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The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

1.5-star1.5 stars
966 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4J1L9, Canada

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Queen Street
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
From 65 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Bar is awesome
Great amenities
Tasty breakfast

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

from £55
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (2 Bunk Beds)
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Twin Room

What’s around The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel


  • In The Danforth
  • Queen Street (28-minute walk)
  • The Danforth Music Hall (19-minute walk)
  • Riverdale Farm (38-minute walk)
  • Royal Ontario Museum - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • The Distillery Historic District - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Tommy Thompson Park - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Woodbine Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km

Getting around

  • Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) 28-min drive
  • Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City) 13-min drive
  • Toronto Danforth Station 5-min drive
  • Toronto Oriole Station 13-min drive
  • Toronto Scarborough Station 13-min drive
  • Donlands Station 1-min walk
  • Pape Station 8-min walk
  • Greenwood Station 9-min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 9 PM.
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Hostel's cafe
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features


The Only Cafe – On-site pub.

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpacker's Inn Hostel Toronto
  • The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel Toronto
  • Backpacker's Inn Hostel
  • Backpacker's Inn Hostel Toronto
  • The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel Toronto


This property will place an authorization for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted. Guests whose residence is within the same city as the property will not be allowed to check in.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 52 reviews

Very good 8.0
Home away from home
Home away from home, love this place, though it's not as good as it was a year ago.
Ashley, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This place was extremely accommodating & helpful with our trip. The place was clean & a great distance from downtown Toronto.
Emily, usRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Comfortable hostel near subway
Comfortable hostel with lots of space to relax and chill. Very close to subway, lots of food nearby, and convenient to downtown.
timothy, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Would stay a night again if have reason to, solid
Stayed while in Toronto for the night. Bartender giving my check-in tour was friendly. Room a little bit dirty, blankets and pillows barren, mattress seemed like newer foam which was good, but too soft for me personally. Bunk beds are sturdy and didn't shake too much when I moved on top bunk. Bathrooms filthy. Kitchen is beautiful, love the decor, but didn't use. Was surprisingly clean for a hostel kitchen as well. Didn't have time to use the cafe/bar. Good neighbourhood for food and not too sketchy for Toronto. I had a car so location in Toronto wasn't a big deal, but subway and bus stop were right there. Overall if you need a place to crash and aren't too fussy, it's decent. I think if I stayed for a week, the mattress and bathrooms really would get to be uncomfortable.
Sarah, ca1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Will be back
Since I was there over a year ago the hostel has improved. It seems cleaner, some unfriendly staff is no longer there, the kitchen is no longer near the rooms (better for noise management). Much better impression second time around, mostly due to the current staff, some of which were also there my last stay.
Juliana, caOther trip

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

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