The Only Backpacker's Inn is within 100 yards from Donlands Subway Station, in the Danforth area. It features free Wi-Fi access, shared BBQ facilities and an on-site cafe-bar/restaurant.

All the dormitories are equipped with air conditioning and lockers, and have access to shared bathroom facilities. Towels and linens provided as well.

A buffet type breakfast with toast, muffins, scones, boiled eggs, fruit, cereals, coffee and tea is served each morning. The on-site bar offers a wide variety of local craft beers.

At The Only Backpacker's Inn you will find a shared lounge and communal kitchen area.

The area of Greektown, filled with restaurants and shops, is located within a 15 minutes' walk. The hostel is 4.3 miles from Union Station and Toronto Coach Terminal. The beaches area is 9 minutes’ drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

The Only Backpacker's Inn has been welcoming guests since 7 Apr 2014.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

Breakfast info



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Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
  • Are sheets and towels included?
    Answered on 8 September 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?
    Answered on 8 September 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?
    Answered on 8 September 2019
  • Can I check in at 10:00pm?
    If your are arriving after our reception closes at 9pm please proceed to the bar - The Only Cafe - and they will be waiting for you up until 2am. We a..
    Answered on 30 January 2020
  • Hi may I ask if you have any parking spots available? And would there be any additional charge for staying customer? Thanks
    We do not have parking but there is a public parking lot located down the street.
    Answered on 11 February 2020
Property surroundings *
Facilities of The Only Backpacker's Inn
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Live music/performance
  • Cycling Off-site
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Chinese

House rules

The Only Backpacker's Inn takes special requests - add in the next step!


14:00 - 22:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


08:00 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 19


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa American Express The Only Backpacker's Inn accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that The Only Backpacker's Inn has no reception. Guests are required to check in at the Only Cafe, which is located just below the hostel.

Guests under the age of 19 are not allowed to stay at this hostel.

Please note that guests who are residents of the Greater Toronto Area cannot be accommodated at this hostel. Please contact the property in advance for further details.

Groups: When booking 6 or more beds, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service operating hours.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Only Backpacker's Inn in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Only Backpacker's Inn

  • The Only Backpacker's Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Live music/performance

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Only Backpacker's Inn by:

    • Metro 1h 20min

  • The Only Backpacker's Inn is 3 miles from the centre of Toronto.

  • Check-in at The Only Backpacker's Inn is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Guests staying at The Only Backpacker's Inn can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • The prices at The Only Backpacker's Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.