Kensington College Backpackers Hostel - Toronto

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Air conditioning

Overview

Kensington College Backpackers Hostel is located in the center of Toronto. A bunch of amenities including a designated smoking area, a business center and parking are available for guests.

Nestled in the entertainment district and 2 km from the city center. Offering vegetarian and american meals, Free Times Cafe is situated 100 meters of the property.

15 minutes' walk to Liss Gallery train station.

Rooms

This hostel comprises 45 guestrooms with a writing desk, cable TV, a wardrobe, a dressing area and a private balcony. The rooms also have a carpet floor. Rooms are fitted with double beds and single beds. Kensington College Backpackers Hostel provides guests with shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

This hostel features a shared kitchen.

Services

Guests of Kensington College Backpackers Hostel can take advantage of ironing service, concierge service and computer rental.

Relax

Ski facilities include 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower

Kitchen facilities

  • Cooking hob
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils
  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from 14:00-20:00 

Check-out

  • until 09:00-11:00 

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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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
  • AREA Exhibition Space
    1.2 km
  • InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Gallery
    1.2 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 14:00-20:00 
  • Check-out:
    until 09:00-11:00 
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double beds or Double bed
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    Bed type: Bed in shared room
    Size: 200 m²
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      How to reach hostel

      hostel Kensington College Backpackers Hostel - Toronto Toronto location
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      Hostel Address:

      280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Toronto
        1.6 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • AREA Exhibition Space
        1.2 km
      • InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Gallery
        1.2 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 14:00-20:00 
      • Check-out:
        until 09:00-11:00 
      • Number of rooms:
        45

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      What's nearby

      Popular areas

      • Little Italy Toronto - 800 m

      Places of interest

      Amusement

      • Spadina Billiards - 200 m
      • Bowlerama Limited - 500 m
      • Clear Spot Billiards and Cafe - 500 m
      • Portuguese Billiards and Snack - 600 m
      • International Champions - 700 m
      • Madison Avenue Pub - 800 m

      Monuments and Landmarks

      Historical sites

      • George Brown House - 600 m

      Museums

      • Art System - 400 m
      • Ontario Museum Assn - 500 m

      Halls

      • Ukrainian National Federation - 100 m
      • Latvian House - 500 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • Institute-Christian Studies - 400 m
      • Toronto Latvian High School - 500 m
      • Fields Institute - 500 m
      • Digital Media Studios - 500 m
      • Mlc - 600 m

      Local attractions

      • West Queen West - 1.5 km
        Toronto, OntarioCanada
      • Canadian Opera Company - 1.5 km
        145 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON, Toronto
      • The Book of Mormon - 1.6 km
        300 King Street West, Toronto
      • Toronto Police Museum - 1.5 km
        40 College St., Toronto
      • Trinity Bellwoods Park - 1.6 km
        790 Queen St W, Toronto

      Near the hostel

      • Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue - 300 m
        Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave., Toronto
      • Little Italy - 480 m
        College St, Toronto
      • Queen's Park - 1.0 km
        College St. & University Ave., Toronto
      • Ontario Legislative Buildings - 1.1 km
        University Ave., Toronto
      • Little Portugal - 340 m
        Toronto, OntarioCanada
      • The AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario - 890 m
        317 Dundas St. W., Toronto
      • Bloor Street West/Annex - 1.1 km
        Toronto, OntarioCanada

      Restaurants nearby

      • Caplansky's Deli - 80 m

        Address: 356 CollegeSt.
        Phone: 416 500 3852

        53% likes this, based on 130 reviews

      • Supermarket - 30 m

        Address: 268 Augusta Ave

        64% likes this, based on 16 reviews
        Price Range: CAD 22 - CAD 42

      • The Burger Bar - 50 m

        Address: 319 Augusta Avenue

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

      • Torito - 10 m

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

        61% likes this, based on 44 reviews
        Cuisine: Spanish
        Price Range: CAD 33 - CAD 132

      • Waterfalls Indian Tapas Bar & Grill - 50 m

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

        Cuisine: Indian

      Hostel information
      • Check-in:
        from 14:00-20:00 
      • Check-out:
        until 09:00-11:00 
      • 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 95 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

      hostel Kensington College Backpackers Hostel - Toronto Toronto location
      Show big map »

      Hostel Address:

      280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Toronto
        1.6 km
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • AREA Exhibition Space
        1.2 km
      • InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Gallery
        1.2 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 14:00-20:00 
      • Check-out:
        until 09:00-11:00 
      • Number of rooms:
        45