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Canadiana Backpackers

42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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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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Edmonton, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time doing the hostel experience and I can say it was nice. Depending on my future experiences with hostels the rate for this one might be better or worse. Staff was pleasant all the time i was there, the shared room i had with other 2 guys was good as well (no complaints about bugs or... More

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Brandenburg, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better than a few other hostels in Toronto but hasn't THE hostel experience you get elsewhere. Staff was partly really lame and partly super nice and helpful depending on the person who is sitting in the office. General atmosphere is friendly though. You do not meet many travelers since the hostel is split into several houses along the street, which... More

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Brussels, Belgium
4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location in walking distance with a lot of Toronto main attractions like AGO, Chinatown, Kensington Market, CN Tower and in the heart of the entertainment district! The staff was very friendly providing me all the information I needed! The hotel provides safes in dorms and for luggages and a lot of activities like cinema room, pool table, nice backyard... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me I have nothing but good things to say about Canadiana, it's where I made most of my friends here and ended up staying for 3 months! Staff are lovely,it's really clean and there's always lots to do every day. The location is perfect and lots of tourist attractions, bars, shops and places to eat closeby. The only bad... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love hostels where you can feel free to do things on your own or with new friends, go out at night or stay in, without any pressure. This hostel is huge and has a good amount of common space, they organize nightly events for interested guests, and they seemed to have a good mix of short-term and long-term guests... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I made a stop in Toronto for a few days and ended up staying 2 weeks there because of this Hostel. Great Hostel, breakfast in the morning. Events in the afternoon such as the traditionnal pub crawl or wine tasting. I was in a mixed dorm with about 6 beds and it wasn't to crowded, don't expect much about the... More

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Toronto, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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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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