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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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gerald bailey

Alone

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 May 2011 gerald would recommend this property

Liked: good location great staff thanks for making me welcome

Disliked: n/a

The property's response is...

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

Aaron Frombach

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

01 May 2011 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: Great common rooms. Lots of showers/washrooms available in the main building as well as the other houses. The staff was awesome and the rooms comfortable.

Disliked: While there was free internet, it rarely was capable of keeping up with demand, and the fridges need to be cleaned out more regularily.

The property's response is...

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

Gunborg Roos

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2011 Gunborg would recommend this property

Liked: Good to have your own entre-door in the Annex. Lovely panncakes and syrup for breakfast.

Disliked: No

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

City break

15 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean rooms - friendly staff - would come back again.

Disliked: -

The property's response is...

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

Tristan Charles

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 April 2011 Tristan would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, close to lots of pubs and clubs. Free coffee and pancakes in the morning.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and helpful The kitchen facilities were good Free tea was great Room was warm Lockers are a good size Bathroom was good Other facilities seemed good too

Disliked: The noise!!! Stayed right next to the common room, the door outside mine kept slamming shut, could hear people till about 3am. Even with earplugs in. Disrespectful people in my room turning the light on when they came in at 3am didnt impress me much. I know this isnt the hostels faultt but it added to my inability to sleep.There was a blocked off door in my room that lead to the next room, so you could hear everyone talking and yelling in their room. Room 10 sux! But apart from that I would still recommend it to people as the staff and facilities make up for the lack of sleep I got!!!!!!!!!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

24 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We really enjoyed our stay here. It has a great atmosphere and the staff are really helpful. The rooms are a great size and the en suite in our room was really clean. We would definitely use the Canadiana again.

Disliked: It was pretty noisy at night.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 March 2011

Liked: Has a movie theatre and free pancake breakfast.

Disliked: The showers and bathrooms were in tiny creepy rooms all over the building. Also, someone walked into our locked private room late at night. Mattresses were hard.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

15 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location in the entertainment district, some cool shops and bars near by. CN Tower is just two blocks away, so close. Close to trams, not far from subway. Free pancake breakfast (pancakes aren't great but they're free! Free Coffee and teat too!) Breakfast great place to meet new comers and plan ahead! Helpful cheerful staff always at hand.

Disliked: Some of the people had been there a while so quite clicky but all friendly. Renovations going on so the lounge smaller so harder to relax outside of bedroom than it should be but there only making better at least. Kitchen is ok,, Evening entertainments advertised were not always on.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

02 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything- fantastic. Except half the power points/source outlets dont work!

Disliked: Sometimes noisy at night- not great insulation between rooms! ie: can hear people coming up stairs...

The property's response is...

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

Fabiana Malta

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2011 Fabiana would recommend this property

Liked: very nice place, comfy and fun

Disliked: bad wireless internet

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very organised and experienced in catering for travellers, events on every night and free breakfast is simple, but effective!

Disliked: We came in November and there weren't many transient backpackers, more people who wanted to stay in Toronto long-term, but couldn't find accom. So lots of serious flat-searching going on in the common room made it a bit different from perhaps the summer crowd.

The property's response is...

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

Alvaro Hernandez Hernandez

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

06 December 2010

Liked: Good location. Friendly environment

Disliked: Free pancakes but probably the worst I ate in my life. You can try to spread the syrup but this won`t help since the syrup is as bad as the pancakes. Not as good as it looks.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The pancakes are all you can eat. they are really good. the hostel is divided between about 4 buildings i was in the further one. which was lovely and quiet but had to walk outside and back to the hostel down the road to access the tiny 2 burner kitchen or and other faculities.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

30 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best Locations for that price in Toronto

Disliked: No Party-People in that Hostel...

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

16 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location Nice people

Disliked: Room a little small and smelly

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pancakes. The place was also very good for meeting people, whether at breakfast, outside in the patio area, or just in the living room when people chill. There isn't a bar, so you can bring your beer in, which is certainly cheaper. The showers are private, clean and hot. The kitchen is big enough. Friendly staff, fast wireless.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

05 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms were clean and nightly activities were on offer.

Disliked: There were a lot of long-termers staying and they, and friends of theirs who were not staying at the hostel, monopolised the public space. Showers were limited and generally luke-warm. Parking was $20 a night, which was not advertised on the website.

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

Customer review

Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the huge kitchen room tables and books everywherestaff is nicerooms are nice

Disliked: nothing

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

Kimberleigh Linton-Simpkins

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

22 October 2010 Kimberleigh would recommend this property

Liked: fun hostel, clean and really well located

Disliked: Kimberleigh left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Business / conference

21 October 2010

Liked: The breakfast

Disliked: No hot water all day to take bath and the lights are unavailable in many parts of the building in the morning

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

13 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location, very helpful staff and scrumptious pancakes for breakfast! Everything was super clean and plenty of bathrooms.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

23 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was very clean and with a airconditioner

Disliked: When you are too late (but still in the breakfast time) you don't get pancakes.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

17 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near downtown

Disliked: It not so good comments said about it

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Shopping

14 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free pancakes and maple syrup

Disliked: Very small double room if your bringing two suitcases into it


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