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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 9.1

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.9

  • Atmosphere 9.4

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2019
    In my opinion what makes a good hostel is a good common room, kitchen and comfortable beds. This ticks all 3 of those boxes. The staff are super friendly and the hostel hosts different activities each night. They have Cable TV and Netflix on the main TV and all the Apple Mac Desktop computers provided for guests to use. The location is also amazing, it’s located right next to Kensington Markets. The view from the roof is a nice bonus and is very nice to chill there after a big day.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    31 Oct 2019
    Great Hostel! Would definitely stay there again. Nice beds, nice breakfast and the staff was also really friendly. The rooms were a bit small but not too bad.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Oct 2019
    Great staff, great location, nice clean kitchen too
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Oct 2019
    Really great hostel with wonderful staff who really went above and beyond. The location is right by Kensington Market and close to the street cars into downtown - although if you want to walk its about 35 mins. They also run brill events each night helping you to meet other travellers staying in the hostel. Would 100% stay here again
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Oct 2019
    Great stay! As a first time lone traveller, meeting people was top of my priority list and this hostel is perfect for that! Social activities every night and a chilled lounge area with Netflix - there'll always be travellers around to mix with. The location is perfect, great nightlife, restaurants and vintage shops in walking distance. I still haven't gotten over the view of the CN tower from the balcony, especially at night! Could hardly asked for a better stay - will definitely be back soon.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    15 Oct 2019
    This was one of the best hostels I've stayed at. Staff is great, everything super clean, great neighborhood, convenient/easy to get downtown, and they provide sheets, towel and locker with key. I also love that they recycle and have nightly activities. Common areas great for meeting other guests, Only suggestion is that they replace the aluminum frying pans that have lost most of their teflon finish with actual stainless steel pans to match the rest of their cookware. Very secure.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    15 Oct 2019
    Super friendly staff and great atmosphere, with bar crawls/bingos organised every night or so. Close to all the main sights in Toronto and in a neighbourhood known for its bars/clubs. Clean room and good facilities for washing and cooking. Would definitely stay here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    28 Oct 2019
    The location is good and the staff is nice.
    Macau China, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Oct 2019
    I’ve stayed at heaps of hostels and this is definitely not the best. It’s a tiny room for the amount of money you’re charged and I was a little horrified that they didn’t clean the cover, only the cover sheet, even after a week. No shampoo in the showers, heads up. But they do have some below. The atmosphere is great and the STAFF IS GREAT! Super friendly, super lovely! I really loved every staff member I came in contact with. It’s right next to Kensington Market.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 4.0


    18 Oct 2019
    The Rooms were completely dirty - I had popcorns besides my bed... The breakfast is terrible, no juice and the breads are hard...
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
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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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