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Featured Hostels in Toronto

Toronto Travellers Home
1.5 out of 5
588 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON
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The price is CA $41 per night

Located in Kensington Market, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, Queen Street and Art Gallery of Ontario. Princess of ...

2.4/5 (383 reviews)

"The room was so nice, the staffs are fantastic, the location is cool too"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Toronto Travellers Home
Toronto North Travellers Home
2 out of 5
332 Cook Road, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $46 per night

Located in North York, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Canlan Ice Sports and York University. Downsview Park is 2.5 mi (4 km) away. York University Station ...

2.6/5 (103 reviews)

"It was peaceful and clean. Just no kitchen. I recommend it"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2020

Toronto North Travellers Home
University Apartment
1.5 out of 5
16 Willison Square, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $48 per night

Located in Chinatown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, Queen Street and Art Gallery of Ontario. Princess of Wales ...

2.2/5 (322 reviews)

"Affordable rooms for backpackers. Close to food stalls and public transportation. Very nice staff. And easy transaction"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 1, 2020

University Apartment
The Clarence Park
2 out of 5
7 Clarence Square, Toronto, ON
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Located in Toronto Entertainment District, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of CN Tower and Rogers Centre. Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and Scotiabank Arena ...

4/5Very Good! (9 reviews)
Great place to stay in downtown Toronto

"Really enjoyed my time at this place. Though the reception was a bit slow to respond at first, she was quite helpful and was able to check me in early. Also found that the rooms were quite modern, very comfortable and clean. Everyone in the kitchen was super friendly and welcoming."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

The Clarence Park
The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel
1.5 out of 5
966 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $75 per night

Located in The Danforth, this hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Danforth Music Hall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Royal Ontario Museum and Queen Street. The Distillery ...

4.1/5Very Good! (96 reviews)
Excellent place to stay in Toronto

"The suite was modern, clean, comfortable, and had all the comforts and necessities of home."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 27, 2020

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel
Kensington College Backpackers
2 out of 5
280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $90 per night

Located in Kensington Market, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Queen ...

3.1/5 (272 reviews)
Ill be back!

"Very accommodating and peaceful atmosphere ."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2020

Kensington College Backpackers
All Days Hostel
2 out of 5
5 Selby St, Toronto, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $100 per night

Located in Downtown Toronto, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Downtown Yonge, Royal Ontario Museum and Ryerson University. University of Toronto - St. ...

4/5Very Good! (87 reviews)

"Good place, very kind, clean, respectful and not expensive. However, I did not get what I wanted, a single bedroom. So I end up sleeping with two other strangers who were cool people. But it is a Hostel motel so you gotta know what you're dealing with LoL. I'll know next time. Thx All Days Hostel. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 18, 2019

All Days Hostel
The Parkdale Hostellerie
3 out of 5
83 Elm Grove Ave, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $75 per night

Located in Parkdale, this hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lamport Stadium, Queen Street and Medieval Times. BMO Field and Exhibition Place are also within ...

3.9/5Good! (61 reviews)

"Property was in good shape and well kept. It especially smelt nice."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 23, 2019

The Parkdale Hostellerie
Kaisar Guest House
2 out of 5
372A College Street, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $65 per night

Located in Kensington Market, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District, University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Queen ...

3.4/5Good! (129 reviews)

"It was cheap you get what you paid for in terms of room. Kinda unreasonable that they only had empty shampoo and body soap"…"

Reviewed on Jun. 11, 2019

Kaisar Guest House
Two Peas Pod Hostel
2 out of 5
403 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
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Located in Kensington Market, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Spadina Avenue Shopping District and Art Gallery of Ontario. University of Toronto - ...

4.4/5Excellent! (184 reviews)

"Place is clean and staff is amazing. They are very dedicated and will go the extra mile to accommodate"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 21, 2020

Two Peas Pod Hostel
HI-Toronto Hostel
1.5 out of 5
76 Church Street, Toronto, ON
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Located in Downtown Toronto, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of The Path, PATH Underground Shopping Mall and Queen Street. St. Lawrence Market and Hockey ...

4/5Very Good! (314 reviews)

"perfect location, very decent for the price; very sweet and friendly vibes in the dining and common area where backpackers from all over the world cook, eat, work on their computers, chat together. breakfast is simple but not bad at all - tea/coffee, bread/bagel, milk cereal and fruits."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 25, 2020

HI-Toronto Hostel
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2 out of 5
237 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON
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Located in Cabbagetown, this historic hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Allan Gardens, Ryerson University and Queen Street. Yonge-Dundas Square and Toronto ...

3/5 (40 reviews)

"The manager 👍😊 is super friendly and the place is cool 😊"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 27, 2019

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One King West Hotel & Residence
One King West Hotel & Residence
4 out of 5
1 King Street West, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $152 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (6,423 reviews)

"Great stay. Very comfortable room with super soft bedsheets! They kindly let me do ablate check out which was extremely helpful."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

One King West Hotel & Residence
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
3 out of 5
6090 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON
The price is CA $74 per night
3.9/5Good! (970 reviews)

"Super clean, super friendly staff. met our needs as they arised."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga
Novotel Toronto Centre
Novotel Toronto Centre
3.5 out of 5
45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON
The price is CA $208 per night
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,814 reviews)

"Spotless Easy check in Great coffee Quiet Easy check out"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2020

Novotel Toronto Centre
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're looking for a low-cost place to stay in Toronto, one of the 15 hostels here could be a great option. No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dormitory-style accommodations all feature the following:

  • Shared rooms (though many have private options too)
  • Budget prices
  • A social environment

Hostels are a great way to stay in Toronto for a good value, so you can save your money for exploring. You can check out this destination's cultural highlights, such as its theaters and museums.

