The 8 best hostels in Montreal

How to find the best hostels in Montreal for your trip

Finding the best hostel in Montreal depends on the kind of trip you’re planning on having. Whether you’re travelling solo or with your significant other, or looking to party or just chill out, there’s a hostel for you in Montreal. Look for rooftop patios, hot tubs, in-hostel bars, proximity to Old Montreal, and free breakfasts! Many Hostels in Montreal will also organise daily events to bring you and your hostelmates together. Montreal is relatively affordable compared to many other major cities over one million people, and you can expect your hostel to follow a similar trend. A top rated hostel will cost around 25 CAD per night, so you’ll be have some extra dough to spend on Poutine and Caesars 😉. We’ve laid out the best hostels in Montreal by category based on first hand, unbiased reviews from the Hostelworld website so you’re guaranteed to have the best time possible in your Montreal hostel!


      1. Best hostels in Montreal for solo travellers
      2. Best hostels in Montreal for couples
      3. Best party hostels in Montreal
      4. Best hostels in Montreal with private rooms
      5. Best hostels in downtown Montreal
      6. Best of the rest hostels in Montreal

Best hostels in Montreal for solo travellers

M Montreal

M Montreal has everything you could ask for on your solo travel adventure. Check in to either a mixed or female dorm, or even a private room if that’s more your style. Mingle with your fellow hostelers on the rooftop patio, or in the hostel cafe, bar, or lounge space. They’ll even plan events to bring everyone together and make making new friends even easier. You’ll be centrally located among all the sights of Old Montreal and have access to numerous activities to enjoy with your buddies such as ghost tours, food tours, nightclubs, and bars.

Address: 1245 Rue St-Andre

Neighbourhood: Gay Village

Nearest Station: Berri-UQAM

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The best hostels in Montreal - M Montreal Hostel rooftop patio

M Montreal Rooftop Patio


Alexandrie-Montréal is another great hostel for solo travellers, with a bit of a different approach to bringing people together. Instead of having an in-hostel bar and cafe for people to congregate at, they created a comfy, cosy lounge area and encourage its guests to BYOB and mingle in a natural setting. They also have a homey patio that you’ll love relaxing on after a day of exploring. The daily activities will help give you an authentic experience in Montreal too!

Address: 1750 Rue Amherst

Neighbourhood: Gay Village

Nearest Station: Beaudry

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Best hostels in Montreal for couples

Auberge Saint-Paul

Auberge Saint-Paul is ideally located in the heart of Montreal’s Old Port, the perfect place for couples who are looking to be on the move, visiting attractions, and having some cute date nights. The hostel itself is beautifully decorated and offers cosy private rooms for some extra privacy. The lounge space is perfect for mingling with your fellow travellers and making some friends for a night out too. A big perk: breakfast is included so you can save some money and splurge on a nice bottle of wine at dinner. 😉

Address: 347 Rue Saint Paul Est

Neighbourhood: Old Port of Montreal

Nearest Station: Champ-de-Mars

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The best hostels in Montreal - Auberge Saint-Paul Lounge Space

Auberge Saint-Paul Lounge Space 

Best party hostels in Montreal

Le Gite du Plateau Mont-Royal

Le Gite du Plateau Mont-Royal is an unreal party hostel, especially in the summer! When the air is warm and the days are long you can enjoy the fleeting Canadian summer at the hostel’s rooftop terrace concerts and barbecues. It’s also centrally located near all the attractions, bars, and clubs in central Montreal; especially the buzzing Latin Quarter.

Address: 185 Sherbrooke Street East

Neighbourhood: Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

Nearest Station: Sherbrooke

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The best hostels in Montreal - Le Gite du Plateau Mont-Royal

Coming together at Le Gite du Plateau Mont-Royal


Best hostels in Montreal with private rooms

Hi Montreal

Hi Montreal’s private room options are cosy, clean, and elegant. You might even leave the hostel with some ideas about how to decorate your room at home! It even has double bed and two single bed privates to choose from depending on who your travel companion is.

Address: 1030 Mackay Street

Neighbourhood: Downtown

Nearest Station: Lucien-L’Allier

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The best hostels in Montreal - Hi Montreal

Picturesque Private Room in Hi Montreal


Best hostels in Downtown Montreal

Samesun Montreal Central

As you can see, we’re a big fan of Samesun Montreal Central; and for good reason too! It has the party, the privacy (if that’s your thing), and the central location so most of your time is spent exploring the streets and less of it driving from location to location.  What could be better than that?

Address: 1586 St Hubert St

Neighbourhood: Gay Village

Nearest Station: Berri-UQAM

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The best hostels in Montreal - Samesun Montreal Central

Samesun’s outdoor patio and central Location


Best of the rest hostels in Montreal

Auberge Bishop

Auberge Bishop offers an authentic Montreal hosteling experience. There is a wide selection of mixed and female dorm rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and comfortable lounge space to bring everyone together. It’s also centrally located near Montreal’s many attractions and Mt Royal Park, and offers free breakfast to help jump-start your day!

Address: 1447 Rue Bishop

Neighbourhood: Golden Square Mile

Nearest Station: Guy-Concordia

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The best hostels in Montreal - Auberge Bishop

Did someone say free breakfast at Auberge Bishop?

The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal

The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal is a colourful, artsy hostel located in the heart of Old Montreal. It offers private and dorm rooms, a charismatic lounge space, and a fully equipped kitchen. Not only is it in a prime location to explore the historic streets of Old Montreal, but it’s also surrounded by cafes, restaurants, bars, and clubs; there’s something to do at all hours of the day!

Address: 358 Rue St Pierre

Neighbourhood: Old Montreal

Nearest Station: Square-Victoria–OACI

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