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Reviews of HI - Toronto

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

90.6% Overall Rating

438 out of 487 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/10/2014)

Kirsty Fyfe thinks…

"The breakfasts in the morning were phenomenal and the staff were lovely. The beds were comfortable and the lighting in the rooms was excellent."

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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
  • Fax
  • Bicycle hire
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Outside area

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • 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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90.6%

Overall Rating

438 out of 487 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'HI - Toronto'

Atmosphere
84.0%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
93.6%
Value
85.6%
Safety
95.2%
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

27 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location very near downtown, 5 min walk from King subway station right in the heart of the city. 15-30 min walk to basically anywhere you might want to get to. Reception staff was very helpful and friendly, there's a huge amount you can buy from them and they'll recommend places to see/eat/drink. The ground floor is the main common area with the accommodation on the 7 floors above - all the washrooms are pretty tidy and clean. The shared room for 4 actually looked like the smallest room on the floor - if you don't mind sharing with more people (earplugs are helpful) then you might actually get more space. There are lockers in the rooms for the most valuable stuff, and reception can sell you a padlock if you don't have one. The free breakfast is pretty good! All in all, I'd rate this hostel very highly.

Disliked: The pillows and beds were of a low quality in the room I had - the pillow was lumpy, the bunk bed creaked loudly and the mattress was worn out. That said, I slept very well both nights. The room also smelled of male bodies but that was probably just the other guests... :)

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Was OK

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Lindiane Vieira

Alone

City break

21 March 2011 Lindiane would recommend this property

Liked: Great experience :)

Disliked: Nothing to say

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice location, helpfull and friendly staff, they offer a lot of activities and specials

Disliked: nothing

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

Joseba Murua

Alone

Work / volunteering

13 March 2011 Joseba would recommend this property

Liked: Location, facilities, and above all, extremely friendly staff.

Disliked: Drunk room mates, but hostel is not to blame.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Michael Clarke

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2011 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: - Free wireless - Big Kitchen - Decent Showers (when working) - Lockers

Disliked: The heater was placed too close to the beds. I woke up every morning feeling as though I had the flu, when it was just the heater killing me slowly in the night. The building must be pretty old as well as the fire alarm kept going off and we had to evacuate. Also the water heating failed for two whole days, but it was eventually fixed.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

carl levesque

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 January 2011 carl would recommend this property

Liked: the location is good just copple block away of the king subways station, not to far away from the bus station as well

Disliked: well i just stay there one night, but the bed wasn't good big steal bar on my back all night cause the matress was to thin...the place could be more clean as well, overall it was still an good place to sleap but not much more

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Visiting friends or family

04 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing looked old.

Disliked: I'd have liked the cafe downstairs to have communal tables for easier socializing.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Marga Knaapen

With friends / other travellers

City break

23 December 2010 Marga would recommend this property

Liked: The common area is a very comfortable, homie place where you can meet new people. Breakfast was great, got vouchers at arrival for breakfast or dinner. We had breakfast which was good, could order something and they would make it for you. Bedroom for 4 had a private shower and was clean.

Disliked: The hallway smelled a bit weird, like Chinese food/deep fried food.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Camiel van Hoorn

Alone

City break
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

23 December 2010

Liked: Good location

Disliked: small room

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

KAI LAM YIP

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 December 2010 KAI LAM would recommend this property

Liked: I like the people - not only the staffs, but the visitors also.

Disliked: I think no free breakfast is the worst thing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

15 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great social atmosphere

Disliked: bad washing up system

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent food...!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, close to the Airport Shuttle. Quad rooms have their own en-suite attached. Though those with a lot of luggage will have to use one of the luggage rooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Sukanya Gopinath

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

25 October 2010 Sukanya would recommend this property

Liked: Great location from all places, good connectivity. attached bathrooms fro each dorm - makes life easier. co-ed rooms were a surprise option.

Disliked: The 8bed - 12 bed dorms are crammed - much smaller than what we saw on the net. pics are misleading. if you can afford it, would recommend a double or a quad option (quad options are co-ed!)

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's clean for how big it is and the location really can't be beat! Would stay here again! :) Plus the staff at the front desk were always helpful!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities, well maintained.

Disliked: Free WiFi is good if you have a laptop, but isolates people from each other - the lounge was silent but for keyboard tapping. I didn't have one so a short amount of free computer would have been nice or the ability to buy less than 1hr at a time.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

11 October 2010

Liked: I liked the price, the kitchen staff, location, and the building set up.

Disliked: The staff were so boring! Very anti-personal, didn't care about making a connection with any of the travelers! As a Canadian myself, I was disappointed to see that this was how the hostel was run.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Relaxation/spa

10 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are awesome and friendly :D

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

09 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good.

Disliked: Well overpriced for what you are getting.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2010

Liked: The 6 bed dorms are nice, location very good did not use the subway

Disliked: Kitchen is really run down, hallways ar run down teh bathrooms are oke, but not great. I have seen way better HI hostels in NY and Boston. The brand just doesn´t match the HI brand.

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

06 October 2010

Liked: nothing

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

LARA WASHBURN

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture

24 September 2010 LARA would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the common areas and all of the tours and activities that were offered daily!

Disliked: The rooms could be a little bit less cramped.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was very clean, on great location, and everything worked out well. I would recommend this hostel to other people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 September 2010

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Expensive but not worth it


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