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Canadiana Backpackers

42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9, Canada
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Canadiana Backpackers
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have NEVER stayed at a hostel that has WORSE bathroom facilities than Canadiana. Usually you'd assume that a bathroom door that has a lock on it... Works right? Not at this hostel. I got walked in on TWICE while using the toilet. The stress of having to do one's business under pressure with the potential of someone walking in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a hostel so poor sleep is kind of a given. The rooms and bathrooms felt NYC-small. The wifi was fast and reliable. Really can't find things to complain about. I would recommend you bring cash so that you can pay for the deposit for the linens and towel.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and three friends stayed in a four bed dorm by ourselves for a week in March. Being absolutely freezing outside, I'm happy to say the heaters worked a treat. Lots of space put our luggage, even under the beds had plenty of height for larger suitcases. The beds were comfortable enough and everything was very clean. Some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here several times over the years as a backpacker and while on a work visa. Staff couldn't be friendlier, full of local knowledge and advice on navigating your way through downtown to anything you might need. The outings are fun, but you will have the most fun finding out what there is avaliable for entertainment and nightlife that might... More 

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Grand Cayman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed in a private room for two nights as we had a wedding close by. The location of the building is excellent. The hostel was super clean and the staff were friendly. It was also nice that you could get a hot drink at an time.

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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great feedback! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future! More 

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wasnt impressed with cleanliness at this hostel. Got bed bugs!! Good area as it was close to downtown and Kensington market/Chinatown. There's nothing special apart from the nightly events. Staff was helpful and friendly

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My partner and I stayed in a private room in a separate building a few doors down from the main hostel. It was older, but comfortable, quiet, and a good value. Unfortunately we didn't have much time to stay long, but it was a decent stop on our trip. We inquired about parking at check-in and were told to park... More 

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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us (apart from the parking ticket!). More 

Oslo, Norway
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you are an auctioneer and thrust out your words as a machine gun spit bullets, you will maybe be able to follow all the instructions and information given at check-in. The girl speak far too fast. The hostel? Wonderful experience, safe and with enough space. Good breakfast also, but it would be even better if there was some juice... More 

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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! Sorry to hear that your check in was a little fast, there is a lot of information to relay! We’re glad you had a good stay otherwise – our breakfast includes free coffee and hot chocolate and we have free tea available 24/7 to quench your thirst when we see you again! More 

Saint Joseph, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nice hostel. But it will be nice if they make bed for guests like other hostels. I was surprised there are no paper towel in wash room. Also there are no paper towel and napkin at lounge and small kitchen. I asked front desk for paper napkin. She gave me facial tissue. I use it for sandwiches in lounge. I... More 

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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

I'm glad you found our hostel nice. Just so you know, we do have free napkins available located next to our reception desk where we sell snacks. If you are unable to make your bed, we would be glad to assist you. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very affordable, location is amazing, close to everything and very convenient. Personnel is very friendly although someone refused to give me directions to a pharmacy once because she was off duty (she had literally just walked out of the front desk and there was no one around), common room was very cozy, pancakes every morning, rooms clean. Me and my... More 

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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! Sorry to hear that a staff member was a little short with you – this has been dealt with appropriately. We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

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