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Alexandrie Hostel

8.6 | Very Good
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Highly praised by guests for cleanliness, service, reasonable rates & breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the common spaces to be comfortable and well maintained
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests thought that the hostel offered good value for the money they spent
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area
Cons
  • No on-site parking
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 17, 2014
Overview
This hostel is situated in the Latin Quarter of Montreal and is within a 15-minute walk of the Old Port area (cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, boutique shopping and restaurants). Offering shared rooms, shared bathrooms and common spaces, this property is better suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

This property offers both dorm rooms and private rooms and all rooms are smoke free. Dorm rooms are furnished with bunk beds, while private rooms are furnished with one double bed or two twin beds. All bathroom facilities are shared. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Sheets and blankets are included in rooms for free, while towels are provided in private rooms only. Guests staying in dorm rooms may rent a towel for $2.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. This hostel does not have private parking on site, however, there is street parking available near the property. Pets are not permitted.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 8 am to 10 am and includes coffee, juice, toast and cereal.

On-site amenities include a guest-use kitchen, a living room, laundry facilities, telephone for access for local calls and luggage storage.

The nearest subway station, Station Beaudry, is 7 minutes away on foot, while the University of Quebec at Montreal is an 11-minute walk away. The Place des Arts on Saint Catherine Street, which includes the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Arts and Theatre Maisonneuve, is 20 minutes away on foot.

Downtown attractions, including McGill University, shopping on Saint Catherine Street, the Bell Centre and Mont-Royal Park, are about a 20- to 25-minute trip away by subway, while Olympic Stadium is 25 to 30 minutes away by subway. 

The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 25- to 30-minute drive away, depending on traffic, or a 60-minute subway ride away. (All walking, driving and public transit time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 6, 2014: Free breakfast details, wheelchair accessibility and pet policy.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed impressed with their stay at this hostel and several aspects of the property were complimented.

The rooms were often described as clean, while some reviewers added that the rooms were generally comfortable and spacious. The common areas, including the living room and kitchen, were found to be comfortable and well equipped by many reviewers. One guest said that the property had a "relaxed and friendly atmosphere".

Many reviewers found the staff friendly and knowledgeable about the city.

Several guests appreciated the free breakfast and free Wi-Fi service.

Many guests agreed that the room rates were reasonable and that the hostel offered good value for the money they spent.

A few guests thought that the hostel well located for exploring downtown Montreal, while a couple of reviewers found the hostel to be safe and secure.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers considering this hostel may want to note that there is no on-site private parking.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #3 out of 74 specialty lodging properties, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 77 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.2 out of 10, based on 83 guest reviews.

The author called the hostel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
8.6
Very Good
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43 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 8.6/10 based on 268 reviews

Ranked #43 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Alexandrie Hostel
1750 Amherst, Montreal, QC