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 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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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’ 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 9.6

  • Facilities 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Jun 2019
    Such a fun hostel. very clean. excellent staff. great view of the city. fun activities in the evenings. I would definitely stay there again. :)
    Austria, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Jun 2019
    Great hostel in a nice location which had things on every day. The staff were always very helpful and kept the place very clean.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    31 May 2019
    This was probably the best hostel I've stayed in over the 5 months of traveling. The staff was so friendly and helpful, and the hostel has free breakfasts/nightly events! It was located in such a cool area too. Amazing hostel!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    09 Jun 2019
    Very good hostel, if it had a bar it would be perfect (can bring alcohol back to hostel though). Rooftop view of city is magnificent!! Pleanty of options in the free breakfast also.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Jun 2019
    everything great~
    South Korea, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    12 Jun 2019
    A very pleasant place to stay! I wish that you could go on the rooftop or kitchen after midnight, but maybe they're worried about security.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    06 Jun 2019
    I had a good time at this hostel, met nice people, worked out on the rooftop and really enjoyed the breakfast! Just the mattressea were like hammocks, I slept rather bad the first night and asked for a bed change (which was no problem, very helpful staff) but the second mattress was just as bad. Well, it's a hostel so maybe can't expect that much and everything else was really good.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Jun 2019
    I had a really nice and enjoyable stay at this hostel. The staff is helpful and always there to just chat with you. The building itself is old, but they did a great job renovating it, the common areas are very comfortable and modern.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Jun 2019
    With the views and amazing staff, it has the perfect location for foodies. Round the corner from Chinatown and Kensington Market there’s something for everyone. Streetcars can be found a few minutes away that will get you around the city. I stayed in a private room, it was very small without much space to walk around and in the shower there was some mould on the grout. Building is also not accessible but with the events like the bbq, trivia night and bingo night it’s definitely a great place.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    01 Jun 2019
    Free breakfast til 1pm was very good. It was clean and had an awesome rooftop patio.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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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

    Worldwide Medium Hostel

  • 2014

    Worldwide Large Hostel

  • 2013

    Worldwide Large Hostel

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