Kensington College Backpackers Hostel - Toronto

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9  show map
 2 stars
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Kensington College Backpackers Hostel - Toronto

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

CAD 15 per day

Kitchen facilities

Cooking hob

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Meeting facilities

Business center

Ski facilities

Ski storage

Overview

Kensington College Backpackers Hostel is a 2-star accommodation in the center of Toronto providing guests with a baggage storage and a business center. A bunch of amenities including a car park and a designated area for smoking are available for guests.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is 1.6 km from the hostel and TD Centre is 2.0 km away. Serving a wide range of dishes, Caplansky's Deli and Urban Herbivore can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

There are Queen's Park subway station and Liss Gallery train station in walking distance.

Rooms

This property comprises of 45 rooms. The rooms like 6-bed mixed Dorm, Double Room and 6-bed female Dorm include an iron with ironing board, a TV, a wardrobe, a personal computer and free wireless internet. Rooms are fitted with single beds and double beds. This property has shared bathrooms offered for guests' use.

Eat & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is served every morning. Guests can also find a shared kitchen on site.

Services

Kensington College Backpackers Hostel offers ironing service, concierge service and computer rental.

Relax

Ski facilities feature a ski storage room.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at CAD 15 per day.

Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Ski storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 9 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9

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City Center
  • Toronto
    1.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Toronto Union Station
    2.3 km
Underground stations
  • Queen's Park
    1.1 km
  • Queen's Park Subway Station
    1.1 km
  • Bus stop
    14.0 km
Restaurants
  • Caplansky's Deli
    80 m
  • Torito (cuisine: Spanish)
    10 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Rooms and availability

Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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Dormitory Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bed in shared room

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Popular areas

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Convention centers

Amusement

  • Spadina Billiards200 m
  • Bowlerama Limited500 m
  • Clear Spot Billiards and Cafe500 m
  • Portuguese Billiards and Snack600 m
  • International Champions700 m
  • Madison Avenue Pub800 m

Monuments and Landmarks

Historical sites

  • George Brown House600 m

Museums

  • Art System400 m
  • Ontario Museum Assn500 m

Halls

  • Ukrainian National Federation100 m
  • Latvian House500 m

Universities, Institutes

Local attractions

  • West Queen West1.5 km
    Toronto, OntarioCanada
  • Canadian Opera Company1.5 km
    145 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON, Toronto
  • The Book of Mormon1.6 km
    300 King Street West, Toronto
  • Toronto Police Museum1.5 km
    40 College St., Toronto
  • Trinity Bellwoods Park1.6 km
    790 Queen St W, Toronto

Near the hostel

  • Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue300 m
    Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto
  • Little Italy480 m
    College St, Toronto
  • Queen's Park1.0 km
    College St. & University Ave., Toronto
  • Ontario Legislative Buildings1.1 km
    University Ave., Toronto
  • Little Portugal340 m
    Toronto, OntarioCanada
  • The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario890 m
    317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
  • Bloor Street West/Annex1.1 km
    Toronto, OntarioCanada

Restaurants nearby

  • Caplansky's Deli80 m

    Address: 356 CollegeSt.
    Phone: 416 500 3852

    53% likes this, based on 130 reviews

  • Supermarket30 m

    Address: 268 Augusta Ave

    64% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 21 - CAD 39

  • The Burger Bar50 m

    Address: 319 Augusta Avenue

    63% likes this, based on 17 reviews
    Cuisine: American

  • Torito10 m

    Address: 276 AUGUSTA AVE.
    Phone: 276 AUGUSTA AVE.

    61% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish
    Price Range: CAD 31 - CAD 123

  • Waterfalls Indian Tapas Bar & Grill50 m

    Address: 303 Augusta Ave
    Phone: 416 -927-9666

    Cuisine: Indian

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    45
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Kensington College Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Kensington College Backpackers

Average guest rating

5.6out of 10
Guest rating
Based on 96 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    3.2

    Only the location, the room smelt really bad and there was blood on the blanket.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Cheap price, close to bars.

    The soap provided in the washroom has a weird (bad) smell. The air conditioner close to our room (4th floor) is working until 1 am, not allowing sleep.

  • Couple
    6.6

    The room was clean. The team was very sympathic. They ordered a taxi for us, and it worked well.

