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Reviews of Canadiana Backpackers Inn

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

88.0% Overall Rating

654 out of 698 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/07/2014)

Darren Flanagan thinks…

"The bed was comfortable, staff extremely helpful and common areas welcoming. The pancake breakfast was also excellent."

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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

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).

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88.0%

Overall Rating

654 out of 698 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canadiana Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
93.6%
Value
87.2%
Safety
88.8%
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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.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Romantic getaway

04 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The backyard is great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Thibaud Daguet

With friends / other travellers

City break

28 August 2012 Thibaud would recommend this property

Liked: The location, the atmosphere, the price.

Disliked: Thibaud left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Justin Reineke

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2012 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: Unlike most Canadian hostels I've stayed at this one acctually offered tour packages and what not. It was exactly what I because accustom to in Europe except with pancakes! Mind you Pancakes are only every second day (or so I am told).

Disliked: Learning that pancakes weren't offered everyday.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay. Everyone was friendly and just had a great time.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

11 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Male receptionist at front desk is NOT friendly at all. To him, its all about your gender. Female guests get full services, while male guests get the minimum.

The property's response is...

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

cedric Nemer

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2012 cedric would recommend this property

Liked: well located from the CN tower

Disliked: twin beds in a single bedroom

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

05 August 2012

Liked: Large lounge & kitchen.

Disliked: The promised free pancake breakfast turned out to be toast - only they didn't manage to set up the toaster in time. Staff didn't seem to feel responsible for the well-being of their guests. The use of the internet wasn"t free, but guests were given vouchers for app. one hour.

The property's response is...

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

Adam Olszewski

Alone

Events / festivals

04 August 2012 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: friendly

Disliked: great lockers

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

27 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere,great place to meet people,has a lot of common areas (large open terrace and living room) ,even guitar playing and singing in evenings,activities every night-they took us to clubs for free ( Iman and Vera are great girls who do the activities).Staff is great,specially a Croatian guy-Goran,great fun and good soul!! Good location-center of town,very clean hostel,wide beds,good lockers,pancake breakfast could be a bit better but its ok.THEY EVEN DO A FREE BARBECUE FOR GUESTS :)) THE BEST I STAYED IN!!

Disliked: Air-condition could be better,it was too loud so we had hard time falling a sleep due to the its noise!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

20 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staff, nice kitschy decor

Disliked: --

The property's response is...

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

Aillish McDaid

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 July 2012 Aillish would recommend this property

Liked: Free wifi, so was able to keep in touch with home easily.

Disliked: The bathrooms could b quite dirty at times, and one girl at reception was nasty and patronising when I asked how the phonecard works.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

17 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a well-located, cheap and safe hostel. Front desk staff were really helpful, free lockers if you bring your own padlock (I think they maybe lend them out for a deposit as well). Pancakes were good but they were only there one morning.

Disliked: Lack of pancakes one morning with no explanation. Felt like the rest of the people in our room were staying months so not very interested in saying hi or being friendly. If you want a better travel atmosphere, you might be better of at HI where stays are limited to a few weeks.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

13 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good staff, easy to find, perfect location. FREE PANCAKES

Disliked: if you are hungover and/or wake up late you will miss the pancakes.

The property's response is...

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

Sagi Golovatchev

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2012 Sagi would recommend this property

Liked: free pancakes and coffee!!!!!!!!

Disliked: Nothnig ! everything is the best!

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