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Canadiana Backpackers Inn

42 Widmer St. Toronto, Entertainment District, Toronto M5V-2E9, Canada

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Hotel Reviews

Based on 349 reviews from across the web.

Very Good 82

Based on 349 reviews

  • "Bad air conditioning "

Summary

This hotel has a very good TrustScore of 82. Guests recommend it because of its location, service and ambiance.

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Guest Review Highlights

  • Very good internet connection. 100% thought it was a great value.
  • Rooms are ok. For only 61%, the bathroom was ok. Poor beds
  • Restaurant is average. 54% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.
  • Terrific location. 100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby. Near to public transport, according to 100%.
  • Great service. 92% found the staff to be very friendly. Management was excellent, said 100%.
  • Excellent hotel. Clean hotel facilities
  • Lovely ambiance. 85% were fond of the entertainment options. 100% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Nice grounds. Great pool
  • Price is reasonable. Excellent value for money, said 100%.
  • Very nice building.
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Hotel Details

Amenities

  • Highspeed Internet
  • Parking
  • Airconditioning
  • Safe/Vault
  • Bar/Lounge
  • High speed internet access
  • Parking
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Currency exchange
  • Game room
  • Locker room
  • Lounges/bars
  • Safe deposit box
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Shower
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Policies

Check-in: 13:00
Check-out: 10:30

Description

Lonely Planet described us as 'Toronto's best run hostel...a sure fire winner, with a great location in the Entertainment District of downtown Toronto'. Hostelworld users have honoured us several times at the Hoscars, giving us the Best Hostel in North America (2003), 3rd Best Hostel in North America (2006) and the Best in Canada (2006). Welcome to Toronto's award-winning and most unique hostel! There's a 10 ft Mohawk Indian in the lounge, a totem pole on the patio and each room is named after a great Canadian (everything from Bryan Adams to Neil Young). Every morning there's a free pancake breakfast and a choice of tea or coffee. Located right downtown in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, the hostel is a short walk to the CN Tower, the Air Canada Centre, the Theatre District and some of Toronto's best shopping districts, bars, and restaurants. We offer accommodation to suit everyone, from private rooms (single and double) to quad rooms (four people to a room) to female-only rooms. All the rooms are spacious with thick, comfortable mattresses and extra-big wooden bunk beds. Fresh linen and towels are provided for free and there's locker facilities for your stuff! The hostel also offers 24-hour reception, air-conditioning, a free pancake breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, a large outdoor patio, an 18-seat cinema, a fully equipped kitchen and day trips to Niagara Falls. At Canadiana you never need to feel alone. Every night we organize an event, from pub crawls to barbeques served on our outdoor patio. Once a week we visit the comedy club where Mike Myers, Jim Carey and John Candy (all originally from Toronto) started their careers. Our wonderful events will help you make the most of your time in Toronto! Mondays have Monday Madness, including free improv, killer pool and 1/2-price drinks! Tuesdays feature a tour and tasting at the Steam Whistle Brewery ($). Wednesdays there's a free tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario followed by $10 Pitchers at Einstein's Open Mic Night. Thursdays we have our Back Patio BBQ followed by karaoke at 10 p.m. Friday is Wine & Cheese Night (free). Saturdays are for the pub crawl (free entry at all bars, $2.50 mixed drinks & $12 pitchers). Sunday is Movie Night with free popcorn in our hostel cinema. We offer discounts for ISIC, BUNAC/SWAP, VIP Backpackers, and Hostelling International cardholders. If you read the guidebooks, you will see that for style, service, and atmosphere no other place in town compares. Here is what the guidebooks have to say: 'The super-friendly Canadiana Backpackers Inn is in quiet, charming Victorian houses with a great location in the Entertainment District'. Lonely Planet, 2001. 'An assortment of young adventurous professionals populate the Canadiana, whose wooden beds and Victorian facade create a calm refined atmosphere. Its central location is near several hot nightclubs.' Lets Go, 2002. 'The Canadiana Backpackers Inn is booked and not surprisingly. It's clean and new and where people gather is even tastefully appointed. There's a patio on which guests are treated to free barbeques.....staff exceedingly friendly.' Now Magazine, 2000.

Location

42 Widmer St. Toronto Entertainment District, Toronto M5V-2E9, Canada

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