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If you have any other option for accommodation in Toronto take it!! The Global Village Backpackers is dirty and noisy, the only good thing about it is the friendly staff at reception. I stayed at Global Village as I was taking a Moose Tour which...More
Response from YouthHostel, Manager at Global Village BackpackersResponded 17 May 2010
Hello and thank you for your response. I would like to tell you that we are undertaking a comprehensive renovation project which started earlier this month (May). We will be upgrading washrooms, sleeping areas, common areas and more. We have already completely re-painted the facility...More
Absolutely disgusting. Ive travelled around the world and stayed in hostels all over the world and nothing compares to this hostel, not even hostels in India, Asia and South America. The hostel dorms are dark, filthy with bedbugs and mice. The showers and toilets are...More
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Response from YouthHostel, President at Global Village BackpackersResponded 3 May 2010
I am very sorry about your experience at the hostel, however I have to strongly disagree with your comments. We do not have bedbugs or rats in our facility. We have employed a company to inspect rooms (and the hostel) weekly for the past ten...More
I've just spent several nights at this hostel, and found it to be fairly dirty. There were big dark hairs on the sheets when I turned them down the first night; and if I hadn't brought shower shoes I'm pretty sure I would have had...More
this hostel is the most digusting dirty unkept place i have ever stayed in,the list of failures is soo long i do not know where to begin,there are lockers about 30 of them ,at the most 5 are working,most of the time the keycard does...More
Response from YouthHostel, President at Global Village BackpackersResponded 30 March 2010
In response to this review I would like to point out that this guest was asked to leave our hostel because of his aggressive behavior to other guests and staff.
Unfortunately this happens from time to time, however the vast majority of guests at our...More
Although this hostel is in good location, the rooms and sleeping arrangements were very poor. The beds were terrible - we had a triple room with a double bed on the bottom and single on top. The beds were creaky, old, the mattresses were barely...More
Response from YouthHostel, Managing Director at Global Village BackpackersResponded 26 March 2010
I am sorry that you had a bad stay in our facility. Our staff works very hard to try and make each and every guest experience a positive one. Just so you are aware, our policy for no food in the sleeping rooms is common...More
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.