Planet Traveler Hostel, Toronto

Little Italy
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Fantastic Hostel with Roof Top Terrace and Vibes

Planet Traveler is one of the most iconic hostels in all Canada I have stayed at! It is super welcoming, the staff just makes an effort to welcome you and let you feel at home.

Their kitchen is massive and you can cook most likely anything you want. On that note, I also recommend to rent a bike here and take a ride to China Town. Had dinner there, some fabulous restaurants!

Last but not least: the roof top terrace with views! This is the highlight of this place, easy to meet and mingle. Just wonderful, stay here! Will be back!



It was clean, everybody was nice, and the rooftop is stunning!

Age 25 | german

Good breakfast, friendly staff

Very nice and friendly staff. The rooms are clean and quite modern. Lockers with built in plugs, very good idea. A lamp and a small shelf close to the bed would have been great, this is my suggestion for improvement. I really liked the breakfast, big choice, clean Kitchen. Can only recommend it!



This hostel is amazing, and I strongly suggest to all of my friends to stay there. Not only is the place really recent but everything is really clean and the staff is amazing! Definitely a good choice!

Age 25 | Canada


I booked my son in for a two day stay and when we got there he was refused entry because he was only 17. Nowhere in their website did it say you had to be over 18. Then to add insult to injury after denying him, they said we would be charged for the first night because we did not cancel the reservation in time. The only explanation that they could offer was that their website was being updated. It wasn't until I spoke to the manager that they relented and agreed not to charge us. My son ended up having to spend over $200 for a hotel room. Oh if if you are from Canada be sure to bring your passport because the foreigners at the front desk can't read a drivers licence.


Good location, good hostel with quite good facilities

The hostels location is quite close to town with good facilities around the hostel and good connection with transport and the airport. Modern hostel but small. All the areas compact except for large and good roof deck only problem no lift and steep stairs. Rooms small and compact, not much room to store gear. Generally friendly good staff and good included breakfast.

Age 50 | New zealand

Clean and friendly

Clean and organized. Friendly staff, the entire set up is meant to make the visitor feel good, and clearly planned in such a way as to answer all possible needs. The room was a little small, but everything else made up for it. Great!


My first hostel, great

so clean, nice breakfast. fast wifi. fun new year eve party. great.


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Absolutely loved it here. Staff was great, facilities were convenient, and definitely enjoyed the social events! It definitely was a highlight of my trip to the area. I'll definitely book again!


I absolutely loved this hostel! It was my first time travelling alone and staying in one so I was sure what to expect. But the location is perfect, its close to many bars, restaurants and public transit. The staff was super nice and welcoming. The hostel was clean and well organized. The free breakfast had lots of options and was delicious. They had some activities planned at night to allow us to get together with other travellers. Unfortunately I missed those but went up to the roof a few minutes before i


Best hostel ive ever been to


Great place to stay. Good location and the staff was super friendly


Absolutely loved Planet Traveler. It was great that they had different events each night to encourage everyone staying to meet. Everything was really nice and clean. Great location for access to public transport and also walkable to so many places.


Completely amazing! Nicest staff ever, kitchen for cooking, comfortable beds, great location- everything was perfect!


Amazing hostel!! Everything you want in a hostel: super friendly/helpful staff (extra shoutout to Natasha for going above and beyond), comfy beds in their own pods for privacy and a great night's sleep, perfect location in the center of one of Toronto's coolest neighborhoods, FREE BREAKFAST with bananas, a variety of toast/bagels, peanut butter, jams, and tons of cereals), late checkout (noon!), always clean, ensuite bathrooms, best of all ROOFTOP TERRACE!! The only place I'll stay in Toronto!


The staff was very friendly and welcoming. I was especially impressed how Natalia carried my bag upstairs :) The hostel has many great things as free popcorn and a breakfast. Every evening there are some special activities provided by the hostel as a game night or barbecue. One recommendation would to have mirrors also in the rooms as now there are only in the bathrooms. This would cut the time of people being in the bathroom as one could do the make up in the room as well. Highly recommend!


10/10 hostel! Exceeded my expectations, and the staff was super welcoming and friendly too especially Loella!

If youre on the fence whether to stay in this hostel or not, Id say just book it! Has a rooftop patio with a great view of the city skyline, complimentary breakfast with variety of options, located basically at Kensington Market and so close to everywhere else downtown!


Very nice hostel in a great location. Staff was very friendly! Would stay here again


Planet Traveler has now spoiled me for any other hostel. The staff were SO friendly. They have thought of so much that a traveler needs. Locks and towels and a place for community food and toiletries! The roof is amazing, especially for watching the sun set over the city and a great place to decompress on your own or chat with fellow travelers and get ideas or make plans. The kitchen facilities with free breakfast (until 1 pm!) and all day tea/coffee was so great and honestly always clean.


It was just overall perfect. The staff is amazing


The VIEW!!!! Location is great, at the top of Kensington Market with all amenities close by. Clean, staff were awesome. Room was was the locker, I couldn't fit any bags in it. Breakfast was OK. I didn't feel had as buzzy an atmosphere as some other hostels, it is more a chill vibe. I think they are missing a trick not having a roof top bar!


My only complaint no elevator, the building has 4 floors and I was on the 3rd floor.

For those us who are older they were quite a. challenge climbing up those stairs.


