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HI Toronto

76 Church St, North of King Street, Toronto, M5C 2G1, Canada

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Overall Rating 88%

From 64 Reviews

Hostel rating (64)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 92%
Cleanliness 80%
Location 96%
Security 91%
Service 87%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 84%

Located in the heart of the city. Enjoy the sun in the rooftop patio or a nice cold beer with good food at the Cavern Bar.

  • Dorm
    From $23.16
10 or more people?

Toronto Hostel

Hostel Toronto

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Set in the heart of downtown Toronto, HI-Toronto hostel is within easy walking distance of the entertainment district, restaurants, pubs, shopping venues and popular tourist attractions including St. Lawrence Market, the CN Tower, Ripley's Aquarium, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame and the Harbour Front.

The Toronto hostel offers both shared accommodation and private rooms, there’s free Wi-Fi, free sheets and towels, free coffee and tea, and a rooftop patio. In addition The Cavern Bar serves delicious belly filling breakfast and dinner ($$) every day of the week, and every week night there are live music performances so you can go for a drink and meet other travellers.

At HI-Toronto hostel there is never a dull moment, with daily and nightly activities for guests – whether it’s board game nights, trivia or movie nights, walking tours, graffiti tours, visits to the Distillery District and Steam Whistle Brewery, or trips to the beach and Toronto Islands.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 10 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax of 13% is payable at check-in.
  • Accommodations are available only to guests from outside a 60 km radius of the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Terrace / patio


  • Elevator / Lift
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Basic Shop
  • Car parking nearby - Less than 500 m
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (416) 971-4440

Fax. 1-416-971-4088

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • CN Tower (1 to 2km)
  • Saint Lawrence Market (500m to 1km)
  • Air Canada Centre (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



front desk staff is so friendly


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Tue 13 Mar 2018

Hello! Thank you so much! I'll be sure to pass your compliments to the staff! Safe travels! - Scout

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HI Toronto Hostel,

Thu 15 Mar 2018

I didn't know that all the office buildings in Toronto left their lights on overnight with nobody home


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Mon 26 Feb 2018

Hi Matthew, That's a popular theory, but ACTUALLY by night the Toronto vampires take over and work their shifts. We're a city that never sleeps! Safe travels (stay away from the vampires) -Scout.

Manager avatar

HI Toronto Hostel,

Wed 28 Feb 2018

Le falto limpieza a los baños


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Sun 25 Feb 2018

Hola, gracias por tus excelentes comentarios. ¡Nos encantan los comentarios de los huéspedes porque nos ayudan a mejorar! Actualmente estamos en el proceso de actualizar nuestros procesos de mantenimiento para que nuestras áreas comunes estén limpias todo el tiempo. ¡Gracias por ayudarnos a mejorar nuestro albergue! -- Hello, thank you for your great feedback. We love guest feedback because it helps us improve! We're currently in the process of updating our housekeeping processes so that our common areas will be clean all the time! Thanks for helping us improve our hostel! - Scout

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HI Toronto Hostel,

Tue 27 Feb 2018

The staff was very friendly and were a very good source for information. This was my first visit to Toronto and this hostel. All staff were friendly.


Avatar for Roberta


Thu 15 Feb 2018

Hello Roberta! Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'll make sure our staff receive the compliment! Safe travels! - Scout

Manager avatar

HI Toronto Hostel,

Sat 17 Feb 2018

It's great to have the 24-hour front desk and the fully equipped kitchen. By the way, could you email the receipt of the booking to my email, Thank you.


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Thu 25 Jan 2018

Hello! Thanks for the feedback. Sorry for our late response. We have just sent your receipt to your email now. Safe travels! - Scout

Manager avatar

HI Toronto Hostel,

Sat 27 Jan 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Beach (5 to 10km)
  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (3 to 5km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • Nightlife (1 to 2km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m - 1km)
  • Ski area (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

From Pearson Airport: 1) Take bus 192 to Kipling Subway Station. Take the train Eastbound and get off at St. George or Yonge Station. Take the train Southbound and get off at King Station. Costs $3.25 and takes about 1.5h door to door. 2) Take UPX train to Union Station. Costs $12.00. Trains run every 15 minutes from 5:30am until 1:30am. The trip between Pearson and Union takes 25 minutes. From Union walk to the hostel (aprox. 15 minutes).
Walk Eastbound on Dundas Street to Yonge Street turn Southbound on Yonge Street and walk towards King Street. Turn Eastbound on King Street and walk up to Church Street. We are located between King St. East and Adelaide St.
200m King Station walk east on King St to Church St turn left we are #76.
HI Toronto does not have parking. Parking lots are located within walking distance from the hostel. Prices range from $18 to $30 for the 24h period.
500m Union to King walk east on King St to Church St turn left we are #76.
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Cycling

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Double-glazing windows


  • Educational programs


  • Recycling areas
  • Composting
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Organic food served
  • Local and seasonal food

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