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Reviews of Planet Traveler

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

92.7% Overall Rating

233 out of 239 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/08/2015)

"The best hostel and crew ever. Has everything a good hostel needs and it's deliver:)"

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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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92.7%

Overall Rating

233 out of 239 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Planet Traveler'

Atmosphere
96.0%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
92.0%
Cleanliness
94.4%
Staff
94.4%
Value
92.8%
Safety
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ANTHONY Collie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

02 September 2015 ANTHONY would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I've ever stayed in. No flaws,

Disliked: See above comment.

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Sean Harkin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 September 2015 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff and a great atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Mirismayil Seyidov

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

31 August 2015 Mirismayil would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, clean rooms, excellent free breakfast, great location

Disliked: a little bit expensive, reception area, kitchen and hall is closed after midnight

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel and crew ever. Has everything a good hostel needs and it's deliver:)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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David Rorke

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

24 August 2015 David would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I've stayed in - very clean, modern, generous. They have everything you need all to hand and everything is included. Great staff too, very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Only thing was the rooms were a bit small, but then it's a hostel so that's pretty standard.

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

Daniel Rae

Alone

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

21 August 2015 Daniel would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic hostel. I'm going back for sure. The rooftop is amazing.

Disliked: Nothing

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Rebecca Wall

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 August 2015 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: It's so modern and clean; the staff appear to take great pride in their accommodation and are very welcoming, they offer some great 'extras' like free popcorn, and the roof deck is gorgeous! This is way more than you would expect from your a city hostel

Disliked: The rooms are tiny!!

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

15 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The lockers & bathroom had a door to separate from the dorm room

Disliked: No space to store large bags or suitcases in dorm room

88.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

14 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I am very satisfied with the room. The price is friendly.

Disliked: I hope that breakfast can be served a little bit earlier. The internet is a little bit slow.

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Lucy Smith

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa

13 August 2015 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: Everything.

Disliked: Lucy left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the comfortable bed and personal lockers

Disliked: It was hard to get phone signal near the property (WIND), and the breakfast timeonly starts from 7am, for people who have early morning bus/train rides they miss out on the breakfast because of time

28.6%
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Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Felix Lange

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 August 2015 Felix would recommend this property

Liked: clean an nice relaxed atmosphere

Disliked: Felix left no negative feedback.

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

Russell Stringfellow

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2015 Russell would recommend this property

Liked: It's so amazing and really friendly exactly what you need when you arrive off a long flight and arrive in your hostel, you get a tour of the building and are made to feel at home. It's easily located if you get off one of the subway stops and transfer to a street car it's a very short walk and the street car along college street stops by the hostel. The events try provide bring single travellers together and the staff always happy to help. The free breakfast runs till 1pm so you can have a lay in and fill up to explore the city ! It's not located "down town" but it's close to little Italy and a market so there is so much on its door step you'd miss it if you were within the skyscrapers ! Will defiantly come back some time :)

Disliked: I never had a bad moment whilst in the company of the hostel guests or staff

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooftop terrace!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

09 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were super friendly and helpful, hostel was very clean and modern. The top floor patio has an awesome view of the city, and the free breakfasts in the morning were great. Overall a good atmosphere and a good base for exploring toronto.

Disliked: The dorm I was in was a little small and there wasn't a whole lot of space for everyone's baggage.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 June 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. The staff, the atmosphere, the other guests, the location, the breakfast. Literally could not say a bad word about the place

Disliked: Nothing - if I was to nit pick, I didn't know how to use the air conditioning in the room but that's hardly the hostels fault.

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

Katie Lyons

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2015 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent rooftop 'bar' area and outdoor space.

Disliked: Would have liked the wash room's that were outside of the dorm rooms but in the sleeping corridors to have showers as well.

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angela borens

With a large group / tour

City break
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2015 angela would recommend this property

Liked: Location, location, location

Disliked: No elevator

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Romantic getaway

25 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel and generally modern decor and furnishings. I had a private room and it was an excellent value. The outdoor space was excellent and featured nice view of downtown. The location was pretty good as well - right around the corner from Kensington market, hostel right in front of a tram stop and you're only minutes away from king street west. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The owner hosted a bbq and there are regularly scheduled hostel events.

Disliked: The private room had no storage space or hangers. I had to leave everything on ground. Maybe add a table or some hangers?

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Munira kagalwala

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

25 May 2015 Munira would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location, friendly staff, safe and clean place. They offer discount if you book the niagara falls tour through them. I was very pleased with my stay and would definitely recommend them to other travellers.

Disliked: Nothing that I really disliked. A hot breakfast would be nice. the rooms are really small for 5 beds though. With everyones luggage it did become cramped. 4 beds in a room is more better.

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

Carolin Temps

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2015 Carolin would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome view from the roof terrace Nice and clean kitchen, rooms are clean Very modern furniture Free lockers inc. keys in the rooms Staff was very friendly

Disliked: It does NOT HAVE SHARED BATHROOMS but only bathrooms in the rooms plus toilets on the hallway. Rooms are tiny and crammed with beds, not a single table or surface to put something down. My room was clearly meant to be a 4 person room but an extra bed was put in which blocked the ladder for the bunk beds. No nightstands or night lights on the beds. Kitchen, common areas and roof terrace not accessible from midnight to 7am. Bathrooms are clean but poorly lit, giant clean shower but drain was blocked.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was so clean and properly ...

Disliked: The music in the lobby was a little bit to loud and sometimes annoying.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of free things, homey lounge area, beautiful roof deck.

Disliked: Housekeeping was a bit on and off, it was also often very loud

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

Kayla Gregoire

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

06 March 2015 Kayla would recommend this property

Liked: This was one of the best hostels I've been to. The rooms and bathrooms were thoroughly cleaned every day, the rooftop patio has an amazing view of the CN tower, it was easy to meet people in the common areas, and the lockers in the rooms were free and a decent size.

Disliked: Too bad it's not located a bit closer to downtown, but the street car is just a two minute walk away.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

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

02 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, really clean and new facilities

Disliked: Nothing!


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