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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
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Kensington College Backpackers

2 out of 5
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUniversity of Toronto - St. George Campus14 min walk
    Popular LocationArt Gallery of Ontario15 min walk
    Popular LocationRoyal Ontario Museum6 min drive
    AirportToronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.)23 min drive

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  • Single Bed in Female Dorm (1 Bed per Booking)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Bed in Female Dorm (1 Bed per Booking)
  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsTwin Room
  • Single Bed in Female Dorm (1 Bed per Booking)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Bed in Female Dorm (1 Bed per Booking)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)
  • Single Bed in Female Dorm (1 Bed per Booking)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsSingle Bed in Female Dorm (1 Bed per Booking)
  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsDouble Room
  • Shared Dormitory, 4 Person Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)

    Room amenities

    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed OR 1 Single Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory, 4 Person Mixed Dorm (1 Bed per Reservation)

About this area

Toronto

Located in Toronto's Kensington Market neighbourhood, Kensington College Backpackers is in the city centre and near a metro station. Royal Ontario Museum and Princess of Wales Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Casa Loma and The Distillery Historic District. Check out an event or a game at Rogers Centre, and consider making time for Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests appreciate the hostel's location for the nightlife.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Toronto - St. George Campus - 14 min walk
  • Art Gallery of Ontario - 15 min walk
  • Downtown Yonge - 3 min drive
  • Royal Ontario Museum - 6 min drive
  • Toronto Eaton Centre - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • College St at Augusta Ave Stop - 1 min walk
  • Union Station - 4 min drive
  • AirportToronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • Voodoo Child Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Pancho y Emiliano - 3 min walk
  • King's Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Thirsty and Miserable - 4 min walk
  • Jimmy's Coffee - 4 min walk
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About this property

Kensington College Backpackers

Toronto hostel in Kensington Market, near University of Toronto - St. George Campus
Self parking, concierge services and a computer station are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a TV in a common area. All 48 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, 2 bathrooms and balconies. Hobs and showers are among the other amenities available to guests. Bathrooms are shared.
Kensington College Backpackers offers 48 forms of accommodation. Rooms open to balconies. This Toronto hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (CAD 15 per day)
  • Limited on-site parking

Conveniences

  • Lockers available
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Business services

  • Computer station

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Linens

Bathroom

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 19

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 14 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 14 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: CAD 20 per accommodation, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: CAD 15 per day
  • Early check-in fee: CAD 20 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

Children 14 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Kensington College Backpackers Hostel Toronto
Kensington College Backpackers Hostel
Kensington College Backpackers Toronto
Kensington College Backpackers
Kensington College Backpackers Toronto
Kensington College Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Kensington College Backpackers and receive a full refund?
Yes, Kensington College Backpackers offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Kensington College Backpackers cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Kensington College Backpackers?
As of 24 Jan. 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Kensington College Backpackers on 25 Jan. 2021 start from AU$90, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Kensington College Backpackers pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Kensington College Backpackers?
Self-parking is available for CAD 15 per day. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Kensington College Backpackers?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Early check-in is available for a fee of CAD 20 (subject to availability). After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Kensington College Backpackers?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Kensington College Backpackers located?
Located in Kensington Market, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Queen Street. Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario are also within 1 mile (2 km). College St at Augusta Ave Stop is only a 2-minute walk and College St at Borden St Stop is 3 minutes.
3.1
Rating 5 - Excellent. 43 out of 275 reviews
5 - Excellent 16%
Rating 4 - Good. 73 out of 275 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 64 out of 275 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 60 out of 275 reviews
2 - Poor 22%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 35 out of 275 reviews
1 - Terrible 13%

3.2/5

Cleanliness

3.4/5

Staff & service

2.9/5

Amenities

3.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff is super nice 👍 He knew that I rented the place to rest a few hours between my exam sessions. Hence, I got a quiet room to study 📚 the price is fair.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
Very close to food shops and transportation. However, when I checked in, my sheets are not cleaned. Saw some hair in my blanket. Invest more on cleanliness to avoid spread of diseases.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pros: Really liked the location. Friendly staff. Cons: Walls are paper thin. The doors don't gently close, they slam and no one seems to take any consideration into closing it gently. The bed is a purely hard, lump, spring bed. One of the only accessible outlets is sitting directly above the heater so that's not good. My room was right beside a bar, so don't get a private room if that's not your thing. Unless you plan to be out all night, then it's fine. I found a crusty thing on my blanket. The zip seal sheet that goes around the mattress has holes, which kind of defeats some of it's purpose. No towels (may be available on request), but certainly not even a single towel to use in the shared bathroom. Bedroom floor was sticky, not to mention the loose bed sheet was put on improperly. Also I had left something in the lobby and not a single staff member noticed before someone apparently took it.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness
The heater wasn't working and it wasn't clean as well
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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