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General Group Booking Terms

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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

An auberge translates as an inn and ours is situated in a 1875 warehouse, which we restored and rejuvenated. The basic attributes and rich textures of the old city building: the rock walls, the old hardwood floors, the arched windows and high ceilings.

The Auberge Alternative is an budget boutique hostel. 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 eco-friendly and artsy hostel providing accommodation and resources to travellers and artists alike to join us in redefining bohemia. Welcome to the Alternative.

Please note that we are on three levels, with no elevator. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Apr 2022
    A great place to stay for young people, especially who want to make friends and practice French
    Vietnam, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    14 Mar 2022
    Great place to stay. Warm, jovial atmosphere, understanding staff, great location, kitchen that was very useful for cooking. Strongly recommend!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 May 2022
    Staff was very helpful and I felt safe. Also, the property was very clean. The only not great thing was that we were there during a bit of the heat wave, and the rooms were uncomfortably warm. There was only one fan in our dorm and it didn’t do too much to help.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Apr 2022
    Nice atmosphere and kitchen. Good price and location. But difficult to sleep because there wasn't a real wall between the two dorm rooms. From the top bunk you could see from our 10 person dorm room into another which means that you hear everything in both dorm rooms and the lamp light also shines in from both rooms. Definitely would recommend getting a bottom bunk where there are curtains.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Apr 2022
    Nice hostel with very nice staff and a good communal space. The location is close to a few popular touristy sights, but otherwise a bit out of the way to the lively part of the city.
    Taiwan China, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    21 Apr 2022
    Great place overall! Pros: -clean, friendly staff -free coffee and tea -shower and bathroom facilities were always clean -bed is comfy -pretty decoration and great location! Cons: -squeaky floors -due to Covid, no activities -Not that many travelers - many people were living long term (which is okay), but it made it hard to find people to hang out with (language was also a barrier, since most people spoke French). It was great to improve your French, though!
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    21 Mar 2022
    Great location and very clean for the price. Because of covid there were limited social activities and staff available, but they made do and it's likely the best atmosphere you'll get at this point! The lockers are located outside of the dorm rooms, which helps minimize the noise, but they were a bit too small for a carry-on suitcase. You'll have to store suitcases and large bags unlocked under your bed to keep floor space clear. Worth it for the price, you probably won't find anything better
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    12 Dec 2021
    There was only limited staffing hours 12-5 and a phone number to reach after hours. These shortened staffing hours are apparently due to Covid. I think Covid means staff is needed more to make sure people are wearing masks and following health protocols. It was just very odd to not have anyone around who is in charge. Beyond that the hostel is comfy, in a good location and good value. Will stay again.
    Canada, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    16 Dec 2021
    Had a lovely stay in Montreal at the Alternative Hostel! This hostel's location is prime, and the staff and other hostel goers were great. I highly recommend this place for budget travelers trying to explore the city. Greg, the hostel manager, was also lovely.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Dec 2021
    We stayed here in December. I would stay again as the location is good and the hostel is basic, but has everything you need. Not much atmosphere due to Covid, but that is not hostel's fault. There was very limited staffed hours due to the pandemic, so it was hard to evaluate that.
    Canada, Female, 41+
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Children's Play Area
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi