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HI Montreal Hostel

8.0 | Very Good

Recommended by guests for friendly staff, comfortable rooms and on-site bar

  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as generally comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for walking to public transit and the Bell Centre
  • Many guests enjoyed the on-site Bistro
  • A few reviewers found the guest kitchen spacious and well equipped
  • No on-site parking
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 18, 2014
This hostel is located in downtown Montreal, within an 8-minute walk of the Bell Centre and the Lucien-L'Allier train station. Well located for guests looking to explore the area on foot or by public transit, the nearest subway station, Station Guy-Concordia, is a 6-minute walk away.

Both shared and private rooms are available at this hostel. All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, linens, lockers and an en suite bathroom. Towels are available on request. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available and the front entrance is accessible by stairs only.

Parking is not available on site, but the nearest public parking facility (Auto Park Stanley) is within a 7-minute walk. Pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served from 7:30 am to 11 am. The on-site bar/bistro serves snacks and alcoholic beverages (there is no on-site lunch or dinner service). 

Other on-site amenities include a guest kitchen, a common living room, bicycle and walking tours, arranged pub crawls and a guest computer centre.

Concordia University is 6 minutes away on foot, while McGill University and shopping and dining on Saint Catherine Street are both about a 15-minute drive away. The Place des Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art Montreal are both 20 minutes away on foot or a 12-minute subway ride away. The Old Port district, which is located on the waterfront and features cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, galleries and boutique shops, is about 20 minutes away by subway, while Olympic Stadium and the Biodome are both a 30-minute trip via subway.

The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is 34 minutes away by public transit or a 20-minute drive away. (All walking, public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 10, 2014: Free breakfast hours, en suite bathrooms and wheelchair accessibility.
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 praised.

The rooms were often described as generally comfortable, while several other reviewers added that their rooms were clean.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service.

Many reviewers found the hostel conveniently located for walking to public transit stations and the Bell Centre, while a few guests also found restaurants and bars within walking distance.

The drinks served and the atmosphere at the on-site bistro were praised by many guests, while a couple of reviewers mentioned that the bar prices were reasonable.

A few guests described the guest kitchen as spacious and well equipped, while a couple of reviewers appreciated the free breakfast.

A few reviewers enjoyed the city tours that were organized by this hostel, while a couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable.
The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers with mobility concerns may want to note that this hotel does not have an elevator and is not wheelchair accessible.

Show Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #6 out of 74 specialty properties in Montreal, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 155 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.3 out of 10, based on 84 guest reviews.

The author called the hostel on March 10, 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
Very Good
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Map Marker HI Montreal Hostel
1030 Mackay, Montreal, QC