Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Awesome 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.


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 7.3

  • Security 8.0

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 7.0

  • Atmosphere 6.5

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 6.8

Latest Reviews

  • 8.3


    17 Mar 2021
    Absence of staff.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    30 Jul 2021
    Excellent location--very vibrant neighbourhood with lots of interesting restaurants and shops. Nice clean room and facilities. Staff only came to the reception desk at the exact time of check-in, there was nobody at the front desk during other hours. The website said parking available, but you can only park if you leave your car for the whole duration of your stay without accessing it again so we had to park in a nearby lot. Overall good experience though, room was great.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Jul 2020
    This is the most quiet I have ever experienced in a backpackers hostel. I missed meeting the vibrance and meeting new people. Hope the Covid menace will pass soon.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    12 Sep 2020
    The staff and location are great! It wasn’t very clean though.. bed sheets with lots of hair and the kitchen was really dirty.. They aren’t offering breakfast during covid times.
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    25 Jul 2021
    On our first night the room was extremely hot even though the AC was on full blast. We brought this up the next day and the issue was fixed so that's nice. The location is great but it in terms of cleanliness, the hostel in general was not very clean. I've stayed in worse but it was definitely a bit grimy
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 6.3


    16 Feb 2020
    We stayed 1 night double bed private room. got what we paid for. The free breakfast was empty by the time I got to the kitchen in the morning. I was very worried about security, most doors had a key swipe to enter but at 4am (what I’m assuming was) a homeless drunk man knocked on our door. lucky my boyfriend opened it and told him to leave. I would not recommend for solo, especially female solo, travellers. Other then these things, the location is great and staff was nice. Prob won’t go again.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.3


    24 Jul 2021
    Bad Experience
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    09 Dec 2020
    Do not do this to yourself! The bedsheets were clean and smelled nice. Toilets were clean as well. However it was freezing cold and the only blanket provided was thinner than a folded napkin. The heater had less output than a gaming laptop and it was barely keeping the room above zero. I slept with my clothes and jacket on and I felt like I’m sleeping in a tent at the park. Also in one night I heard different people on the street fighting, braking bottles, screaming and throwing up.
    Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • 4.0


    24 Nov 2019
    The location of this hostel is very bad as I woke to the sounds of a fight outside and people threatening to kill each other. The bathroom looked like it hadn't been cleaned for days. The bottom bunk, which I wanted to sleep on was covered in someone else's hair and looked like it hadn't been changed so I slept on the top bunk which was only a bit better. It was dirty enough that I checked for bedbugs, thankfully there was none. If I had known more about this hostel I would not have stayed here.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 2.9


    10 Jan 2020
    They are unprofessional. The manager talked Very rude to 2 or 3 guesses reason we check out and book at hi toronto .. They need better management or to stop acting like they are above there clients .. They need manners .. They even cancel my booking. Cuz the manager didn't want me to stay there .
    Canada, Mixed Group, 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