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280 Augusta Avenue, M5T 2L9 Toronto – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Business Center
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Located in Central Toronto and just steps from the local metro stops this hostel offers spacious shared and private rooms. The on-site bar, The Cavern, features live bands most nights of the week.
Score from 535 reviews Very good
Just a 5-minute walk from Dundas subway station, the Central Hotel Toronto has guest rooms with cable TV. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all areas.
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In downtown Toronto, Keppner Guesthouse is just a 2-minute walk from Sherbourne subway station. The bright accommodations enjoys free Wi-Fi and a small sitting area by the window.
Score from 311 reviews Good
This downtown Toronto, Ontario hotel offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi and a cable TV. It features a fitness room and is just 1.6 km from the Metro Convention Centre.
Score from 788 reviews Good
Clean washroom with shower and towels in the room. It is very clean. You are at the main hub of down town Toronto. There are great Resteraunts within 1 to 2 minutes walking distance. Public transportation is right outside. You are within 5. Minutes using public transportation to the CN Tower and Harbour Front. You are within 1 minute walking to the Eatons Center.
Location was so nice
-beds wobbled and squeaked anytime you moved.
Proximity to Kensington Market & helpfulness of staff were the highlights of our stay. Nearby connections to public transportation made it easy to get to wherever we needed to go while enjoying the benefits of a unique neighborhood.Bathrooms & showers were neat & clean.
Would have liked one chair at least in the room which was definitely big enough to handle a chair even with four people in the room....
Big, roomy, quiet
While I was there there was a bed bug infestation on my floor
It's cheap and had room available
Only got a lower sheet and had to sleep under the same unwashed sweaty duvet than the person before me.
The location of the hotel was great my friends and I could walk to any destination in Toronto city. The room I booked did have air conditioning which was a huge plus. The bathrooms were really clean even though it was shared with an entire floor. The staff was friendly and helpful. Does have its own parking garage ! Basically if I had to sum it all up this place is great for college students !
The room that I booked had nothing in it besides 2 double sizes beds that were uncomfortable. The sheets on the beds hmm, it was not the cleanest. With a simple inspection you can make out several spots. The breakfast meal in the morning was just coffee toast and cereal. Nothing to fancy.
When I checked in, it took a long time to find my booking information. It was so noisy and hot that I can't fall asleep for the whole night. The university students nearby,they didn't sleep for the whole night, just for drinking and talking. The manage moved all my stuffs to a new room without telling me in advance. Just a note on the door of the previous room. Because the bus was late about one hours when I was back from Niagara Falls. I need to call the manage to give me the key of the new room. The phone no that they put on the gate of the lobby has no response. I have to disturb others to get the cell no of the manager. I was so disppointed.
I booked stays in Toronto late and this was pretty much the only hostel left. The rooms are relatively clean, shower/toilet as well and the location is good if you're planning on going to Toronto Uni or Kensington area often. For downtown it's a bit of a walk but totally doable. Breakfast is very limited but free so that was pretty nice. Rooms have aircon and heaters.
The owner shows no interested in absolutely any inquiries. Bunk beds and mattresses are ridiculously old and you feel like on a roller coaster when the person above or under you moves around. Didn't sleep much. Wi-Fi is a joke, basically everybody sits in the lobby because everywhere else the connection is too weak.
Low, low price: 205$ for six nights, plus key deposit. Good location: within about 20 minutes walk of Eaton Centre and close to College Street streetcar. Wi-fi. Clean washrooms.
Cramped, very basic accommodations. Three-four to a room. Creaky bed frames. Air conditioner didn't work for first four nights in almost 30 degree temperatures. Very basic "free breakfast" (bread and some cereal), which only started at 8:00 - too late for me. No real workspace.
Price and friendly staff.
Room AC wasn't working at all. Breakfast was poor. Had to deposit $20 cash for keys.
The service here was unbelievable. Everywhere in Toronto was booked out and the guy did me a deal so I didn't have to pay too much. The location is the best in Toronto, right in the heart of Kensington market. There was a mix up on one night that was no fault of theirs and they gave me a refund for the night.
Nice staff. close to attractions
Smelly roommate Too small beds.
Excellent location close to kerington area, lot of bar, restaurant...
The hostel was disgusting, the room was really bad same for the shower and the restroom. Worst hostel i've ever seen.
The lady at the front desk was very rude and not very helpful.
The location was ideal to get around to the city. Free Breakfast TV
No Closet/cloth rack/hangers. No Table/Chair. Just one toilet per floor with no exhaust fan. The corridor stinks due to it. Wifi was just for the namesake with no connectivity. Showers doesn't have a soap/shampoo holder. Our Itinerary showed the renovation was till May 2014. But when we asked about those poor facilities, we were told that the renovation is still on. There were no discounts/prior information provided for the lack of facilities. (Please check your facilities before the check-in)
I was in a 4 ladies bedroom. The bedroom was very clean, as well as the bathroom, which was shared. The location is very convenient and the staff are very kind. I will return to this place in my next trip to Toronto.
rooms unsanitary drugs were found in the sink people in the neighborhood were scary
my stay was for a concert and a 1 night stay. This hotel was in the perfect location for bars and walks, lots of stuff around as its near the marekt. The hotel was very simple yet clean and tidy. if you arent looking for much of a room as there were only 2 double beds and a tv mounted on the wall (Private room). for me it was perfect as I was only looking for a place to lay my head down for the night. For the 100.00 a night this place is an excellent choice for a young group of adult taking a leisure trip. Over night parking was cheap $15.00 a night.
The staff seemed alittle unorganized as they tried to bill me for 3 days parking, once the error was noticed they did correct it no problem.
I liked that I could stay in a great location for a little amount of money. Location location location. Staff were decently friendly.
Renovations are going on and so floors were dirty, didn't have a phone in our room as advertised. It was mid summer so the room was so stuffy. Also there is a fire station on the street next to the back side of the place so several times during the night you will most likely get woken up by the 'wooooOOOOOOO' of sirens. Beggars can't be choosers though because all other hotels in the city this weekend cost more per night than our three night vacation. You get what you pay for, a place to shut the door behind you and go to sleep (sort of). :)
they are not kind
Right next to club kept me awake all night
The location and access to public transit is excellent. The variety of nearby restaurants is great! A convenience store close by. Friendly and knowledgeable front staff. Kensington Market is a really cool place to wander around.
The lack of a secure lock-up for passports and important documents at the front desk was disappointing. The beds were clean, but squeaked every time anyone moved around on the bed.
The social atmosphere is diverse and relaxed.
Sometimes I meet too many new people. But that's inevitable, because that's the kind of living I have to endure now.
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