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Canadiana Backpackers

42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 5 days. It was like a dormitory. All stuffs were very friendly, and helped me a lot. If you ask staffs what you want to know, they will help you all the time. Also, you can eat breakfast for free, and join in events every night such as movies, wine party and so on. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt like my home there. Stuffs were really friendly and they took care. They provided breakfast for free and some attractive events at night. There were nice kitchens, laundrys and many couch at the lounge. You can freely drink tea. It was really good. It was the best backpackers inn ever!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends an I (a group of 10) stayed here for New Year's Eve and only wished that we could have stayed another night. We did a group booking so we completely filled both of our rooms, so we didn't share our rooms. The hostel was selling tickets to a bar/club on Madison Avenue that night with transportation so we... More 

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Greater Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only stayed for one night, stopover to Niagara Falls from Vancouver. It's centrally located and was suitable for our needs in getting to the bus terminal on Bay Street (~25 minutes walk) early the next morning. Private room was nice, clean and cozy but the mattress was a little tough. The staff were very friendly and helped us where possible.... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have stayed in Canadiana Backpackers for many months this year. Building: it is quite old and not always clean. The kitchen was always a mess, dirty and not big enough for the big quantity of guest who can be hosted here. They always close the kitchen at the lunch time (2pm)! I used to store my food on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

I spent almost a week in this hostel and I had only good experiences here. Very friendly and joyfull staff, nice premises, great comfy girl dorm with cool roomates (I made several new friends there), nice atmosphere, good location 2 blocs from Spadina...Price was also reasonable for Toronto (28 cad/night) including a simple breakfast. I did not even other to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I stayed here on my first night in Canada, travelling alone for the first time (I'm 19 and from the UK). I stayed in a single sex 6 bed dorm and felt so safe and comfortable here. Free breakfast is a massive plus. This was a fantastic welcome to Canada and a great opportunity to meet fellow travellers - there... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stayed here at the start of November 2014 with my partner. This place was great, lovely staff, clean rooms and the other tenants on our room where quite and respectful. As with any hostel it can get quite noisy but that is to be expected. The staff were helpful, the facilities were clean and they have a good kitchen.... More 

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've stayed here twice since moving to Canada in June 2014; once out of necessity and again because I spent a weekend in Toronto and it was really good the first time around. In my opinion the best part of the hostel to stay in are the shared dorms. Surprisingly, they are the most quiet. When I stayed for the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First thing you should know is the hostel is actually several building along the street, so after going to the check in you'll likely have to drag your suitcase back down the steps, down the road and then up the stairs there - it's not a massive deal as they're all next door to each other, but at 2am it's... More 

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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): $
Number of rooms: 50
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