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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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  • 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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Bath, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The stay was very average. Good points: Staff very friendly, reasonable price and good location, breakfast okay Bad points: The bed VERY uncomfortable, the bathroom was always very dirty; it smelt and there were hairs all over the sink, toilet and shower. the bedroom was very cold on the ground floor a draft coming through under the door, and the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have this hostel completely right when they call thenselves the home away from home. I stayed there for 6 nights and I was sadder about leaving here than I was about leaving the uk. The rooms and toilets are clean and really warm. The lounge area was really great for relaxing and meeting new people, it was a really... More

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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I give Canadiana 3.5 stars. Pros: - Friendly staff - Easy to meet people - Good location! Easy to walk around & sight see and catch public transit Cons: - I thought the bathrooms could've been cleaner - There are only two washing machines & two dryers, and sometimes you're competing for hours with other hostelers to wash & dry... More

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Rochelle Park, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No, not the best but far from the worst. The staff were extremely friendly, especially Helen. My only complaint is that it was way too loud after 11pm. Their rule was after 11 to keep the volume down but they did not enforce it. The breakfast was good, free tea was great, and they have a lot of activities you... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great location, wonderful staff and one of the best experiences I've ever had! The hostel is really cozy and near to almost everywhere you need to go during your stay in Toronto, facilities are very clean and well managed. Wifi is great but you may not need it a lot because you will met people so easy that you will... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It was my 3rd hostel experience and it was okay. Its location is really good, staff was helpful. I stayed at private room: it was clean. You rent sheets and towels": in past hostel experience there were piles of towels even you can carry them to beach, too. NO SOAP: yes, I have checked every restroom, they don't carry :),... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I stayed at the Canadiana backpackers for 5 nights and I couldn't have been happier! I stayed in an 8 bed female dorm which was very roomy! I really felt comfortable at Canadiana, especially using the common areas. The backpackers has wonderful facilities including On site clothes washing machines and dryers. The staff were wonderful and ever so helpful. I... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I stayed here from 30th-2nd of January, and my stay was pleasant enough however not perfect. My room was extremely cold - no heater in the room so couldn't get warm during the night which meant it was hard to sleep. The rooms are quite small and when we arrived we had been 'upgraded to a 4 bed at no... More

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La Spezia, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I spent only one night in this place, but it is a beautiful place, very neat and quite. Close to the city center I just walked from the bust station and to the CN tower. It is a very good place. I was in a double with friend of mine, it was small, but very neat and enough for a... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I always come here when I am in Toronto, ... great rate, and great staff prime location. I can understand not everyone likes mixed living arrangements, but I have had no problems and would use them again.

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Canadiana Backpackers Hotel Toronto
Canadiana Backpackers Hotel
Address: 42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9, Canada
Location: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown Toronto
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Ranked #5 of 64 Specialty lodging in Toronto
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