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The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel, Toronto

Hostel with bar/lounge, near The Danforth Music Hall

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
From
$101 CAD

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972 Danforth Ave, Toronto, M4J1L9, ON, Canada
8.4.Very Good.
  • Only Backpacker's Hostel is associated with an expanded, complex up/downstairs bar and…

    Jun. 8, 2021

  • It was a nice stay according to the price

    Aug. 3, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 shared guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Old Toronto
  • The Danforth Music Hall - 19 min walk
  • Queen Street - 29 min walk
  • Riverdale Park - 30 min walk
  • Riverdale Farm - 38 min walk
  • Woodbine Park - 39 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (2 Bunk Beds)
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Toronto
  • The Danforth Music Hall - 19 min walk
  • Queen Street - 29 min walk
  • Riverdale Park - 30 min walk
  • Riverdale Farm - 38 min walk
  • Woodbine Park - 39 min walk
  • Woodbine Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Ryerson University - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • University of Toronto - St. George Campus - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • The Distillery Historic District - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Downtown Yonge - 3 mi / 4.9 km

Getting around

  • Pearson Intl. Airport (YYZ) - 29 min drive
  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) - 14 min drive
  • Danforth Station - 5 min drive
  • Union Station - 10 min drive
  • Oriole Station - 13 min drive
  • Donlands Station - 1 min walk
  • Pape Station - 8 min walk
  • Greenwood Station - 9 min walk
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972 Danforth Ave, Toronto, M4J1L9, ON, Canada

At a glance

Size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.
  • At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination

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 Hostel's cafe If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: 972 Danforth Avenue - The Only CafeIf you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19

Children

  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol allowed onsite
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Barbecue grills

Services

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

Facilities

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared accommodations

Special features

Dining

The Only Cafe - Onsite pub.

Fees & policies

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

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.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express 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.

Also known as

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Mr. Pide (4-min walk), Magic Oven (4-min walk), and Von Doughnuts (6-min walk).
  • The Only Backpacker's Inn - Hostel has a garden.
8.4.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent place to stay in Toronto

    The suite was modern, clean, comfortable, and had all the comforts and necessities of home.

    Erica, 1 night trip with friends, Apr. 24, 2020

    Verified Hotels.com guest review

  • 6.0.Good

    great location seems like a small complaint but the ladders for the bunks dont feel great climbing into bed. and the mattress refused to stay on the top bunk. but other then that it was great

    3 night trip, Dec. 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    it was great...

    luca galea, 1 night trip with friends, Dec. 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    it is excellent and staff are very friendly and helping

    luca galea, 1 night trip, Dec. 23, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    soooooo coooooool ,i like this coffee shop and Bar

    lora, 1 night family trip, May 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super friendly host. Clean. Nice breakfast. Recommend the place

    1 night trip, Feb. 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Exceeded expectations for a hostel with friendly, welcoming staff, bright, clean rooms, halls and bathrooms, plus kitchen, TV lounge and patio(for when it's warm enough). Loved the murals and mottos on the doors, and it's really handy having the cafe and bar (complete with board game shelf) downstairs. Will definitely stay here again

    1 night trip, Nov. 28, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Algonquin staging post

    Crazy place, loved the atmosphere and great having a bar and cafe on site. Lots of history and a very homely feel about the place.

    Del, 2 night trip, Sep. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place was extremely accommodating & helpful with our trip. The place was clean & a great distance from downtown Toronto.

    Emily, 3 night romance trip, Jul. 5, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The backpacker hostel didn't bother to list that u need a drivers license to stay there so I couldn't even check in and now it's been 2 days and they're still "thinking" about whether they're going to give me a refund for it... And Travelocity was no help either, every

    Ashley, 1 night family trip, Apr. 28, 2019

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