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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 nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Very Good8.4
Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
Great location
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
58See all 58 reviews
From 57 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)

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.) 32-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

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
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. 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.

On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

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.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 58 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
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
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

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