Dorms are clean and large, staff are friendly and helpful and it's right near a skytrain station. Individual backpack lockers for everyone and your own bed light and couple of power points. The atmosphere is slightly lacking, but with a tv room and bar provided there's not much to complain about
- Male, 31-40
- (22 reviews)
Great location, great staff, good kitchen, awesome rooftop bar. This is a good place to stay.
The staff were excellent, especially Maria. The atmosphere was great at the hostel with the bar and common rooms being good places to socialise. On the down side the kitchen is small-ish and the mattresses are mostly springs.
Location is awesome, but the wifi is not free and there is a sad lack of powerpoints. Everything else is fine
The staff here are fantastic, opening up with a welcome shot, the kitchen(s!!!) are excellent, the cleanliness is great. Everything you could want in a hostel.
The location is excellent but the dormitory is not goodand the reception is very rarely open (maybe 4-6 hours a day). In the dormitory there is no fan nor aircon as well as having no windows (it's in the basement) so it can get quite stuffy and hot. The dormitory cleaning is very infrequent and during my 7 days the bathroom was never cleaned. The bathroom door has no lock and can't even be closed. The kitchen facilities are ok and there is a fridge provided. The rooftop area is cool.
The kitchen is excellent and the location is great but the wifi costs a euro an hour. The reception being open only from 5pm-9pm is also quite inconvenient, but you are warned about this in the hostel info.
The free ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner are a fantastic idea and much appreciated.
Vista Serena is one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. The view is stunning from the large hammock-laden common area (do not miss the sunset from here), the staff are great and the cleanliness is amazing with your sheets being changed every day. The kitchen has everything you need and there's a BBQ grill that you can also use. The 50c 10 minute bus ride makes the beach easily accessible and there's a supermarket just up the road. I intended to stay 3 days and ended up staying 9 weeks.
The hostel was a pleasant place to stay, the room warm and clean and the common area spacious. The social atmosphere was a bit lacking, but that was due to a lack of guests because Montreal is so damn cold right now.