I'm the owner and operator of Mina's Guest house located in downtown Toronto
The house was simple, but it attended all our needs. The bedroom and the bathroom were clean. Furthermore, the location wad great, especially for those using public transportation.
This room is located on the top floor of the house, bathroom is shared with an adjacent room. The place was clean and quiet. The surroundings have some seemingly homeless people who can get loud in the streets, but nothing serious. Everything is close-by, you can walk to Eaton in 5-8 min.
Stayed at this guesthouse (room 4) for just over a month in January 2014. Main advantage of this place the location and the price. The place itself isn't too flashy but it has everything you need and would expect for what you are paying. The staff were very helpful and were on call 24hrs if there were any problems. Only drawback is the area itself. Not dangerous, just a few weird characters roaming the streets. The building is quiet and secure, and is very close to all forms of public transport.
Response from Arya:
I really appreciate you honest and helful opinion. Your reveiw will help other travellers to get an idea before booking and this is great for host and guest.
The room was clean, the bathroom was functional and the fridge was working. There is no desk or chair in the room. I was lucky that the people next to my room were quiet because I was able to hear them talk.
The kitchen, even if it was cleaned twice a week I guess, was quite dirty. It's also very small, so it's almost impossible to have more than 1 person cooking at a time. I preferred to eat at the restaurant.
Internet was working most of the time.
The owner could be more sympathetic in general.
Generally, the area is OK, it was close to downtown, which was fine for me.
O quarto é bom, mas não é grande. A localização da casa é muito boa (apenas alguns metros de um ponto de ônibus e de um ponto do street car, e 800 mts do Eaton Centre), porém, existem diversos abrigos na região e é comum a presença de homeless na (website hidden) certeza é mais seguro que qualquer área no Brasil, mas o comportamento de alguns pode incomodar. A cozinha é completa e a limpeza depende mais do comportamento dos hóspedes do que do anfitrião. De um modo geral foi uma boa experiência e me hospedaria novamente no local.
Very convenient location. Very detailed direction for check-in and check-out.
GOOD PLACE CLOSE TO DOWNTOWN, AND SUBWAY, VERY NICE PEOPLE
The room was clean and a nice surprise was a mini-fridge. The house was very quiet. The only thing to be aware of is the neighbourhood as it is not for everyone. As a single female traveller I took a cab right to my door.
Very Responsive and Good, I recommend room 3 since its located on the 2nd floor in front of the street. Cheap and Great location 10 min walk from dundas square. Will book again.
Our 8 day stay went fine.
Room was clean with a mini fridge and a tv. The house had everything we needed, laundry onsite, kitchen etc.
The neighbourhood was a bit scary (lots of homeless), but no incidents to report, and house has many locks. a short walk to down town for restaurants and shopping.