This is a great place to stay in Toronto! Kensington market is right around the corner with lots of shops and restaurants. The rooftop has a lovely view and there are daily events to meet people. The common areas do close at midnight which can be annoying if you get back late and want to use the kitchen.


Checks all the boxes , clean, safe , great location , fair price. There is an awesome roof terrance but really no vibe or atmosphere to the place, not much character.


Awesome place to stay! Lovely, friendly staff, great facilities and a chill vibe. Highly recommend!


All staff here are very welcoming and its location is very convenient just next to UoT and Chinatown. The atmosphere is fantastic, they organize different activities each night. I met lots of nice people here.


This was my first time staying at a hostel and I absolutely loved it. Definitely going to be staying at more for future trips. The building and rooms had AC which was awesome with the heat we were getting, the roof was a common place to hang out and talk with other travelers, everyone was incredibly friendly and open. The hostel itself does events every night like trivia, bingo, bbq, etc.


Fantastic hostel. Great location especially for young people. Public transport right to the door, very clean and sociable, with helpful and friendly staff available all the time.

Nice mix of a capsule hotel and a hostel. Loads of opportunities to socialise (e.g. events every evening), so ideal for anyone who is either a social butterfly or who likes their downtime. Even has a rooftop with amazing views of downtown Toronto and the CN Tower.

Cant recommend more highly!



Welcome to Planet Traveler Hostel, the friendliest, greenest and most comfortable hostel Toronto has to offer.

At Planet Traveler we work tirelessly to ensure your time in Toronto is as enjoyable as possible. We understand that it's guests that make a hostel stay memorable, and from the abundance of amenities to the friendly staff and exciting daily events, we do everything we can to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Our turn of the century building has been restored from the ground up to suit the needs of the most discerning traveler. The property has been renovated and rebuilt into a purpose-designed hostel incorporating the latest in green technology: geothermal heating, photovoltaic electrical production, solar thermal water heating, building-wide LED lighting and wastewater heat reclamation.

Secure dorms have custom-designed hotel style ensuite bathrooms, private locker areas and extra comfy memory foam mattresses to ensure the best night's sleep you'll ever have away from home. Cook up a feast in our fully-appointed kitchen or relax and meet other travelers in our beautifully designed common area, which features a fireplace, phone booths, a dining area and an awesome couch where you can watch TV, movies and major sporting events.

Enjoy a hearty free breakfast everyday until 1p.m., tailor-made to give you those vital extra hours of sleep after the night before. Make sure you take time to chill out in our amazing rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the breathtaking Toronto skyline.

Our location in the heart of downtown Toronto is minutes away from the best the city has to offer. Kensington Market, Little Italy, the Annex and Chinatown are at our doorstep. These neighbourhoods are famous for their diverse mix of bars, restaurants, cafes and great shopping opportunities. We're also a short walk away from the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Toronto and the Bay Street Bus Terminal, with excellent transit links nearby.

Available for guests:
Free WiFi.
Free use of iMac computers.
Free coffee and tea available all day.
Free breakfast every day.
Free local calls.
Free personal lockers with integrated power points for charging laptops, phones, cameras etc.
Free same-day luggage storage.
Free laundry detergent.
Free rice and popcorn.
Pre-made beds with free towels.

Please note:
Maximum number of guests per booking is 6 people.
(Larger groups that are together on separate booking, will also not be accepted)
Maximum 14 nights stay. 2 nights minimum stay required.
Earliest Check-in: 3:00 pm
Latest Check-in: 11:59 pm
Taxes not included (17.52%)
Please note - we do not admit guests from Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area.
Guests must be over 18 years old to stay in a dorm. Minors accompanied by an adult can only stay in private rooms.
Guests must have a valid photo ID and credit card. We accept Visa and MasterCard (no American Express or Maestro).
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy, guests must contact us before 12pm on the day before their arrival to avoid being charged.
Our common areas are open from 7:00 am until 12:00 am.
To ensure the health and safety of our guests at this time we will only be able to accommodate fully vaccinated travelers. Proof of vaccination will be required upon check-in, Planet Traveler Hostel reserves the right to refuse entry if proof of vaccination cannot be provided.
At this time we will not be able to accommodate guests completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry to Canada.

Location and Contact


• 357 College Street
• Toronto, Ontario
• Take the 900 Airport Express bus to Kipling subway station. Take Line 2 east on the subway to Bathurst station. Transfer to the 511 streetcar and take it southbound to College Street. The hostel is a short walk east on College Street, just before Augusta Avenue. This journey will cost $3.25.
• Take the 510 Spadina streetcar northbound to College Street from Union Station. The hostel is a short walk west on College Street, just past Augusta Avenue.
• The hostel is a 20 minute walk from the bus terminal. Travel north on Bay Street to College Street. Turn left and walk west on College Street. The building is just past Augusta Avenue.
• Take the Spadina Avenue exit and drive north to College Street. Turn left on College Street. The hostel is on the south side of the street just past Augusta Avenue. Parking is available in the lane next to the building.



Address: 357 College Street, Little Italy, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Website Planet Traveler Hostel Toronto
Phone Number: +1 (0) 647 352 8747
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Facilities and Amenities

Female Solo Traveller




Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Air Conditioning

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Book Collection/Exchange

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers




Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental


Airport Pickup

Credit Card Payments


Wheelchair Accessible

Checkout: 11:00 (11 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 8 AM - 10 PM (08:00-22:00)


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