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Hotel du Nouveau Forum Montreal

6.0 | Fair
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Hostel close to the Bell Centre, all rooms include A/C and an en-suite bathroom

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A few guests found their rooms to be clean
  • A few reviewers praised the en-suite bathrooms as a value-added feature
  • A few guests described their rooms as quiet
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hostel appeared unsafe
  • A couple of reviewers complained that the front desk staff were not always available
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 11, 2012
Overview
This property, St. Antoine, was formally known as the Hotel du Nouveau Forum Montreal. This hotel offers hostel accommodations for guests looking for a budget-friendly option in downtown Montreal. This property is situated within a 4-minute walk of the Bell Centre (sports arena and concert venue) and there are several restaurants and nightlife destinations within a 5-minute walk.

This hostel operates from April 1 - September 30 and is closed during the fall and winter months.

This hostel is 100% smoke-free and private, shared, gendered and mixed rooms are available. Rooms are available with one, two or four beds and all rooms include an en-suite bathroom. Sheets and air conditioning are included in the room rate. This property has an elevator.

Other on-site amenities include free Wi-Fi, free personal storage, free city maps, a fully-equipped common kitchen, laundry facilities, a TV common room and a reading lounge. 

Activity programs offered include: pub crawls, skyline photography sessions, urban walks, walks to Old Montreal and Mount Royal Park, and skating on the mountain (extra fee applies). 

The nearest subway station (Bonaventure) is a 7-minute walk away, while Central Station is 10 minutes away on foot (VIA rail). The shopping district on Sainte-Catherine Street is about 12 minutes away on foot and the McGill Universtiy Campus is about a 20-minute walk away. Old Montreal is about 13 minutes away via subway, while Mount Royal Park is 40 minutes away via subway and bus. (All walking and public transit time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There were very few reviews available for this analysis. However, there were several aspects of this property that received compliments.

A few guests described their rooms as generally clean and quiet. One reviewer mentioned that this property is "not a party hostel".

A few reviewers specifically mentioned the en-suite bathrooms as a value-added feature. One guest noted that this feature was a pleasant change from other hostels that have one shared bathroom per floor.

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable.

A couple of reviewers thought that the staff were friendly and helpful with recommendations. However, the staff did receive mixed reviews (see below for more details).
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were very few reviews available for this analysis. There were a couple of common concerns found among the guest reviews and a number of isolated complaints.

A couple of guests thought that the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hostel seemed unsafe or "abandoned".

While a couple of guests praised the customer service, as mentioned above, a couple of reviewers were unhappy with the front desk staff. These guests said that the staff were frequently unavailable at the front desk, resulting in long waits to ask questions or check-in/out. Another reviewer thought the front desk staff was inefficient.

Isolated complaints included: uncomfortable beds, common areas did not appear clean or well maintained and a lack of water pressure in a guest bathroom.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this property #29 out of 66 speciality lodgings in Montreal, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 6 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.2 out of 10, based on 14 guest reviews.
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
6.0
Fair
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140 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 6.0/10 based on 7 reviews

Ranked #140 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Map Marker Hotel du Nouveau Forum Montreal
1320 Saint Antoine West, Montreal, QC