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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 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
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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:

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.
No persons under the age of 19.
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 5.3

  • Security 6.1

  • Location 7.5

  • Staff 5.1

  • Atmosphere 5.3

  • Cleanliness 5.2

  • Facilities 5.1

Latest Reviews

  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 Sep 2021
    Relatively big hostel in an enjoyable, multicultural neighbourhood. Hostel has a big kitchen and a nice living room. The rooms have cute little balconies. Overall cleanliness could be better, and the bunk beds are a bit squeaky.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Sep 2021
    Washroom and showers wasn't very clean. Showers is pretty inconvenient to use since there's no ledge to place shampoo / body wash. Nowhere to put clothes and whatever other belongings when showering except for 4 hooks beside only 1 shower (and there's only 2 stalls to begin with) which don't hook very well either. Its a 14 min walk to the closest subway station. Right beside a 24 hour convenience store is very nice.
    South Korea, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    27 Aug 2021
    Great location! But the staff was often not present on the location and there was no wifi in the room. In general the wifi did not work very well. Also, the toilet paper was often empty and there was no free breakfast provided as stated on the site.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    04 Sep 2021
    No breakfast even if it’s included Reception only available between 2-6 pm Wifi wasn’t working Lot of noise outside
    Morocco, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    24 Aug 2021
    Very basic hostel. Was placed into the wrong room and struggled to find staff at reception to try and resolve it. Also had issues with broken toilets and lack of toilet roll. Not terrible but personally would not return!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.7


    24 Aug 2021
    First time that I get a private room in a hostel, it wasn't great. Unfortunately the ladies washroom was out of service, and the whole floor was sharing a single stall in the men's washroom. The smell wasn't great, no paper towels or hand dryer. No staff available after 8pm and no staff to check out in the morning?! I've never had that happen at a hostel before. Seems like it's been an issue since covid started. I think it's worth it if you're staying in a dorm, not a private room.
    Chile, Female, 25-30
  • 4.9


    01 Sep 2021
    The showers are nasty and the common room is too small and the kitchen is gross
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 3.7


    03 Sep 2021
    The reception closes at 8, I needed a late check in and there is a phone to call for that but nobody answer (there are 3 options but all of them is the same person) so I couldn't sleep there the first night. Also in the page it says it opens at 10:30 but it is actually 2pm. The owner-receptionist looks like he would rather to be in whatever place before his hostel. If your key doesn't work or you forget it inside the room good luck. The bed is very shitty. Homeless come inside the building.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 2.0


    03 Sep 2021
    I had booked for 3 nights at the hostel. The staff member at reception informed me on arrival that he was not willing to check me in because it was after 8pm and that I would need to find another bed for the night. When i returned the next day for the two other nights I had booked, he told me that he had cancelled all the nights and he was very insulting, telling me that I really should choose better places to book my holidays. I then had to go to Parkdale hostel who were very helpful.
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    21 Aug 2021
    Booked in advance and give the room away when arrived exactly at 8 pm. If you already booked the room it should go to the person not give it away as you already booked and paid. Really bad service
    Canada, Male, 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
  • 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