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Kensington College Backpackers

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

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"1. clean washroom 2. internet wi-fi 3. central location..."

  • Norman, Canada
  • July 2, 2014
  • Area: Other
  • Rooms : 45
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Features of Kensington College Backpackers
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business center

concierge

lockers

luggage storage

restaurant

shared kitchen

shared lounge/TV area

smoking area

 
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free Wi-Fi in all rooms

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Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Kensington College Backpackers is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Toronto (ON). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Zen Buddhist Temple, Toronto Public Library - Lillian H Smith Branch, Cineforum.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Toronto (ON) hotel. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, business center, restaurant can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include heating, balcony/terrace, desk, satellite/cable TV, television, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. 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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Above average

5.8

from 20 reviews

Value for Money
6.1
Location
7.4
Staff Performance
5.4
Hotel Condition/Cleanliness
5.0
Room Comfort/Standard
5.9
Food/Dining
4.7
All reviews (20)
Sandra W. Business travelers Colombia, October 5, 2014
A little taste of hell

The staff.
4.3
Terrible
Patrick M. Solo travelers United States of America, September 24, 2014
Price is right

price, location, free breakfast
7.3
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 26, 2014
First hostel stay

Location cleanliness convenience
7.3
Norman L. Solo travelers Canada, July 2, 2014
very poor front desk management.

1. clean washroom 2. internet wi-fi 3. central location
3
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 20, 2013
Simple, but Pleasant

quick checkin and out; comfortable bed; great location
7
It was fine. My only issues was that the doors tended to stick.
Gabriel S. Solo travelers Nigeria, March 21, 2013
Not too impressive.

Central location, cheaper, access to shopping
3.7
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 Y. Business travelers Singapore, October 22, 2012
Great location but poor accommodation standards

Great location, short walk away from Spadina & Dundas.
4.3
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 S. Groups Singapore, August 12, 2012
Small room, shared toilet

Value, cheap, location
4
Penny C. Solo travelers Canada, June 24, 2012
Great location but small rooms

location, complimentary breakfast, clean
7
room was hot with no fan, and too noisy if I opened the window
Jill A. Couples New Zealand, May 7, 2012
Not very central

Close to China town.
5.7
It was not overly clear when we booked on the internet that it was a backpackers, so not what we expected. Not overly clean but the staff were nice and helpful

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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 attractions in the area:
  • 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)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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