Vibrant and cosmopolitan, yet also one of the friendliest cities in the world, Toronto is unlike most other large metropolises. What’s more, with its many independent shops and thriving café culture, as a backpacking destination, it’s hard to beat.
Budget Accommodation in Toronto
There are plenty of cheap hostels in Canada and the city of Toronto is no exception, with a range of budget accommodation catering to the large numbers of travelers who visit every year.
From Little Italy and Chinatown to fashionable Yorkville and lively downtown, Toronto has many diverse and interesting neighborhoods. Which makes it all the more important to check the location of each cheap stay on the Toronto hostels map in order to find the best budget accommodation for your stay in the city.
Canadiana Backpackers Inn
This hostel provides comfortable and flexible cheap accommodation – from private rooms to small dorms (with the option of female-only) – in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district. With its great central location just a few blocks from the CN Tower, it’s the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding bars, theatres and restaurants on a budget.
The Planet Traveler Hostel
Housed in an old Victorian building, Planet Traveler is a friendly international hostel with regular free barbecues and themed parties as well as cheap dorm beds. Situated in historic Kensington, it’s in the midst of many of the little shops, restaurants and colorful markets that make the city so unique.
Downtown, HI Toronto has a range of cheap, well-equipped rooms from dorms to private doubles. In addition to lively Canadian barbecue nights on the roof terrace, they offer bar crawls and group outings to comedy nights along with discounted admission to many of the city’s museums and attractions.
Global Village Backpackers
The largest of the Toronto hostels, Global Village has a lively, sociable atmosphere and great facilities including a kitchen, games room and modern swipe-card security. This value-for-money cheap stay also has free Wi-Fi and pancake breakfasts and is home to the city’s only backpackers’ bar.
42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9
Global Village Backpackers
460 King Street West (near Bay Street), Toronto, Ontario M5V 1L7
The Planet Traveler Hostel
175 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4
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