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    Nearest transport:
  • Queen's Park Subway Station (1.1 Km / 14 min walk)
    Distance to airport:
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (3.3 Km)
  • Downsview Airport (10.8 Km)
    Top nearby attractions:
  • University of Toronto (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (0.9 Km / 11 min walk)
  • Royal Ontario Museum (1.4 Km / 17 min walk)
  • CN Tower (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)

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Kensington College Backpackers

280 Augusta Avenue, Other, Toronto (ON), Canada (Show on map)

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Features of Kensington College Backpackers

Hotel Facilities

  • business center
  • concierge
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • restaurant
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • smoking area


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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Hostel Description
Conveniently located in Toronto (ON), Kensington College Backpackers is a great base from which to e...see more Conveniently located in Toronto (ON), Kensington College Backpackers is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Zen Buddhist Temple, Toronto Public Library - Lillian H Smith Branch, Cineforum.

Kensington College Backpackers offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, business center, restaurant, concierge to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Kensington College Backpackers the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Toronto (ON).
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Noelle L. Solo travelers
Philippines, July 17, 2015
You get what you paid for

Price and location
Fair. When I came for my first check in, the front desk personnel was teaching a trainee. It lasted for almost 15 minutes because the trainee was having a difficult time picking up the instructions. Showers and toilets are separated. You get what you pay for.
Sandra W. Business travelers
Colombia, October 07, 2014
A little taste of hell

The staff.
Patrick M. Solo travelers
United States of America, September 28, 2014
Price is right

price, location, free breakfast
Was there a week and had no problems. One guest needed the air con turned on and staff handled it promptly. As others have pointed out, be advised this is a hostel situation so if that is not your thing look elsewhere. Lowest priced hotel rooms in dumps in Toronto will run you about $80 a night so if price is your main concern the hostels are a better deal. Take normal precautions with belongings and you'll be fine here.
TRACY R. Couples
United States of America, July 27, 2014
First hostel stay

Location cleanliness convenience
Norman L. Solo travelers
Canada, July 07, 2014
very poor front desk management.

1. clean washroom 2. internet wi-fi 3. central location
1. the front desk keeper did not tell me the wifi password after asking him, resulting in almost a day's loss of network access since their office closes in the evening. 2. the front desk keeper's wife is very rude and will make you run up to return the linens when they did not tell you to return in it from the beginning when submitting a cash deposit for the key.
Margaret K. Solo travelers
Canada, October 23, 2013
Simple, but Pleasant

quick checkin and out; comfortable bed; great location
It was fine. My only issues was that the doors tended to stick.
Gabriel S. Solo travelers
Nigeria, March 31, 2013
Not too impressive.

Central location, cheaper, access to shopping
My stay was not too impressive owing to the factors outlined above. There ought to improvement in the services that the hotel renders to the public.
Wong H. Business travelers
Singapore, October 25, 2012
Great location but poor accommodation standards

Great location, short walk away from Spadina & Dundas.
Shocking facade greets the guest at first sight with its rundown backpacker inn image, and there was no visible sign of the hotel's name. Room was small with few amenities, corriders narrow and communal bathroom was badly maintained. 1 of room's binds was missing, no temperature maintenance settings found. Sound proofing was non existent, with doors closing and people talking & walking resonating through the narrow walkways. Good for people looking at no frills cheap stay with close proximity to Toronto life.
ONG K. Groups
Singapore, June 09, 2013
Small room, shared toilet

Value, cheap, location
Penny C. Solo travelers
Canada, July 04, 2012
Great location but small rooms

location, complimentary breakfast, clean
room was hot with no fan, and too noisy if I opened the window

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