Hostels in Toronto

Ready to book a hostel in town? These top picks have the best reviews from our customers and could be a good place to start:

Two Peas Pod Hostel - Located within a 10-minute walk of Art Gallery of Ontario. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a restaurant. You'll find towels, showers, and hair dryers in all rooms.

HI-Toronto Hostel - Located within a 5-minute walk of PATH Underground Shopping Mall and Queen Street. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a restaurant. You'll find free toiletries in all rooms.

Toronto Travellers Home - Located within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street and Art Gallery of Ontario. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities.

University Apartment - Located within a 10-minute walk of Queen Street and Art Gallery of Ontario. Guests can enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities, and air conditioning. Rooms come with TVs.

Kensington College Backpackers - Located within a 20-minute walk of University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Queen Street. Property features include free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. You'll find showers and lockers in all rooms.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Toronto?

Good weather's always better when you're experiencing new places, so here's some information that might be helpful:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 46° F and nighttime temperatures average 18° F
  • April-June: 77° F is the daytime average and 31° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 78° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 65° F during the day and 24° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 1.34 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Toronto?

Depending on what you're interested in, you might enjoy these places:

Top Sights
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Royal Alexandra Theatre
  • Nathan Phillips Square
Natural Features
  • Yonge-Dundas Square
  • High Park
  • Downsview Park
Cultural Attractions
  • Princess of Wales Theatre
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Casa Loma

Overall, Toronto is known for its:

  • Theater
  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • University life
  • Restaurants
  • Skyscrapers

How to Get to Toronto and Around the Area

You'll find the nearest airport in Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City), located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away from the city center. An alternative is Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.), situated 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away. Once you're on the ground, you may want to make use of public transit. Nearby metro stations include St Andrew Station, King Station, and Osgoode Station. To check out more of the surrounding area, catch a train at Toronto Union Station, Toronto Exhibition Station, or Toronto Bloor Station.

Frequently asked questions

Should I stay in a hostel in Toronto?
By staying at a hostel you can cut your spending on lodging and use more of your money for sightseeing during your stay. You can check out this destination’s cultural highlights, such as its theaters and museums.
What is a hostel?
No two hostels look exactly alike, but these dorm-style accommodations all have shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms), budget prices, and a social setting.
What are the best hostels in Toronto?
Ready to book a hostel? These options have the best reviews from our travelers and might be a good place to look first: Kensington College Backpackers - 2-minute walk from College St at Augusta Ave Stop for easy access to public transit. Guests can enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a shared/communal kitchen. You’ll find showers, lockers, and linens in all rooms. University Apartment - 2-minute walk from Spadina Ave at Dundas St West South Side Stop for easy access to public transit. You can take advantage of free WiFi and laundry facilities, as well as air conditioning. You’ll find towels, TVs, and linens in all rooms. Toronto Travellers Home - 2-minute walk from Dundas St West at Denison Ave Stop for easy access to public transit. You can take advantage of free WiFi and tour/ticket assistance, as well as laundry facilities. You’ll find towels, TVs, and linens in all rooms. Toronto North Travellers Home - Located within a 10-minute walk of York University. You can take advantage of free WiFi and laundry facilities at this property. Rooms come with showers and free toiletries. The Clarence Park - Close to public transit, this property is within a 5-minute walk of King St West at Spadina Ave East Side Stop and Spadina Ave at King St West North Side Stop. Property features include free WiFi, a bar, and a rooftop terrace. Rooms come with towels, lockers, and desks.
How many hostels should I expect to find in Toronto?
If you’re hoping to find a low-cost place to stay in Toronto, one of Expedia’s 16 hostels could be a great option for you.
What's the seasonal weather like in Toronto?
The weather can be a big factor when you want to venture out and explore, so here’s some information about the seasons: The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 67°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 30°F. Average annual rainfall for Toronto is 39 inches.
What is there to see and do in Toronto?
In general, Toronto is known for its theaters, architecture, and museums. Major attractions include Hockey Hall of Fame, Royal Alexandra Theatre, and Nathan Phillips Square. Get out into nature with places like Yonge-Dundas Square, High Park, and Downsview Park. Cultural attractions include Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum, and Casa Loma.
What's the best way to get around Toronto?
You can search for flights to the nearest airport, which is Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ), 11.7 mi (18.8 km) away. An alternative is Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ), which is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away. Once you’ve arrived, you may want to use public transit during your trip. You can take advantage of metro transit at King St West at Bay St West Side Stop, York St At King St West Stop, and King St West at University Ave East Side Stop. To check out more of the surrounding area, take a train from Union Station, Exhibition Station, or Bloor Station.

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