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Canadiana Backpackers Inn Reviews

42 Widmer St., Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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1994 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Really nice and comfortable hostel. I only stayed one night and i was at the end of an exhausting trip, so didn't have a chance to join into any activities, but they sounded great! I was lucky enough to get the bonus double bed in my dorm too! I'll definitely stay there again next time I'm in Toronto.


Great facilities and staff. Room was extremely hot - that was the only issue with my stay

  • 4th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location, helpful staff and decent rooms. Liked being in the separate house as it wasn't too noisy. Loved the free pancake breakfast in the morning :)


I stayed at this hostel for 8 days and can highly recommend it. On check in the staff were wonderfully friendly and the facilitieswere excellent. The location is perfect for exploring downtown Toronto and the atmosphere in the hostel was lively and friendly. I would recommend taking the tour of Niagara falls that you can book through the hostel as it's the cheapest around and well worth the money. Overall a great place to stay and I hope to return one da

  • 28th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The rooms were well kept and great value for money.

  • 27th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Best Hostel in Toronto! If you look for party and comfort this is the place. Laura at the front desk is super nice!


Great hostel.. Loved the free breakfast and hot chocolate:)


There's no better location, short walks to every part of the city! Free pancake breakfast with tea and coffee in a lovely common area. Room and beds were clean with a private bathroom per room, which I found very convenient. They even have parking lots right behind the house, which made our arrival and stay in Toronto a lot easier. As the atmosphere among the guests is great and people sit together in the evening, I would definitely go there again!


Enjoyable stay but the room was really hot. No ac. Great location . Nice helpful staff .


Great place. Good location easy to walk to main shopping area. Staff very friendly and willing to spend time listening to questions and helping you with all your enquires. Great facilities, laundry and kitchen


Have already booked in for another week


Very good location, easy to walk to bars, restaurants, the Eaton Shopping Mall and main sights. Staff was very helpful and friendly. There was always something going on in the hostel. Very good atmosphere, easy to get to know people. Free pancakes in the mornings, free coffee and tea all day. Free wifi works in rooms too. The bathroom was clean. The only bad thing was that our room had this musty, mouldy smell. It probably came from the old mattress.


Great Place to stay!


No air conditioning at all. Hot as hell. Other than that, great atmosphere in the outdoor back patio. Probably because the only other option would be to die from extreme heat alone in your room. 15$ deposit for linens. You can bring your own alcohol and drink it in the common area. Bathrooms r small but luckily you'll find the few with a toilet in then so u can at least out your stuff down. Oddly, none of the showers have liners, just cloth curtains that get wet. But an ok hostel overall.


Probably the best hostel I've stayed in.


Staff accused of me of not paying for an extra activity, they were very rude about it too when I had clearly did payed for it. Pretty much ruined my experience in Toronto. The room i stayed in had no A/C and it got to 32 degrees which was way too hot also one washing machine for the whole hostel. No atmosphere with no friendly people. Need to pull their finger out.


I liked it but the kitchen could do with some more cutlery and utensils. Also I think using plastic cutlery for breakfast Is pretty poor.


The hostel is in a good location close to things like the CN tower and Rogers stadium. I didn't find the staff too helpful and the hostel didn't have a great atmosphere. There are separate buildings for the dorms that are separate from the building that houses the common area, which could be a good thing or bad depending on what you are looking for. The beds were not very comfortable.


I wish there were an A/C in the room, it got too hot when I stayed there recently (end of May) so we had to open the window and it was very noisy until 1AM


Awesome hostel! This is the place to stay in Toronto. Excellent location, excellent staff, and an awesome atmosphere. Love this hostel, would deffinitely stay again. Always so much happening, and a great place to meet other travellers as well.

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