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Canadiana Backpackers Inn Reviews

42 Widmer St., Toronto, Toronto, Canada

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89%

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1937 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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80%

Very normal hostel. I enjoyed the pancake breakfast though! -Colin (Canada)


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!!

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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:)

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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)

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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.

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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

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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!!!

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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!

77%

Free breaky isn't much, just a cold pancake or two. Location is reasonable, served its purpose but there are much nicer hostels out there. Staff barely spoke, everyone just sat in the common room on their phones, very different to most other hostels.


97%

Very good locationa dn a nice place to stay over. Maybe it was that i travelled during the off peak, but the atmosphere in the hostel was very low. But, the staff were more than helpful and i would definitely reccomend this place


91%

Staffs really nice, good localisation in downtown (subway is at 3$ / per way). It's easy to meet people in the backpacker. I have pay one cheapest price for my day tour in Nigara with the backpacker. And you have one bathroom inside the dorm.

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Thanks for the great review – we’re glad you enjoyed your stay!

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