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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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  • 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

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 of 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: 11:00 pm
Taxes not included (17.52%)
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 7:00 am until 12:00 am. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.6

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Oct 2021
    Amazing hostel, friendly staff, brekky included was good, rooftop views unreal. Would definitely stay here again.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    10 Oct 2021
    Friendly staff and travellers, great rooftop and views, the location is fantastic in Kensington market with great food places nearby. Very easy to get by walking and streetcar to university avenue, queens park and Chinatown. The staff have great recommendations for local places to go to and eat at. It’s a great opportunity to live in downtown Toronto and meet travellers from all over the world
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2021
    Nice people, nice place
    China, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Oct 2021
    I had a great time here. Super easy to get around the city from here. The staff is friendly and the amenities are fine. The rooftop view was pretty spectacular as well.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2021
    Great atmosphere, really clean place, and such friendly and helpful staff. Me and my partner very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again. If you're not sure whether to book with Planet traveler or any other hostel, this is the one to choose to make sure you have a terrific stay!!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 Oct 2021
    Not many hostels can match this one . Western canada sure can use a hostel like this one or even half as good will be a welcome in the west. Toronto bound travellers are in for a real treat when they come here
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    05 Oct 2021
    It was the best experience ever!! I am so happy that i chose this hostel
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Oct 2021
    I had a great time at Planet Traveler Hostel. Robyn at concierge was super helpful and friendly. He provided me with great recommendations for local live music bars and clubs! The hostel itself is very well maintained, clean and easy to reach. It's around the corner of one of the best neighborhood to experience nightlife in Toronto (Kensington market). Overall I Would recommend and would stay here again!
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    13 Oct 2021
    Nice little hostel with a friendly staff. Amazing views from the rooftop terrace. Nice atmosphere of world travelers. Steps away from Kensington Market, not far from the trolley. Decent breakfast that's largely cereal, breads, and fruit. Beds are super creaky, and offer no privacy, bring some ear plugs. Private lockers are smaller, not too bad for a backpack. The room's bathroom didn't look like it was cleaned very often, however. The room was warm without a/c, lots of noise from street/firehall
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    07 Oct 2021
    We just spent one night in a private room. The room was tiny but I guess ok for the price & location in Toronto? The bathroom floor was wet. Folks at the front desk were extremely helpful and nice.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Toronto

  • 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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