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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 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

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 residency. A photocopy of the ID will be taken at check in.

Must be 19 years of age or older.

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 8.3

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2019
    The hostel is really clean. It's conveniently located next to Donlands station to get to anywhere else in the city. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The free breakfast has a really good variety of food. The rooms and bathrooms were really clean and always smelt nice.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Have stayed at the only backpackers a bunch of times, consistently a great experience. The location (near subway stop) is perfect, the dorms don't feel crowded, there is a lovely patio & enough washrooms/ showers even if the place is full (one note : there are no lockers in the rooms, but room is only accessable via keycard). The bar downstairs (also a good cafe during the day) has an amazing beer selection & a friendly atmosphere (& is not so loud it keeps you awake at night). Love this place!
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    19 Apr 2019
    GREAT STAY IF YOUR LOOKING TO STAY 1-3 nights at a time
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    27 Apr 2019
    Staff here has been top notch!!!! I've stayed in hostels and guesthouses all over the world and this one is in my top 5. I will return next time I make it to TO.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    18 May 2019
    Good location and staff. Only remarks would be that 6 people in a 15 m2 room with a skylight and no windows makes the sleeping experience slightly claustrophobic.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    10 Apr 2019
    Staff in the bar are great and very informative, especially TJ. Hostel itself seemed pretty dead though, but I guess that’s a seasonal thing and/or depends on the crowd staying there.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    25 Apr 2019
    All in all, our one night stay wasn’t bad. Chill environment, clean kitchen. There did seem to be some long term people staying (or living?) in the rooms, which wasn’t a problem for us. No rails on the top bunks though, so I was pleasantly surprised when I woke up in the bed and not on the floor. Only part that was a little unnerving was that when we went to grab our things before checkout the sheets on the beds had already been changed.. but they had left on the same pillow cases... ew
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 4.6


    06 Apr 2019
    Snoring in the room and poopy buttwipes in the bathroom.
    Ireland, Male, 41+
  • 3.7


    22 Apr 2019
    Didn't like the attitude for one of the staff member and the two other people in the room I was in. But the guy that clean the is a great guy and the owner is nice and friendly.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 2.0


    01 Mar 2019
    The WORST hostel I’ve ever stayed. EXTREMELY DIRTY beds. A FILTHY kitchen and horrible staff. From all the hostels I stayed in Canada this was by far the WORST!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi