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1 room, 2 adults

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel, Toronto, Canada

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
Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Bar is awesome
Tasty breakfast

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel, Toronto, Canada

from NZ$125
  • 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, Toronto, Canada


  • In The Danforth
  • Queen Street - 28 min walk
  • The Danforth Music Hall - 19 min walk
  • Riverdale Farm - 38 min walk
  • Woodbine Park - 38 min walk
  • Royal Ontario Museum - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • The Distillery Historic District - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Lake Ontario - 2.4 mi / 3.9 km

Getting around

  • Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ) - 28 min drive
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) - 13 min drive
  • Danforth Station - 5 min drive
  • Oriole Station - 13 min drive
  • 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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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 - Onsite pub.

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel, Toronto, Canada’s small print

Also known as

  • Backpacker's
  • Backpacker's 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.

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.

FAQs for The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel, Toronto, Canada

  • Does The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 53 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
it was great...
luca galea, ca1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
it is excellent and staff are very friendly and helping
luca galea, ca1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Algonquin staging post
Crazy place, loved the atmosphere and great having a bar and cafe on site. Lots of history and a very homely feel about the place.
Del, gb2 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, us3 night romance 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
Very good 8.0
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
Very good 8.0
this is what hostelling should be about
nice and comfy
abdoulwahab, ca2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel, Toronto, Canada

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