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Reviews of Canadiana Backpackers Inn

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

88.1% Overall Rating

665 out of 711 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/10/2014)

Dirk van Erve thinks…

"It's a complete and nice place to come home to after a day of acting like a tourist."

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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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88.1%

Overall Rating

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

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
79.2%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
91.2%
Value
88.8%
Safety
92.0%
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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.

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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%
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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

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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%
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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......

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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...

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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

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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

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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

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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.


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