    The room was very loud during the night. And there was no air conditionner, so it was extremely hot in the room. So we had to open the window, and couldn't sleep because of the noise. For the included breakfast a 8 am, the door was still closed at 8.30. No one was at the desk at that time. So we had to buy a breakfast! For a hostel, that was terrible, because we had paid!

  • Single
    3.2

    I didnt like anything but i have many complaints. First, they have changed the hotel name now it is college backpackers not global village kensington. They dont have any sign about this, I have to wander around to find the location of this hotel because I didnt see anything with GVK. When I called hotel telephone for directions, the guy who answered the phone not sure how to give the directions. It dont have a A/C. Does not have a phone. No private bathroom. Moreover, they doing refurbishing. Wi-Fi dint work, I had to beg them to relocate to another room. And I had to beg them for atleast a fan.

  • Single
    5.8

    Good location, good price, and closed to convenient stores.

    The room was not too clean and the wash room was too far from my room.

  • Group of friends
    8.2

    Central Location - Located at nearby Chinatown.

    The room was slightly dirty, but was bearable.

  • Couple
    7.4

    Location.

    The working time of the reception is inconvenient in case of a unexpected late arrival.

  • Single
    3.2

    Actuallyto say,this hotel is very poor in quality. I booked the room with tv set,but there is no tv in my living room. This hotel should be the last choice.if you have any other choice,then, you should give up this one.it's a realy very bad hotel !

  • Single
    4.6

    the hotel location is crucial inside the town and steps from Toronto univesity and the stuff at the front desk are young students who are supportive and friendly.

    the hotel standards were shoking for me,it's far below the minimum standards that I can accept in an hotel specially regarding the bathrooms as there is no private bathroom for each room and it was not clear in your E-site something which might made me seriously decide to cancell the booking on the spot but as I didn't find a smooth alternative and as I had a critical exam I preffered to accept the fact.

  • Single
    6.6

    Something of a mixed bag, it will not faze the experienced unfussy backpacker a label I'd apply to myself. It may daunt the fussier traveller who values the trimmings of a fancier place. Everything was quite basic, but staff were down to earth, friendly and helpful. I liked the neighbourhood quite a lot which had a bohemian feel to it, lots of "street art" (graffiiti if you prefer) and market stalls and alternative shops. I didn't have time to browse in the music shops to look for vinyl records which I like doing. Though there were some homeless around as well - which is surprisingly common across Toronto.

    The club next door is a problem if you're a light sleeper and your room is opposite. It was meant to be just Fridays and Saturdays, but one Tuesday night, it blasted out very loudly.

  • Single
    4.2

    Size of the room and close promixity to Kensington Market and Chinatown.

    Room was situated above a sushi restaurant. Strong odour of fish and oil throughout the corridors and wash rooms. Showering facilities were also poor. One shower did not even have a proper showerhead and there was mildew on the shower curtains. There was also a lot of noise from a nearby beer garden from early evening until 03:00 in the morning. There are better options in Toronto if travelling on a budget.

  • Couple
    7.0

    The location, the staff, easy access.

    Too hot in the room, should have air conditioning, a lil bit of renovation

  • Couple
    6.2

    The staff were interesting and very nice. Great location

    Small double room, no elevator, we stayed in the 3rd floor, when it rained, the water went through under the window.

  • Couple
    7.0

    I found the place to be exactly what I had expected so I was pleasantly pleased. The room was clean and very well maintained. The location was exactly where we wanted and the neighbourhood was very quiet. I would stay again!

    No remote for the tele, no screen on the patio door, no soaps for showering.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    Very clean, nice staff, very good location (Kensington is a really interesting area, plus it is very close to the University of Toronto campus).

    Quite a few broken toilets/showers (but I guess it is a one off thing). Also, no towels (although this might be a glitch by the hotel staff and not an actual policy). The truth is, we did not realize we did not get any towels until the reception closed. Missing AC turned out to be a major problem, though (we went there at mid-August)

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9

Get directions
City Center
  • Toronto
    1.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Toronto Union Station
    2.3 km
Underground stations
  • Queen's Park
    1.1 km
  • Queen's Park Subway Station
    1.1 km
  • Bus stop
    14.0 km
Restaurants
  • Caplansky's Deli
    80 m
  • Torito (cuisine: Spanish)
    10 m
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    45