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The Only Backpacker's Inn Reviews

968 Danforth Ave, Toronto, Canada

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88%

Rating
540 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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100%

This is a great hostel, while the location is out of the city centre, it is SO close to the subway that it's almost easier to get anywhere in the centre than when you are living there! The rooms are kind of cramped but the hostel has great character, great facilities (including laundry available on site!!) and an even better FREE waffle breakfast that it more than makes up for the size of the rooms. I would def go back here and def recommend it to anyone visiting Toronto!


86%

It's really a good place to stay: clean, nice staff, great cafe (with very good cakes or waffles for breakfast and too many good beers!), atmosphere and location (so closed to TTC station) are very good as well. I recommend!

  • 10th Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

This hostel isn't in the party district of Toronto but it does have a great bar and cafe underneath it, and a subway to downtown just around the corner. Super easy to get to the airport too. The hostel has a big kitchen and outdoor decking, and the bar downstairs has a great selection of beer, particularly local craft and Belgian. No complaints!


89%

I enjoyed my stay in The Only very much, partly due to the friendly staff, good price, good location, friendly guests, the wonderful bar and cafe below but mainly...mainly it was the waffles. You've read mention of them before, but you get up, expecting a small, round waffle, maybe - if you're lucky - with cream, but what you get is something else entirely. You get a behemoth of a waffle, covered with fruit, whipped cream, maple syrup and pure happiness itself. I recommend this place.


77%

good price , location close to train , long walk to centre of city if you are game to get the exercise , lockers , free internet in lounge room with big screen tv , friendly staff ,


97%

This is a pretty neat place and awesome people. Loved the breakfast and how the staff goes above and beyond to help. It was easy to get everywhere from here because of the station being so close. Even though there is a bar downstairs, the music stopped by 11-11:30pm all nights I was there and it wasn't that loud. There's a ton of places to eat and shop right down the road.

  • 1st Sep 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Good service; decent breakfast offerings besides the decadent waffle breakfast. Rooms were a bit cramped, but all in all, good value for the money considering it was right next to a subway stop.


89%

It is a small, clean hostel with friendly stuff. You have lockers to store your stuff in there, so it is safe. The hostel have a nice balcony, a living room and a bar downstairs. The subway is next to the place, so you can reach anything easily. The price inlude a breakfast.


97%

Thank you Weiyi and her team for accommodation. Waffle breakfast are best in the world. Hostel clean, lockers in the rooms, very comfortable, nice balcony, big TV in the living/chilling room with comfortable couch. Bar downstairs with weekend live music. One "step" to subway.


94%

very nice place for reasonable price! waffels are really good ;)

  • 27th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ukraine
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

The hostel is quite nice, i'd like the terrace and the atmosphere. THe commons rooms are very nice, but the rooms are just too small, you cant even move in here! Also, there is no window, which i didnt like. But the Waffle breakfast on the morning was awesome :)

  • 27th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

nice environment!!


89%

Having traveled alone to Canada for my holiday this year I wanted somewhere where I'd meet people, and thankfully you'll meet a lot of new, friendly and diverse people here very quickly! Be sure to take a power adapter and buy a pad-lock from one of the the nearby hardware stores when you arrive for the lockers. The value is great, my only gripe would have been the loud music starting mid week to Friday, so I second getting some ear-plugs if you don't want to wake up irritable.

  • 24th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Stayed there only one night, but I still felt really comfortable. The waffle breakfast is awesome! The place is located bit far from the tourist attractions, but there is a subway station right next to the hostel.

  • 23rd Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great staff downstairs in the bar and cafe. Wonderful selection of craft beers and really nice coffee for cheap! Hostel dorm was cramped but for the price you can't complain. Pretty clean, very comfortable and funky place to chill in, pity that the living/chilling areas close so early. Raccoons on the roof were a plus, quintessentially Canadian!


77%

the hostel and breakfast are clean, nicely located and the staff is friendly and enjoy what they do. The rooms are somewhat small to fit 10p and their luggage, but the atmosphere in the hostel makes up for that

  • 19th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Really nice place to stay while in Toronto, friendly staff, very chilled out bar with 24 beers on tap. I really loved the place, one of the best ones I've ever stayed in. God area a bit out of the very city center but less than a minute away from the subway. locals go to the bar as well to hang out and have a great time.

  • 18th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Really funky, unique hostel. Only downside was the small size of the dorms and the kitchen. Great waffle breakfast!


97%

it was really great to stay. however, if there were elevator to carry suit cases, it would be better. except that, everything was really great

  • 17th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

breakfast is the best part


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