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Hostel | 76 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2G1

91.0% Overall Rating

420 out of 468 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/07/2014)

JONATHAN SCANLAN thinks…

"The location was great, nice atmosphere and the Cavern was really cool! Thanks to all the staff for making my stay so pleasant (Rachel, Yu, Laura, Bruna and everyone else I met!) The activities were…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Please note: Hostelling International is a non-profit membership based organization. Non-members will be asked to pay a small non-membership fee per night upon check-in (around $5 per night in shared accommodation or $20 per night in private accommodation) Please note: Rates quoted on this site are for HI MEMBERS AND DO NOT INCLUDE GOVERNMENT TAXES.

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91.0%

Overall Rating

420 out of 468 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Toronto'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
86.4%
Staff
95.2%
Value
90.4%
Safety
92.0%
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100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

15 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I tried other hostels in Toronto... I always come back to the HI!

Disliked: ...?

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

MARIO EDUARDO OLVERA DOMINGUEZ

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 May 2013 MARIO EDUARDO would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly and relaxed, all is in good conditions, clean and decoration is cool, I loved the bar "The Cavern" end the ambient music is super (a nice selection of music with a superb audio system).

Disliked: Bathrooms are clean and everytihing but they are really small. Is not a big issue I must say. Be prepared to a lot of night activity outside since this hostel is located downtown (ex. you hear the ambulances the hole night).

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff- got upgraded which was great. Very helpful with advice on getting around Toronto.

Disliked: Some building work going on on the 4th floor meant that the corridor was dirty and one set of bathrooms was closed

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Visiting friends or family

06 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location with reasonable prices.

Disliked: Feels a bit cramped.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

City break

01 May 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central and clean. Nice commual kitchen. Free dvd movies and free wifi.

Disliked: Prices are not accurate and it cost 10 dollars more per day than advertised. Also it was a VERY far walk from the bus stop at Union Station and with heavy suitcases this is torture!

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

09 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The property was centrally located, safe, clean, and provided a lot of activities forthe guests

Disliked: One toilet kept getting clogged on the 4th floor

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Britta Bockhorn

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2013 Britta would recommend this property

Liked: location is very central nice and cosy common areas, especially the pub downstairs

Disliked: staff seems a little spiritless there is no privacy in the 10-bed room at all. is could be subdivided with a little (wooden) wall to make it more comfortable

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SHAN SHAN LEE

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

31 March 2013 SHAN SHAN would recommend this property

Liked: Location n cleanliness are good!!! Price is reasonable!!!

Disliked: Internet network Wi-Fi is not good enough. Matches are too soft, beds will make noise when rolling around

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

28 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, good bar, staff, facilities.

Disliked: Wifi didn't reach the bedrooms, advertised patio was off limits, construction going on in bathrooms which were old and not that clean, and some power points in room didn't work. Also they had a locker room for bag storage, but it was full so had to arrange with another traveller to share a locker, which wasn't ideal.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, bins emptied regularly, tidy rooms, good security, always someone on the desk to help, daily activities were good, chilled, friendly atmosphere.

Disliked: table wasn't wiped clean from person before when I had breakfast ONCE. All I can think of. Enjoyed my stay.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Keeley Holland-Davies

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 November 2012 Keeley would recommend this property

Liked: - Fantastic location in the city, but still in a safe area. - Detailed free map. - Lots of good activities and tours; the Niagara Falls tour (with or without the CN Tower deal) is worth every cent and makes a brilliant day out. - Lots of seating and great facilities, which are still available after checking out. - Generally feels safe and comfortable, and it's easy to talk to others in the dorms.

Disliked: - It felt very safe until a girl in my dorm had something stolen. The problem is with selfish people, not the hostel, but I suggest making use of all the locker space, especially during the night.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

30 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room are very clean. We have a bathroom in the bedroom. The staff is very nice and they propose lot of activities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, "to do" board

Disliked: Its a huge hostel

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Chun Chi Fan

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

22 October 2012 Chun Chi would recommend this property

Liked: ALL OF THINGS

Disliked: Chun Chi left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Debora Alkimin

Alone

Business / conference

14 October 2012

Liked: Nice staff, good location.

Disliked: That wasnt clean and the bathroom is a lil bit gross.

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Jonatan Thorstensson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

14 October 2012 Jonatan would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and neat and tidy. Well kept and friendly. Good amount of activities.

Disliked: Lacking the "it" factor that some other, often cheaper and less well kept places have. Can't really complain though.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Mark Rizzo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2012 Mark would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the kitchen and atmosphere of this hostel.

Disliked: A bit expensive.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sara Coyle

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2012 Sara would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the staff here. They're all super friendly and really helpful. There's also a good, relaxed atmosphere. Facilities and rooms are clean and there's everything you could need in a hostel here.

Disliked: I thought it was a little pricey considering that the season is over. Otherwise, I was very happy with my stay!

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice deals to see the city.

Disliked: Could've been cleaner. Does not have enough towels.

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Juliana Gregoratto

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 September 2012 Juliana would recommend this property

Liked: I liked everything about this hostel. is common in hostels cleanup is left out, and in Toronto HI hygiene of the place is very good. Surely point out to friends and relatives.

Disliked: nothing.

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Hyacinthe Raimbault

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 September 2012 Hyacinthe would recommend this property

Liked: The Cavern Café in the basement, where you can have good breakfasts every morning, the patio.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Karen Wade

Alone

Visiting friends or family

28 August 2012 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable and the building was very secure and the staff were very friendly and helpful. I came to Toronto & left by VIA train and the location of the hostel was amazing. It was in walking distance of the train station which was very convenient for me. I would definitely stay at this hostel again and totally recommend it to my friends and family.

Disliked: Karen left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

23 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, nice and helpfull staff and a wonderful patio!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Bradley Watt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 August 2012 Bradley would recommend this property

Liked: everyone was awesome had a heap of fun and the people in my room were tops and respected your space and privacy. top three days in toronto bloody loved it.

Disliked: didnt have a pool :-)

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cool and helpful staff, good common lobby and common kitchen. The cavern cafe was great too, not too expensive. They've got a nice patio on the 5th floor. The pub crawl was nice, even though Sunday isn't the best day to do that. I had a great time and I'd go to this hostel again as well. There was air-co in the room, but it didn't always cool the room so much, only the bed right in front of it. Good location, not far from downtown attractions.

Disliked: Climbing to the upper bunk was a bit challenging due to the two bunk beds being so close to each other. Also in the 8pers room there was little space for baggage so they were always on the way. One toilet/shower for 8 girls is also not very much. ;)


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