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Canadiana Backpackers Inn Reviews

42 Widmer St., Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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85%

Rating
1532 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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66%

Nice place. A few people are weird, but that's just how our world is. The staff is great, especially Jessica. Quite noisy at night, since the rooms are not soundproof and the doors slam shut.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. We are very proud of our fantastic staff! As the hostel is set in old Victorian houses noise can sometimes travel – we have free earplugs available at reception.

83%

excellent location for exploring toronto. A lot of good restaurants and bars nearby. Seemed to have nice daily activities. Came off as a bit of a party hostel. I stayed in a private room though because I needed some alone time.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review – we do have some great daily activities including free wine and cheese on Fridays, and more relaxed evenings like bowling on Sundays, movie nights on Wednesdays or quiz nights on Mondays.

97%

Tad bit on the pricey side! Don't book at hostel but book online for lower prices (check out the three hostel sites). It was clean and great people. No bed bugs! Get room 26, great location in the dorm. Close to everywhere in downtown! Free tea all day and night. No visitors allowed after 6pm. The residents here though seem to be long term and act like they own the place. Stayed here for 8 nights!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review! We are happy to be able to offer great online deals, and our staff loves the free tea too! We have a huge variety of guests who stay with us and do our best to create a welcoming environment in which everyone can socialise and relax.

77%

Great location, clean, has all what you need but there are lots of young internationals who live long term there along with all those who work there, they simply take up all the space in the living room/dining area, constantly drunk, completely unpleasant, very loud, make guests feel uncomfortable and don't leave any social or physical space for anyone to hang out there when it's snowing outside!

  • 25th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Egypt
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry that you had a negative experience; we do everything we can to create a warm welcoming atmosphere for travelers to meet new friends. We do events every night and do keep an eye on guests hogging the lounge. Thank you for the feedback.

86%

It's a nice hostel, but you can hear people walking around. Can be noisy when it's fully booked.


100%

Could't recommend this hostel highly enough! Awesome place

  • 6th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
We’re glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future!

69%

We liked the atmosphere, the living room. But our room wasn`t cleaned.

  • 28th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback – our living room is a great place to relax and meet other backpackers. We clean the rooms daily.

86%

Nice location.you can do everything on foot. Staff very friendly.Good Value for money. Be sure you gonna meet people, it's big backpacker ! Good to stay at least 3 days And make some friend.

  • 27th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review – we’re glad you found it to be a friendly place!

100%

I have stayed at this hostel many times over the past 7 months, and I keep coming back here, it's in a great location, and the staff are always helpful, friendly and happy, they know there guests to, there's always something going on here, great events planned, I have always enjoyed my stay here

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the fantastic review! So many of our guests return to us and it’s always great to see familiar faces. See you again in the future!

97%

A great downtown hostel. I would stay here again if I found myself in Toronto. Had a wonderful surprise on arrival, I had been upgraded from my booked 10 bed dorm to a private room. Had pancakes for breakfast :) Staff were super friendly and helpful. Showers were hot and bathrooms were clean. Only "complaint" is that in house 52 the front doors and bedroom doors slam really loud and sound echo's in the hall but earplugs solve that issue. Thank you for a great stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review! We’re happy to hear the ear plugs helped you get some sleep, and that you enjoyed your upgrade! We hope to see you in the future.

86%

A really good hostel with friendly staff, but there were so many people staying there long term and they weren't as social as general backpackers usually were. A really good location, but you can hear quite a lot of street noise in the rooms. Also needs more bathrooms per level.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback. We are very proud of our staff and location! We do our best to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and hold daily events where travellers can meet new friends. We have over 30 bathrooms (but have put up more signs indicating where they are) and as the hostel is set in old Victorian buildings noise can sometimes travel; we have free earplugs at reception.

100%

Great location! We had a very nice stay.

  • 9th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad to hear it! We hope to see you again in the future.

89%

Great hostel with an awesome group of long & short term guests. Hostel provides activities for guests to meet each other (Pub Crawls, Quiz Nights, Wine & Cheese nights etc) & has really good deals on the Toronto attractions (CN Tower, Niagra falls etc). Staff are helpfull, place is kept pretty clean & tidy. Location is excellent, if you are a light sleeper you may want to request a room away from the action as the Hostel is located right in the entertainment district and Fri and Sat can be loud.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review - we’re glad you had a good stay and got involved in the events! Any light sleepers coming to stay can get free earplugs from reception.

80%

nice hostel, you can walk everywhere, beds arre very comfortable, free tea, nice living room area

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the comments – we are lucky with our central downtown location. A comfy bed and a cup of tea are what every traveller needs!

100%

great hostel strategically located in downtown Toronto

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks – we hope to see you in the future!

100%

the staff is great the vibe is always happy! just start talk with somebody and you are in :). great time thanks!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your fantastic review! Hope to see you again one day!

83%

in general I like it and I like there activities.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review - we hope to see you in the future.

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