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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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
  • Helpful Staff
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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 6.3

  • Security 7.7

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 6.8

  • Atmosphere 6.1

  • Cleanliness 5.9

  • Facilities 5.9

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    27 Oct 2019
    Hostel was good and the staff was friendly especially that polish girl who help me.
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    15 Oct 2019
    Great location, really liked the area- very bohemian and hipster. Felt safe to. Noisey though, lots of tram, street cleaner, street noise from bars and people revving cars and playing food music from them
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    26 Oct 2019
    I was only there for 1 night and I’m glad I didn’t need to stay longer. I’m not saying you shouldn’t got there, but just be conscious that you’re getting what you paid for (a cheap accommodation in a centric location). There’s only one WC per floor (at least in men’s toilet) and my guess is that there were at least 8 4-beds bedrooms in each of the 4 floors (hint: your key open other floors doors). There’s no place to hang your towel when taking a shower. Staff in reception were nice, but scarce.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    25 Oct 2019
    The parking is just one parking that they use for the staff ant it's an extra 15$. You normally need to move your car at the minute you check out If you have a car, choose another one.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    26 Oct 2019
    I think they charge to much but the Wifi doesn’t work in the rooms, so if you didn’t buy the canadian chip is bad because you can’t plan what you going to do the next day. Don’t have it sufficient outlets to accommodate all the bunks. Make sure to bring your own towel as they don’t provide any.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    19 Oct 2019
    Great location but that's about it. Check-in staff was pretty unfriendly and my bedsheets had dead flies on it which made me doubt that they had been cleaned that day. The bathroom had signs up telling you not to flush the toilet paper which is something I have only encountered in Central/South America or Asia before but not in North America. The atmosphere within the hostel is pretty grim, everyone seems kinda unhappy with being there.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4


    02 Nov 2019
    The room was a mess when I arrived, even though it was after the designated check in time. Once the room had been cleaned it was fine, but the room was very dark and cramped. The lockers were very small for holding all our valuables. The bathroom was also small, and the toilets were so touchy that apparently no toilet paper can be flushed down them, it must be put in the garbage can next to the toilet. This obviously left a less-than-pleasant scent to the whole room.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.9


    19 Oct 2019
    I had booked 7 beds for one night. When we arrived the staff were helpful and booked us in (spread across several rooms but that was fine). Unfortunately the bed sheets were not very clean and and the mattresses were even worse. The worse part came at about 12am when we returned to find one of us didn't have a bed to sleep in. They had double booked two beds and as they were unable to find an alternative, one of our group had to spend the night sleeping on a narrow sofa. Not acceptable!
    England, Mixed Group, 31-40
  • 4.6


    30 Oct 2019
    Beds very uncomfortable, showers were a slow trickle with only one having a shower curtain, lockers in room too small to fit a traveling backpack
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    26 Oct 2019
    I was very disappointed with my experience staying at this hostel. I stayed in room 408, I was shocked to find that the balcony door could not properly close or be locked and the smoke detector was covered in plastic wrap secured with tape. These things are HUGE safety and security concerns. It's clear that the management of this hostel do not take safety and security seriously, and do not inspect rooms properly. Also the male bathrooms on this floor were dirty and had no hand towels or dryer.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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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