Canadiana Backpackers Inn
Hostelworld users have honoured us several times at the Hoscars, giving us the Best Hostel in North America (2003), 3rd Best Hostel in North America (2006) and the Best in Canada (2006).
Welcome to Toronto's award-winning and most unique hostel!
There's a 10 ft Mohawk Indian in the lounge, a totem pole on the patio and each room is named after a great Canadian (everything from Bryan Adams to Neil Young). Every morning there's a free pancake, toast or bagel breakfast and a choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Located right downtown in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, the hostel is a short walk to the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre, the Theatre District and some of Toronto's best shopping districts, bars, and restaurants.
We offer accommodation to suit everyone, from private rooms (single and double) to quad rooms (four people to a room) to female-only rooms. All the rooms are spacious with thick, comfortable mattresses and extra-big wooden bunk beds. Fresh linen and towels are provided for free and there's locker facilities for your stuff!
The hostel also offers 24-hour reception, air-conditioning, a free pancake breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, a large outdoor patio, an 18-seat cinema, a fully equipped kitchen and day trips to Niagara Falls.
At Canadiana you never need to feel alone. Every night we organize an event, from pub crawls to barbeques served on our outdoor patio.
Our wonderful events will help you make the most of your time in Toronto!
Mondays have Monday Madness, killer pool and table tennis tournaments!
Tuesdays feature a tour and tasting at the Steam Whistle Brewery ($). And our free BBQ!
Wednesdays there's a free tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario followed by Movie night in our cinema with free popcorn!
Thursdays we have karaoke at 10 p.m.
Friday is Wine & Cheese Night (free).
Saturdays are for the pub crawl (free entry at all bars, $2.50 mixed drinks & $12 pitchers).
Sunday is Free bowling or Canoeing in Toronto Harbour ($)!
We offer discounts for ISIC, BUNAC/SWAP, VIP Backpackers, and Hosteling International cardholders.
If you read the guidebooks, you will see that for style, service, and atmosphere no other place in town compares. Here is what the guidebooks have to say:
'The super-friendly Canadiana Backpackers Inn is in quiet, charming Victorian houses with a great location in the Entertainment District'.
Lonely Planet, 2001.
'An assortment of young adventurous professionals populate the Canadiana, whose wooden beds and Victorian facade create a calm refined atmosphere. Its central location is near several hot nightclubs.' Lets Go, 2002.