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Canadiana Backpackers Inn Reviews

42 Widmer St., Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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88%

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2042 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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100%

Best hostel I've ever stayed in. So much fun and great staff. Every night has different activities and the free breakfast is so nice if you're on a budget. I'll be coming back to this hostel a few more times.

  • 13th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for the wonderful review – we look forward to seeing you again!

91%

I woke up several times in the middle of the night because of the hot, thick air lingering around in the small room. It was very uncomfortable and felt like I couldn't breathe. I know it's an older facility but perhaps a fan would help.

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Thanks for the great rating – sorry to hear that you did not sleep too well, we are installing all our AC units now in preparation for the summer so it will be nice and cool for your next visit!

83%

We were in Toronto on two very hot days. There was no ventilation and the window was largely blocked by a bunk bed, so it was very hot. Also, the room was under the sloping roof, so it looked a little like Harry Potter's "room under the stairs." Other than that, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and it is located right in the heart of downtown Toronto (though the site is a target for gentrification so may be torn down in the future).

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Thanks for the review! We are in the process of installing AC units in all the rooms as it is the beginning of summer, sorry to hear there was not one in your room yet. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay otherwise!

91%

Good choice for a nice weekend. Very well located!

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Thanks for the great review!

97%

Super friendly staff! Comfortable bed and very clean! If I will come back in Canada I will go there again!!

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Thanks for the fantastic review! We hope to see you again in the future!

94%

Really nice atmosphere. It seems a lot of people live here for months at a time whilst trying to find somewhere to live in Toronto so if you stay here not in the summer months it could be a bit cliquey and there may not be many people who are travelling through. The facilities are top notch - really good kitchen in the basement, nice comfy chairs in various lounge areas, nice little backyard with pool tables etc. The dorm felt really safe (I was in a 10-bed female dorm) and bathrooms are clean.

  • 3rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for the great review! We do have many people join us when they are just starting a work visa in Canada, but many more who are travelling through! Our large common areas ensure that it’s easy to meet people and avoid the issue of cliques developing.

94%

The room was great and the staff very helpful. Need to be more clean

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Thanks for the review! We clean the hostel 3 times daily – if you spot something that is not up to scratch then please let a staff member know.

97%

Very nice place with a ton of amenities/services. Everything from very nice, individual bathrooms, to free wifi, to free wine and cheese at night, to day trips to niagra falls, to an iron, to free computers and a printer, to free breakfast and tea, to security lockers in each room. The staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for the fantastic review – we hope to see you in the future!

89%

I would just suggest to add fruit juices to the morning as beverage option at breakfast. I loved the opportunity to get hot chocolate and the free wifi! :)


100%

Very friendly staff


66%

Wi fi sinal on the room was almost nule. Cleanliness was average at most. Location is excelent and staff is very good.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your feedback – should you find the wifi isn’t working for you, we have computers you can use for free (by reception). We clean the hostel 3 times daily; cleanliness is very important! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed our location and got along well with our staff.

69%

very good lcation but bad wfi in room

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Thanks for the feedback – we have free computers available for guest use, should you need to use the internet and the wifi is not perfect on your device.

94%

Amazing location and friendly staff

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Thanks for the great review!

94%

We only stayed here one night but it was nice, and the staff were really lovely.

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Thanks for the great feedback – we hope to see you again!

77%

Good location right in the middle of Entertainment District. I stayed in a separate building with my own set of keys, but the facility was well-kept apart from that. It's an old building, so ear-plugs are essential, specially if you are a light sleeper. Great lockers inside the room really helped things.

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Thanks for the feedback! We have free earplugs available at reception should you need them next time!

57%

Wanted to meet travelers, not residents of a hostel...


91%

Nice and BIG hostel (6 houses next to each other). With great reception staff. Amazing atmosphere in main house with people gathering together. Right in the hearth of Toronto. Only letdown was that you have to pay 20 dollars per day for parking which was never mentioned on this site.

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Thanks for the great review! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our parking is $20/24 hours which is the cheapest you will find downtown!

91%

Great and helpful staff. Everyone was friendly and very knowledgable about the city

  • 17th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Thanks for the great review – come and stay again soon!

91%

Pancake breakfast in the morning fills you up to start your day, fun hostel, nice atmosphere,no complaints.

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Thanks for the great review – we hope to see you again in the future!

83%

location is good. but the breakfast is just so so

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Thanks for your feedback! If you are still peckish after the free breakfast provided, we have many breakfast items (pastries, yoghurt, fruit etc) available for purchase.

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