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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 - 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 ;-)

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Mares Loader

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family

18 September 2011

Liked: a great place if you want to meet people, not so great if you want to get a good nights sleep. good bathrooms, excellent shower.

Disliked: noisy rooms, and very cramped - nowhere to leave bags except in the middle of the floor. probably didn't help that there seemed to be an extra person sleeping in the room which probably contributed to the crazy amount of bags, shoes, towels etc lying around everywhere.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

02 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free pancake breakfast, very friendly helpful staff, good facilities, very central, lockers in room - pretty much all you can ask from a hostel

Disliked: can't think of anything

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

Sarah Hendry

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 September 2011 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: A truely lovely little hostel with friendly staff, comfy social areas, clean rooms (my dorm had ensuite facilities which was a bonus) the pancake breakfast was great too! The vibe was laid back and the location amazing -i dont work for them honest!

Disliked: they could stand to have a bit more storage for larger items of luggage. No lifts or disabled access - I was using a walking stick during my stay which made getting my luggage up and down stairs (to the storage area) difficult. I wouldn't reccomend it for people with mobility issues but i would recemmend it for everyone else!!

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

Dimitris Vamvakas

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 August 2011 Dimitris would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Cancellation rules.

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

Fabrizio Marras

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 August 2011 Fabrizio would recommend this property

Liked: In the center of Toronto, very friendly and helpful staff, discounts and organized tours, nice common area.

Disliked: Dorm quite small.

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

Rasheeda Turner

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2011 Rasheeda would recommend this property

Liked: The location and that there was a bathroom inside of the women's dorm that slept 8.

Disliked: N/A

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

Ulrich Fandl

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 August 2011 Ulrich would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere! - feels like home, when you arrive there! breakfast is just pancakes, but they are really good with enough sirup - staff was friendly and helpful all the time

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

14 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Quite a big hostel, as it streches across several building, but you can't really feel that. An organised event every evening (bbq, cheese and wine night, tour to a gallery or others, depending on night) makes it easy to socialise. Excellent location.

Disliked: Early check out time. Very noisy a/c and squeaky beds. Basmenet kitchen does not offer that many facilities; it was small and dirty. It's nice to have breakfast included, but the pancakes were not all that great. Noticed that some people were asked to move rooms as some groups were arriving - not very well organised.

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

Siobhan Molloy

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2011 Siobhan would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very helpful and friendly

Disliked: As before bathrooms

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

Siobhan Molloy

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2011 Siobhan would recommend this property

Liked: Staff very helpful and friendly

Disliked: Private rooms very small shared bathrooms constantly in use had to wait for ages. Bunk beds in private rooms not on bunks are for kids. If hostel bookers is to appeal to middle agers bathrooms and beds are top of the list.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

12 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: l'aria condizionata era alta e rumorosa, dormivo li vicino e mi dava fastidio!

Disliked: no more comment

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the fun and activities in the evening

Disliked: the breakfast. had to pay for everything

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

Olivia Hancock

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2011 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was extremely social which was really nice as I was travelling alone. They organised free BBQ and wine and cheese as well as pancakes every morning. The patio out the back in really nice as well.

Disliked: Sometimes the rooms can be a little noisy but nothing too bad.

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

Martijn de Vries

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 July 2011 Martijn would recommend this property

Liked: It's not one big building, but several smaller houses.

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location!

Disliked: Queuing for the bathroom in the morning. The room was tiny.

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

Rebecca Craven

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

20 July 2011 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: big rooms, ensuite, good generl atmosphere about the place, plenty of actitivies and an awesome patio garden thing

Disliked: nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

14 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A kitchen filled with everything you need to cook. Pancakes for breakfast (officially at 8.30am but it can be ready sooner, no need to ask the staff they don't know the effective time).

Disliked: Not enough place to park the car and the staff does not really help to find a solution. Toronto is a nightmare for parking. Fortunately the drink retailer in the same street (close to the Hyatt car park) is nice enough to let you park the car for 35-40 $ for 48h with no need to reload a machine with money every 12h as in every park. The beds creak at each move and the street is pretty noisy. The staff said that booking with hostelbookers gives a better discount than an ISIC card but it's not true: 82$/night andno discount with HB.com versus 80$ with ISIC cqrd or any other type of discount (it makes a difference if your stay is long).

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

Ceas Chmiel

Alone

Events / festivals

10 July 2011 Ceas would recommend this property

Liked: The best hostel I ever stayed in!

Disliked: Every thing was perfect!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pancakes for breakfast

Disliked: Had to pay for internet after first 20minutes

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

08 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was good.

Disliked: No complaints, though I was only there one night.


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