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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 8.4

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    17 Aug 2022
    Great hostel! The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is great. The open kitchen in the common area is perfect for connecting with other guests. For me this is the best hostel in Montreal.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    15 Aug 2022
    Good for the solo Traveller
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Sep 2022
    Location fabulous to explore Montreal and common room and kitchen great for meeting other people. Bunk rooms were basic and not a lot of room for 'stuff' but was manageable and shower rooms simple but clean Worth mentioning everyone speaks French and whilst that is probably obvious being in Montreal I felt a bit isolated as my French is limited (reception and staff bilingual)
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    08 Aug 2022
    The space could use a few upgrades but everything gets the job done and is cleaned daily. We stayed in the 10 bed room which wasn't too stuffy on the lower beds but heard the upper beds could be a bit warm. The kitchen is very well stocked. Location can't be beat Staff, Greg in particular makes you feel welcome and like family.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    03 Aug 2022
    Kitchen small and congested, only one sink No outdoor lounging space Lots of appealing touches in indoor space (plants, instruments, games, books, art, electrical outlets), could be more spacious
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 8.6


    21 Jul 2022
    Make sure you have internet access, because they will send you a pin code to enter, an hour before check-in. The hostel is decent. No privacy at all, especially in the 14 room dorm. WiFi is spotty, and slow, hard to work there. Common area is very spacious, great way to meet people. Location is really good, right in Old port, and easy access to waterfront or downtown. Rooms also get HOT in summer.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    24 Aug 2022
    Staff was super nice and friendly at check in. The hostel was pretty much completely booked, lots of people around at all times, friendly vibes. I stayed in an all female dorm and it was small but adequate. Major critiques were that it was kind of stuffy (window A/C unit) and noisy - the floors, doors, and beds/mattresseses were squeaky and creaky. Just a watch out if you are a light sleeper or sensitive to noise. Also there was only 1 working shower on our floor for all the rooms to share.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Jun 2022
    Decent location near metro stops and the vieux port. Rooms were quite hot and stuffy.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0


    11 Jun 2022
    + : The hostel is in a great area. The common room appears to be well suited for social life though I haven't witnessed much social activity during my stay. - : The wifi was terrible. Special malus for the guy at the reception who did not acknowledge it and kept suggesting it was a problem on my side, though other guests were complaining as well. The design of the rooms is bad. The 10 beds dorm is in practice a 22 beds dorm (the wall only goes halfway up) and no power sockets in top bunk beds.
    Belgium, Male, 31-40
  • 5.4


    05 Aug 2022
    Price for value not a fit Nice place but much too expensive Facilities dirty, aircon loud and inefficient Could not open window
    Germany, Male, 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