[Skip to Content]

Global Village Backpackers

460 King Street West Toronto, On, Canada M5V 1L7


Great value accommodation in downtown Toronto.

Toronto's Original Backpackers Hotel invites travellers to join us and experience Canada's most vibrant city!

Global Village Backpackers is Toronto's original Backpackers youth hostel. We are located a few minutes walk to attractions including the CN Tower, the bars and clubs in the Entertainment District, the shops along trendy Queen St. West, the waterfront and the Kensington Market. The "Village" offers backpackers 165 beds (privates, quads, triples, dorms and twins), 24-hour reception, keyless swipe-card security system, air-conditioning, a large outdoor licensed patio, in-house restaurant (with great food!) self-serve kitchen, television room, laundry, storage lockers, FREE wireless internet, FREE internet terminals for guest use, FREE pancake and cereal breakfast, local tour desk and Toronto's only in-house BACKPACKERS BAR, The Village Pub.

The building at 460 King St West was originally the Spadina Hotel where many celebrities stayed and played. Included in this distinguished list are the Rolling Stones, Jack Nicholson, the Tragically Hip, and Leonard Cohen. Finally in 1997, this icon of Toronto history was reborn as a youth hostel under the name Global Village Backpackers. Want to be part of our ongoing story?

Over the past decade the "Village" has gained an excellent reputation as the best place to stay while visiting Toronto. Reserve your bed early to avoid disappointment!

Backpacker hanging upside down on bunks in a hostel

Overnight rates from $24 CAD inclusive.

So you want to work in Canada? Look at your options - you might qualify for a Canada working holiday visa. Programs have eligibility requirements so be sure to check those. In Toronto, you could find yourself waiting tables, working in a youth hostel, or mixing it up with celebrities while working on a movie set.

First, you'll need a place to crash. You can stay at a backpackers youth hostel, or maybe rent an apartment. Whatever you need, we can help! Start your journey at Global Village Backpackers, Toronto's largest youth hostel! We'll help you get settled in and enjoy all that Toronto and Canada has to offer.


Whether it's ESL (English as a second language), college, or university, the staff at Global Village Backpackers can help you. Arrive in Canada, stay with us, and get to class!