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Reviews of Canadiana Backpackers Inn

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

89.7% Overall Rating

645 out of 688 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/07/2014)

Laura Norman thinks…

"I absolutely loved my stay here! The atmosphere was so relaxed and friendly, with the great communal areas both inside and out, I've made some very good friends from only 5 nights! Breakfast was…"

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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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89.7%

Overall Rating

645 out of 688 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Canadiana Backpackers Inn'

Atmosphere
94.4%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
84.8%
Staff
92.8%
Value
87.2%
Safety
89.6%
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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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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%
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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%
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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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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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WONCHAE EUM

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

15 January 2012 WONCHAE would recommend this property

Liked: Pancakes in the morning made me happy. And also other facilities like shower also did it. Moreover, staffs are very kind and helpful.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Debora Casilla

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

09 January 2012 Debora would recommend this property

Liked: All is excellent.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Markus Bienholz

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2012 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: extremely friendly. very fair parking rates for the location.

Disliked: nothing

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Martin Lynch

Alone

City break

17 December 2011 Martin would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel, reasonably priced, clean and has a friendly & funky atmosphere. The toilet & shower room is private/for one person per time which is nice and apparently the breakfast (which I was too hungover to make it to!) is good too :) Rooms are nice and quiet but if you wanna stay up drinking there'll be plenty of company ;) Had great fun with the gorgeous, fabulous Rhona - hope I've spelt that right - and just having her working there (also met a lovely blonde haired Canadian girl whose name I didn't catch) makes this hostel worth the price of entry alone!!! Highly recommended A+++

Disliked: Nothing whatsoever

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Ilaria Badino

With friends / other travellers

City break

05 December 2011 Ilaria would recommend this property

Liked: -free bbq for dinner and pancakes for breakfast -nice international atmosphere

Disliked: Ilaria left no negative feedback.

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Lingxue Wu

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 November 2011 Lingxue would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has very good location and provided comfortable environment. I only stayed there for one night. There is hot water supply and I also like the breakfast pancake.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Tim Herzhauser

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 November 2011 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff, easy to handle, helpful central location

Disliked: hard to reach from the airport if you dont want to spend 23$ for shuttle TTC Bus 192 to Kipling -> Eastbound Metro to Spadina -> Tram 510 towards King to Charlotte Street/Oaxley Street -> 500m by foot

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was perfect for me. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The location is ideal for everything. It really felt very homely and I looked forward to coming back at the end of a busy sightseeing day.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Stephen Given

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2011 Stephen would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: lack of atmosphere

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Rogério Oliveira

Alone

City break

26 October 2011 Rogério would recommend this property

Liked: I just spent one night but it was really nice. The staffs was helpful, nice dorms, Very good place to stay. Thanks a lot guys

Disliked: nothing......

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast and atmosphere

Disliked: Old beds and windows. Quite noisy. Kitchen has to be improved...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel had everything you'd expect from a hostel plus good atmosphere, changing daily events and affordable, pre-organized tours to sights in the Greater Toronto Area.

Disliked: Room temperature control was sometimes difficult (either to warm or too cold from air conditioning)

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

Diego Saraiva

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2011 Diego would recommend this property

Liked: good location, close to most main areas of the city

Disliked: a bit too messy

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

Vishnuvaradhan Kalaisselvom

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 October 2011 Vishnuvaradhan would recommend this property

Liked: It's not expensive and located in the downtown!! very close to the main sightseeing sites. nice staff!

Disliked: the washrooms are often occupied the morning! (so have to hold on!) the others staying in the hostel are quite undisciplined (affairs scattered all over the room; persons in large groups noisy!!)

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

Katrin Ziegler

Alone

Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 September 2011 Katrin would recommend this property

Liked: loads of pancakes :-) good value for the price and ensuite bathroom in the 8-bed-female dorm

Disliked: hmmm, guess I was too tired to notice anything ;-)


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