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The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

1.5-star1.5 stars
966 Danforth AveTorontoONM4J1L9Canada

Basic hostel in The Danforth with bar/lounge
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Very Good8.4
Value for money
Best value for money
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
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From 53 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Men only
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (2 Bunk Beds)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 7 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-1 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM until 9 PM
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Hostel's cafe
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternative location: The Only Cafe Bar

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

Other information

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

In the hotel

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

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. Open daily.

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

Also known as

  • Backpacker's Inn Hostel Toronto


This hotel's policy is to accept bookings only from non-local guests. Guests whose residence is within the Greater Toronto Area will not be allowed to check in. Guests can contact the property for additional information using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
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.

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

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


  • In The Danforth
  • Queen Street (26-minute walk)
  • Riverdale Park (29-minute walk)
  • Woodbine Park (38-minute walk)
  • Riverdale Farm (40-minute walk)
  • Toronto Public Library - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Royal Ontario Museum - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Tommy Thompson Park - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Toronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.) 31-min drive
  • Toronto, ON (YTZ-Billy Bishop Toronto City) 38-min drive
  • Toronto Danforth Station 8-min drive
  • Toronto Union Station 16-min drive
  • Toronto Oriole Station 16-min drive
  • Donlands Station 1-min walk
  • Pape Station 8-min walk
  • Greenwood Station 9-min walk
  • On-site parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 60 reviews

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel
Very Good8.0
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
The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel
Very Good8.0
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, ca1 night trip
The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel
Very Good8.0
Nice n clean hostel near subway
Nice n clean hostel. It’s bit overpriced. Breakfast is basic but good. Very close to subway station.
Safdar, ca1 night trip
The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel
Very Good8.0
this is what hostelling should be about
nice and comfy
abdoulwahab, ca2 night trip
The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel
Weekend get away.
This I a great backpacker hostel. The staff were very friendly and it is just steps from the subway. Very good breakfast and nice bar attached.
Danielle, ca2 night trip

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