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Mapping Toronto's Worst Rated and Dirtiest Hotels

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According to TripAdvisor, Toronto has some of the best hotels in the world; and also the worst. Previous guests are not shy to review their accommodations, holding nothing back when describing their worst hotel experiences. From rodents to stained sheets, these hotels didn't make Curbed's list of the 18 Essential Toronto Hotels. We've mapped out some of the worst rated hotels on the site and see why guests are saying to save your dough.

Oh the smell, Oh the management. We were somewhat glad that we never stayed the night, since the place had a horrible smell of rotting flesh and strong detergent, the place was very dirty, electrical wiring hung loose from the walls, and the staff was poorly trained and rude. No low price could make up for it. -Reviewer, Backpackers Hostel on Dundas Booked a pet friendly room due to ice storm in Toronto. The room was dirty..stank like animal urine and the staff was less than friendly. NEVER AGAIN! Even in an emergency will my family or I stay there! -Reviewer, Howard Johnson, Toronto East
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1. Backpackers on Dundas

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126 Chestnut Street, Toronto
ON M5G 1R3, Canada

Rated 1.5 stars out of 5, backpackers are not thrilled with the accommodations at Backpackers. Most agree the location in downtown Toronto is great for travellers, Previous guests refer to the hostel as "horrible," "bed bug ridden" and warns future guests "it's cheap for a reason." One Facebook reviewer gave this straight forward warning: "Wishing you could send someone to 'hell'? Simply send them here."

2. Park Motel

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3126 Kingston Road, Scarborough
ON M1M 1P2, Canada

Rate 2 stars out of 5, previous guests are unimpressed by this Scarborough motel. One disgusted reviewer said there was hair on his pillow (not his own), and the staff was very rude. One reviewer was really unhappy especially because there was "no bubbles for the jacuzzi." Hey, it's cheap and (somewhat) cheerful.

3. Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Toronto East

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22 Metropolitan Road, Toronto
ON M1R 2T5, Canada

Once named one of Toronto's dirtiest hotel by TripAdvisor, this Howard Johnson's is still living up to that title. Reviewers called the hotel "unsanitary and unclean," and the smell of "pot smoking in the hallways." No one seems impressed by this HoJo.

4. Toronto Plaza Airport Hotel

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1677 Wilson Avenue, North York
ON M3L 1A5, Canada

Can an airport hotel really be that awful? According to reviewers, the Plaza Airport Hotel is the "worst experience they have ever had." Other reviewers were not as kind calling it “A night in the dungeon....Beware!!" and “Lousy, Lousy, Lousy, Lousy."

5. Montecassino Place Suites Hotel

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3710 Chesswood Drive, Toronto
ON M3J 2P6, Canada

Rated 2.5 stars out of 5, some reviewers thought this hotel wasn't so bad while others said it was downright awful. One person said the room smelled like fish and another said you get what you pay for. The hotel's been in business awhile, opening in 1975 in the heart of North York.

6. Travelodge Toronto East

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20 Milner Business Court, Scarborough
ON M1B 3M6, Canada

Rated 2.5 stars out of 5, the Travelodge brand isn't known for its luxury accommodations but it's usually clean and (semi) comfortable. Previous guests of this hotel were not kind with their reviews. “Dirty, run down, noisy. Horrible. Hair in the sheets.”

1. Backpackers on Dundas

126 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1R3, Canada

Rated 1.5 stars out of 5, backpackers are not thrilled with the accommodations at Backpackers. Most agree the location in downtown Toronto is great for travellers, Previous guests refer to the hostel as "horrible," "bed bug ridden" and warns future guests "it's cheap for a reason." One Facebook reviewer gave this straight forward warning: "Wishing you could send someone to 'hell'? Simply send them here."

126 Chestnut Street, Toronto
ON M5G 1R3, Canada

2. Park Motel

3126 Kingston Road, Scarborough, ON M1M 1P2, Canada

Rate 2 stars out of 5, previous guests are unimpressed by this Scarborough motel. One disgusted reviewer said there was hair on his pillow (not his own), and the staff was very rude. One reviewer was really unhappy especially because there was "no bubbles for the jacuzzi." Hey, it's cheap and (somewhat) cheerful.

3126 Kingston Road, Scarborough
ON M1M 1P2, Canada

3. Howard Johnson Inn & Suites - Toronto East

22 Metropolitan Road, Toronto, ON M1R 2T5, Canada

Once named one of Toronto's dirtiest hotel by TripAdvisor, this Howard Johnson's is still living up to that title. Reviewers called the hotel "unsanitary and unclean," and the smell of "pot smoking in the hallways." No one seems impressed by this HoJo.

22 Metropolitan Road, Toronto
ON M1R 2T5, Canada

4. Toronto Plaza Airport Hotel

1677 Wilson Avenue, North York, ON M3L 1A5, Canada

Can an airport hotel really be that awful? According to reviewers, the Plaza Airport Hotel is the "worst experience they have ever had." Other reviewers were not as kind calling it “A night in the dungeon....Beware!!" and “Lousy, Lousy, Lousy, Lousy."

1677 Wilson Avenue, North York
ON M3L 1A5, Canada

5. Montecassino Place Suites Hotel

3710 Chesswood Drive, Toronto, ON M3J 2P6, Canada

Rated 2.5 stars out of 5, some reviewers thought this hotel wasn't so bad while others said it was downright awful. One person said the room smelled like fish and another said you get what you pay for. The hotel's been in business awhile, opening in 1975 in the heart of North York.

3710 Chesswood Drive, Toronto
ON M3J 2P6, Canada

6. Travelodge Toronto East

20 Milner Business Court, Scarborough, ON M1B 3M6, Canada

Rated 2.5 stars out of 5, the Travelodge brand isn't known for its luxury accommodations but it's usually clean and (semi) comfortable. Previous guests of this hotel were not kind with their reviews. “Dirty, run down, noisy. Horrible. Hair in the sheets.”

20 Milner Business Court, Scarborough
ON M1B 3M6, Canada