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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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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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
  • Helpful 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 7.8

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 6.9

  • Atmosphere 5.9

  • Cleanliness 6.2

  • Facilities 6.3

Latest Reviews

  • 8.6


    05 Jul 2019
    Staff was really nice and the location was awesome! It got a little hot at night, but other than that no major complaints.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    05 Jun 2019
    This was an absolutely wonderful location right in the heart of Kensington Market, steps from restaurants, shops, and Toronto's famous graffiti! Very secure location and great staff. Breakfast was good with a couple different food options. Very clean bathrooms, rooms, and kitchen. The only issue I had was the cleanliness of the bed sheets (I assume clean, but there were old, darkish stains on them) and especially the blanket offered which looked like it hadn't been washed w/ old hair on it!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    22 Jun 2019
    As hostels go, this one is pretty decent. Though if there’s one problem I have - it’s the lights. The lights are motion-sensitive. They turn off automatically if no movement is detected. This is particularly annoying if you’re on the toilet; they switch off every minute, and you have to push open the cubicle door and close it again to reactivate them. Air conditioning is good; especially in a summer like this with humidity levels through the roof! In short: would recommend for short term stay!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    17 Jun 2019
    Great location. Good stay. Cool people. Great time.
    Haiti, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6


    17 Jul 2019
    Best thing is the location. Besides that, it’s pretty average. Have to climb 4 flights of stairs with luggage, no elevator. The breakfast is some cereal and bread. When I was staying there, there was a German school group of teenagers that ate pretty much all the breakfast. The two toilets didn’t have toilet paper overnight until late morning. Bunk bed in 413 was sooo squeaky and annoying. The guy at front desk on checkout was friendly and helpful but - the one that speaks English only.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 6.3


    07 Jun 2019
    I stayed at the college backpackers hostel around 12 years ago and it has improved a lot since then. However, it was still not very clean. When I arrived, my bed had no blanket and I had no pillowcase. The bathroom also wasn't very clean (dishes on the counter, and needed wiping). The breakfast was pretty decent and kitchen was clean. Overall, I have stayed at better hostels in Toronto for the same price.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0


    19 Jun 2019
    This hostel is average and for some reason the bed was itchy at night...not a good sign so I hot washed all my clothes as soon as I checked out!! Aside from that, the location is great but the atmosphere is kinda cold and the receptionist in the morning is generally was quite rude and unpleasant to deal with. Other staff members were quite friendly though. Aside from the itchy bed and rude receptionist, this is not a bad hostel, just overcrowded and overpriced for what you actually get
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 5.7


    26 Jun 2019
    Yikes! This place is like a prison, winding hallways and concrete everything. Super small common space and just sort of vaguely dirty everywhere.... not very well kept up.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    21 Jun 2019
    The indian chick on reception runs hot or cold, she was screaming at the four people before me who were checking in. It's a pretty s***t place to stay to be honest but the location makes up for it, not very social for a solo traveller but theres a few bars around that you can go in. Probably wont go back though, alright for a night or two max but it really isn't anything memorable.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 3.4


    21 Jun 2019
    the localization is good. That's it. They're in an university area with a lot of parties. But the staff is really rude and confuse. They take me 40 minutes to find my reservation, cause they said that there wasn't any reservation and there wasn`t any room, I would the website. Even with my name, my friend's name, my res. number and so on. they are rude and don`t help with anything, and their english is horrible. the building structure is bad
    Brazil, 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