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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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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. 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.


Planet Traveler Hostel

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Welcome to Planet Traveler Hostel, the friendliest, greenest and most comfortable hostel Toronto has to offer.

At Planet Traveler we work tirelessly to ensure your time in Toronto is as enjoyable as possible. We understand that it’s guests that make a hostel stay memorable, and from the abundance of amenities to the friendly staff and exciting daily events, we do everything we can to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Our turn of the century building has been restored from the ground up to suit the needs of the most discerning traveler. The property has been renovated and rebuilt into a purpose-designed hostel incorporating the latest in green technology: geothermal heating, photovoltaic electrical production, solar thermal water heating, building-wide LED lighting and wastewater heat reclamation.

Secure dorms have custom-designed hotel style ensuite bathrooms, private locker areas and extra comfy memory foam mattresses to ensure the best night's sleep you'll ever have away from home. Cook up a feast in our fully-appointed kitchen or relax and meet other travelers in our beautifully designed common area, which features a fireplace, phone booths, a dining area and an awesome couch where you can watch TV, movies and major sporting events.

Enjoy a hearty free breakfast everyday until 1p.m., tailor-made to give you those vital extra hours’ sleep after the night before. Make sure you take time to chill out in our amazing rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the breathtaking Toronto skyline.

Our location in the heart of downtown Toronto is minutes away from the best the city has to offer. Kensington Market, Little Italy, the Annex and Chinatown are at our doorstep. These neighbourhoods are famous for their diverse mix of bars, restaurants, cafes and great shopping opportunities. We're also a short walk away from the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Toronto and the Bay Street Bus Terminal, with excellent transit links nearby.

Available for guests:
Free WiFi.
Free use of iMac computers.
Free coffee and tea available all day.
Free breakfast every day.
Free local calls.
Free personal lockers with integrated power points for charging laptops, phones, cameras etc.
Free same-day luggage storage.
Free laundry detergent.
Free rice and popcorn.
Pre-made beds with free towels.

Please note:
Maximum number of guests per booking is 6 people.
Maximum 14 nights stay. 2 nights minimum stay required.
Earliest Check-in: 3:00 pm
Latest Check-in: 0:00 midnight
Taxes not included (MAT 4% plus HST 13%)
Please note - we do not admit guests from Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area.
Guests must be over 18 years old to stay in a dorm. Minors accompanied by an adult can only stay in private rooms.
Guests must have a valid photo ID and credit card. We accept Visa and MasterCard (no American Express or Maestro).
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy, guests must contact us before 12pm on the day before their arrival to avoid being charged.
Our common areas are open from 7 am until midnight. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.5

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    24 Sep 2019
    I had such an amazing time in this hostel! Staff was very kind and fun and always ready to help with everything. You could almost all the time see some one cleaning so the hostel was extremely clean. But the best part was the atmosphere there! It was very easy to get to know people and it felt even a bit like home. They had planned something social to do every evening which was a lot of fun. Would definitely stay there again! I would love to say more nice things but I have only 17 characters lef
    Finland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    25 Sep 2019
    Great atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful staff. Certainly a place you can meet new people, all around the world, and make new friends.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    21 Sep 2019
    9/10 and the 1 point is because the beds are really squeaky. Very welcoming and homely hostel, probably the best I’ve ever stayed in. But the beds - please get new ones. They’re so noisy I find it hard to sleep.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Sep 2019
    A really good hostel: well located between uptown and downtown Toronto, clean and tidy with friendly staff and a good breakfast.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    19 Sep 2019
    Absolutely loved my stay, better than what I was expecting! Friendly staff and great facilities to us
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    19 Sep 2019
    Planet Traveler was fantastic! I was there for a weekend to see Toronto and the staff was fantastic! They were always willing to have a chat and give tips about places to see. Free breakfast was a plus and the common area was a great place to meet others. Separating the bathroom from the dorm is a good idea, however the rooms are quite packed with 6 people in them. Will definitely return next time I'm in Toronto though!
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Sep 2019
    Great spot, would stay again.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    23 Sep 2019
    Location is good, staff is great! Just be aware - there are no elevators and the main reception/kitchen is in the basement so expect a couple flights of stairs to and from your room. We stayed in a mixed dorm with 6 beds. No privacy curtains so expect to be seen by dorm mates at all times when in bed. There are lockers for personal items but minimal other room for suitcases. I ended up just sleeping with my carry on suitcase on my bed. Also, the room was pretty stuffy and got very hot at night!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    20 Sep 2019
    Overall the hostel was very good. I liked the location but almost walked past it as there was no visible sign from the way I was walking from. The hostel itself is situated downtown and really close to Kensington Market, which has become my favourite spot. Overall it is easy to walk to places or take a streetcar. My room was alright though not enough space and my bed was right under the air conditioning which was blasting 24/7. This was a bit annoying because I caught a cold. If you’re
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    19 Sep 2019
    I wanted to like this hostel but I did not like the bathroom in my room. Not the cleanest and there was buildup all around the sliding door. Not visually appealing and I hope they fix this soon. Common areas close at 12 which is not fun in my opinion. But they do have a nice free breakfast and a pretty amazing rooftop! I did like the staff as well. Very nice people and helpful. I would recommend keeping common areas open a little longer and renovating bathrooms.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Key Card Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Board Games


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Canada

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Canada

  • 2017

    10th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2015

    2nd, Continent Winners North America

  • 2014

    3rd, Continent Winners North America


  • 2016

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  • 2014

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  • 2013

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