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Canadiana Backpackers Inn

Toronto, Canada

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.

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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.


a very fun place with lots happening. Neighborhood is nice enough. Close to Swiss Cottage tube station so it's easy to get around. Meals for 5 pounds were really excellent and cheap. Staff were friendly enough. Only real drawback was the showers were a bit tight and not enough room to keep your things dry. Still I would highly recommend the place. I found the best part the wealth of different people passing through.


the place had a nice atmosphere and was welcoming and big. Staff were decent. It is a bit of a walk from the metro stop but the neighborhood is interesting. The location relative to major attractions is a bit far, but I think it was still worth it to stay here. Me and my sister had a private suite and it was very nice and clean and modern. Security was a little iffy only in regard to luggage storage, but otherwise felt fairly safe with key card access after hours. overall would recommend.

Guest House Yahata

Kyoto, Japan

very clean, great staff, a little out of the way (just a little), very enjoyable atmosphere, dorm partitioned by sheets in sort of attic space which although was kind of cool made me a little uneasy regarding leaving valuables unattended. amenities like free computer and a bit of toast in the morning were appreciated. overall would recommend.


area was nice. room was large (10 mats) and had private bath and toilet. staff was friendly. small cons: computer had broken sign on it when it seemed to be working fine, gas stove cost 10 yen, place was a little dilapidated. overall, would recommend though.