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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


College Backpackers

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

Our building at College Backpackers has recently undergone extensive renovations. The College hostel specializes in providing low cost, clean, comfortable private rooms for travelers or students visiting Toronto. We offer the best value for single overnights, weekly or monthly accommodation. Free WiFi is available.

At Kensington Market you and your friends are literally just meters away from affordable food and fun. Set yourself down for drinks and sip fancy cocktails while listening to live DJs spin some tunes at a local club. If you are looking for accessories and vintage clothes, there are plenty of places to shop. And for a break from the busy city streets, take a stroll around the University of Toronto campus, which is a sight on its own right. The area is surrounded by Restaurants and pubs. Public transport is steps away.

For dorms fresh linen is provided at check-in and every guest has a private dedicated locker to store their valuables.
All rooms have wooden flooring, heating and air conditioning and private balcony.
Please provide your CVV code at the time of booking.Through your booking or by emailing us ( with your booking number and last name.

College Backpackers' Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy:
48 hours before arrival.

100 percent of the first night will be charged to secure the booking any time after booking. The property accepts credit cards

Upon Arrival:
You must present the credit card you have booked with.

This property pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 20:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Please bring a valid piece of ID, drivers license or Passport. Health card is not accepted as an ID. No one will be registered without an ID.
Please note - we do not admit guests from Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area.


Breakfast included

No curfew.
A 20 CAD refundable key deposit is required at the time of checking in.
Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the hostel premises.
Pets are strictly not allowed throughout the hostel premises. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.8

  • Security 7.4

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 7.3

  • Atmosphere 5.7

  • Cleanliness 6.1

  • Facilities 6.4

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    I really like this hostel, it’s located at an excellent area, close to downtown. Definitely I’ll stay there again!
    Mexico, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    06 Apr 2019
    I think the Hostel is very well situated, close to subway stations and streetcars which make getting around easier for those of us who are not familiar with the city. I think overall, the state of the rooms and the bathrooms were good and clean. The daily breakfast was also good as the bread, milk, bagels were fresh and the hostel made an effort to stock up the breakfast with fresh items, sometimes hourly. Staff were friendly and polite and tried to solve any problem asap, which was also good.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Apr 2019
    Place has a lot of potential. In an ideal location near all the vintage shops and vegan restaurants. Common room and kitchen have good ammenities the vibe of the place just needs to change a bit. Walls are super thin so make sure you bring ear plugs.... don’t bank on a good nights sleep. Worth paying less than other hostels to be in this location though.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Apr 2019
    I always felt quite intimidated coming back to the hostel as there was always, without fail, a large group of people stood in the hostels entrance smoking and drinking. Other than that, basic facilities but you get what you pay for.
    Wales, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    07 Apr 2019
    Wouldn’t come here as a solo traveller. Admittedly it was off season when I travelled, but seemed to be mainly full of a lot older travellers who seemed to live there long term. Location was great if you like vegan/GF and vintage shops!! Noisiest hostel I’ve ever been to- noise travels and you can hear any movement from all the rooms. Could tame staying here with a friend but probably wouldn’t go back if I was staying alone.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    19 Apr 2019
    Rude staff at the front desk. Good location and overall good value for money.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    12 Apr 2019
    The lowest quality hostel I’ve ever stayed in but cheap and ok for a place to crash.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    14 Apr 2019
    The property is woefully run down and in a sketchy area of town. The layout is very confusing - it got to the point where I seriously wondered if my room # even existed. I couldn't find it without staff assistance. The window in my room was jammed open and wouldn't shut, and so overnight the temperature plummeted. The blankets were too thin and the heater was of no use. I had to sleep with my winter jacket on. At least the property was very close to my destination, and the staff were helpful.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    05 Apr 2019
    Good location as it is close to downtown but this hostel is not safe. Someone has broken into two rooms during my stay. They have even broken the lockers. Don't leave your values in the hostel! The key card may work for every door. Somehow a guy could enter into the women's floor. The rooms are really tiny. I had no bedsheets and blankets on my arrival. The showerroom was clean, the toilets were not. No paper to dry your hands neith. Breakfast is rather poor. Doesn't worth it for the money.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    25 Mar 2019
    Closes the kitchen in the morning for their own "preparation and clean-up" of breakfast, inconvenient for guests that want to prepare their own, rude staff, if youre okay with that, then go ahead stay in this hostel, made a mistake not believeing previous negative reviews ragarding the hostel
    Philippines, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi