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Global Village Backpackers

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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good15%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible41%
18 Jan 2014
“Amazing staff.”
6 Jan 2014
“Excellent experience but not very clean!”
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Reviewed 8 September 2009

I have stayed at this hostel on two separate occasions - in 2003 and 2006, and even though basic, it was buzzing with energy. It is just around the corner from China Town, and also very convenient to downtown Toronto. The bar onsite was also...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2009

It was the dirtiest hostel I have ever stayed in, but I will say that it had the social atmosphere......but in my books, that doesn't make up for it.......do something about the bathrooms, they are a serious health hazard.More

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Response from YouthHostel, owner at Global Village BackpackersResponded 6 October 2009

Thanks for writing your review. I want ti apologize for the problems you encountered at our hostel. We had issues this summer with several showers that were out of order for more than two weeks. It was very difficult to keep the washrooms clean during...More

Reviewed 2 July 2009

There are some good things about this hostel: the staff, the bar. But the building is falling down, it's a really unclean hostel, the bathrooms are small and uncomfortable, lockers are not free (and they're not maintained, so there's like 5 for everyone). The fourth...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2009

This place was the filthiest establishment I have ever set foot in. Bathrooms had mould all over the walls, and in the week I stayed I think they were cleaned once, which was a half baked effort. Key cards stopped working every day without fail...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2009

Staff were the best, close to everything and the housekeepers were funny and helpful. All that plus an in-house bar!

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Downtown West
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
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"We stayed on both the second floor which was spacious, comfortable and enjoyable and the first floor which..."
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"stay elsewhere"
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"Don't always just look for the cheapest - sometimes it can be worth it to pay just a little more for a..."
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"Choose another hostel"
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