This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

The Only Backpacker's Inn

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

1567 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

***We are unable to accommodate local (GTA) guests.***

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. Check-in located in the cafe (The Only Cafe) from
2pm to 10pm. After 10pm, please check in at our bar ( The Only Cafe ) before 2am.
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.

Reviews & Ratings

1567 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Jan 12, 2023
I had visited Only BackPackers Inn January 12-14, 2023 and had the 8 bed dorm room, which was unoccupied. Firstly they put me in the bed closest to the wall where you would hear the loud music playing downstairs until 2:30AM ON that particular night. The young woman who checked me in said there were 3 other people in the room but was not true so finally switched my bed across the room. In the morning at 9:30 without knocking another woman named Ignatia came into my room to ask if I was staying
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Male, 41+
Dec 29, 2022
Staff was very kind and helpful. I really liked spending time in both the coffee house and the bar downstairs. The location is great, subway/bus station are close. The restrooms could've been cleaner. But overall it was a good experience and would still choose this hostel over downtown hostels.
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Female, 25-30
Dec 25, 2022
My favorite hostel in Toronto. I stayed here 4 years ago. But this time (i night), the bar downstairs was so noisy until 3am. I could not sleep well :/
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi