|Accommodation Type |||Hostel|
|General Amenities |||Game Room, Internet Connection, Laundry Service|
|Getting There |||King streetcar or Spadina streetcar|
|Cross Street |||King and Spadina|
|Check in: 1:00PM, Check-out: 11:00AM|
Profile Last Updated: May 11, 2009
The former Spadina Hotel, which was frequented by such luminaries as Jack Nicholson and the Rolling Stones, was transformed in the mid 1990s into this bright and friendly commune that appeals to backpackers from around the globe. Many are drawn to the discount rates and warm friendly environment that shared spaces provide. Bunk beds are the norm in this hostel, with a small number of private quarters. The clientele represent a diverse group of people from all over the world, all staying for varying degrees of time. The staff works hard to create a fun environment filled with lots to do. This includes in-house bar parties (including the occasional toga night), treks to Niagara Falls, and reserving a breakfast table for groups arriving en masse, or ones who have bonded while visiting.
The Village’s Glow
Global Village’s location provides instant access to the Queen and King Street corridors, as well as Toronto’s Harbourfront. An entirely different dynamic is accessible in whichever direction you go. The Spadina streetcar is just outside and offers 24 hour service. Facilitating the backpacker culture is integral to the success of this operation. The staff strives to meet the unique needs of their guests. This includes providing travellers with information on how to obtain a Canadian work visa, and helping to make navigation of the city a pleasant experience.