Global Village Backpackers
460 King St West, Toronto, Canada

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Toronto's Original Backpackers Hostel invites travellers to partake in award-winning service and the ultimate downtown experience, right in the heart of Canada's most vibrant city - Life's Too Short to Sleep Alone!

ROCK & ROLL HOSTEL: Formerly the infamous Spadina Hotel, this historic building has hosted the likes of Leonard Cohen, Jack Nicholson and The Rolling Stones. Now Global Village Backpackers is your Downtown Toronto HQ and a 'must do' for every independent traveller. Meet new friends, plan your travels or simply kick back and enjoy live music and DJs at our in-house BACKPACKERS BAR

The largest hostel in Toronto, Global Village Backpackers is centrally located downtown in Toronto's Entertainment District. We're just minutes away from world-class theatre, Toronto's best nightclubs, restaurants & shopping districts and top attractions like the Air Canada Centre and the CN Tower.

Facilities include: 24-hr reception, keyless swipe-card security, large common areas with fireplace/air-conditioning, guest kitchen, laundry, lockers, FREE wireless internet, FREE pancake breakfast, daily tour departures to Niagara Fallsand further still, a stunning outdoor patio and Toronto's only in-house backpackers bar.... watch for our Backpacker Parties all summer.

The majority of our rooms are 'quads' (4 beds per room). There are also dorms available with 6, 8 or 10 beds. We have a limited number of Private Boutique Rooms, newly renovated and equipped with one luxury double bed per room. Clean linen and towels are provided upon check-in. We offer a discount on all beds for valid card-carrying students, members of VIP Backpackers, SWAP/BUNAC and YHA/Hostelling International.

The experts weigh in on GVB:

'Global Village Backpackers...efficient, highly social backpacker support system, with staff that make you feel at home.Travelers convene at the cool bar and on the outdoor patio, where BBQs are held nightly - Let's Go

Global Village Backpackers is the best of Toronto's hostel options...The staff rates a special quality mention.'- Rough Guide

'This independent hostel, with a great location is the biggest in town There is a good lounge, a pleasant patio, Internet facilities and even a bar on premises it is well-organized, and management isn't loath to spending some money on design and maintenance.'- Lonely Planet

Our prices include fresh linen and all taxes.
Stay with us - Life's Too Short to Sleep Alone!*

Passport or driving license required upon check-in.


  • 24 Hour Reception 
  • 24 Hour Security 
  • ATM 
  • Bar 
  • Book Exchange 
  • Breakfast Included 
  • Cable TV 
  • Card Phones 
  • Common Room 
  • DVD's 
  • Fax Service 
  • Free Internet Access 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Games Room 
  • Hairdryers 
  • Hairdryers For Hire 
  • Hot Showers 
  • Housekeeping 
  • Internet Access 
  • Jobs Board 
  • Key Card Access 
  • Kitchen 
  • Laundry Facilities 
  • Linen Included 
  • Luggage Storage 
  • Nightclub 
  • Outdoor Terrace 
  • Pool Table 
  • Restaurant 
  • Tours/Travel Desk 
  • Towels Included 
  • Vending Machines 
  • Washing machine 


We're at the corner of King & Spadina

From the Airport - take the Airport Express bus ($18.50) one way) to the Holiday Inn on King Street - it's the third stop from the airport (ask the driver). The hostel is one block west on King Street at the corner of Spadina Avenue.

From the Bus Terminal - go out the main entrance and walk one-half block south (right) to Dundas Street. Take the westbound streetcar (tram) ($2.75) and transfer to the southbound streetcar at Spadina Avenue-get off at King Street.

From Union Station (train) - take the streetcar ($2.75) marked 'Spadina'. Get off at the corner of Spadina Avenue and King Street.

See you soon!