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1030 Mackay Street, Montreal, Canada

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88%

Rating
1225 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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57%

Was excited for the HI however when we arrived we felt very unwelcome. At 3:40am a staff member walked into our room and turned the lights on, talking loud to allow another roommate into the room which was very rude and there were no apologies for the disturbance. Staff were very unhelpful with activities to do in the city. Not a place to go if your young and want to have fun and go out. It would have been a much better stay if staff were nicer :( breakfast was excellent, rooms were clean.

  • 19th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

The hostel was close to the metro stop, however a bit far from the Old Port and the main shopping district. The staff on site were wonderful and really helpful, and the kitchen and bar area was great - with a pool table and tv. The only downside was that the kitchen was closed from 2-4pm, which made making lunch inconvenient. Also, I stayed in a 10 bed dorm and we had one bathroom, which was not really enough for 10 people. Otherwise, the hostel was really low cost and had a great vibe to it!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Bonjour! Thanks for the comments. Regarding the kitchen closure during the afternoon, I know it can be annoying when you need it, but really, it's the best we could find to ensure a thourough cleaning and to keep it safe when the flooring is all wet. That said, we'll look again at how we can do it faster to limit the closing period. Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

89%

Not enough shared toilets, only 2 in whole hostel which is inconvenient when someone is in the ensuite of the dorms. But the breakfast was awesome, staff were helpful, wifi was good

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Bonjour and thanks for the feedback... I guess that is an issue we really have to work on quickly since you are note the first person pointing at it... Well, let's act and fix it! Nic, hostel manager

97%

Professional bilingual staff. Classy ambiance. Veritable bar & kitchen area, lovely music, perfect volume, stylish. Soundproof bedroom walls. Convenient indoor payphones. Internet good. Private bathroom & shower in bedroom; home-like. Very clean: witnessed cleaning & maintenance routines, gloves & spray-bottle, vacuum. Cleanliness was noticeable. Fluffy towels, crisp linens, like new. Heavy dark curtain great for sleeping. Very satisfying breakfast with variety. Resources abundant. Classy.

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That is one of the most pleasant comment I had the chance to read lately!! :)) MERCI BEAUCOUP!! Nic, hostel manager

94%

The hostel was great, the staff was nice. They had an answer to all questions asked. Very affordable stay for one night or even more.

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Cheers! Nic, hostel manager

54%

Room was very basic - just bunk beds, table and chair, beds don't even have night lights. Lockers are too small - even regular size backpack won't fit in, and mine was broken and useless anyway. Bathroom was small and crappy, filled with stuff, including towels, from previous visitors. Shower handles are poorly designed and do not easily produce needed water temperature. Rooms can be very cold at night, thin sinthetic blankets are useless - 2 of my roommates got sick. Kitchen, breakfast were OK.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Bonjour, Well... the least we can say is that we weren’t up to your expectations and I would like to apologize for it. Indeed the rooms are rather basic but we do put a great deal of energy into keeping all into good maintenance condition as well as pristinely clean. I am sorry if it wasn’t and I’ll pass the message to the maintenance and housekeeping team to avoid any similar situation in the future. Hoping you could still enjoy our beloved city of Montréal! Nic, hostel manager

89%

We kind of had a pretty strange room mate who made our stay little bit unconfortable and unpleasant.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for letting us know. We do our very best get avoid people that are too weird but some just seem to slip through our vigilance. Make sure to let us know if it ever occurs again so we can take the appropriate measures on the spot! Safe travels! Nic, hostel manager

74%

Stayed in a private twin room for two nights and the room was very small. Lucky that we stored our baggages somewhere else or we wouldn't be able to keep our baggages in the room. The private bathroom, although understandable given its price and downtown location, was super tiny that we could barely turn our body while in the bathroom. The location was very nice though, very close to the shopping district and many restaurants around.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks for your feedback. Indeed, rooms are not spacious, but as we like to say: quality over quantity! :) Happy to hear you still had a good time with us! Au revoir, Nic, hostel manager

77%

Guy bartender was really cool, told me some cool bars on Crescent St. To go that night after he closed, the location was perfect for the hockey game at the Centre Bell I was in montreal for.

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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...and as a little reminder.... WE SELL HOCKEY TICKETS!!! and for a rather cheap price! ;) Au revoir, Nic, hostel manager

91%

I liked a lot how good the hostel was organized! Especially the kitchen with the baskets!

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Beautiful! Thanks! Nic, hostel manager

100%

This hostel is amazing.The room is clean and cozy.Breakfast is great.I made alots of friend from Hi Montreal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Wow! Tx! :) Nic, hostel manager

100%

This place is an awesome stay and is great for all!!!!! RECOMMENDED!!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Come check us out....All of you!! :) hostel manager

100%

Great bar/breakfast set-up in the basement.

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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We pride ourselves with having the cheapest beer in town!!! Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

94%

I had a good stay. perfectly located. thumbs up to all the beautiful girls working at the reception, always being helpful and smiling.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'll let the beautiful girls working at the front desk know about your kind comments! On their behalf, thanks! :) Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

100%

There's nothing I would change, a great stay and a great hostel.

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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ok, we won't change anything! ;) Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

100%

This is pretty much the best hostel I've ever stayed in. Close to the train station (STM Orange Line/AMT Station LUCIEN-L’ALLIER). The place is very clean and the service is great. Those that work are extremely helpful. The bar in the kitchen pulls in all the cool travelers to talk to. My only regret here was that I couldn't stay an extra week (and that I was in a room that I was in wasn't getting good WIFI). All in all, I'd stay here again the next time I come to Montreal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
and we'll be here preparing your next stay with us! Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager

100%

gooooooood!

Owner Comment (Hide)
GRRRRRRRREAT! :) Nic, hostel manager

94%

Good location, but could involve a lot of walking to some attractions, but defiantly all within walking distance. Great nightlife nearby. Hostel was well decorated and maintained, welcoming, clean and had such comfy beds, with amazing duvets. I cannot believe how cheap it was as well, especially including breakfast. The best hostel I have been too by far, highly recommended. Evening activities were good fun too.

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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MERCI!!! :) Nic, hostel manager

60%

The area is very touristy, rooms were way too hot and the lights didn't work majority of the week. I wouldn't recommend this place for anything over 2 nights

  • 11th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Bonjour and thanks for your feedback. Neddless to say that all lights should be working at all time and the temperature should also be pleasant for all. Our maintenance person has already taken care of it all! Au Revoir, Nicolas, hostel manager

83%

The location is good and all the staff are super kind!!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Merci!! :) Nic, hostel manager

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