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Planet Traveler

Planet Traveler

357 College Street Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, Canada Map Send to a friend
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Welcome to the newest, greenest and most innovative hostel Toronto has to offer.

We have put a great deal of thought into providing the most enjoyable hostel experience possible. It's guests that make a hostel fun, and our staff and facility are here to help you make the most of your time in Toronto.

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 hall and an awesome couch where you can watch TV and movies on our flatscreen television.

Free breakfast is served daily in our rooftop lounge, where you can also enjoy panoramic views of the Toronto skyline and play X-Box Kinect with new friends.

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 literally at our doorstep. These neighbourhoods are famous for their diverse mix of bars, restaurants, cafes and great shopping opportunities.

We're also very close to the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Toronto and the Bay Street Bus Terminal.

Available for guests:

Free WiFi.

Free guest internet terminals.

Free coffee and tea available all day.

Free breakfast every day.

Free local calls.

Free personal lockers with integrated powerpoints for charging laptops, phones, cameras etc.

Free same-day luggage storage.

Free laundry detergent.

Free rice and popcorn.

Pre-made beds with free towels.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage

Important Information

Maximum number of guests per booking is 6 people
Earliest Check-in: 7:00
Latest Check-in: 0:00

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Excellent 91%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I like!!!

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Its really feel good for staying in this budget hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful. Like a family.
Will come back again.

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Great building (geo-thermal and solar panels), great location right next to the kensington market. Really nice staff and very helpful. It is a hostel so the clientele is quite young but it brings a really familiar feeling to the place. You're breakfast is paid for and is available late so you can party hard on the rooftop, go to bed late and still get a bite to eat the next day. I was there for the owner's birthday party so it got kindda crazy in the pseudo-bar on the rooftop and it was awesome!!! The washrooms are really clean and well kept, the best kept hostel I've been to. There are different wifi access points in the buiding so your connection is never too weak to stream. There is one thing you absolutely need though, especially if you are sleeping in the 6 occupant dorms... ear plugs. So overall awesome!

Overall
4
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
4

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

great place to have as a temporary base in Toronto.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I enjoyed my stay there very much. The hostel is new and shows consistently good quality.
Each room has its own bathroom. You get towels and linen are warm duvet.
Every saturday, the host makes a great BBQ for free on the roof top. From here can you enjoy the Toronto Skyline. Unfortunately, the roof top closes at midnight. During the daytime can you chill out on a large lounge sofa.
Everything there was made with much loves and also of little things was thought (dishwasher, rice cooker, iron and breakfast till 1 pm!!!)
I've checked in two times and I´ll do it at the next Toronto Trip definitely again.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I really wanted to like this place; on paper it sounds great, with all the important touches and more. However, reality during our visit showed this place to be understaffed and undermaintained. Airconditioning broke on the 2nd day we stayed here, and still was broken when we checked out on the 5th day. The stove was broken during our entire stay (two crappy portable electric heaters replaced it), the doorbell was broken during our entire stay, one of the dishwashers was 'broken' (missed a tray) during our entire stay, WiFi was badly configured and only usable during non-peak hours, etc.

The single person staffing front-desk was friendly when present, but most of the time wasn't present, apparently running errands throughout the hostel (yet never managing to get around to freeing up the overflowing dishwashers, which apparently also was part of their tasks).

Rooms are extremely sparse; a bed and nothing more (a hook on the wall or a bedside table wouldn't be too much to ask, would it?); soundproofing from the outside is excellent, but soundproofing from the inside of the hostel is non-existent, which sucks as all rooms have these heavy hotel-style doors which lock with very loud clicks, easily keeping you up deep into the night.

The few positives to this place would be its rooftop area with nice views over the Toronto skyline, its location (just south of the great restaurants and shops on Bloor and Harbord Street) and the awesome hours for (the quite decent) breakfast: 7:00 (or similarly early) up to 13:00!

Overall
3
Location
4
Cleanliness
3
Value
4
Facilities
2
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

I stayed there for 2 weeks.
All staffs and guests are friendly and kind. I enjoyed a lot!

Only one thing is.... Sometimes I can't use WiFi I don't know why.(other guests said same thing).

So Overall is 4 stars. Other things is ALL GREAT!

Overall
4
Location
4
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The place is great. It is brand new, has a friendly staff, great location, nice kitchen, great internet, fireplace, tv, upstairs balcony. It would be great if the bathrooms and the rooms had a few shelves and hooks. The floors should be swept before the rooms are given out. I had a private room and it had a few dust bunnies living under the bed. The sheets and towels were very clean. The breakfast was very basic the morning I was there but I heard that sometimes there are pancakes. Finally this is an amazing LEED certified facility with heat exchangers, grey water, and solar panels.

Overall
5
Location
5
Cleanliness
4
Value
4
Facilities
4
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Included
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Towels Included

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