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Canadiana Backpackers

42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here twice, once in early July and once in late July, for 3 days each time. The first time was good: our assigned room had good A/C and the showers were clean and hot and great. The beds were not comfortable but that's typical. We liked it enough that we chose to stay here again when we returned... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just left here the other day and found it a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We had a modern room with a good amount of space so the luggage didn't cause too much hassle on the floor. There was even a small cupboard where you could hang clothes if you wished too. I was dreading shared communal bathrooms, but they were actually... More

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Dublin, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just left here after a 6 night stay in a 6 bed mixed dorm and I found it thoroughly enjoyable. From check-in to departure the staff couldn't have been more helpful. They even went out of their way to set up the cinema room to stream a sport's match I wanted to see. Our room was cleaned daily so... More

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Montreal, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The air conditioner was very loud in the 4-bed room where I stayed, so we turned it off before going to sleep. It got unbearably hot at night, so I had to get up at 3 am to turn it on for 10 minutes. Had a pretty bad sleep as a result, less than 4 hours in total. Something needs... More

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17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

convenient location, safe, close to food outlets and fashion stores. Great tv/movie room, luggage storage is free too, with varied sized lockers. However, it's downstairs so you need to lug it down and up the steps. Nice unlimited pancakes for breakfast.

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Nantes, France
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 5 nights during april 2014, in 4beds room. The hostel is well located, close to CN Tower, pier etc. If you like pancakes and maple syrup you'll be happy every morning. Staff is friendly and helpful.Toilets and shower OK ! PLUS There is a storage room FREE, before check-in or after check-out, and that way you can enjoy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Canadiana Backpackers has all you need as a backpacker - clean rooms and toilets, clean sheets, a communal kitchen and lounge, internet access, and a courtyard where you can sit and chat to fellow travellers. The staff were nice and friendly and the place seemed pretty organised. Centrally located and one short block away from the nearest city bike... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights in a double room. The location is fantastic, it's close to the CN Tower, waterfront, shopping and lots of bars and restaurants all in walking distance. The hostel itself is okay, they run a number of activities each evening and the staff were friendly but the room was dark, cramped and hot - there... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel takes up 4 or 5 houses on the street and location is great. The staff were friendly enough. Clean enough but lots of duct tape repairs to the walls, light fittings, bathrooms, etc. The real problem was temperature ... the room was excruciatingly hot. Much much hotter than outside or even the hallways. There was no window to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Really well situated place in the centre of Toronto. A lot of places to go for lunch and dinner for example. The individual rooms are OK and the washrooms were more than correctly maintained when we stayed at the hostel. Would recommend it if you are looking for an affordable place!

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Address: 42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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