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HI-Toronto Hostel

8.2 | Very Good
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Good value hostel in downtown Toronto well-liked for staff, restaurant and free breakfast 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, coffee and tea from the communal kitchen
  • Many guests were pleased with the value and friendly atmosphere of this hostel
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to public transit and attractions
  • Several guests said the rooms were clean
  • Many guests were pleased with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the quality and value of the hotel's restaurant
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Several guests planned to return to this hostel
Cons
  • No on-site parking (public lot available next door)
  • Some guests reported cramped rooms (with little storage space) and small bathrooms
  • Some guests found it noisy from other guests and the live entertainment on the weekends
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 15, 2015
Overview
Located right downtown in Toronto, a 1-minute walk from the TTC stop and a 5-minute walk from the King St. Metro Station, HI Toronto Hostel is suitable for travellers who require a centrally located accommodation with easy access to public transit. This hostel also offers great value to budget travellers with low prices and free breakfast.

This smoke-free hostel offers mixed and same-sex dormitories and private rooms, each with a shared or private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, linens, towels and cable TV are provided in all rooms. The hostel is not wheelchair accessible. Pets are not permitted.

Hostel amenities include a common kitchen (free coffee and tea available), a common living room, 8 extra common showers and toilets, guest laundry, storage lockers, a games room, bike rentals, a computer station, vending machines and on-site dining at The Cavern Bar & Bistro, which serves a hot breakfast (free) and dinner daily and provides live entertainment on the weekends. Public parking is available and charges apply.

Ryerson University and the Toronto Eaton Centre are both about a 9-minute walk from the hostel, while the University of Toronto can be found 5 minutes away by car. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is roughly a 25-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast (Call Date: March 15, 2015)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff and restaurant.

Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, finding it close to public transit, a grocery store, restaurants, downtown Toronto, shopping and bars. One patron noted, "The hostel is very well located, about 3 minutes walking to the subway station (King Station) and near of everything (Kensington Market, CN Tower, Air Canada Centre etc)".

The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers. They were characterized as friendly, helpful, available and efficient.

Several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's restaurant. They described it as very good and excellent, with cheap prices. Several guests were very pleased with the free hot breakfast on offer with a choice of drinks.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints.

A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported late-night noise from the hostel's common living room, outside deck and courtyard. A few guests also mentioned the live entertainment from the on-site bar on weekends.

A few guests found the dorm rooms somewhat cramped when fully occupied with little storage space and space to move around.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.1 out of 10 from 710 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 of 62 specialty lodging in Toronto with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 246 reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 8.2/10 based on 598 reviews

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Map Marker HI-Toronto Hostel
76 Church Street, Toronto, ON