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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

I took a long weekend to Toronto and this was the perfect location for everything I wanted to do. I was able to walk there from the bus station, stopping at Tim Horton's on the way. The staff gave a wonderful tour and run down of everything included- which was a lot. One of my favorite parts was that you... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Really awesome place , Clean, friendly reception, big kitchen, TV and iMac. Roof with an amazing view of downtown. 4beds room cosy And 6 beds room smaller but nice. Lockers and secure pass. Next to Kensington market and Chinatown. Love this district ! Street cars nearby Bonus: Tour guide for niagara for a cheap price, Really worth it even I... More 

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Aberdeen
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This hostel has to be almost one of the best. It's very clean and very hotel like. Free breakfast consists of bananas, cereal or bagels. Also on Saturdays they have a free bbq which was awesome, and the burgers were really tasty. The rooftop is a plus.. Very good views of the city. More space in the rooms would have... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

This hostel is ideal and should be used as a role model! Friendly staff with a good knowledge, clean, modern and safe. The beautiful roof top is used for barbecues, arranged by the hostel, and breakfast is included. The hostel is a located a few blocks from the city centre and the street cars (trams) stops outside.

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Thank Dan O
Ireland
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

Really great location, quick walk to the streetcars to Union Station. Clean room and bathroom, breakfast was fantastic and the kitchen was never too busy. Rooftop views were fantastic as well. Staff were very polite and explained how everything worked as well as showed me to my room (which a lot of places are too lazy to do).

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very friendly staff - Super super helpful Free BBQ on saturday night (not sure if this is a thing or if i just got lucky) Beautiful views of the city from the roof top where you can meet fellow travelers and make new friends - its a great hangout Clean rooms Clean Bathrooms Comfy Beds A/C BREAKFAST UNTIL FROM 7AM... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Had the best experience at this hostel compared to others by far. Staff are friendly, rooms are on the small side but it wasn't really a big deal and they were always very clean. Breakfast was bagels, toast and cereal and went on till 1pm which was fab if you wanted a lie in. Lots going on almost every night... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights in the Planet Traveller and we already miss it! What a great atmosphere ! The location is perfect, it's surrounded by many restaurants and bars and close to a street-cars line. The staff is smiling and helpful. They organize activities every day: pub crawl, karaoke, movie night and BBQ on the rooftop. And what a view... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Great decoration, very clean and friendly atmosphere! Planet traveler is well located what gives you the freedom to go everywhere con foot. There are activities organized everyday and you don't get time to get bored.

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Mannheim, Germany
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The rooms are clean and have there seperate bathrooms. The staff is very nice and very helpful. The breakfast is awesome (bagels with peanut butter, jelly or butter, ceral, coffee, tee and fruits). The Hostel is located in a walking distance from the main shopping street (20minuntes) and very close to a cabel car (2 minutes) which takes you down... More 

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Planet Traveler

Address: 357 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Price Range: €29 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“The 6 bed dorms were extremely small and cramped. Maybe pay more if the 4 beds have space to put your bags?”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalBackpackerLife, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book parking early, costs extra. Walk downtown or to bus station approx. 30 minutes.”
 of 5 bubbles 83verac, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No elevator”
 of 5 bubbles R1827UPkarens, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bunk beds and stairs may be difficult for some people. I suppose you could request a room on the first floor and a bottom bunk bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 937sallyr, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pick the 5-bed female dorm room w/ ensuite bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles ErikaB770, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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