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The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal

358 rue St-Pierre, Montreal, Canada


  • 90%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Property Information:

The Flashpacker's Shangri-La of Old Montreal!

The 'Auberge Alternative' opened it's doors in 1996 as the dream child of travellers wanting to make their lives meet their values. The auberge fuels itself on the positive energy of people wanting to create and evolve. The art of travelling moves us through internal as well as external landscapes and often a creative urge demands to link the two. The Auberge Alternative is an arts hostel providing resources to travellers to do just that and to join us in redefining bohemia for a new era.

An 'auberge' translates as an 'inn' and ours is situated in a 1875 Old Port warehouse, which we restored and rejuvenated. We used what we had, and in a sense, what we didn't have, to create an art house. The basic attributes and rich textures of the old city building: the rock walls, the old hardwood floors, the arched windows and high ceilings; we were able to restore. The minimalist budget forced inspiration and encouraged a passion to achieve our goals against what seemed at the time impossible odds.

We reinvent ourselves regularly and the recent renovations and upgrades include the arts space exhibiting work of travelling and resident artists, new bathrooms (winter 09) and new luxury mattress' and beds. Welcome to the contemporary hostel

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  • Latest Review

    A good location, and a nice kitchen / communal space which smells pleasantly of herbs. The dorms are pretty basic: it's the sort of place where you can't sit up in the top bunk without hitting your head on the ceiling, and one of the dorms is basically just some bunks behind a curtain in a corridor.
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      Anonymous, England, Female, 31-40
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  • 24 Hour Security
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Games Room
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine


  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal Located at 358 rue St-Pierre, , Montreal.
The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal
Montreal Quebec H2Y 2M1 358 rue St-Pierre
87% 103
45.5011433 -73.5565137
The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal
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