Fodor's Expert Review Global Village Backpackers
460 King St. W, at Spadina Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5V 1L7, Canada
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Formerly known as the Spadina Hotel, this centrally located hostel is filled with international students roaming the world. It's friendly, with a lounge, patio, and bar on premises. Clean linens and towels are supplied at check-in, and the welcoming staff know the city very well. The airport express shuttle drops you two blocks from the hostel. Dorms start at $27 per person and the rooms sleep 6 to 10, but most are quads, sleeping 4, with shared bathrooms. Six private rooms (C$78) have double beds. There are many freebies here, including Wi-Fi and a daily pancake breakfast.
- spirited atmosphere with live music in the bar
- fun extras
- some groups may be noisy
- on western edge of Entertainment District
- must have valid hostelling or student ID card for low rates