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Neill-Wycik Backpackers Hotel

5.9 | Mediocre
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Cheap dorm rooms at Ryerson campus with free breakfast & free public Wi-Fi but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's budget-friendly rates
  • The hotel's breakfast was complimented for its variety and quality
  • The downtown location and proximity to public transit were praised
Cons
  • Some reviewers complained of street noise
  • Some reviewers complained about the Wi-Fi fee and the lack of in-room air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi costs $4 per day
  • Parking costs $10 per day
  • Some guests complained of dirty rooms
Freebies
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 19, 2015
Overview
Located about a 3-minute drive from Toronto's city centre and an 8-minute walk from Dundas Subway Station on the Ryerson University Campus, Neill Wycik College Hotel Toronto is suitable for travellers who require economical and centrally located accommodations, from May through the end of August, with extended kitchen amenities, a free breakfast and easy access to public transit.

Each of the hotel's four- or five- bedroom apartments offers a desk in each bedroom, a common kitchen and a lounge area as well as two bathrooms. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $4 per day. Mixed dorm rooms are also available. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi in public areas, a rooftop terrace, a TV lounge, a sauna, vending machines, guest laundry ($1.50/wash and $1/dry) and BBQ facilities. A free breakfast is available daily. Parking is an additional $10 per day. Pets are not permitted.

The Toronto Eaton Centre is roughly a 9-minute walk away, while the Art Gallery of Ontario and the University of Toronto can both be found 3 minutes away by car. Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is roughly a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $4/day, parking $10/day, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: March 6, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's location, rates and breakfast. 

The hotel's location was praised by many lodgers, who found it close to downtown, shopping, restaurants, attractions and public transit. One patron noted, "The location is the real winner here. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from Yonge Street, Toronto's busiest thoroughfare with all the shops and restaurants you could want. For the price we paid, the location really was the stand out feature". 

Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as budget friendly, reasonable and "fantastic value for the money".

The hotel's free breakfast was enjoyed by several guests, who found it tasty, great and varied. One traveller noted, "Breakfast is included in the price, another of the best qualities about this hotel. Guests can choose 3 food items and a drink, and every morning we were satisfied with it. The food is tasty and the staff were always friendly. Bagels, Toast, 4 or 5 different varities of cereal, muffins, croissants and donuts were to be found, as well as juices, water, soft drinks, tea, coffee and hot chocolate".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.

Although some lodgers were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms, some reviewers criticized their accommodations. They reported no air conditioning, poor ventilation, no free in-room Wi-Fi, a lack of cooking utensils, uncomfortable beds and some cleaning issues. Street noise was also reported by several guests.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.4 out of 10 from 287 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #29 of 62 specialty lodging in Toronto with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 67 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.
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 5.9/10 based on 549 reviews

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96 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON