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København, Danmark
Reviewed 15 October 2013

It is not worth the cheap price - will never stay there again. Broken showers and dirty washrooms, no ventilation, dirty rooms with unbeliveble smells and inedible breakfast. and no safe place to put your bags. I will never stay there again. not even if I got paid for it.

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France
Reviewed 7 October 2013

This place is just shocking. Now, let`s forget one`s jugement, facts are here: - carpets smell bad and are in poor condition (picture is attached) - many broken equipments (pictures attached) - morning breakfast was on small tables, 8 chairs for 6 tables... As a party of 3 we held more than a third of the chairs :-) The pub...

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Thank William M
France
Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Welcome smell was pee when going up the stairs to the room. Matress was really old and painful. Carpet was broken in places, and looked dirty. The smell in the room was just disgusting, the low and tiny window didn't let much air going through. This place is a scam ! We moved away to the Global Guesthouse on Spadina,...

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1Thank Guillaume M
Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2013

The only good thing is about the location, that is pretty good. The staff was rude, the female washroom was very dirty and with no toilet paper. The linens were dirty and all areas were stinky. The staff took off my food without The worst hostel ever! very dirty and stinky!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 September 2013

The staff was friendly & helpful. Check in check-in was very quick, deposit was required. Fortunately we got an entire room to ourselves even when asking for the cheapest room possible. (No other travelers check into our shared room) Bathrooms were not occupied. We stayed near the back of the hotel which we liked because it was very quiet.

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Thank jennyy04
Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Global Village is a hostel in the center of downtown Toronto. We stayed in a private room for about $90/night. The double mattress was a bit thin and the room was hot during the day (no a/c) but we got what we paid for in terms of luxury. The shared bathrooms could get a little crowded during peak hours but...

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Thank Patty A
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Stayed for one night, so only a very brief stop. The staff were really welcoming on my arrival, and as many people have already stayed great location in the centre. Only issue I had was the room, the night I stayed was a very hot one, so the room became very sticky and slightly unpleasant to sleep in with only...

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Thank Hurdy1994
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Stayed here for two nights while I was in town to see a show. Incredible location, although being right on King St. does make it a bit noisy at night (I'm a heavy sleeper, so this didn't bother me.) A bit off the subway line, but the station is only about 10-15 minutes down the road. You can't beat being...

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Thank nerdse
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This hostel is in a great location in the heart of Toronto's entertainment district and close to lot's of attractions, it is a bit of a walk from the nearest subway but is fairly straightforward to get to. My only criticisms were that the rooms did not have air-conditioning, or even fans, making them hot an uncomfortable during my stay...

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Thank Jasmine B
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Pretty run down old building. It is not the nicest/cleanest hostel around as you can see from other comments but it is cheap and has great location! The bar is amazing and you will always fin yourself staying down there a LOT longer than you planned! The staff are amazing-Especially Helena...call me ;)

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Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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Global Village Backpackers is Toronto's original backpackers hostel. Since 1997 the "Village" has hosted thousands of travellers from around the world. Our facility offers 24 hour operations, large common area, backpackers pub and restaurant, kitchen, laundry and clean and comfortable rooms. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Global Village Backpackers

Address: 460 King St W | (near Bay Street), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1L7, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown West
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Global Village Backpackers Hotel Toronto
Global Village Backpackers Toronto, Ontario
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“We stayed on both the second floor which was spacious, comfortable and enjoyable and the first floor which was unfortunately very cool, also so close to the bar that I could feel my bed vibrating from the band playing downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Mike1592, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
“stay elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles gillash, 29 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Don't always just look for the cheapest - sometimes it can be worth it to pay just a little more for a bed to sleep in.”
 of 5 bubbles Morten3001, 15 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Choose another hostel”
 of 5 bubbles larifcardoso, 7 Sep 2013 | Read review
“Ask for shared rooms with no other travelers in it and you basically get a private room for less!”
 of 5 bubbles jennyy04, 3 Sep 2013 | Read review
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