitchen is a bit small, and they do allow long stays so there are a few longterm regulars which does kill the atmosphere a bit.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Male, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 5 reviews
21st Mar 2017
7.4

Great hostel, but there were a few cockroaches around

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • India, Male, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
12th Mar 2017
7.7

Pros: Best thing about this place are their staff! Very friendly and want to always help you. The location is pretty cool too. Right next to Dundas square the heart of downtown Toronto, thousands of restaurants etc. at your doorstep. Cons:The room could work on getting better or newer blinds to not let night lights or daylight in for us to sleep better. The kitchen can be cleaner, because I found a few bugs in and around the microwave. But cleanliness is also up to the residents.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
3rd Mar 2017
6.3

Great location and nice enough staff but the place has cock roaches and cleanliness isn't a positive

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 4 reviews
11th Feb 2017
6.3

In general, you get what you pay for. We needed somewhere cheap and convenient downtown to stay for one night, and it definitely served that purpose. But I have lived in southern Ontario for 2 years, and this was the first time I had ever seen a cockroach. Location is fantastic. The rooms are cramped and dingy, blinds are broken, paint peeling, shower was broken etc.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 4.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Jamaica, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 6 reviews
20th Jan 2017
6.0

The only thing this place has going for it is that it is easily accessible from Toronto Pearson (via UP Express and the subway). There was no privacy, squashed bathrooms with miniature fixtures, moldy shower curtains, mildew stained ceilings, missing blinds at a window that faced the street...

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 6.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness

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