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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 5 April 2015

I needed a cheap stay near the aeroport. So I found this hostel, it was 20 min from the aero port with express bus. The guy at the check-in was friendly. And the room was clean and comfy, I was really surprised, I stayed in different hostels in Montreal and this one is by far the best. I stayed in...

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Hi and thank you greatly for the awesome feedback! As for the homeless people, I do not have anything against them, far from it, but I would like to highlight the fact that we essentially are a backpacker hostel, meant and run by, for and with backpackers…! Come and give us a try, we’re fun, clean and effective at making...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This hostel was one of the cheapest I stayed in for $20 per night. I highly recommend Montreal for a cheap getaway. The hostel is right in the heart of the city near to everything and the subway station.

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

We like to see ourselves as the best hostel, in the best city, in the best country in the whole world... But we would not say it out loud… way too risky to sound pretentious! I all cases, I am happy to hear that your had a good time with us! :) Nic, hostel manager

London, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2015

It's an alright place to stay, cheap and great location! Provides the basic necessities. Water always hot, always food in the morning, staff great, helpful and accommodating. Bar area and kitchen always clean. Rooms are basic and nothing fancy.If you want a place with a soft comfy bed and an exceptionally clean bathroom you need to stay elsewhere. Stayed in...

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

... and free and fast wifi throughout the building! :) Thanks for the nice feedback! Nic, hostel manager

Penticton, Canada
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I stayed at this hostel a few times and it seems to be getting worse. They have a lot of homeless folks staying there some of whom are very strange. In one dorm room I stayed in I heard a woman in there screaming at 3 in the morning and another woman had an alarm clock radio which went off...

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Well… it clearly looks like that we were not up to your expectations. I truly apologize for it. As a non for profit organization, we work with the travelers, for the travelers, hoping to make everyone experience the very best of Montréal has to offer. We are normally pretty good at it, but we sometimes also fail for various reasons....

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Great hostel, in a central area of Montreal. Staff are super friendly and will give you loads of advice and information about the city. The bar area was great and activities out on by the hostel were great fun! Would definitely stay again :)

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Awsome! thanks for the nice feedback! Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

Reviewed 12 March 2015

The staff were very helpful, friendly and kind. The building is huge, quiet and clean. The kitchen is well appointed and the bistro in the basement serves tasty food and cheap beer. Breakfast is stellar. Altogether a perfect place for a family to stay in Montreal.

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for this great feedback! All families: Come and stay with us!! :) Nic, hostel manager

Hamilton, Ontario
Reviewed 6 March 2015

This was my very first time in a hostel! So I didn't quite know what to expect. My friend and I shared a room with 5 males who were super friendly. The rooms were clean and spacious. We got our own sheets and pillow. Bring sandals for the shower! Each room has a key card and it also gets you...

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Hostels are designed to make you discover the best of what the city has to offer while enhancing socialization between all guests... It seems like we were up the challenge! ;) Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

Wendake, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

I love this place. When I go to Montreal, it's almost always by train. So this is a very good spot to go to since it's only 10-12 minutes from the Central Station by foot. Not the most comfortable bed, but at 15$/nights (if you are a HI member) it's more than a bargain, especially since breakfast is included! Staff...

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

.... and we shall be here at the hostel, preparing your next visit to be a great one! :) Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I stayed here Labor Day weekend of 2012. The hostel has a very bright, fun atmosphere. They have daily activities posted for guests to participate in. The bar/restaurant area is chill and you'll find interesting people to chat with at every hour of the day. The kitchen/food prep area is immense! The refrigerator alone won me over. They have a...

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Probably one of sweetest we received lately! Merci Beaucoup! :) Nic, hostel manager

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I stayed 2 nights & both nights were good, clean room, free breakfast & would recommend to stay. Close to the subway so easy to get around but shops & bars are within walking distance. Do the walking tour to the royal crescent, its free & worth it.

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thanks for the recommendation. Also, we now organize ice skating activities twice a week during the months of January and February... Come and give it a try, it’s fun! :) Nic, hostel manager

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The HI-Montreal Youth Hostel is dedicated to making you discover the best of the city! We’re not only centrally located in downtown Montreal, close to Irish pubs, supermarkets, microbreweries, restaurants, a pool hall and even an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet, but we also organize several daily activities, such as pubcrawls, urban walks, skating and much more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Montreal Hostel

Address: 1030 Mackay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H1, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Centre-Ville (Downtown) , Ville-Marie
Price Range: $29 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Montreal Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 239
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