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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 (GTA) 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 8.8

  • Security 9.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Jan 2020
    Located in a great neighborhood with a lot of different restaurants and shops. The subway is right around the corner so you can get around easily. Staff was super helpful and polite and the facilities were modern and clean. Would definitely stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2019
    Great hostel. The cafe below has great coffee. The pub is one of the nicest pubs I’ve been in a long time. Overall really good, will definitely use again.
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    27 Oct 2019
    The atmosphere was very good and the staff also was really helping.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    08 Feb 2020
    I've stayed here a few times and it's always a very welcoming place with a fun bar and cafe downstairs. Good transport links and location. Recommend it for any backpackers or people passing through the city. Thanks!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    13 Dec 2019
    Good hostel. Great value. Great bar below, quiet rooms.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    19 Jan 2020
    Very nice place, lots of amenities and is within walking distance to many restaurants, stores, and etc. The staff were all friendly and the hostel was well lit and maintained!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    02 Nov 2019
    The outside of the hostel is nearly as colourful as the inside. Every dorm room door is uniquely painted for a different setting giving each dorm room its own unique features I suppose. The beds can be kinda noisy to climb onto and there isn't a lot of room to store personal items like bags. The room I stayed in they had 8 beds in what would be considered a one bedroom apartment. There's a bar downstairs which has a good atmosphere. The subway is 30 seconds walk.There's a cafe which give discout
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    12 Nov 2019
    The hostel is easy to get to on the subway and there is a lot of common space to hang out in plus the cafe/bar below the hostel. Showers and shower curtains could have been a little cleaner but everything else was pretty clean. However My dorm seemed to be full of longer term guests who had a lot of stuff in the room which didn’t feel very welcoming. Staff were really friendly and I would stay again. If you’re hungry you must go a few doors down to Danforth pizza house, it was amazing
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Dec 2019
    Excellent location (right in the ethnic heart of downtown Toronto and steps from TTC) and great value for money (includes a simple but very filling breakfast of cereal, coffee/tea, eggs, muffins and toast). Cleanliness is reasonable but it seems like they need more washrooms for the amount of people that are staying. I don't drink but the bar had a vibrant and bustling vibe, although the cafe was kinda dead even on New Year's Day. Good place to crash in after spending most of the day outside.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    27 Nov 2019
    Nothing great. Not good security. They accept anybody without any background check. Breakfast is poor. But it's ok for a hostel I don't expect and 5star buffet. Reception it's not proper. Check-in is not flexible. Assistance is only available until 9pm
    India, Male, 31-40
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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