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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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome 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 8.9

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2020
    The location is great, in central downtown Montreal and the facilities are good.
    Canada, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2020
    Nice staff, nice location, nice private rooms.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Dec 2019
    I stayed here after my original plans fell through, not knowing what to expect. I was travelling solo and thought I would keep to myself during my stay as I am usually a little bit shy. To my surprise I made some new friends as soon as I got there! the common area is homey and comfortable, with a nice big shared kitchen. I was very pleased with the cleanliness of the hostel, they seem to be very well organized. Cozy beds, quiet at night, not too far from the metro. I’d go back in a heartbeat!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    31 Jan 2020
    It's really cozy and nice there. Staff is also really nice.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Jan 2020
    Excellent Hostel in a wonderful area of MTL. Very friendly staff and guests, you'll make friends and travel buddies easily here especially with the activities they host.. Has all the required facilities and it overall very clean and well looked after. Can't recommend it more.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Nov 2019
    Great hostel, would stay again. Good location in old town, very close to metro Station. Staff was super friendly. Breakfast not included but cheap (mostly breads with various spreads, cereal, fruit, juice, hard boiled eggs...homemade muffins though!). Showers and bathrooms were small but kept clean. Large lockers provided under bed, door to the dorm had a keypad on it. Kitchen was nice and easy to cook in. Lots of people hanging out in common room until it closes at midnight.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    28 Dec 2019
    Good location in Old Montreal, friendly staff and a good common space. 20 share dorm however not recommended, too large and people sleeping at all hours of the day. Bathrooms and showers were clean enough. Shoes off policy was slightly annoying and inconvenient but not a major problem. Kitchen is a bit cramped, not great for doing a lot of cooking but okay for small things, given its small it gets crowded quickly.
    Australia, 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