Enter your dates to see prices

Kensington College Backpackers - Toronto

ex. Global Village Kensington

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9  show map
 2 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

Kensington College Backpackers - Toronto

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

CAD 15 per day

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Breakfast
Luggage storage

Locker room

No pets allowed

Overview

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

Kensington College Backpackers Hostel is set close to a gallery, a tower and a synagogue and approximately 25 minutes walk from CN Tower. A variety of dishes are served in Caplansky's Deli and Urban Herbivore, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.

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

Rooms

This property has 45 guestrooms including Double Room, 6-bed female Dorm and 6-bed mixed Dorm appointed with free wireless internet, multi-channel TV, a dressing room, a personal computer and a work desk. Private bathrooms are provided.

Eat & Drink

Every day a complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests are free to use a shared kitchen available at the property.

Services

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

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.

Read moreLess
This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hostel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Concierge desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Locker room

Dining

  • Breakfast

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

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

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

Hostel Address:

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Toronto Union Station
    1.4 mi
Underground
  • Queen's Park Subway Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    8.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Caplansky's Deli
    300 ft
  • Torito (cuisine: Spanish)
    100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Rooms and availability

Kensington College Backpackers photos Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Dining:Kitchen unit
  • Media:TV

Kensington College Backpackers Location

Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hostel.

Local attractions

  • Canadian Opera Company5000 ft
    145 Queen St. W, Toronto, ON, Toronto
  • Yonge-Dundas Square1.1 mi
    40 Dundas Street West, Suite 227, Toronto
  • Church Street1.2 mi
    Church Street
  • Nathan Phillips Square1.0 mi
    100 Queen St W
  • CN Tower1.3 mi
    301 Front St W

Near the hostel

  • Kensington Market and Spadina Avenue1200 ft
    Bounded by Dundas St., Spadina Ave., Baldwin St., and Augusta Ave.
  • Little Italy3200 ft
    622 College St
  • College Street2800 ft
    College St.
  • Ontario Legislative Building3700 ft
    University Ave. (at Queen's Park Crescent)

Restaurants nearby

  • Caplansky's Deli300 ft

    Address: 356 CollegeSt.
    Phone: 416 500 3852

    53% likes this, based on 130 reviews

  • Supermarket100 ft

    Address: 268 Augusta Ave

    64% likes this, based on 16 reviews
    Price Range: USD 17 - USD 32

  • The Burger Bar200 ft

    Address: 319 Augusta Avenue

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

  • Torito100 ft

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

    61% likes this, based on 44 reviews
    Cuisine: Spanish
    Price Range: USD 25 - USD 99

  • Waterfalls Indian Tapas Bar & Grill200 ft

    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

Kensington College Backpackers Reviews

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

5.6
Guest ratingBased on96 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 - Toronto Toronto location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada, M5T 2L9

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Toronto Union Station
    1.4 mi
Underground
  • Queen's Park Subway Station
    3700 ft
  • Bus stop
    8.7 mi
Restaurants
  • Caplansky's Deli
    300 ft
  • Torito (cuisine: Spanish)
    100 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  9 am
  • Number of rooms:
    45