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Auberge Jeunesse Planete Backpackers Hostel

4.9 | Poor
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Within a 20-min. walk of Old Quebec, common kitchen and free Wi-Fi

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location convenient for walking to Old Quebec
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of guests appreciated the common living room
Cons
  • No on-site parking and no on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers said that the rooms and bathrooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations
  • A couple of guests found the beds and pillows uncomfortable
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 17, 2014
Overview
This hostel is located within a 4-minute walk of the University of Quebec in downtown Quebec City. With few on-site amenities and shared rooms, bathrooms and living areas, this budget-friendly property is well suited for guests comfortable with more intimate accommodations.

All rooms are smoke free and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. Rooms feature four to eight bunk beds, while select rooms are available for groups travelling together that have eight to ten bunk beds. All rooms are equipped with a TV and air conditioning. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are not available.

Common areas include a bathroom, a kitchen, a dining table, lockers and a living room with a TV and sound system.

Public parking is available within a 5-minute walk and costs $14 per day. Pets are not permitted.

Other on-site amenities include a guest computer, free coffee, free linens and a guest laundry facility. This property does not have an on-site restaurant.

The Quebec Parliament Buildings, the Plains of Abraham, the Chateau Frontenac, Old Quebec (cobblestone streets and boutique shops) and the Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Museum of Civilization) are all within a 20-minute walk. The ferry to Levis is about 25 minutes away on foot or 4 minutes away by car.

The Grand Theatre de Quebec and the National Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec are both within a 5-minute drive, while the Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre is about a 15-minute drive away. The Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is 15 to 30 minutes away by car, depending on traffic. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 6, 2014: Parking details and pet policy.
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The Good
There were a mix of positive and negative reviews for this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. Overall, many guests found the location convenient for accessing Old Quebec on foot and a few reviewers found bars and restaurants within walking distance.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and a couple of guests said that this property offered the cheapest accommodations they could find in Quebec City.

A couple of reviewers enjoyed the common living room and one guest thought that the hostel had a "casual and fun atmosphere".

Several guests complimented the front desk agents for their friendly service.
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The Bad
There were several common complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests said that the rooms and bathrooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations. A couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that the common showers did not seem clean and had an unpleasant smell.

A couple of reviewers found the beds and pillows uncomfortable and one guest said "the mattresses and pillows are all made of plastic".

While some reviewers complimented the front desk agents, several guests complained that the owner was rude and uncaring. One guest described a billing dispute with the owner, while a couple of reviewers said that owner's dog, which stays on site, was aggressive and unfriendly.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hostel #19 out of 22 specialty lodging properties in Quebec City, with an average score of 2 out of 5, from 25 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6.9 out of 10, based on 33 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 4.9/10 based on 85 reviews

Ranked #87 out of 88 hotels in Quebec City

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Map Marker Auberge Jeunesse Planete Backpackers Hostel
386 Rue Du Pont, Quebec City, QC