I’d say this hostel is average for the price you pay. The location is great, within walking distance to sights, restaurants, and public transit. The staff members here are also friendly, and it’s an easy environment in which to meet people. However, I do think cleanliness in the bathrooms could be improved. Additionally, there are only two washers and two dryers, which can cause a competition to see who gets to the machines first. (It’s really not fun to have to compete to wash your clothes first.) The mattresses are also make loud squishy sounds, so light sleepers beware! I wouldn't necessarily choose to bunk here again, but it’s not the worst in the world. If you’re not particular about accommodations, this place is fine.
On my second visit to Toronto I preferred to change hostel because the former was a little far from the center and had no atmosphere, so I went to Clarence Park, a quiet and pretty place because it was better rated. The problem was that I arrived at 22:30, and although when booking nothing was specifically indicated, the reception closes at 10pm, and even though I had paid for the reservation they wouldn't let me in. It was raining heavily, and the Italian night porter must have felt sorry for me because he let me in but I was not given a room key, so I could not go out for dinner. What I saw of the hostel was fine, with a large kitchen, a living room with large TV, free wifi, and very friendly with backpackers from around the world, and the bedrooms were not bad. In the bottom of the Victorian house where they are located they have opened a very nice French-style cafe with good croissants and coffee, but quite expensive.