Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

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
  • 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 8.5

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jan 2021
    It was one of the best hostel that I've ever been. Everything is clean and cute. The staff are very friendly and wonderful persons
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    26 Aug 2020
    It was a pity to be there during the time of Covid. I could imagine that it would be much more better before that. The staffs are super kind and the hostel is really near to the subway and bus station. Highly recommended.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    Can’t wait to be back!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Cool hostel, great location . Awesome bar with a good vibe and kind staff downstairs.
    Slovakia, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    29 Feb 2020
    great staff, great location, stayed twice now, will be back for another stay soon
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    25 Feb 2021
    My favourite hostel in Toronto. It’s big, lots of common spaces (not that it matters anymore in the dystopian world we brought upon ourselves) and at an amazing price. 👍 Rooms are warm and quiet and the showers and toilets are shiny clean. Good job. :)
    Bulgaria, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    18 Feb 2020
    Great atmosphere and awesome hospitality. the breakfast was awesome and we even sat at the bar till the afternoon without anyone annoying us or anything. The place is a bit far from downtown, but definitely will stay there again if ever in Toronto.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Mar 2020
    Very nice staff, very friendly. Because of the corona virus it was kind of empty and places around were closed but still managed to have a satisfying stay. Would love to come back just to see the atmosphere in the bar when it is open.
    El Salvador, Male, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    07 Apr 2020
    Good hostel, friendly staff good facilities but unfortunately for me the bar and cafe was closed due to covid 19, the breakfast kinda sucked just cereal and toast, really liked the living room area big TV with Netflix
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
  • 5.7


    08 Aug 2020
    The atmosphere was weird...maybe because of covid the staff was kind of suspicious and not really welcoming apart from one girl there. I did not feel welcome there. At night it can get loud because of the bar next door. Also, they make you pay your first night 1 day before you arrived there which is weird since you already pay on the website to reserve your place.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
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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