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Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights. Hostel is very clean. Very friendly staff. Excellent choices for breakfast to suit all. View from roof is amazing. We did the bar crawl with about 10 other residents and the guide went out of his way to make all feel welcome. Would stay here again and recommend to all.

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Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Stayed with my friend in a private room the wifi was not very good but they have excellent wifi in the rooftop and main room the people are very friendly, its a clean safe place with great service and a great selection of breakfast definitely recommend it to people travelling in groups or by themselves. great atmosphere and ambiance. btw...

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Reviewed 31 May 2015

One of the best hostels I have stayed at, a superb breakfast with a lot of choice that runs till 1pm.As well as regularly organised events on the rooftop (which has a fantastic view of the Toronto skyline).However 4 x 2 Bed privates have to share a single shower facility.

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Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed for four days in a private room with my boyfriend. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable and warm. The kitchen and shared living areas were fantastic. All utensils were provided with free tea, coffee, breakfast and some staples like rice and milk. Staff were really friendly and willing to advise. Hostel also holds events through...

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Planet Traveler is an excellent place to stay in Toronto! It's very clean, includes a great breakfast (with a huge variety of bagels, bread and spreads), has activities on various nights, has a bathroom in the room and its location near the Kensington Market area. It does take a little while to walk into the downtown area of Toronto (where...

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Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed for 6 nights and everything was great. I was welcomed by the staff who showed me the good places to visit and have me a map as well as showing me around the place. They all seemed to love working there which was great. The room (6 bed mixed dorm) itself was well equipped with lockers, a really...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

I lived there for 3 nights, it's very close to the university of Toronto. Good neighborhood with convenience store and restaurant. Bus stop around 10 minutes walk and 20 minutes walking distance to St Patrick Subway station. The good things are : 1. Free tickets for Odysseo are available. Wa, the horse show was amazing,a combination of beauty and strength!...

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Saskatoon, Canada
Reviewed 29 April 2015

Had an amazing time staying here. The staff are so friendly and helpful; very social atmosphere for meeting other travelers. Free breakfast!!! Good value, the neighbourhood (Kensington Market) is great to explore, close to public transit (streetcars and subway) and walking distance to downtown, spotlessly clean! Lots of fun activities planned throughout the week like pub crawls, karaoke night, etc....

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1Thank Jenn F
Reviewed 10 April 2015

That's the best place to stay in Toronto! We were welcomed very warm-heartedly and profressional (Thanks to Robin...your explanations and tipps were helpful and entertaining at the same time.) Everything is very clean. The breakfast is huge and nutritious! Everybody around is good company. The hostel is located in a great area. Don't miss the amazing view from the top...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Stayed here for about 3-4 weeks altogether whilst in Toronto for a few months. - The team are absolutely amazing, which allowed my first hostel experience to be a great one. - The vicinity and facilities itself were great, spacious common area with a fireplace, great rooftop for down-time and events being held during the week. - Location is very...

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Planet Traveler

Address: 357 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Price Range: ₹ 1,995 - ₹ 5,256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“if you're travelling with friends and staying more than a few weeks think about getting a private room”
 of 5 bubbles 848emern, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“private rooms very comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles Ada_Ubrezi, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The 6 bed dorms were extremely small and cramped. Maybe pay more if the 4 beds have space to put your bags?”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalBackpackerLife, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book parking early, costs extra. Walk downtown or to bus station approx. 30 minutes.”
 of 5 bubbles 83verac, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No elevator”
 of 5 bubbles R1827UPkarens, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
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