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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Lockers, Shared Lounge/TV Area, 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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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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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 690 reviews Very good
This centrally located Toronto hostel features rooms with free Wi-Fi and free telephone calls anywhere in North America. It is just a 4-minute walk from Sherbourne Station metro stop.
Score from 173 reviews 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.
Score from 314 reviews Review score
In a bustling neighborhood of downtown Toronto, Kensington Market House offers free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a communal kitchen offering an oven, a microwave and an electric kettle.
Score from 40 reviews Good
We are group of 7 and went to Kensington hosel for 2nights, their services and cleanliness are perfect and breakfast are provided at the first floor ! Will go again next time!
Good location in Kensington market, and close to Chinatown. Easy to get around, as it is close to several tram-stops. The woman in the counter was very nice, and the place is very cheap.
The place seemed to be a bit out of control. Keys didn't work at first, and there was a man sleeping in our room when we got there, for which the staff didnt seem to much surpised. Breakfast was horrible, and there was literarily nothing in the rooms, except for grey walls and a small TV. Barhroom lacked privacy, and there was no isolation, making the place very noicy. OK for the price, but not a place you leave with a good feeling.
I loved how clean the place was, it was far too clean to be that cheap, but hey, kudos to that! The bed was comfortable, the staff were friendly, and my I had a great sleep there!
The only thing I can complain about, is the wi-fi. Seeing as that is a bonus for me anyways, I was fine. Just being honest!
Great location. Nice staff.
The heating was low and we were cold all night
Bathroom and restroom were the nicest and cleanest Place at the Hostel.
Staff was not really friendly, My room unfortenately not clean, any hoes to hang My coat and less spaces to store its private stuff. All the Building looks very old and not really smart!
The location was great Staff were friendly and helpful Rooms had a tv, a/c and heating
There wasn't much privacy in the showers and the wifi was slow, so slow!
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The location of this hostel is excellent - steps away from so many great restaurants and bars!!
When I glanced in to the kitchen it wasn't very appealing, just a little run down and old.
The building was in well shape, and its location gives you access to plenty of buses, streetcars and metro stations. Staff was nice and helpful. The guests were very quiet for a Saturday night.
The only downside I found was the cleanliness of beds. They were nice beds but they were a little dirty and smelly, and that makes the hole room to be smelly as well.
The location is very good, especially to students. The internet is stable and clean.
The bed makes a lot of noise, if you move on the bed, everybody wake up.
It was located within Chinatown, so if that's your thing you're in the right place! Lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Breakfast was casual, toast cereal milk coffee butter jam peanut butter
The wifi in the lobby isn't great, but there's a computer and the wifi in the room is great
I liked the staff who helped me get a refund and their care and concern. I liked that I could park inside a locked garage as I was concerned as to the state my rental would have been had it been left outside.
I didn't like the noisy location, the small room, no hanging facilities, no storage and unclean rooms and kitchen. I didn't like the limited breakfast, I don't think the Continental people would want to be associated with the grim selection of food. I didn't like the dirty fridges stuffed with food.
Clean friendly people and comfortable.
No clean, noisy
The location is good.
WiFi connection is very bad, it can be easily improved. Several works at night hours.
Shared bathrooms were not cleaned.
Clean,Kindly stuff,Low cost
clean,kindly stuff,low cost good hostel!!
Rooms should be in uniform standard. Also need to air conditioned especially during hot season. Bed also need to be of standard unlike currently where old beds are used
Staff was the most kind one ever
From Niagara Falls and was in Toronto for the night with a few buddies. The man and women working the front desk were very nice. They mistakenly charged my credit card twice and fixed it immediately. Room was clean and other guests seem to be normal backpackers. I've stayed in many hostels and this one was fine in my opinion. The hostel nicely located in a "hipster" part of town. Would stay again!
I tried calling the hostel several times at different points in the day and no one ever answered the phone.
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....
Beds were super comfy, toilets were really fresh (never seen such fresh toilets at a hostel before), and the location was perfect. Thumbs up for this one!
Wifi did not work in the main area and the breakfast was quite terrible. And of course as an European in North America: The coffee was tasteless and weak!
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