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Excellent atmosphere - always good music on the hall- and great breakfast. The Cavern is amazing!
The Hostel has everything, the heart of a backpacker could want. Free Breakfast, free Wi-Fi, very nice and helpfull staff, a cool bar, offers of a bunch of activities... I could go on. The only flaw is the condition of the washrooms. They are not really clean and a bit run down. So if that is important for you, I wouldn't recommend it otherwise the Hostel was great.
The hostel is well located in downtown. We booked for 2 people in a dorm of 6. I don't understand why we had 2 beds in a different bunk bed. Next time, try to make an effort to get the same bunk-bed for the couple of person who booked at the same time!
The breakfast at this hostel was amazing. A cooked breakfast prepared for you and delivered like a restaurant was a first class touch not expected at a hostel.
Good overall value. Location is ideal. Bathroom shows need a deep cleaning.
Hooks On the Doors of the 'Public' washroom toilets for a jacket etc. would be great! Maybe consider separate washrooms for boys and girls?
Most of the staff were very helpful and friendly. They made my stay more relaxing, but one member of staff, David, a German I think was most unhelpful. I came to him on arrival and I had something that needed sorting. He said it's not his problem and wouldn't help. I find that very poor service on his behalf. The young lady at reception then intervened and helped me out.
Best Hostel breakfast I've had! Has eggs and bacon, granola and yogurt or a vegan option!
Stayed on the second floor. Could hear the music from the pub in the basement loud and clear . Made for a poor nights sleep.beds are newer and comfortable but the washrooms are grimy and unclean. You could see the orange shower mold in places that give the impression that a more thorough cleaning never happens . Washrooms could use a bath mat as water pools, and it's a matter of time before someone has an accident . Staff never offer memberships to non members as done in other Hi Hostels.
I enjoyed my stay at HI - Toronto. The staff were really fun and helpful and put in an effort to make a fun Thanksgiving Dinner on Canadian Thanksgiving. There are washing machine facilities, a good breakfast included in bar/restaurant area and it's a good location to food and downtown areas. Really comfortable beds for a hostel!
Good atmosphere and bar. Great breakfasts too!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Not very clean overall. For non members , staff rarely offers a membership unless asked. Breakfast may be free but it takes too long and kinda sucks. Hop on and off bus stops right outside . Skip the hostel pub and check out a decent bar nearby. If there on a Wednesday , the AGO tour is a must do activity , or go on Your own. The sound carries down the hall, room to room and even several floors up from the bar. Most beds are new and comfy 6 bed room are the best floor layout option.
Amazing breakfast and in a great location!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Bathrooms are subpar, need better cleaning . Was upgraded from a 8 bed female room to a 4 bed coed room. I believe that it was not due to space, but so that a room would be left empty and not need to be cleaned . Space is cramped everywhere . Had breakfast one morning and it's the worst breakfast I've ever had. If you order eggs, they cook them the way they want, no option and had a funny taste. Maybe put on the board how the eggs are cooked that day. Location is really the only good thing here
Quite a cold (atmosphere) hostel to stay in. Really just like a very down market hotel - why not just stay in a nicer hotel? The social aspect of the hostel wasn't very good. It is just too big. Handy location for Toronto. Also there were some what looked school groups which weren't the friendliest or best behaved. I think most people were using the hostel as a very cheap overnight stay/hotel for Toronto & it lacked everything about hostel I know (I interrailed in Europe).
The amount of work that the staff do towards the customers is amazing, every night there was something going on like bands downstairs and the bar crawls. The city itself if amazing and the people are some of the best I have met.
I stayed here for a week while I was in-between homes. It is a well-organized place and has everything you need. Breakfast was good and place was being cleaned a lot. If you are looking for that backpacking experience it's a great hostel. My matras was a little old tho and there is little space in the rooms to move.
I enjoyed staying at this hostel because first of all you meet so many people and the staff are really nice and very helpful. The location is very good so near to many places and when i return back to Toronto i will stay here again because i like the neighbourhood so much.
Good location within walking distance to union station, good beds, includes a decent breakfast too, a good sociable hostel & would recommend & use again.
This hostel has everything you need. The breakfast is the best I've ever had at a hostel! The location is ok for some sightseeing but it is basically in the financial district. There are much better bars about a 30 mins bus traveling west.