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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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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

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

07 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location makes it easy to find your way around the city centre. The staff are helpful and the activities\tours on offer really add to any stay in Toronto.

Disliked: I didn't really find anything...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Larissa Knoedler

Alone

City break

30 August 2010

Liked: -

Disliked: -

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fellow travellers. Free wi-fi!

Disliked: The kitchen staff were pretty grumpy in the morning kinda ruins the mood of the place. The cafe at the basement had sticky tables and crumbs on the floor. The hostel bathroom is cleaner than this cafe!

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

Christopher Bentley

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

10 August 2010 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to meet people, very helpful staff, lots of fun

Disliked: Internet access difficult in room

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Nicola Hopper

With a large group / tour

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

10 August 2010

Liked: Kitchen was a good size, quad rooms were reasonable.

Disliked: Moodiness of cook in the kitchen one morning when 10 orders came in - shocking quality of food compared to other mornings. 8 bed dorm which the size of room would have been better suited to 6 - no room for luggage at all. Had to switch rooms mid stay - not really helpful. Tax hit on arrival - price on the website should include everything - no mention on booking info huge extra cost. Breakfast not included with all rooms

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Danielle Pires

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 August 2010 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: It is close to the sights and facilities.

Disliked: I had problems with the room key (card).

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was one of the best I've ever had in a hostel, and the internet access was relatively cheap.

Disliked: The bathrooms were a bit dirty and tended to get crowded in the mornings.

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

Wei Huang

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2010 Wei would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, inexpensive, kind staff.

Disliked: dorm space too small

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

Phillip Shoup

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 August 2010 Phillip would recommend this property

Liked: IT WAS VERY NICE AND ENJOYED MY STAY

Disliked: THE TRANSIT SYSTEM NEEDS WORKING ON IN TORONTO; PAID FOR ALL DAY PASS AND HAD TO WALK 90% OF THE TIME...........THE SYSTEM DON'T RUN EVERYWHERE IN TORONTO WHICH IN THE CITY A TRAVELER SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE A SUBWAY, BUS, AND STREET CAR AT EVERY CORNER.............WALKED TOO MUCH TO HAVE AN ACCESS PASS FOR ALL THESE SERVICES AND MY FEET BEING THE TRANSIT SYSTEM............NOT A HAPPY CAMPER......NOT HI'S PROBLEM BUT SHOULD PASS IT ON TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR TOURIST................OVER ALL ENJOYED HI TORONTO!!

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

Chanchai Srisutam

Alone

Business / conference

02 August 2010 Chanchai would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Good facilities.

Disliked: Some toilet is out of order.

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

marquez bogle

Alone

31 July 2010 marquez would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the fact that the staff was very helpful and that the location was very convenient to everything, from the harbor to yonge and dundas square, the mall. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. Even though check out is at 11 they will let you hang around for a little while just in case your flight may be a little later. I would definitely stay there again.

Disliked: I didnt like the fact that since i wasnt a member I had to pay an extra 20$.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

29 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

28 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location, friendly staff, clean

Disliked: Not many showers/bathrooms.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

27 July 2010

Liked: I liked the rooftop.

Disliked: I didn't like the loud music all the time. It was too loud to talk or just to read. The burners in the kitchen were almost all broken and the toiltes didn't work properly. People in the 'lounge' hang around with their laptop, no one talked to each other.

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

daniela plesnik

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 July 2010 daniela would recommend this property

Liked: The place, the space...

Disliked: Did not include breakfast

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2010

Liked: Location was pretty good and daily activities offered.

Disliked: Dorm rooms very cramped and dirty shower. Funny smell in the kitchen area.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's centrally located.

Disliked: The mattress needs to be changed! It's uncomfortable.


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