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Hostel | 357 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ON M5T 1S5

93.1% Overall Rating

148 out of 153 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (19/04/2014)

"It creates a good atmosphere where everyone interacts with each other regardless of the fact that we were all strangers. I recommend it to anyone."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Washing machines
  • Bicycle hire
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Note: The latest check in time is at 12 AM. Please note that from May to October the hostel don't accept bookings OVER 5 PEOPLE. They reserve the rights to cancel your booking and the deposit paid will be lost.

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93.1%

Overall Rating

148 out of 153 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Planet Traveler'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
96.8%
Value
93.6%
Safety
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Raphaëlle Diss

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 June 2012 Raphaëlle would recommend this property

Liked: La propreté, la sécurité, les espaces communs et la gentillesse du personnel de l'auberge.

Disliked: Très moderne, voir trop au risque de perdre le côté "convivial" des espaces communs.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and tidy and new facilities, staff extremely helpful and willing to answer any questions. Great lockers in room for storing valuables. Great view of the city from the rooftop.

Disliked: Lot of stairs

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Kamila Gorka

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

18 June 2012 Kamila would recommend this property

Liked: It's the best hostel I've ever stayed in! It's clean, modern and located downtown. Hostel stuff was amazing- very friendly and helpful. When we got there it turned out they have bands playing on the top of the roof and bbq, for free :) For breakfast they had many choices. Its a great place to stay while in Toronto :)

Disliked: Kamila left no negative feedback.

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

Douglas DeAndrea

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2012 Douglas would recommend this property

Liked: The rooftop deck offers a beautiful view of the city and the chance to meet your fellow travelers. I also liked the fact that the building stressed green design.

Disliked: Douglas left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Just as described!

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, awesome staff, beautiful rooftop view. This hostel is in the trendy Kensington Market neighborhood and there are a bunch of good restaurants (we really liked Spicy Grill and The Grilled Cheese) within short walking distance, just down Augusta. Very convenient to street cars. Each floor has to be accessed by key and there are free lockers in the rooms. Breakfast is awesome.

Disliked: Room was a bit cramped when all six of us were in the room but it was fine since we spent most of the time out. It was tiring being on the third floor with no elevator, but this isn't really anything to complain about.

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

adam bishop

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 May 2012 adam would recommend this property

Liked: good staff, good breakfast and beds, lockers in rooms and location was good

Disliked: rooms a little small a bit big and hard to meet people

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Marijke Siemensma

As a family with children

Family Holiday

14 May 2012 Marijke would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice hostel. Very friendly staff. Free breakfast in ten morning, Free wifi.

Disliked: The rooms are ver small and the beds are not very comfortable.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We arrived at 1.30am, later than we expected and past the 12am checkin time but a staff member stayed back for us and even got us water and a snack when we got there. Very helpful with activities in Toronto, good location, very clean, well equipped kitchen and good bathrooms. The upstairs bar is awesome with city views. One of the best hostels we've stayed in North America.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooftop patio with a view!

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

City break

07 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Modern, environmentally green, great staff, good beds, the best hostel in Toronto.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Chon Suk Chong

Alone

Visiting friends or family

05 May 2012 Chon Suk would recommend this property

Liked: Professional staff work is really helpful. They all excellent. If I can hire them, I will do it. Breakfast as like all kind of bagel/cereals with milk, tea, coffee and free cooking available. It's going to be a another home for long stay travler this Greater Toronto Area. I would recommend strongly this place.

Disliked: Nothing honestly.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, location, rooms, facilities, rooftop balcony and overall atmosphere.

Disliked: Not 24 hour front desk.

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Alixe Hennessey Dubuc

Alone

Business / conference

29 April 2012 Alixe would recommend this property

Liked: great stay! super friendly, clean, and convenient. much love to the Planet Traveler.

Disliked: nothing!

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

25 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is good, right around the corner from Kensington Market. The beds are comfortable and clean.

Disliked: I had the bad luck to get a bed in a room with an obnoxious drunk who snored like a chainsaw. The staff found a different room for me, and everything was just fine.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: New and ecological hostel with new furnishing and nice and helpful staff. The breakfast is pretty good and the kitchen itself is well equipped. The rooms are also well equipped and clean, with ensuite bathroom, but a little bit small. For short stays it's pefectly fine. The hostel is very close to Downtown and to most of the common tourist attractions. If you're good and not lazy with walking, you can definitely reach everything with your feed and you actually don't need the subaway / streetcar.

Disliked: Couldn't open the windor. Only preprogrammed air-condition.

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kay francis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2012 kay would recommend this property

Liked: location, clean, friendly staff, great tour offers, exceelent roof for socialising

Disliked: nil

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GODIN LOUIS-MATHIEU

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 April 2012 GODIN would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cool people, rooftop view is priceless, design is beautiful.

Disliked: nothing

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Renee Morrison

Alone

City break

10 April 2012 Renee would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. It's amazing!

Disliked: Not a thing.... Definitely stay here

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Jeff Wynne

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

28 March 2012 Jeff would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely friendly and helpful staff who really seemed to care about what they do for a living, outstanding location, beautiful building, clean rooms, and surprisingly cheap prices. In short, I couldn't conceive of a better hostel to stay at in Toronto, which is really saying something, especially considering my sentiments were shared by everybody else I met at Planet Traveler.

Disliked: There was nothing I disliked. Any negative experiences that occurred were incidental/attributed to the behaviour of the odd client, which is merely the reality of life. Again, because of the excellent staff, Planet Traveller is as good as a hostel can realistically be.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The fresh atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

25 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: awesome rooftop bar. nice staff. fun times

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

25 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Probably the nicest hostel I've been to and I travelled quite a lot. It's clean, the breakfast is good, the staff amazing & there was even bands playing on the roof terrace.

Disliked: I didn't have much hot water for showering..

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Zhebin Hu

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 March 2012 Zhebin would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, early check-in, good crowd, electrical outlet in locker, free breakfast and free rice, bike rental

Disliked: Not enough public space and kitchen facility, sometimes has to squeeze on tables, tight on refrigerator space. And the hostel wasn't even full when I was there. No 24h staff, public space including kitchen closed 12am-7am.

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Victoria Mellor

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 March 2012 Victoria would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!!! Absolutely loved this hostel! 6 of us stayed 2 nights and we could have stayed much longer. The staff were incredible. So so friendly and the place is unbelievably clean and welcoming. Would definitely come again!!

Disliked: Victoria left no negative feedback.


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