Kensington College Backpackers

Kensington College Backpackers

280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9, Canada
+1 416 929 4777
C$ 87

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based on 848 reviews

Kensington College Backpackers
Fri 3/12
Sat 4/12
ProviderNightly total
Booking.comC$ 87
Agoda.comC$ 92
Agoda.comC$ 93

About Kensington College Backpackers

  • Hostel Room
    An affordable stay with shared facilities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

College Backpackers is a budget accommodation located in Toronto, Ontario. It is located less than two miles from the Toronto Island Airport, it also provides easy access to other things that guests will want to see and do in the city. Pearson International Airport is 11 miles away and Queen’s Park can be reached in 14 minutes on foot. Kensington Market is just four minutes away by foot, and the Blue Banana Market is even closer. For those interested in a little R&R, the VRPlayin entertainment center is in walking distance.

There are 48 guestrooms on property, and all of them are nonsmoking. Guests will be able to choose between single, double, and dormitory rooms to fit their needs and the size of their group. Note that this is a hostel-like property with minimal amenities, but plenty of affordability. Rooms offer air conditioning and bedding. Note that the bathrooms here are shared. Some of the rooms offer balconies that overlook the surrounding area, as well.

The property itself offers additional benefits and amenities. Guests will find a shared kitchen where they can make food. There’s also a shared lounge and TV watching area for communal enjoyment. Complimentary breakfast is served each morning, and there is free high-speed Internet access.

Guests will need to venture out to find lunch and dinner. Thankfully, there are plenty of options, including Seven Lives, which serves up contemporary food. Ramen Isshin offers Asian food, while The Burgernator delivers American-style fast food. Mother’s Dumplings offers Chinese cuisine, as well.

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Amenities at Kensington College Backpackers

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business centre
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Laundry service
  • Hairdryer
  • Currency exchange on-site

Health and safety

  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans


  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Lockers
  • City view
  • Storage available

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Key card access


  • Shared kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Balcony


  • Laundry service


  • Socket near the bed


  • Computer use available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental

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280 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9

What's nearby

  • Kensington Market323 m
  • University of Toronto0.9 km
  • Art Gallery Of Ontario0.9 km
  • Royal Ontario Museum1.4 km
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox1.5 km
  • Princess of Wales Theatre1.6 km
  • Nathan Phillips Square1.6 km
  • Toronto Eaton Centre1.8 km
  • CN Tower2 km
  • Rogers Centre2 km
  • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada2.1 km
  • Hockey Hall of Fame2.3 km



Check in anytime after 2:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at Kensington College Backpackers

  • Yes, reservations at Kensington College Backpackers can be cancelled free of charge with some of our providers. Make sure to read the provider's cancellation policy.

  • Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Kensington College Backpackers.

  • No, Kensington College Backpackers does not offer free parking.

  • Yes, Kensington College Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Kensington College Backpackers is located Downtown, 1.7 km from the centre of Toronto. Kensington Market is the closest landmark to Kensington College Backpackers.

  • No, Kensington College Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.

  • Kensington College Backpackers is 3 km from Toronto Island.

  • No, Kensington College Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

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Distance to city centre

1.7 km

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