Kensington Market House

112 Oxford StreetTorontoM5T 1P3Canada
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About Kensington Market House

Located in one of Toronto’s most vibrant neighbourhoods near University of Toronto St. George Campus, Kensington Market House offers nine simply-furnished private rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and a communal kitchen.

All single, double and triple rooms are non-smoking. They come with individual climate control, a writing desk and fresh bedding and towels. Bathroom facilities with showers are also communal.

This budget hostel has a 24-hour reception and offers on-site parking for a surcharge. Laundry facilities are also available for guests’ use as well as an airport shuttle service.

Guests can store food and prepare meals in this hostel’s well-equipped kitchen. The streets in and around Kensington Market are lined with quirky cafes, gourmet delis, international eateries and bars.

From Kensington Market House, Chinatown is 0.7 miles, the Art Gallery of Ontario is 0.9 miles, Toronto Symphony Orchestra is 1.1 miles and the CN Tower is 1.7 miles.

Contact

112 Oxford Street, Toronto, M5T 1P3, Canada
Telephone: +1(416)6709988 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Guests love the location

With a location close enough to walk to Downtown Toronto, guests found the position of this guest house to be quiet convenient. St. Lawrence Market, where you can shop for the most delicious pastries, is within an easy walk too.

Excellent prices

You may be pleasantly surprised by the inexpensive room price here. Most visitors felt they got quite good value for their money once they priced the other nearby guest houses. If you are on a budget, then this will do just fine.

Close to public transport

If you don't have your own vehicle with you, it won't be an issue at all. Guests found the public transport to be quite convenient, and found at least two bus stops within a two-minute walk from the property.

Negative Reviews

Moldy bathrooms

If you are not the type that likes to share a bathroom with strangers, then this set up might not be to your liking. There is only one bathroom at the end of the passage for a total of six rooms, and guests also complained that they could do with a good scrub at least once per day.

Noisy at night

Make sure you bring along your own set of ear plugs, as many travellers said they struggled to enjoy a peaceful night's sleep. There is so much activity on the streets after dark with late-night party goers returning from their night on the town.

Wi-Fi signal not strong

While some guests found the Wi-Fi signal to be adequate on one of the floors, the majority of guests reported that Wi-Fi barely worked on most of the other floors. If you need to stay in touch, make sure you are not reliant on the guest house's Internet service.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 428 reviews across the web
7.3 /10
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    7.9 /10
7.3 out of 10 based on 428 reviews