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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 3 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Only Backpacker's Inn

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

***We are unable to accommodate local (GTA) guests. All guests must provide proof of FULL VACCINATION to stay at this property.***

Welcome to the only!

The best way to describe your new Home-Away-From-Home is relaxed. The chill vibe runs through the hostel upstairs, flows down into the full service espresso bar/cafe and into our comfy little local pub which stocks over 200 different beers from around the world. If it can be got...we have it!

Free Wi-Fi
Breakfast Included
Two Large Private Patios
One Huge Licensed Patio

Come and stay for a while and...just relax...

See you soon!

17.52% tax is not included in the room rate. It will be charged at check in.
Your credit card may be pre-authorized before you arrive.
Free cancellation at least 48 hours before arrival date, first night of stay fee for late cancellation or no show.

Government issued photo ID (passport/driver's license) required at check-in to establish non-Toronto (GTA) residency. A photocopy of the ID will be taken at check in.

Must be 19 years of age or older.

Proof of FULL VACCINATION is required at check in.

Please note that we don't have 24 hour reception. We don't accept same day bookings after 7pm. Check-in located in the cafe (The One in The Only) from
2pm to 9pm. After 9pm, please check in at our bar ( The Only Cafe ) before midnight.
The guest can cancel free of charge until 2 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the first night if they cancel in the 2 days before arrival.
The guest will be charged a prepayment of the first night in the 2 days before arrival. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Nov 2021
    I loved my stay, I think this was one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in (and I've been to a bunch in Australia, Europe and the US). They cleaned the common areas like the kitchen and bathrooms every day, the rooms were quiet and the vibes in the cafe and bar were awesome. Also, it is very close to the subway station which brings you into the heart of Toronto and the area of the hostel (Greektown) is also amazing with a lot of restaurants etc. 10/10 would recommend!
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    15 Oct 2021
    Incredible hostel! The subway station is less than a block away, the café has delicious and affordable coffee and pastries, the bar has a ton of beer selections, and there’s live music. I loved the painted walls, the pictures hanging all around the café and bar, and the overall atmosphere was very cool. You can use the kitchen to cook, and there is free food (toast, pastries etc) for breakfast every morning. Loved this place!
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    12 Oct 2021
    A bit from DT but right next to subway station so very easily reachable. The hostel is clean and quite nice and the ladies at reception were super friendly and helped me so much! My only bad taste is from a bald guy working there. The breakfast ends at 10 am and I was there at 10:01, 1 min late and he didn’t let me grab any food & was rude. Its a hostel and hospitality industry, not the army! Perhaps management can read this review and provide some training to this person how to be with guests
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Nov 2021
    Smaller rooms but spacious kitchen/common areas. Good location, across the bridge from downtown. Facilities were clean and room was kept warm. Overall a good/great hostel!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    21 Oct 2021
    Nice hostel with friendly staff and a cool cafe and bar below and very close to the subway to get to downtown. Found it a little harder meeting people as you don’t know who is from the hostel when you’re in the bar. Someone also came into our room without knocking every morning around 9am to clean and change the beds which felt a bit early, plus the bedding is very thin.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    05 Oct 2021
    The internet for the private rooms doesn't work at all. I told the reception, they seemed to be aware of it and didn't care in the slightest. The hostel is overall ok, despite a lack of traveler atmosphere. But for the price they charge I think there's no excuse for not having working internet.
    Israel, Male, 31-40
  • 6.9


    18 Oct 2021
    Least friendliest of all the hostels i have been to
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    09 Oct 2021
    WiFi on the room is gone all the time. I had to wait 30 mins at the bar before I could check in. Separate check ins from bar.
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 5.7


    17 Oct 2021
    Bad experience. I've stayed in 100 hostels in 40 countries, this was the most stressful. The hostel was very expensive ($40/€30 a night for cheapest bed on a Monday?). The check out was 11am and at 11:02 the staff is kicking me out. They overcharged me an extra night and didn't even refund all of the money. I gave the $ for key deposit and next day they said I didn't give it, not my fault they aren't organized. Owner yelled at me for standing too close at check-in bcs covid. And much more issues
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    25 Nov 2021
    Really disappointed with the way the booking system works. After booking and paying 2 nights in advance, I received an email indicating that residents of the GTA Toronto cannot be accepted as guests. I do live in the GTA, so I was out of luck and 58 CAD. The clause is almost hidden in the booking page and I wish website would have been more upfront with that policy. I hope I can get a refund.
    Canada, Male, 41+
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Washing Machine
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi