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College Backpackers

2.0 km from Toronto centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Apr 2 Apr 3
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
280 Augusta Ave | Near the intersection of College St & Spadina St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L9, Canada
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    Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

    This hostel is what you pay for, it has everything you would need for travelling solo or in a small group. Rooms are clean and not too hot either, the bathrooms are small and not 5* by any means but it's good enough for what...More

    Reviewed 25 May 2015

    this was one of the best hostelling experiences we have ever had. the location is so accessible to all transit routes, amazing restaurants, funky shopping places and organic as well as gluten free cafes. The room itself was spacious, well lit, clean, and had great...More

    Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

    We stayed here in a private room during the fall of 2014 and the spring of 2015. The management are friendly. Convenient location close to University, street cars, Kensington Market, laundromat( across the street) and a good number of cafes and restaurants Place was rundown...More

    Reviewed 5 May 2015

    I stayed here in April 2015 and i couldnt have asked for a better place, it was perfect, i had a private room, it was very clean and modern, i had my own balcony, tv, desk and double bed. The cleaners cleaned it everyday at...More

    Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

    I loved to stay in this hostel.its clean,modern, nice staff (Caron is amazing!), good breakfast (Milk, cereals, toast, Jam, Nutella, Coffee and tea). The location is amazing in the best street of Kensington market. I really dont understand the terrible coments here in trip advisor...because...More

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    • Breakfast included
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    • Multilingual Staff
    Hotel & Grounds (4)
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    Bathroom (3)
    Dining (1)
    Toronto's main Chinatown has the honor of
    being the largest in North America. Gaping
    down across Dundas Street West and Spadina
    Avenue, the area is a wonderful medley of
    shops and restaurants, busy signs and
    bright red gates, a destination for foodie
    fun. Chinatown's streets are always
    bustling, packed with people and outdoor
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    Room Tips
    "The double rooms are not worth getting, better to pay less and get the bunk bed."
    Judelupu, 5 months agoRead review
    "Go to the hostel around the corner."
    timetraveller811, 6 months agoRead review
    "Room 311 had wonderful views of the Toronto skyline!"
    BKatieB, over a year agoRead review
    "Ask for a room with a balcony out the front. The view is unreal!"
    MaryTerheese, over a year agoRead review
    "Wifi was not working most of time; no really good rooms in that Hostel."
    carmen102015, over a year agoRead review
    "Street view if you're a night hawk like me."
    DaveySlave, over a year agoRead review
    "The best room you can get is OUTSIDE this dump."
    Louay S, over a year agoRead review
    ""Top floor has best rooms and wireless internet and bathroom and lockers" .........."
    Sandeep B, over a year agoRead review
    "Do not exceed 800/month for a private room. ask for 600$ or 700$, and 800$ should be the max. For a daily..."
    Alpha T, over a year agoRead review
    "Rooms facing the street have a good view , rooms on the back of the hostel are quieter it depends on your..."
    Sana s, over a year agoRead review
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