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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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Laura Norman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2014 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: 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 great, and being in such a good location, it made my trip even easier. Activities we're put on every night, but amazingly friendly staff, overall the perfect stay for me and I would highly recommend!

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I know you have to be lucky for that, but when i was there people were exactly as open and friendly as I hoped they'd be. Washing will cost you about 4 Dollars with soap and dryer. The all-youcan-eat pancakes are amazing. Free computer use. Let youself put on the waitinglist, if you did not get a bed for all of the nights you needed.

Disliked: The Bagel breakfast on weekends is very poor... One bagel with butter and 1 tiny pack of marmelade or 2 packs without butter.. The coffee comes from a machine which often doesn't work at all and is really bad. The toilets could be cleaned more often, since in an 8-bed room, apperently it gets dirty fastly.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
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Mikael Olezeski

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

04 June 2014 Mikael would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No AC

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

06 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Visiting friends or family

30 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, close to culture and restaurants. Great rooms and friendly staff. Large storage lockers.

Disliked: Bathroom floors with showers are constantly wet.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

05 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice atmosphere; big lounge for haging out during the day; lots of hostel activities; awesome location in the city centre

Disliked: the heating in the rooms was weirdly regulated (at night our room turned into a sauna); there are no separate lights for dorm beds (just one light for the whole room) which means its impossible for some to sleep and others to still read or do stuff

97.1%
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Borja Igual

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2014 Borja would recommend this property

Liked: Great environment at the hostel. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the activities they organized every night are perfect in order to meet people. The hostel is clean and in a good location.

Disliked: If I would say something, it should be that it could be more showers. In the morning there could be a queue to take a shower!

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Danny Gutierrez

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 March 2014 Danny would recommend this property

Liked: The liveliness

Disliked: Some construction going on in the vicinity, but not a big deal.

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Hannah Bird

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2014 Hannah would recommend this property

Liked: The people there are very friendly, with quite a numbrr of long term lodgers. It is well within walking distance from food, entertainment and the downtown attractions. Very nice social space and free tea is exactly what you need after a cold tour of the city.

Disliked: Not many easily accessible power points in my room, but made up for with plenty in common room and everywhere else.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly and great breakfast

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Shopping

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: you get a clean bed n friendly staff. The place is really good and it s not expensive for toronto.

Disliked: sometimes a little bit noisy (ussually normal in shared rooms) but you can get some earplugs.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location; friendly atmosphere; free high-speed wifi, daily breakfast, tea/coffee; individual showers

Disliked: Guests are predominantly young students, which isn't a bad thing (being one myself), but they are often rowdy in the late hours of the night, even though it is specifically requested that the noise level be minimised past 11pm

The property's response is...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

23 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good wifi

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Barbara Chin

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 November 2013 Barbara would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, staff was extremely helpful and friendly and knew exactly what customers needed to have the best stay possible.

Disliked: A little noisy but really that can't be helped.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast and the fact that everybody is just sitting together in the 'living room', which makes it so easy to meet people and to make fun.

Disliked: The showers were not really warm

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

17 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Near downtown TO. Has a kitchen. Free internet.

Disliked: Shared a room when someone who arrived at 3 AM, then, once in bed, fell asleep and started snoring loudly. Before I arrived, was given conflicting info about availability of nearby parking.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Relatively clean and functional hostel. It has a excellent location in downtown Toronto. The property didn't strike me as a large party hostel but rather a hostel with convenient access to all of downtown`s attractions. Would recommend to anyone after a conveniently located and cheap place to stay in Toronto.

Disliked: Showers were average. Though more of a minor compliant. Sufficient hot water just an average system.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

14 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was good and staff were polite.

Disliked: The dorm smelt like a sweaty locker room and a French couple was loudly having sex across the room from me.

The property's response is...

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

12 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Homelike atmosphere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Just as I remembered from a previous stay, everyone was nice and friendly. Staff could answer all of my questions and had great suggestions. Free BBQ was awesome!

Disliked: -

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

CHEN CHI YANG

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 October 2013

Liked: can meet lots of people

Disliked: too noisy and the room is not that clean

The property's response is...

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martin coultas

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2013 martin would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are so nice n helpful especially the hostel manager Nicole she was very helpful and always easy to talk to. I think she is the best thing about this hostel she the funniest and really good looking which always helps.

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location, near everything you would like to see. Nice room, was cleaned every day. Well equipped kitchen and free breakfast.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Jacinta Garry

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

21 October 2013 Jacinta would recommend this property

Liked: I went through a particularly rough time while staying at this hostel and Helen was very compassionate and sympathetic towards my situation. Management, not so much but they're trying to run a business at the end of the day. Great location, everyone was super friendly and they had lots of activities going on each day. I would definitely stay here again - one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in.

Disliked: The only thing I can really nit-pick about is that they don't have hand/paper towels in the washrooms

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