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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.
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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 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 5.6

  • Security 6.1

  • Location 7.6

  • Staff 5.7

  • Atmosphere 5.4

  • Cleanliness 5.3

  • Facilities 5.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2021
    The facility was very clean, close to everything and the staff was exceptional 100% customer service. I would definitely rent this spot again. I really enjoyed my stay at the hotel fort first time it was perfect.
    Djibouti, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    28 Oct 2021
    The hostel is in a great location in Kensington Market. The only negative I have is that there are notes in the women’s restrooms that say they want ALL toilet paper to be thrown in the garbage can (even the used stuff) to avoid clogging I think. Unfortunately the cans didn’t have lids so all the TP was sitting in plain sight the restrooms smelled like urine. Also, there’s no way to dry your hands in the restrooms either. Aside from that it was generally good.
    Canada, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Oct 2021
    Staff wasn't present for my arrival despite the fact I told them I was arriving late. Mentioned free breakfast but not the case.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.3


    02 Nov 2021
    Poor attitude at front desk as I wasn't a "backpacker".
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 6.3


    28 Sep 2021
    Super basic but gréât location, the hostel is rundown but if all you’re looking for is a bedspace thé it’s ok. The female toilets on my floor were out of order so you had to go to the third floor. The heater was also broken so it was really cold at night. The area is great for exploring, great bars and restaurants though. There is a lot of homeless due to the close proximity of the parket and a shelter but to be honest they were all friendly and as a solo female I felt fine walking around alone
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 5.1


    24 Sep 2021
    Do not waste your money here. The owner does not really care about the place. Went there a couple of times, bathrooms, ACs, and other utilities have been broken for a while (weeks), he is barely keeping the place a float with as little money as possible.
    Dominican Republic, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7


    25 Oct 2021
    The receptionist was really unfriendly and unapproachable. Showers were really gross. I hate to complain so much but the hostel does have a lot of potential. Maybe make a more inclusive common area? Through in a few couches and games? there wasn’t really much of a hostel atmosphere.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 3.4


    22 Nov 2021
    Probably the worst hostel we ever stayed in. The shower curtains were moldy & unhygienic. Always an awful smell in the shared restrooms & kitchen. It was 0C outside & our heater is not working at all, we end up sleeping with our down jackets since the blanket was as thin as a bed sheet. Didn't see other guests & the front desk was always unattended during our 4-day stay. The staff who checked us in was alright but the service is almost nonexistent as they never picked up the phone. 0 recommend.
    Hong Kong China, Male, 18-24
  • 3.1


    05 Nov 2021
    It’s shameful that the website keeps this property on their platform. Dirty. Smelly. Disorganised. Unsafe.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    30 Sep 2021
    We arrive just after midnight and there was no answer on the phone number provided No one working And no way to check in A complete waste of time and money
    Canada, Couple, 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