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HI Montreal Hostel
Reviewed 21 August 2014

As with every other HI Hostel I've stayed in I really can't fault them. The staff are always willing to help in whatever way they can and the rooms and services available are great for hostels (and the price you pay). The hostel is in a very central location and 2 minute walk away to the orange metro line (the biggest line).

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

That is music to our ears..!

Merci beaucoup!
Nicolas, hostel manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Having never stayed in a hostel before and only going by what my parents said hostels used to be like, i was expectin something much worse than HI Montreal. It looks nice, foods good, desk people are good, it's clean. Only problem is that they dont clarify well enough at all that the price quoted on their website assumes you are an HI member, meaning you have to pay five dollars more per night plus tax once you get there. Great location and otherwise awesome stay though.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Cheers!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I've stayed at many hostels, but this is by far the best. The people are incredibly friendly, the rooms are clean and not cramped, and the bathrooms are very sanitary. I was glad to have an opportunity to stay here when visiting such a great city.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014
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Au Revoirt!!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Having never stayed in a hostel before and only going by what my parents said hostels used to be like, i was expectin something much worse than HI Montreal. It looks nice, foods good, desk people are good, it's clean. Only problem is that they dont clarify well enough at all that the price quoted on their website assumes you are an HI member, meaning you have to pay five dollars more per night plus tax once you get there. Great location and otherwise awesome stay though.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Dealing with some staff by email prior to my stay was challenging, ergo, they didn't have a reservation for me when I arrived after a 12-hour amtrak trip. They made good on it after a back and forth and upgraded my room at no extra charge. Nice crowd here. Good location. I would stay here again

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Bonjour Creetyuk,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments online. Sorry for the confusion with the email correspondance, but I am happy to see that we managed after all to offer you a great stay with us! Hope you enjoyed Montréal to its fullest... We just love our city! :)

Au Revoir,
Nicolas, hostel general manager

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Decent hostel in convenient downtown location. Currently eight days into a two-week stay. Asked for comment card and was told they ran out. They took my email address and said they would send me one but it has not showed up. Booked into a 6-bed dorm, assumed it would be male dorm but it's mixed. That's okay though.

Sheets have not been changed so I asked front desk and they handed me fresh towel and sheet to change by myself. Cleaning staff do not refill the liquid soap in the shower unless you flag one down in the hallway and ask her. Merci to Clement who provided me with a late night soap refill.

If you go on the pub crawl you should anticipate the volunteer leading the group in a jaywalk across Saint Catherine St.

Breakfast is the same each day, cereal, bagels, and bananas the only fruit option so at least your potassium level will get a boost.

On the plus side the basement bar is lively and the young staff mostly friendly. Plenty of power outlets to charge your phone down there. Wi-fi is patchy but there are two computers with reliable internet in the lobby. Gabrielle, who led us on the walking tours, was excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for ground floor as there is no elevator
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Bonjour,

Great to know you had a good time with us and thank you very much for this complete review of your stay. I have already pass your comments to the different hostel departments and we will try our very best to act on whatever aspect we can improve!

Bon Voyage,
Nicolas, hostel manager

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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Super location. Great breakfast. Rooms are quite tight but clean so the advantages definitely outweigh the benefits ! Huge huge hostel. Well run. Staff v helpful about what to do and where to go and it's location beside the metro is perfect for exploring!

Stayed: July 2014
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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2014

Super! Thanks!

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Additional Information about HI Montreal Hostel

Address: 1030 Mackay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H1, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Centre-Ville (Downtown) , Ville-Marie
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 101 Speciality Lodging in Montreal
Price Range: £17 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Montreal Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 239
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The HI-Montreal Youth Hostel is dedicated to making you discover the best of the city! We’re not only centrally located in downtown Montreal, close to Irish pubs, supermarkets, microbreweries, restaurants, a pool hall and even an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet, but we also organize several daily activities, such as pubcrawls, urban walks, skating and much more! ... more   less 
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