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Reviews of Canadiana Backpackers Inn

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

87.4% Overall Rating

633 out of 675 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/04/2014)

"nice atmosphere; big lounge for haging out during the day; lots of hostel activities; awesome location in the city centre"

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Facilities

  • 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

Please note that the hostel requires that Guests provide government photo ID, and guests must be outside the GTA.

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87.4%

Overall Rating

633 out of 675 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canadiana Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
92.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
91.2%
Value
86.4%
Safety
85.6%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Katie Fenerty

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

25 February 2013 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was super friendly and the rooms/bathrooms were very clean compared to other places I've stayed. We were lucky enough to be offered a free room upgrade upon arrival, and the inn was well equipped with playing cards, lockers and other things that come in handy while travelling/socializing. They let me keep my bags there while out and about on the day of checkout, and the location was amazing! We were all over downtown and never too far walk back even at night when it was minus 20. I would definitely reccommend this hostel for young travellers looking for a cheap place to stay where they can meet some funky people!

Disliked: Katie left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, most of the staff is nice

Disliked: you don't get the pancakes every day, can be noisy

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Lingzi Kong

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Shopping

11 February 2013 Lingzi would recommend this property

Liked: this location is amazing. it is near the downrtown and cbc area as well as Chinese town. In addition, there are some bars and nice restaurants nearby.

Disliked: Lingzi left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: had to change rooms so that another couple could have ours despite booking for 3 consecutive nights. Depending on the room, can be a little loud. Free pancakes gone early on.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

12 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: smiling faces of the front desk

Disliked: Had to deposit for bedsheet and towel expensive parking no safety deposits

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Zerit Sebhatleab

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2013 Zerit would recommend this property

Liked: I LIKE that ,the Location is very convenient to almost Every thing you want to find in a walking distance. It is worth of staying for the price .

Disliked: THE breakfast in the morning should have been available ATLEAST untill 10:00am, Breakfast unlike other hostels like HI International is first come first served basis which I did not like .,I woke up around 9:0am thinking to get my breakfast , there was no breakfast , due to first come first served system of the hostel , every thing was gone. Besides there is only pan cakes for breakfast ,No other kinds of breakfast is served , Same breakfast 7/days a week is boring ,

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Yingru Jiang

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

29 December 2012 Yingru would recommend this property

Liked: i'm a international student in Montreal and just travel around in holidays. i really love the atmosphere in here, the staffs are so nice and the dinning room is very lovely, free hot milk tea offered all the time, bath room is nice. it really feels at home, i'll book this hostel when i travel in Canada in the summer. Recommend!

Disliked: the only thing i think might be improved is that the bed is not that comfortable and it is a little cold in the other side of the 10 people room (near the back door).

The property's response is...

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the way the hostel is constructed and the homely atmosphere it thereby conveys

Disliked: the shower wasn't very warm

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sihui Liu

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2012 Sihui would recommend this property

Liked: This inn is near cn tower and it's not far even walk to many places near downtown Toronto! It's clean and totally worth the price. Love this place:)

Disliked: Nothing actually.

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Canadiana is centrally located which makes it easy to explore Toronto on foot. The hostel has a number of cooking and common areas available for travellers.

Disliked: Rooms are small and not as clean as they should be. Showers are co-located with toilets and are often full or flooded when trying to use them.

The property's response is...

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2012

Liked: Lots of helpful information available and there didn't seem to be people staying long-term (i.e. living there).

Disliked: - Was not shown around hostel when checking in - Hostel was noisy during the night - Breakfast pancakes were only available on whilst stocks lasted each morning - Hostel was located on quite a dark/lonely street - Kitchen was very small - Hostel is totally overpriced for what you get

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was great.

Disliked: Sometimes pretty noisy.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Michal Gajewski

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2012 Michal would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Wi-fi works in rooms as well as in a common room. Very nice breakfast (pancakes with syrup). Very nice cosy atmosphere.

Disliked: A bit too crowdy and loud. If You want to rest there, maybe its not the best place. But for partying its great! :)

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i liked the location and the helpfulness of the staff

Disliked: i didn't dislike anything

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping

02 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i like that they only accept people who live out of town.

Disliked: i dislike the 10;30 check out time.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Warm and clean. Location.

Disliked: Don't know what hostels cost but could have been cheaper perhaps.

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pancakes and parking!

Disliked: Newly painted room- so new we couldn't touch the walls. Lol ( mind you this was only for one day).

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Belinda Downie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2012 Belinda would recommend this property

Liked: Canadiana was a great place stay. Lovely vibe, very clean and great staff!! Would highly recommend this hostel to anyone!

Disliked: Nothing. Everything was great!

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

05 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, common room

Disliked: one kitchen for soooo many people with only one functioning stove is just not enough...

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Laura James

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

04 November 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: central location. pleasant staff. clean linen and rooms.

Disliked: one bathroom was shared between four dorms AND the patio, which had both the shower and toilet in the one room....

The property's response is...

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

City break

31 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff, warm and welcoming

Disliked: did not get informed of facilities, whether there was a kitchen for storage etc. no shelving in bathrooms for toiletries on when using bathroom or shower, no towels in bathroom for drying hands. Shower I tried to use only had cold water. Coffee from coffee machine was undrinkable (I tried the mocha).

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mathieu Gaumond

Alone

Business / conference

16 October 2012 Mathieu would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean place. Nice people at the reception. Definitely recommend.

Disliked: Nothing.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

nicolo scala

With friends / other travellers

City break

02 October 2012 nicolo would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean hostel. However, there was not the "backpacker" atmosphere I had the opportunity to experience in other hostels (guests were doing a party in the garden and they did not allow us to join them..not so backpacking behavior. Breakfast included, even only beverages and great pancakes. Worth of mention the free parking.

Disliked: The price in share room is not so cheap, especially if you are travelling in 4. Maybe you should check room in hotel that allow you a 4 people occupancy. Average for money.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

amy fogarty

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 October 2012 amy would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfast pancakes! great tea and coffee services. really good common room. hot showers.

Disliked: the pillows and doona were not great quality so sleeping was not that good. but this is only a minor thing

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Friendly, helpful staff. Decent sized rooms. Nice kitchen. Free breakfast & fun evening activities.

Disliked: A sink in the dorm rooms would've been nice. Also, one of the days I came back to find my room was in the middle of being painted which I hadn't been told was going to be happening.

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