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Overview of The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

1.5 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Bar
  • Laundry
Map
972 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4J1L9

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationThe Distillery Historic District14 min drive
  • Popular LocationSt. Lawrence Market16 min drive
  • Popular LocationToronto Eaton Centre18 min drive
  • AirportToronto, ON (YYZ-Pearson Intl.)41 min drive

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About this area

Toronto

Near a metro station, The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel is in Old Toronto, a neighborhood in Toronto with good shopping. Toronto Eaton Centre and Scarborough Town Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Rogers Centre or Scotiabank Arena.

What's nearby

  • The Distillery Historic District - 14 min drive
  • St. Lawrence Market - 16 min drive
  • Royal Ontario Museum - 16 min drive
  • Hockey Hall of Fame - 18 min drive
  • Toronto Eaton Centre - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Donlands Station - 1 min walk
  • Danforth Station - 5 min drive
  • Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ) - 39 min drive

Restaurants

  • Sakawa Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Danforth Dragon Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Mr. Pide - 4 min walk
  • Magic Oven - 4 min walk
  • Greenwood Smokehouse BBQ - 7 min walk

About this property

The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel

Hostel in the heart of Old Toronto
A free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe are just a few of the amenities provided at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel. In addition to a garden and a library, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Luggage storage, barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say good things about the breakfast, helpful staff, and proximity to shopping
Room features
All guestrooms at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi.
Extra amenities include:
  • Shared bathrooms with tubs or showers
  • Communal kitchens and daily housekeeping

Languages

Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • The Only Cafe

Conveniences

  • Library

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning

Bathroom

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shared bathroom

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access

More

  • Shared accommodations

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 19

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Cafe
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: 972 Danforth Avenue - The Only Cafe
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination
Guests providing vaccine records must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property; All guests older than 18 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts credit cards and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Only bookings from non-local guests are accepted; guests whose residence is within 50 mi (80 km) of the property will not be allowed to check in
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Children 18 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not permitted at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Backpacker's
Backpacker's Toronto
Backpacker's Inn Hostel
Backpacker's Inn Hostel Toronto
The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel Toronto

Frequently asked questions

Is The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel?

As of Oct 1, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel on Oct 2, 2022 start from CA $138.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel?

This hostel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel located?

Located in Old Toronto, this hostel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Danforth Music Hall and within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Toronto - St. George Campus and Royal Ontario Museum. Queen Street and Woodbine Park are also within 3 mi (5 km). Donlands Station is only a 2-minute walk and Pape Station is 8 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 57 out of 122 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 44 out of 122 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 122 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 122 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 122 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Bethsy
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have no complaint. They are polite. The place was clean and convenient. I'm happy with my stay!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mizuki
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Pui Wa
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It’s actually good but the locker is a bit small
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sophia
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very friendly staff, great bar w/ good selection of ciders in tap, nice patio. The private room was quiet, you couldn't hear noise from downstairs nor street. It also had a lovely balcony too.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Colin
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Since Toronto hotels are super pricey I stayed here in a private room. Very basic but quiet and comfortable and right by the subway so could get into town easily - it's 6km from the centre. Nice food downstairs too and not bad internet
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Ian
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

4/5 Good

Bradley
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joshua
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Incredible stay in the Greek district
Incredible stay, met some great people, time of my life in Toronto, bit far out but worth it!
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Maurice
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice staff and a great atmosphere 🙂
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Alexander
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022