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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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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.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

06 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location! Walking distance everywhere. Good wifi. Cheap rooms with only 4 people in them.

Disliked: The bathrooms could have been cleaner.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Visiting friends or family

03 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: For a one night stay, it had a safe and clean room. Very good showers and staff were willing to help. FREE DINNER on the 1st of July!

Disliked: Being the 1st of July, it was a little noisy with parties on the deck, but not so much you couldnt sleep.. and the free dinner for that night made up for it!

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location was excellent

Disliked: not really easy to mix with others

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

Catharine Gregory

Alone

Visiting friends or family

24 June 2011 Catharine would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the friendly atmosphere

Disliked: a bit noisy a night but that was to be expected

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

Fabrizio Delfini

With friends / other travellers

City break

22 June 2011 Fabrizio would recommend this property

Liked: Great! A perfect place to meet new people from all over the world. Staff very nice and they help you everytime! Perfect hostel!!!

Disliked: The coffee finish to early (at 10 a.m)

The property's response is...

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

Rita Oliveira

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

22 June 2011 Rita would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good, and it the place is ok.

Disliked: They said the tickets for the CN tower were cheaper if bought at the hostel, and later we found out the price was the same, didn't like that lack of honesty.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

20 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place, seriously. Nice people, good vibe, lockers, free wifi, free pancakes, kitchen, everything you could wish for.

Disliked: I didn't care anyway, but the TV movie is shut due to a broken projector or something.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly place

Disliked: Changing room

The property's response is...

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

Nancy Gentsch

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 June 2011 Nancy would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, bathrooms are spotless. Staff at reception was very, very nice.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - the breakfast was pretty good! - great outside place to hang out!

Disliked: - there was an annoying school class, but I guess that's not the hostel's fault...

The property's response is...

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

mark whittaker

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

29 May 2011 mark would recommend this property

Liked: wi fi! happy staff free drinks

Disliked: noise some nights

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, free wifi, nice common areas.

Disliked: Private rooms not in the main building and without any character.

The property's response is...

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

Matthew Brown

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 May 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Canadiana is a very good hostel smack-dab in the center of toronto. It's minutes from everything you'd want to see there. friendly staff, clean bathrooms, comfortable beds, pancakes available for breakfast, and a really uniquely communal atmosphere.

Disliked: The WIFI's pretty wonky at the moment, but they're apparently working to fix it up - and for now they're just suggesting the free WIFI at a local Starbucks, so it really wasn't an issue. Also, parking was a pretty frustrating to figure out, but I guess I was just spoiled having a free parking spot at the previous hostel on my trip. All in all, a wonderful hostel, and if you really want to get a feel for Toronto at a good price, this is the one to pick.

The property's response is...

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

gerald bailey

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 May 2011 gerald would recommend this property

Liked: great location good staff met some nice people will return one day

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everyone here is friendly and the staff really helpful.

Disliked: It was tough getting to sleep being close to the common room- people were up till past 2am in the morning.

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