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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le 9 et demi

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Le 9 et demi
Ranked #23 of 144 Montreal B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montpellier, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super cool.....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2011

A B & B different from the others...You feel like you are at a friends place. You don't have the little lady always checking what you're doing or where you been (and what you've done!!!)...Actually, it's two young guys that run the place, they are super cool, they tell you about good places to eat or go out...And the place is really funky also...Crazy colors everywhere, cool decorations, and funky furniture....Oh yeah, and the location is perfect...If I had a guesthouse, it would be just like this one....I highly recommend!!!!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

Le 9 1/2 seems like a cross between a small hotel and a hostel. We had our own room with a double bed but then shared two bathrooms between five or six orther rooms. Also available to us was a living area, large dining area with a computer, a kitchen, a front porch and a private back porch.

The kitchen had two refrigerators, one small one that held breakfast foods and another larger refrigerator that was available for everyone to keep their personal food. Everything was self-help, ie if you cooked and/or ate, you cleaned up after yourself, that means 'wash your own dishes'. The breakfast food provided included coffee, tea, juices, yogurt, fresh fruits, breads, cereals, etc.

The place was neat as a pin and the brother/sister duo (both spoke english) who were running the place were pleasant and wonderfully helpful. This is their second location and I don't believe it is even mentioned yet on their current website. We found out about this location when we called about their St. Laurent location which was already fully booked...they suggested we try their new place.

While a sharing a bathroom is not how I like to travel, since this was a last minute booking and there was nothing reasonably priced available in the area we needed to stay, this place was great. I would highly recommend it and if ever in the same situation again, I'd rather share a bathroom then pay a ridiculous price for a hotel room.

Parking is on the street, at first we parked a block or two away but once the parking rules changed after Friday night rush traffic, we were able to park right out front the rest of the weekend. We actually only used our car once over the weekend....we were able to walk or bicycle to area restaurants, farmer's market and several lovely parks.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2011

This B&B is not a B&B: it's an B&B/ a roommating/auberge espagnole!
we stayed in the little red bedroom: very small but great!
The shared bathroom is clean
Breakfast is generous and it's anytime!
The owners are nice and friendly: they give you a list with all the good places/restaurants in Montréal
One thing: Open your eyes when you are on the street to find the place: a little door with 9 et demi written on it, that's it!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2011

Le 9 et Demi was the first place my boyfriend and I stayed at travelling from London to Montreal and we were really impressed. The staff greet you with a warm welcome and give you helpful tips on places to visit/where to eat etc. The location is brilliant because you are within walking distance of all amenities - shops, restaurants, bars, banks and if you dont fancy the walk into down town, take a bus or the metro which is only 5/10 minute walk away. Le 9 et demi is nestled right in the heart of the plateau region - the atmosphere is great, everyone is relaxed and friendly. The hostel itself is very clean, we stayed in "The Wave Room" which faces on to Boulevard St Laurent, it is the perfect size for a couple and the bed was really comfy - we stayed six nights and slept really well. Breakfast consists of a choice of bagels/breads/fruit/yoghurt/cereals and you can have your breakfast any time you want, there is no need to wake up early or worry about missing breakfast like you would in other hotels. You can eat in the kitchen area or in a common room area out the back or if it's warm enough you can eat on the balcony at the back of the hostel!

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend le 9 et demi :-)

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Galway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2010

Everything was great, the owners are fantastic: friendly, down to earth and very helpful.
The location is superb (best poutine in the city just around the corner!) and excellent value for money

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2008

We found le 9 et demi by accident when another hostel was fully booked. They appear not to have a huge profile yet, but offer a number of private rooms for reasonable prices.

Located right in the centre of the action in the Plateau region, the accommodation is located up a flight of stairs above some shops.

The price includes a breakfast of Montreal's exceptional Fairmount bagels with jam, peanut butter, cream cheese as well as fruit, cereal, fruit juice, tea and coffee available.

It's unlikely to change your life, but it's a well located and good value place to stay in Montreal.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Le 9 et demi
Address: 4133 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y7, Canada
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Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #23 of 144 B&Bs / Inns in Montreal
Hotel Class:2 star — Le 9 et demi 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
8 years ago while managing a youth hostel I realized there wasn't anything that had the spirit of a youth hostel but with the intimacy of a bed and breakfast and the warmth of a guesthouse: not long after the 9 1/2 was born. 8 years later tons of people have gotten in the game offering rooms thru Airbnb but nothing is better than dealing with professionals. This is what we do, this is our business, this is what we love doing: Making your trip to Montreal the best possible. We now have two places: Two different looks but the same vibe, the same services and the same spirit!! ... more   less 

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