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Global Village Backpackers

Traveller (31)
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (1)
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good15%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible41%
18 Jan 2014
“Amazing staff.”
6 Jan 2014
“Excellent experience but not very clean!”
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What's included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Room Service
Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
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...
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Location and contact
460 King St W | (near Bay Street), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1L7, Canada
1.1 km to Toronto Island Airport
313 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
0.7 km from CN Tower
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

The staff was awesome -- unbelievably helpful in every situation. I am shocked at some of the reviews that criticize them. Unless there have been recent changes, I couldn't disagree more. They were quick to answer questions, knowledgeable, and always kind. It's a VERY old...More

2  Thank lovessunandbeach
Reviewed 7 January 2014

LET ME START by saying that everyone who works there is amazing. Really helpful, fun to talk to and just generally excellent. The bar has the cheapest drinks you'll find downtown by a long way with drink deals on every day of the week. Free...More

Thank Mike1592
Reviewed 4 January 2014

I have never been to a hostel in Europe/USA/Mexico or Canada that are the biggest snutty clicky ppl in my life they reek attitude that they don't like working there. They offer a breakfast with the cost but act like they are doing u a...More

Thank angrychild
Reviewed 8 December 2013

In the center of Toronto. Basic stuff, clean, friendly staff, back yard bar, very good selection on services. Bus- and streetcar stops just around the corner. Very good value/money ratio. Breakfast ( modest) included. Outdoor and indoor bar.

Thank Pertti L
Reviewed 13 November 2013

I saw one guy who left the place, his arms looked he had chickenpox. That was due to the bedbugs. The refrigerator never gets cleaned so all the food gets smashed together, which means more abandoned/rotting food and less space to put new food. The...More

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Downtown West
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
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"We stayed on both the second floor which was spacious, comfortable and enjoyable and the first floor which..."
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"stay elsewhere"
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"Don't always just look for the cheapest - sometimes it can be worth it to pay just a little more for a..."
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"Choose another hostel"
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