Sustainability Level 1
We love this hostel! It gets our thumbs up for consistently high customer ratings and excellent quality scores.

2024 HOSCARS WINNER

1st - Continent Winners

North America

Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Planet Traveler Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

9.7
Superb
6559 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

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 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.
(Larger groups that are together on separate bookings will also not be accepted)
Maximum 14 nights stay. 2 nights minimum stay required.
Earliest Check-in: 3:00 pm
Latest Check-in: 11:59 pm
Taxes not included (19.78%)
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.
Planet Traveler reserves the right to charge the equivalent of the first night’s deposit at any point before the guest’s arrival. If this payment is declined the guest will have 24 hours to provide a valid credit card otherwise the reservation will be cancelled
Our common areas are open from 7:00 am until 12:00 am.

Reviews & Ratings

9.7
Superb
6559 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.8
  • Location
    9.5
  • Staff
    9.9
  • Atmosphere
    9.7
  • Cleanliness
    9.7
  • Value for Money
    9.6
  • Facilities
    9.6

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Sustainability Level 1

This hostel has begun to introduce practices that result in a positive social and environmental impact, grasping the fundamentals of the Staircase to Sustainability.
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Location

Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Jun 08, 2024
Great value for money, very clean and secure. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Great location as it’s so central. Free breakfast and organised activities every night. Had an amazing experience and would definitely recommend
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Female, 18-24
9.1
Superb
Jun 05, 2024
Staff were super lovely and the hostel was great in terms of facilities. Would definitely go back!
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Female, 18-24
10
Superb
Jun 05, 2024
The staff was amazing. They were very helpful with everything needed.
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Female, 41+

Facilities

  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Parking
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Fax Service
    • Housekeeping
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi

Awards

2024

1st, Continent Winners North America

2024

1st, Country Winners Canada

2024

1st, Best solo hostel North America

2024

1st, t_BESTMEDIUMHOSTELC North America

2024

1st, t_HOSCARBESTSOCIAL North America

2020

1st, Most Popular Hostels Toronto

2018

1st, Country Winners Canada

2017

10th, Worldwide Medium Hostel

2017

1st, Country Winners Canada

2015

2nd, Continent Winners North America

2014

3rd, Continent Winners North America

Nominations

2016

Worldwide Medium Hostel

2014

Worldwide Large Hostel

2013

Worldwide Large Hostel

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