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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Gross hostel, wish I could give 0 stars. Dirty, loud, bad beds, bright at night. Overall terrible experience. Would feel safer and cleaner sleeping in a park, there would probably be less homeless people there too.

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Thank Ben M
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great if you're super laidback and just want a place to sleep and shower. It's definitely not worth more than the $35/night (or there abouts) you pay. Beds were fine, I liked that they provided bedding. The common areas were generally clean too. My main issues with the place were the amount of insects around and the... More 

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Thank AussieSara7
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Staff there was fun, friendly, VERY respectful and helpful. Yes, it's very basic, but hello! Its only 32 bucks a night! If you need an "atmosphere", flowers, marble counter tops and a big bedroom - 5 star hotel is around the corner. I needed a bed to sleep on, shower, and a fridge and I got it. Dorms are gender... More 

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Thank sunnyfrenchcoffee
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

They locked me out and stole my luggage. Cockroaches everywhere. This is a scam do not go here. I was locked out and then preyed upon by the guy who worked there, all 6 men then claimed they owned it and do not like women.

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4 Thank Shannon B
Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

When i got here i didnt know what i had let myself in for. Place was so small you couldnt swing a cat. Given this i thought it was a new hostel just getting started so i will give it the benefit of the doubt. BIG MISTAKE. There are bugs everywhere, you cant keep anything in the fridge as its... More 

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3 Thank theworld10
D.C. Suburbs
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Unless your backup backup plan has fallen through and you're shy of sleeping on the streets, do not stay here. The location is great!...And that's where the fun stops. Bugs are everywhere and it looks and feels very unsanitary. It needs a complete renovation, I don't know how they've managed to stay in business. It's extremely cramped and there is... More 

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2 Thank smtreb
Panorama, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stayed here for a few weeks while in toronto and had to be moved to a different room as i got bitten by bed bugs!! Staff didnt do anything to get rid of them. Manager not very approciable. Bugs in the bathrooms and showers on floors and walls! Very crampt rooms. Not much room to do any cooking. Would rather... More 

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3 Thank Fiona B
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

after spending 3 great nights at another hostel we had to endure 2 nights at this place for the end of our stay in Toronto. its very small, poorly run and lacks everything a hostel is in my eyes. zero atmosphere. it looks like its been set up by a group of teenagers (who lived there also) who have no... More 

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6 Thank seann85
Reykjavik, Iceland
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Oh do not stay there, Do not trust the manager. I arrived with a group of 12 scouts, at the Backpackers in downtown Toronto on a saturday evening at 8 pm in August. At arrival the manager told me he had given away our beds. I had reserved those beds weeks in advance. The manager told me he had sent... More 

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10 Thank VigdisBjork
Akureyri, Eyjafjardarsysla, Iceland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

When planning a trip to Toronto this seemed like a good cheap option. As it turns out that was not the case. To be fair I didn't have a chance to sleep in the beds or try out the shower but that was because they had given away the beds we had booked. We had a copy of emails that... More 

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6 Thank Berglind B

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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Additional Information about Backpackers on Dundas

Address: On M5g 1r3 126 Chestnut St, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1R3, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Price Range: $25 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 162
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“dont stay here”
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