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Global Village Backpackers Hostel -- CLOSED

460 King St. West, Toronto, ON M5V 1L7, Canada
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    Backpackers
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    Budget Travelers
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  • Global Village Backpackers Hostel -- CLOSED
    Louis Le Vesque
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    4 Apr 13, 2014

    Went to the bar they had, which was open to the public!

    Beer was super cheap, $3.50 for a pint if I remember. Too bad they shut it down! Bloody condos.

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersBackpackersBudget Travelers
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  • Global Village Backpackers Hostel -- CLOSED
    Eric Chow
    5 Jun 25, 2014

    LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!! This typically colourful and busy hostel is filled with backpackers from all over the world is centrally located in the heart of the city. Chinatown, Kensington Market, Queen St West, King West club district, and the waterfront are all nearby....if you are interested in being steps away from any of the less touristy sites in Toronto, this hostel is perfect! Like most hostels, the people are friendly, the rooms are sparse but inexpensive and sufficient, and the bar is loud and flowing with cheap food and alcohol. The hostel is great for planning on-site events/entertainment almost every night, and even attracts a good number of locals. Bonuses include a patio, an on-site travel/tour company, free internet, laundry, and a kitchen. If you are less concerned with a 5 star hotel experience and more interested in having a good time, then this hostel is perfect!

    Recommended for:Backpackers
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  • Global Village Backpackers Hostel -- CLOSED
    Alanna Goldstein
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Although lacking in the sleekness of many European hostels, the Global Village Backpacker's slight grunge-factor gives it a lived-in feel that makes it easy to overstay your original travel plans. Of the course, the location doesn't hurt either. Situated right at the corner of King and Spadina, this bright blue Toronto landmark is perfectly located between the tourist sights of downtown and the hip clubs, restaurants and galleries of the West side of the city.The staff at the desk are extremely friendly and welcoming, being travelers themselves, and the hostel seems to extend indefinitely through a labyrinth of bars and sitting areas filled with laid-back twenty-somethings lounging about. The dorm rooms, hallways and washrooms are clean, if a bit on the dingy side, and not designed for lingering longer than is necessary. Amenities include laundry, a full kitchen, a pool table, a travel desk and the always fun Departure Lounge, which hosts events and live music on most nights of the week. Karaoke Friday is a particularly good time, and a great way to make fast friends.

    Recommended for:Backpackers
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  • Global Village Backpackers Hostel -- CLOSED
    Ben
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The Global Village Backpackers Hostel in Toronto, Canada is not only a steal with beds starting at $25/night, it's also one of the best rated hostels in North America. Rated among the best Hostels in the world by Hostelworld.com, and a 2003 recipient of the Best Hostel from Toronto.com, the Global Village Backpackers Hostel is indeed a reputable and well respected establishment. Located near the heart of the Toronto entertainment district, this accommodating facility provides you with a great place to crash after enjoying the surrounding attractions late into the night. If you prefer a room to yourself, Global Village Backpackers Hostel offers deluxe single rooms at around $75 a night.

    Recommended for:Backpackers
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Description

This is a traveler's hostel that is extremely well-located close to the downtown core, the Waterfront, Chinatown, the Rogers Centre and Toronto's hip West End. Amenities include a bar/lounge, laundry, a kitchen, free Internet and a travel desk. Most rooms are shared dorm-style and washrooms are shared as well. There is a travel booking desk on-site. ... read more

Reviews Summary

Mediocre171 reviews across the web.

    • Service
      80% found the staff to be very friendly.
    • Food
      65% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.
    • Price
      Price is tolerable.
    • Internet
      Internet is average.
    • Ambiance
      Ambiance is ok.
    • Location
      Location is great.

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