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Reviews of Canadiana Backpackers Inn

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

90.2% Overall Rating

665 out of 711 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/12/2014)

"Great location and good layout meant that it was generally quiet and never had to queue for shower / WC"

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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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90.2%

Overall Rating

665 out of 711 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canadiana Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
99.2%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
92.0%
Value
90.4%
Safety
95.2%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great building and location. Free breakfast is served at 8:30 but make sure you turn up at 8:15 otherwise the pancakes run out fast

Disliked: The place is great but due to the build (wooden floors) you tend to hear every noise. Did not have great nights sleep every night.

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

Emma -Jade Ogden

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

01 May 2012 Emma -Jade would recommend this property

Liked: The "Homely" feel

Disliked: No lockable places in the room

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Viola Gheller

Alone

Business / conference
Sightseeing & culture

29 April 2012 Viola would recommend this property

Liked: especially the location, the staff has been helpful.

Disliked: on my floor there were not so many showers and washrooms...it was not a problem at all during the day, but between 8 and 9.30 it was quite difficult to have access to a shower...but it was no big deal, in the end.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Annika Ristimäki

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2012 Annika would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: Annika left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Jordan Miles

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

24 April 2012 Jordan would recommend this property

Liked: Free pancake breakfast! Can't go wrong with that

Disliked: It's a big popular place, so if you want it quiet, it's hard to find some peace.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

wen yu Tseng

Alone

City break

23 April 2012 wen yu would recommend this property

Liked: right in the city and walking distance to everywhere

Disliked: bed is rought. I got backache when I woke up.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

16 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location, events every night, can go on Niagara falls tour easily and cheaply, pool table, very clean, lots of bathrooms, great place to stay

Disliked: Somehow the common area was a bit awkward... could have just been the group staying

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 April 2012

Liked: Good location. Friendly staff.

Disliked: Party hotel for young long stay backpackers..very noisy at night until 4/5am at times. Showers locked for cleaning at time when people most wanted to use them!!! Very grimy kitchen, microwaves were health hazards. Very little cutlery, didn't cook there...poor facilities for self catering.

80.0%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap bed. good kitchen, friendly staff, right in the heart of the entertainment district. I would reccommend it, but be warned that it is not a normal hostel

Disliked: It was more of a long term residence than a hostel. Everybody was staying for 2,3,4 or more months (not nights), there was even photos on the walls of all the people that had stayed for long periods of time (some over a year). In this respect it felt like you were an outsider in someone else's home. it was quite strange. everybody sat in their group of friends looking for jobs. a good 20minute walk to the bus station. rooms were very messy because of the long term residents

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2012

Liked: location

Disliked: breakfast, laundry and noise.

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

Caio Carvalho

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012 Caio would recommend this property

Liked: Location Location Location

Disliked: Caio left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Noemi Czirfusz

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 April 2012 Noemi would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, location, just cool!

Disliked: Noemi left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

18 March 2012

Liked: The staff (wearing a black T-shirt) was friendly and she served a free pasta.

Disliked: Some people were playing the guitar and signing songs very loudly around 1:30am, so I could not sleep there at all. It was a great music, but they should have been considerate to others who were sleeping at least after midnight.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it is very central to everything-restaurants, stores, subway. The hostel is informative with all the information and brochures needed.

Disliked: It was noisy on saturday night. Be prepared to wear ear plugs if you stay on the weekend. Also the shower on the floor was cold. There are many showers in the building so you can switch.

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

Michelle Lin

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 March 2012 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, excellent location, good value for money, lots of free lockers

Disliked: Nothing really

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

Pierrick Teheux

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

24 February 2012 Pierrick would recommend this property

Liked: Staff clean good location free cofee in the morning

Disliked: no soap in every washrooms

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Carl-Johan Soedersten

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 February 2012 Carl-Johan would recommend this property

Liked: Several really cosy common areas. Big and spacious. Perfect location. Lockers in rooms, as well as huge (free) lockers for your big backpack down in the basement if you want to store it for a few hours upon checking out. Nice pancake breakfast, cheap coffee (free between 7AM and 11AM). Nice staff, well organised.

Disliked: Kitchen a little small considering the amount of people staying there. Also they should point out that it is possible to walk from the bus station to the hostel (takes 12min) instead of taking the recommended bus+streetcar (the first bus is completely unnecessary, as the distance covered is walkable in 3min). Good to know if you're on a budget!

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

Maria Kley

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2012 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Large rooms, Pancake breakfast, confortable.

Disliked: That there are rooms that are located in seperate buildings.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

20 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A great joint. They take great pride in running the place and keeping it continuously clean. It gets very busy which is fantastic if you're outgoing and want to socialise, plus there are events planned for each night.

Disliked: It can be a little loud and busy in the common areas, but otherwise 100% great.

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

Robin Dussenne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2012 Robin would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, free coffee and tea, good pancakes, discounts for the CN Tower

Disliked: Robin left no negative feedback.

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

Annabel Davis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 February 2012 Annabel would recommend this property

Liked: Met an incredible boy here so only good feedback. Awesome living room atmosphere. Organized day trips left from reception- really enjoyed niagara falls one!!

Disliked: (small notes - do not get excited about the pancakes)

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Sophie Hedges

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2012

Liked: The kitchen is small, dirty and lacks bowls and plates The common area is too small for the amount of people staying there as you found it hard to get a seat. The tv room is only open on certain days it seemed to be only when they had movie night. The bedrooms lack power points Overall it was not bad as far as hostels go but it is just too small for the amount of people staying there. The free all you can eat breakfast is also first come first served so you may go without. The kitchen was defiantly the worst part. Dirty and crap just piled up everywhere as there was never any tea towels to wipe up

Disliked: Sophie left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Wifi worked well. Lockers in the room. Good large kitchen. Affordable laundry facilities. Central location to everything.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rachel Mumford

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 January 2012 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel had all the facilities expected and was in a good location. Free pancake breakfast and there was a free dinner one night we were there. Large common area.

Disliked: No lock on bathroom door in female dorm, it was sometimes difficult to find kitchen utensils.

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

Leonard Baron

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

18 January 2012 Leonard would recommend this property

Liked: Enjoyed the warm and friendly staff went on two of the events that were avialable and were encoraged to mingle with other travellers and share experiances. Rooms were cosy and comfortable and the staff were aminable.

Disliked: Only one bad point the first night we were there they had a fire alarm at 4AM which was proptly sorted out.


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