The Clarence Park

Located just 2 blocks west of the posh Ritz Carlton Hotel , and 2 blocks east of the ultra-chic Thompson Hotel, we overlook a beautifully restored park in prime downtown Toronto. Whether your thing is shopping, entertainment, food, or sightseeing, find the best the city has to offer within a few minutes of our front door.

The Clarence Park is situated on a quiet side street overlooking a lovely urban park, and is surrounded by tons of restaurants, shops, tourist sites and 5-star hotels. Our neighborhood - King West - is where locals come to shop, dine and have fun. The facilities are clean and modern, with a cozy guest lounge that's the perfect place to read a book or mingle with other guests. And if you're a chef at heart, we have a fully appointed kitchen available to you. Our super-friendly staff looks forward to welcoming you to this great city!


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I stayed in The Clarence Park for 6 weeks and I had the best time honestly! Everyone was so kind and welcoming with open arms it felt like home from the second I arrived. The hours you have to work are reasonable and adjustable to your needs. It can get busy sometimes and exhausting but thats normal and its a really good deal for accommodation in Toronto! I made really good friends because everyone is so open minded. I enjoyed every minute staying there and will be back for sure!

2 months ago

Clarence replied

You're missed so much! All the best and come back!



I had the best time volunteering at The Clarence! I felt like I was at a home away from home with a perfect environment for cultural exchange and build meaningful connectios. The location couldn't have been better, right in the heart of downtown Toronto, making it easy to explore the city.
The work was enjoyable, and the hosts explained everything ensuring that I felt confident in my tasks. The hours were reasonable, allowing me to explore the city.

I highly recommend The Clarence, The vibes are fantastic, the location is unbeatable and the hosts and community are awesome! go there!

2 months ago

Clarence replied

We were lucky to have you here! You've became a forever friend!



The Clarence Park is great place to be as a volunteer. You will get to meet the locals, hang out with the other travelers and volunteers, enjoy Toronto due to the unique location of the place, and do some fun tasks to help with the hostel maintenance. People are friendly and helpful here and they are always happy to assist you to make your stay more enjoyable. I enjoyed my time here and highly recommend the team.

3 months ago



Volunteering at The Clarence Park was so much better than I expected! It really does feel like a home away from home. The entire staff and all the other volunteers are all so friendly and welcoming, the hostel is in one of the best locations in Toronto, and I made so many lifelong friendships during my stay! 10/10 recommend this place if you’re ever looking to volunteer in Toronto.

11 months ago



Volunteering here is a great opportunity to get to know people all around the world and to visit the city. The hostel is located in downtown Toronto so everything is accesible too. Personally, I had a really good time and I am very glad I came here.

over 1 year ago

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