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April 2, 2005
From journal Toronto Time
by Uncle Travelling Matt
Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland
March 16, 2002
Not only are the dorm rooms clean, tidy, spacious and comfortable, but with a maximum of 6 people per dorm, they are also small enough to give at least an impression of privacy.
The staff are genuinely friendly (as opposed to the forced friendliness that is often so common in hostel staff) and are always helpful in answering questions and queries.
As the hostel is almost slap-bang in the centre of the city, it is perfect for those wanting to march around, exploring Toronto on foot. For anyone wanting a birds-eye view of the city, or to take in a Blue Jays baseball game, the hostel is also only a few blocks from both the CN Tower and the SkyDome sports stadium.
Travellers on a budget wanting to book a trip to Niagara Falls or to other parts of Eastern Canada can do so through the hostel reception - tours leave on a weekly basis in a link up with the several travel-bus companies.
If money really is short, fear not - the hostel provides free tea and coffee 24 hours a day, a television is always on in reception, and movies are shown and bar-b-ques held most nights.
Getting to the hostel from Pearson International airport couldn't be easier either - for the small charge of $21 return, the airport shuttle will drop you off (and pick you up again when you leave) outside the Holiday Inn on King Street West. Once you get off the bus, simply walk one block north, cross Adelaide Street, and you're right there.
Information re: hostel prices and contact details are as follows:
Dorm room: $27 per night.
Double private room: $60 per night.
Single private room: $45 per night.
Bookings can also be made over the internet by visiting the hostel website at:
From journal The Lone Stranger & Toronto