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Canadiana Backpackers Inn Reviews

42 Widmer St., Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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85%

Rating
1769 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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91%

Spent one night here, overall very good place to stay. Friendly staff, excellent atmosphere, there is parking in the back, huge kitchen, laundry facilities, wifi, breakfast, etc. My only concern was the bathrooms smelled like pee but appeared clean, and the beds were soooooooo uncomfortable, buy new mattresses! Otherwise excellent place, I live a couple hours outside of toronto and will for sure stay here the next time I come into the city, much better than staying at a hotel :)


83%

Stayed here b4 will stay again.. Great helpful staff and great location, a few blocks the CN tower and rogers stadium. With bars and restaurants close by to. Could in areas need a bit of renovation. They do hve things on each night for the hostelers but if u r on your line may find it a little differicult to get folk to talk sometimes but no like thing all the time.


94%

The hostel should include breakfast like the ones in europe with different options of cheese, cereal, jam, etc


97%

Great vibe liked all the free entertainment available eg. Board games, pool, movie room. Free pancake breakfasts were awesome and delicious. Staff were friendly and helpful.


97%

Very nice place to stay. I will definitely be going back again in the future.

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Everything's good, except the shower is not hot at all, and the bed sucks.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback – sorry to hear you did not enjoy a hot shower. Sometimes if you are showering directly after another guest the water may take a minute or so to heat up.

97%

The hostel is just around the corner of the tower. I liked it.


83%

It's a huge hostel, but it doesn't feel like it because it's spread out over a few buildings. Rooms are spacious and the bed comfortable. The bathrooms weren't spotless, especially the showers. Location is superb: close to everything worth seeing in Toronto. All in all a nice experience.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! The layout of our hostel is very unique and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Our bathrooms are cleaned 3 times daily so I’m sorry to hear they were not spotless.

74%

So noisy. You can hardly sleep in the 6-bedroom apartment. The beds make so much noise.

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Thanks for your feedback – I’m sorry to hear that you found it noisy during your stay. We have free earplugs available at reception if they are needed!

83%

as mature packers,we thought the hostel was great.lots of help for local info,eateries/travel/deals etc.it was nice to try pancakes on our last morning there[mon]did not realise that the hostel was a row of houses,not just 1.gud hostel!!

  • 23rd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review! We are lucky with the unique layout of the hostel, and our staff love sharing their favourite spots in Toronto with guests. We hope to see you in the future!

89%

Cool place


94%

Amazing location in the center of everything!

  • 20th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for reviewing us! We hope to see you again!

86%

Love the home made pancakes for breakfast:)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for the review! Happy to hear your enjoyed the free pancakes!

66%

Should state that parking is extra

  • 12th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback – there is free parking available in front of the hostel from 6pm-8am!

57%

Way to expensive for what you get, WiFi didn't work in our room, Showers stayed quite cold in the mornings, lockers not safe (there is no control who enters the hostel, staff doesn't care who walks in and out), breakfast was not good (dry pancakes with maple or on the weekends halffrozen, dry bagels..only one per person, if you want two, need to pay...) Sorry, but there are way better hostels in Toronto, only good thing about canadiana is its location and average cleanliness of facilities.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback. We have several computers available for free internet use if anyone has trouble connecting to the wifi, and we do sell padlocks at the front desk should you wish to lock your valuables away. We lock our front door in the evenings and our staff do regular checks around the hostel. Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the free breakfast provided – we have a variety of fruit, pastries, cereal and yoghurt available for purchase too.

91%

Very nice hostel with an excellent location, you can explore Toronto by foot! Staff was very nice, rooms clean, overall it was a great experience.

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Thanks for the great review! Come and stay again soon!

80%

Very close to CN Tower. In the heart of city. Walkable to china town also.

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Thankyou for your review

100%

Everything was perfect! Staff was helpful

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again!

100%

Best hostel in Toronto! Backpackers atmosphere, friendly staff, activities, had a very good and fun time at this hostel!! Highly recommended!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your positive feedback! We hope to see you again!

86%

Was a good hostel, but at times a little run down and dirty. Overall a good stay - reccomended.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. As our hostel is set in Victorian buildings, some things may look older than they actually are. Glad you had a good stay!

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