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Canadiana Backpackers Inn

Canadiana Backpackers Inn

42 Widmer St. Toronto, Toronto, Canada Map Send to a friend
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Canadiana Backpackers Inn

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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, toast or bagel breakfast and a choice of tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

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 or bagel 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.

Our wonderful events will help you make the most of your time in Toronto!

Mondays have Monday Madness, killer pool and table tennis tournaments!

Tuesdays feature a tour and tasting at the Steam Whistle Brewery ($). And our free BBQ!

Wednesdays there's a free tour of the Art Gallery of Ontario followed by Movie night in our cinema with free popcorn!

Thursdays we have 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 Free bowling or Canoeing in Toronto Harbour ($)!

We offer discounts for ISIC, BUNAC/SWAP, VIP Backpackers, and Hosteling 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.

Things to note :

Check- in is anytime after 2pm, check- out is anytime before 11:00am .

Tax rate is 13% , payable upon arrival will be added to your booking.

We accept cash, visa or mastercard. Government issued photo ID is required to check-in and guests must be from outside the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

Cancellations must be notified directly to the accommodation provider no later than noon the day before arrival, failure to do so will result in one night’s charge.

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Highlights

  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • 24 Hour Check-In
  • Airport Transfers
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Linen Included

Important Information

Feel free to contact us by phone or email if you have any questions!

Check- in is anytime after 2pm, check- out is anytime before 11:00am .

Tax rate is 13% , payable upon arrival will be added to your booking.

We accept cash, visa or mastercard.

Government issued photo ID is required to check-in and guests must be from outside the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).

Cancellations must be notified directly to the accommodation provider no later than noon the day before arrival, failure to do so will result in one night’s charge.

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Awesome 85%

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The place is pretty good to crash at, location is superb - about 20 minutes walk from Union Station. Note that the price quoted has a nasty surprise 13% tax on top of it - that came as an ouch. But I guess Toronto city centre would be as pricey anywhere else. Another note, the showers are bloody slippery - you would struggle to stay up right in the showers - suggest have bathing flip flops or some alternatives. Other than that, place was fantastic to a quick recharge

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5
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5
Cleanliness
5
Value
3
Facilities
3
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5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

Small rooms needs jump on bunk beds, old painted hotel needs photo ID for towel and bed sheet no soap so be prepared visiting this place............

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2
Location
3
Cleanliness
2
Value
2
Facilities
2
Service
2

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The building itself is a bit old, the floor is leaning to one side and stairs squeak every time you walk on it. BUT my stay was amazing since this place is full of young people who are aiming to make their dreams come true, enjoying their life in Toronto.
What I like about this hostel is that there's no curfew, so pretty much after you have fun in downtown (It's super close to everything), you can come back to take a sleep. In the morning, they serve pancakes as well.
Everyone is really nice, I'd love to stay here again :)

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3
Location
5
Cleanliness
3
Value
2
Facilities
3
Service
3

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

its the best place for stay, i was only 3 days but i was fun, a lot of people around all the world u can speak english or parctice u r english like me ! the people is friendly and nice and thi is the perfect place for someone who wants meet people . The hostel offers many activities each day, is the ideal place for young people , i am 30 years old but it was great for me . i meet a lot of people !" thanks Canadiana .!

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5
Location
5
Cleanliness
5
Value
5
Facilities
5
Service
5

This is a Trusted Review. Why?

The Staff were nice and the location was good and the tours that are on offer are what made me want to stay at the hostel keep it up and add some more tour options

Overall
5
Location
3
Cleanliness
4
Value
5
Facilities
3
Service
5

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Hotel Amenities

  • 24 hour reception
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • DVD's
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included
  • Vending Machines

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Towels for Hire

laundry

  • Washing Machine

communications

  • Card Phones
  • Fax Service

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games

inroom facilities

  • Reading Light
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

sport& leisure

  • Cable TV
  • Pool Table

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