Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Tourism Tax: Be aware that there is a 15% tax charge NOT included in the price of any of the hostels listed in this articles.
“The basic attributes and rich textures of the old city building: the rock walls, the old hardwood floors, the arched windows and high ceilings”
FYI: This hostel is also simply known as Auberge Alternative.
Very friendly staff and guests, you’ll make friends and travel buddies easily here especially with the activities they host. The thing about this hostel is that they have a lot of stairs so if you are not a fan of using stairs, the place is not for you.
Perks at Alternative Hostel:
24 Hour Security
A good way of describing this place is a budget boutique backpackers with an eco-friendly and artsy flare.
Whilst the bedrooms are rather simple, the bunkbeds do at least include privacy curtains. There’s a 10-bed mixed dorm and 6-bed female dorm to choose from.
Location: Auberge Alternative is a hostel located in Old Montréal. Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History is within 3 minutes’ walk and Square-Victoria Metro Station is 8 minutes’ walk away.Chinatown is 1 km away. Maison Saint-Gabriel Museum is 8 minutes’ drive from Auberge Alternative.
We suggest that if you found the place for you, it is time to check availability right away and book it now!
We have given you our personal favorites and we wish that you won’t need to look to other sites. But if our provided places to stay in Montreal are not good enough for you, we have more hostels listed for you.
In this list, you will see other hostels that we think you might consider. So, check it out.
Samesun Montreal Central
Auberge Chez Jean
Auberge Saint Paul Hostel
Auberge De Jeunesse Alexandrie-Montréal
Le Gîte Du Plateau Mont-Royal
Samesun Montreal Central
Samesun Montreal Central is one of the many Samesun chain of hostels in Canada. Shopping, nightlife, bars and restaurants are within walking distance.
Meeting new friends is possible here because of the social atmosphere and friendly vibe. Staff are great and they have walking tours and lots of activities for guests.
Common areas are available for guests to hang out. The rooms and beds are comfortable with air conditioning and refrigerators in every room.
24-hour front desk
Location: Just 2 minutes’ walk from the Montreal city centre. The Berri-UQAM metro station is 150 m away. Closest airport is St-Hubert Airport which is 11 km away.
It has mixed and female only dorms. The beds are okay but if you are looking for luxury this is not really like that. They have free breakfast every morning and the staff are great.
The common areas are great for hanging out. There are books for you to read if you are into it. The vibe is absolutely great.
Perks at Auberge Chez Jean:
Location: Located in Montréal, within 1.8 km of University of Quebec in Montreal UQAM and 1.8 km of Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Auberge Chez Jean. This Montreal Auberge hostel is around 2.2 km from Place des Arts, 2.5 km from Museum of Contemporary Art and 2.6 km from Plateau Mont Royal.
Great hostel with ample room to chill and free access to board games. The kitchen is spacious for cooking and also the breakfast is quite nice.
With a firm reputation, the Auberge Saint Paul Hostel is the perfect place to meet people from around the world, and is a great base for discovering the city.
Perks at Auberge Saint Paul Hostel:
24 Hour Reception
24 Hour Security
Location: Located in Old Montreal. The Old Port of Montreal is less than 5 minutes’ walk away. Saint Paul Auberge is 9 minutes’ walk from Montreal Notre-Dame Basilica and 3 minutes’ walk from Château Ramezay – Historic Site and Museum of Montreal.
Meeting the needs of the guests is one of the goal of Auberge De Jeunesse Alexandrie-Montréal! With over 20 years of experience, we can say that they know what they are doing. They are one of best downtown Montreal hostels.
The hostel is clean and well-maintained. Aside from the fact that the rooms and beds are comfy, they have new ensuite dorms with bathrooms.
They have dorms perfect for laid-back people on lower budget and for people who can spend more for better service. It is actually pretty cheap hostel in Montreal for the services they provide.
Perks at Auberge De Jeunesse Alexandrie-Montréa:
Location: Conveniently located in Montréal city centre. Berri-UQAM metro and bus station is 8 minutes’ walk away. Alexandrie Hostel is 10-20 minutes’ walk from several attractions, including Montréal’s Entertainment District, Lafontaine Park and Old Montréal.
The ambiance is like a hotel because of its facilities. There is a nice rooftop terrace and a spacious kitchen for you to use. Surprisingly, the rates of the dorm rooms and private rooms are cheap.
The staff are always happy to help, not because they have to, but because they are such a group of nice people!
Perks at Le Gîte Du Plateau Mont-Royal:
Location: This hostel in the heart of Plateau-Mont-Royal. Sherbrooke Metro Station is 5 minutes’ walk away. St-Laurent and St-Denis Streets, lined with bars and restaurants, are within 5 minutes’ of this hostel. Berri Uqam Metro Station is 10 minutes’ walk away.
Montreal cheap hostels are not always necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Montreal. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also send us an email and ask us!
What are the best hostels in Montreal?
There are plenty of good hostels Montreal has to offer. You can find the best Montreal hostels in this article!
Update: Our former #3 hostel has permanently closed its doors.
Our third recommendation, Auberge Bishop Downtown, has been described as more like a B&B because of the super friendly staff that love to engage.
Stay here and you’ll be in walking distance from downtown Montreal, minutes from the main attractions.
This is once again a big place, offering a selection of dorm rooms with 3-15 beds.
Yet there are no private rooms here.
Note: some bunks are stacked three high. Ask the hostel nicely in advance if you require a bottom.
A few other little perks include:
Fully equipped kitchen
From the wooden staircase to the cosy fireplaces, the 1800s architecture is sure to impress.
We’re pretty sure it’s the homely design that makes it so easy to meet people and get chatting at this hostel. Here’s to making new friends!
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