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Canadiana Backpackers

42 Widmer Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2E9, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Grand Cayman
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20 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Oslo, Norway
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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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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 

Slidell, Louisiana, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I arrived from the US a day late after storm delays. I was greeted and made comfortable at my arrival. The staff members are dedicated to everyone having a great experience. How they do this in such a large hostel is beyond me. They are very knowledgeable on what is happening in Toronto and shares this information. This helped me... More 

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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the city – we hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review - we're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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CanadianaBackpackers, Manager at Canadiana Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review - come and stay again soon! More 

Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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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