Global Village Kensington is now under new management. We have renovated all of our rooms to ensure comfort for all of our guests! We have 48 private rooms complete with double bed(s), cable television, clock radio, iron and more.
Global Village Kensington is now under new management. We have renovated all of our rooms to ensure comfort for all of our guests! We have 48 private rooms complete with double bed(s), cable television, clock radio, iron and more. The property is located in the heart of the Kensington Market--famous for cafes, restaurants, boutiques and organic food stores. Try the exciting and diverse Little Italy neighbourhood, take in a Blue-Jays, Raptors or Leafs game. The Club and entertainmenet district, Eaton Centre, Chinatown and Harbourfront are all walking distance. In Kensington Market you and your friends are literally just meters away from affordable food and fun. Set yourself down for drinks and sip fancy cocktails while listening to live DJs spin some tunes at a local club. If you are looking for accessories and vintage clothes, there are plenty of places to shop. Less than a minute walk to public transportation.Friendly, Affordable, Clean, Secure.Rated 'most favorite' by toronto.com and 'popular' by TimeoutFacilities include:* Free Internet Access.* Free Linen* Lounge with TV and games* Sushi bar on site.* Pop and snack machine. * No curfew* Fully equipped kitchen * Lockers* Cable TV, Phones and balcony in all rooms
Price includes all local taxes and linen service.Reception open from 9am - 8pm. Late arrivals will be given instructions on how to obtain their room keys.
280 Augusta Avenue Toronto
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We planned to stay at this hostel for four nights... We could only tolerate one and only because we couldn't find another place to stay right away.
Our room was on the third floor. The one mens toilet was out of order so I would have to go up a floor or down a floor to use the toilet- more often up a floor because the downstairs bathroom had no toilet paper. Both of the mens showers on my floor were missing the knobs to turn the water on. I used the showers on the 4th floor; one of which was also missing the knobs. I never checked the first floor, but only having one shower for two floors of backpackers is not enough.
This hostel was also very dirty. There were stains all over the room- floors, walls, ceiling... There were random things left in the room as well. There was a dirty tissue and an empty water bottle in the night stand. There was a fan in the room. When we first go there it was missing it's knob but we eventually found it in a dresser drawer.
The friend I was traveling with found the girls facilities to be equally gross. There was a bloody maxi pad on the girls shower room floor and someone has smeared feces on the toilet seat of the only stall with a lock on it...
Unless you have a very high tolerance for filthy living conditions I would advise you to avoid this place!
Wireless was also advertised on their website, however, it was an incredibly weak signal if you were lucky, and most often it you just couldn't get it.
The only positive thing I can say about this place is that when we told the front desk we wanted to check out early and get our money refunded for the three nights we wouldn't be staying they were very accommodating.
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* The Customer Satisfaction score is based on a combination of ratings from Travellerspoint and external websites. The score of 63% for this property is based on ratings provided by 26 guests.