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Highly rated by guests for clean & modern rooms, friendly staff & cheap rates

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and modern
  • Many reviewers thought that the hostel offered good value for the money they spent
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests enjoyed the on-site bar and theme nights
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the area on foot
Cons
  • No on-site restaurant and no elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 13, 2014
Overview
This hostel is situated in the Latin Quarter and is about a 10-minute walk from the Old Port district, which features cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, boutique shopping and restaurants. This property is well suited for budget-conscious travellers looking to explore the area on foot or by subway. The nearest subway station, Berri-UQAM, is a 4-minute walk away.

This hostel offers four- to sixteen-bed dorm rooms and also private rooms. All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, linens, a flat screen TV, lockers, a phone with free local calls, air conditioning, an en suite bathroom, a mini-fridge and a reading light. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available on the first floor only (no on-site elevator).

Parking is available on-site for an additional fee of $10 per night. Pets are not permitted.

A free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am. Free tea and coffee is available all day. This property also has an on-site bar that features live entertainment and theme nights. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

Other on-site amenities include computer access, lockers, a common lounge with a TV, a pool table, a guest kitchen and organized social events.

The University of Quebec at Montreal is a 7-minute walk away, while the Place des Arts and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art are both about 15 minutes away on foot. McGill University, Mount Royal Park and the Bell Centre are all about a 30-minute walk away or a 15-minute subway ride away. 

Olympic Stadium, Botanical Gardens, the Biodome and Casino Montreal are all about 25 to 30 minutes away by subway, while the Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is a 30- to 35-minute drive away, depending on traffic. (All walking, public transit and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 12, 2014: Free breakfast hours, pet policy, wheelchair accessibility and parking details.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests gave glowing reviews of this hostel and many aspects of the property received praise.

The rooms were often described as clean, comfortable and modern, while several reviewers added that their rooms were spacious. A couple of guests appreciated the en suite bathrooms and the reading lights.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One guest said that the front desk agents, "assisted with everything from printing boarding passes, calling taxis, recommendations for great themed restaurants in Montreal, they even provided an adapter for a guy staying in our ten-bed room to plug in his European appliances."

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

Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site bar and theme nights, while a few guests said that the guest kitchen was clean and well equipped. A few other reviewers praised the food served at the free breakfast.

Several guests found the hostel conveniently located for exploring the area on foot, while several other reviewers said that the free Wi-Fi service was reliable.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hostel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, travellers considering this property may want to note that while there is an on-site bar, there is no on-site restaurant.
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Sources
Booking.com gave this property an average score of 9 out of 10, based on 158 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #3 out of 74 specialty properties in Montreal, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, based on 80 guest reviews.

The author called the property on March 12, 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
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30 / out of 166
hotels in Montreal

Rated 9.0/10 based on 406 reviews

Ranked #30 out of 166 hotels in Montreal

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Location
Map Marker M Montreal
1245 rue Saint-Andre, Montreal, QC