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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 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb 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 8.6

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.2

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    28 Aug 2019
    Loved our stay at the Only Backpackers. The location in Greektown is fantastic (especially for food!). Our twin room was very comfortable & wonderful to have the balcony space. The coffee for breakfast also very good :)
    Scotland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 10.0


    08 Aug 2019
    Great hostel. Me and a couple of friends arrived in Toronto and this was the hostel that we book. It was a great decision, which we do not regret. The hostel is just 50m (around the corner) from the subway station, even though it is not located in downtown, you can get there really quickly. We loved the bar downstairs. They have many variety of beer. Wish we were there longer so we could try all of them.
    Slovenia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2019
    Easy access to the airport by night bus, bus stop outside the hostel.
    England, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2019
    Gorgeous artsy spot with tons of nooks and crannies to cool and unique socializing including the awesome 2nd Floor deck, the large spacious kitchen, and the bar-cafe areas (which can double as a great place to get work done and chill). Special thanks to ??? (Forgot his name, but we conversed at the bar one night about me living in Canada and he was quite honest with me about the country and I appreciated that).
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Jul 2019
    This hostel was very nice. I hightly recommend it, the staff is really welcoming and the localisation is perfect (1min from metro and 15min by metro from the center). I just stayed 3 nights but I met extraodinary people.
    France, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2019
    Was a single traveler who stayed for 3 nights, though I barely spent any time actually at the hostel. Overall a fine experience, there's a nice back patio to hang out on, wifi's good, and the rooms good enough. The bedding left some to be desired but were more than workable. Bathrooms could use a little TLC, but nothing too complain about.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    10 Sep 2019
    The place is okay. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The free breakfast is pretty good. I do really like this place.. the only shame was a lack of socialising. I only really go to Hostel’s to meet people as I’m a lone traveller.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    28 Aug 2019
    The hostel has got a very chill vibe, and pretty secure. The lady at the counter was nice enough to change my bed upon my request. I guess everything else was fine except for the room cleaning guy who was rude and probably hated his job.
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    24 Aug 2019
    OK hostel, maybe your average hostel; a little far from where all the action is, but it is a lot cheaper than other hostels, so the cost-benefit is good. It seems the hostel is an extension of the bar downstairs, which makes the atmosphere a little strange. The rooms are small but OK, an average hostel. Bathrooms were OK. One was very small. All in all, good value, but don't expect a great hostel, just average.
    Brazil, Male, 41+
  • 6.6


    30 Aug 2019
    I only stayed here one night (as I had spent the previous few nights in a different hostel in Toronto but needed one more night in the city before my flight). Place looked clean, bathrooms were fine, had a big patio in the back. However, room was quite cramped and the top beds were really awkward to get up on as there was no railing. There wasn't much of an atmosphere from what I saw. Location was a bit out of the way from attractions but easy to get to with metro.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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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