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Canadiana Backpackers Inn

Hostel | 42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada ON M5V 2E9

88.2% Overall Rating

681 out of 727 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/06/2015)

"Really friendly and helpful staff. Good facilities and common area. Central location."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Tax rate is 13% , payable upon arrival will be added to your booking. We accept cash, visa or mastercard. Government issued photo ID is required to check-in and guests must be from outside the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00

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Lonely Planet said, "Toronto's best run hostel...a sure-fire winner". We offer spacious rooms, a free PANCAKE, TOAST or BAGEL BREAKFAST, free WIRELESS INTERNET. We're also the most centrally located hostel in town, only three blocks from the CN Tower, in the heart of the Entertainment District. It feels like home.

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

6 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

4 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Female only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

8 Bed Dorm - Male only (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included
Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

Budget Double (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Budget Double (Private bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

Budget Single (Shared bathroom)

Continental breakfast included

About Canadiana Backpackers Inn

Welcome to Toronto's Award Winning Hostel and it's most unique:

There's a 10 ft Mohawk Indian in the lounge, a totem pole on the patio and each room is named after a great Canadian (everything from Bryan Adams to Neil Young). Every morning there is a free pancake, toast or bagel breakfast and a choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Every night we have fun activities planned (see further down the page for details).

Located right downtown in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District the hostel is a short walk to the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre, the Theatre District, and some of Toronto's best shopping districts, bars, and restaurants.

We offer accommodation to suit everyone from private rooms (single and double), to quad rooms (4 people to a room), to female only rooms. All the rooms are spacious with thick, comfortable mattresses and extra big wooden bunk beds. Fresh linen and towels are provided for free.

The hostel also offers 24 hour reception, air conditioning, a free breakfast, free wireless internet, a large outdoor patio, an 18 seat cinema, a fully equipped kitchen and day trips to Niagara Falls.

At Canadiana you never need to feel alone. Every night we organize an event from pub crawls, to bowling, to karaoke, to barbeques served on our outdoor patio.

We offer discounts for ISIC, BUNAC/SWAP, VIP Backpackers, and Hostelling International cardholders.

If you read the guidebooks, you will see that for style, service, and atmosphere no other place in town compares. Here is what the guidebooks have to say:

'The super-friendly Canadiana Backpackers Inn is in quiet, charming Victorian houses with a great location in the Entertainment District'.
Lonely Planet, 2001.

'An assortment of young adventurous professionals populate the Canadiana, whose wooden beds and Victorian facade create a calm refined atmosphere. Its central location is near several hot nightclubs.' Lets Go, 2002.

'The Canadiana Backpackers Inn is booked and not surprisingly. It's clean and new and where people gather is even tastefully appointed. There's a patio on which guests are treated to free barbeques.....staff exceedingly friendly.'
Now Magazine, 2000.

Our facilities include:

- free pancake, toast or bagel breakfast
- air-conditioned rooms
- single beds(dormitory style)
- private double rooms
- large bathrooms
- fully equipped kitchen
- big screen tv/dvd lounge
- free coffee, tea and hot chocolate
- locker facilities
- outdoor patio
- free wireless internet access
- daily events

Location Information

CN Tower, Metro Convention Centre, Royal Alexander Theatre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Princess of Wales Theatre, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, Chinatown, Kensington Market, Hockey Hall of Fame, Four Season for the Performing Arts, Trendy Queen Street West, TIFF.

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