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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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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
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 9.9

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.9

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2021
    Really cute, clean and colourful hostel, with friendly staff. I will totally come back and recommend to anyone for sure!
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Sep 2021
    After trying out a few hostels right after staying here I can say that I was "spoiled" in the sense of how high the bar has been set with this place compared to other Hostels. Every rule was simple and understandable and the beds/rooms were big and homey. The facitities including bathrooms and showers were clean and easily accessible regardless of what floor you stayed in. Kitchen/living room was relaxing and comfortable. Next time I'm in MTL I will be back here.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Aug 2021
    This place is running at a very minimal level because of the pandemic, but with providing clear instructions and having a staff member in-house from 9h-15h they make it easy for you to check-in and get everything you need out of a desired hostel setting.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Jul 2021
    This is such a cool hostel! Where do I even begin The staff is so nice and welcoming. It’s clean, the common area is huge and the kitchen too. Situated in the heart of old montreal, the location can’t be better Cheers
    India, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2020
    The location is great, in central downtown Montreal and the facilities are good.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    13 Sep 2021
    The hostel is centrally located in Old Montreal, close to transit and many attractions. This is the place for you if you don't mind walking because there are no elevators and you will be walking everywhere in Old Montreal. The building is quite old, so some aspects of the place are run down, but that is what gives it its charm! The staff are amazing and they work very hard to clean and keep the place organized everyday.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.4


    28 Aug 2021
    Such a cool vibe for a hostel! The staff were phenomenal and made sure that everyone felt included and safe, the location is perfect, and the facilities are cool! 100% would recommend, so many people travelling on their own so it's a great opportunity to meet some new friends!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    28 Sep 2020
    Hard to bring luggage to reception and to 5th floor. Room was stinky, blanket was used by previous guest.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    29 Oct 2020
    Hostel is nicely furnished not trashy or unkept,, the washrooms are clean Just BE SURE to label your food,, I didn’t know you had to do that as the fridge was cluttered and I didn’t see the signs... my salad got tossed out within 2 hours,, it just seems odd it would get thrown out we all make mistakes but it seems abrupt someone would just throw my salad out like that over a simple mistake... It’s in old Montreal Pros: beautiful architecture Cons: far-ish from things ( groceries, malls)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    07 Aug 2020
    Came here during Covid so most of my reactions are neutral. Parking around is a nightmare n there's no AC so would not recommend for summer. Its pretty old but well kept.
    Cameroon, Female, 31-40
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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