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1. Posted by StaceyG (Inactive 250 posts) 8y

Hey all,

Does anyone have any recommendations for any good hostels in Toronto suitable for the working traveller - so pref somewhere quite central and not too loud n crazy during the week..!?


[ Edit: Sorry, no personal details please. ]

2. Posted by chemgal (Respected Member 149 posts) 8y

I'm heading to Toronto in a couple of weeks and I have been recommended the Canadiana Backpackers Inn by a couple of friends.
When will you be there?? :)

3. Posted by StaceyG (Inactive 250 posts) 8y

hey thanks for that one, looks pretty good..ill be arriving 1st June so maybe see u there! :)

4. Posted by chemgal (Respected Member 149 posts) 8y

I'll be in Newfoundland then but back in Toronto at the end of June. Enjoy

5. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 8y

I took a look at the HI hostel on Church the other day just to see how Toronto hostels compare to those around the world.

I give it a 4 star rating. Give it a chance.

6. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

I live in Toronto, so therefore haven't stayed at any of the hostels, but I've checked out locations of a few of them, and they aren't bad. In addition, I've checked up on reviews, to see what others are saying. I put most of what I know in the Toronto Guide on this site.

Already mentioned, which have gotten good reviews and are in the good location:

  • HI hostel on Church
  • Canadiana Backpackers Inn

Also in good locations and the reviews seem to be good:

  • Global Village Backpackers Youth Hostel is located at 460 King St. West at the northwest corner of King & Spadina
  • College Hostel, located at 280 Augusta Avenue (check on this one, as I think it was under renovation recently)

Coming in the summer is also good because student residences of Toronto's universities offer summer housing for travellers.

  • Neill Wycik (pronounced Neill Wy-zick) at Ryerson is a good location
  • Check out University of Toronto as well, and New College Residences.

There are links, phone numbers and addresses in the article in the guide for all locations except the UofT residence, which I included in this post.


7. Posted by RachDen (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

The Global Village is excellent fun every night of the week though. It has a bar in, it which is really well done. So if you are trying to get some sleep the Global would not be recomended. If you want to stay there on the weekend while your in Toronto it is great fun!