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Reviews of Canadiana Backpackers Inn

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

89.4% Overall Rating

662 out of 707 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/09/2014)

alison green thinks…

"everything. intantly felt at home and welcome.location is awsome and an easy walk from bus terminal"

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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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89.4%

Overall Rating

662 out of 707 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canadiana Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
80.8%
Staff
91.2%
Value
90.4%
Safety
94.4%
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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%
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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...


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