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HI Montreal Hostel

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1030 Mackay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H1, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hostel is a walk away from Rue St Catherine and Crescent, and all the restaurants, pubs and nightlife they have to offer. The staff are helpful and organised a Pub Crawl on the night I stayed, which was great!! The rooms are basic and the breakfast is nice - perfect for backpackers and those on a budget.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a private, two person room with a bathroom in it. This was still quite basic, more expensive than the typical hostel experience, but a great value for us 50+ bike travelers. The room also had a TV and high speed wifi throughout the property. The rathskeller bar was a great lively scene and economical for drinks and ambience... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I stayed here with three other people in two different private rooms in June 2015. The hostel was nothing special: it looked a little grubby and grimy but was generally clean, room space was small (but what do you expect?), bunk beds were sturdy and not too noisy. It would be great if each bed could have it's own light... More 

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you very much for your extensive feedback. I assure you that all comments and suggestions are read thoroughly and whenever it is possible, we try to improve and implement the best ideas. Hoping that you had a great time in our beloved city of Montréal! Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed here for two nights in an 8 bed dorm. The room was fairly clean and the shower room was also fine. The free breakfast was ok (choice of bagel or cereal and fruit) but nothing special. The location wasn't great for this although it is situated close to the mont royal parc which is certainly worth a visit.

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

On behalf of the staff team, THANKS! :) Nic, hostel manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We came in to the hostel and being from England we asked about the parking situation. The lady behind the counter said that we can pay for the parking anywhere in the city just type in the code and pay the amount. We didn't no that this was a load of crap cos as we found out they had regions.... More 

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry about the city parking meters… true that it’s not super flexible for the payments. I supposed that we should have suggested you some of the private parking lots around the hostel… It would have been cheaper and less stressful. I’ll pass the message to the team to better inform the guests. Otherwise, I am happy you appreciated the PBR.... More 

Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stayed at the hostel for 3 nights recently. I checked the reviews here and made the decisions. But I don’t understand why most of the reviews are good. These are the pros and cons in my opinion: Pros: 1. Good location – short walk to pups, restaurants, cafes, shops, malls, grocery stores etc. 2. Breakfast included: coffee, juice, milk,... More 

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour Miyoch, Thanks you for the extensive review. We do take good notes of all comments and suggestions we received in order to improve the services and the facilities we offer to our guests. We pride ourselves as being a backpacker hostel, meant for backpackers, run by backpackers and the entire team is dedicated to make all visitors get the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

I stayed here at the end of a trip round Canada and this is and OK hostel with a decent bar and nice food. However the dorm rooms were lacking in facilities, not the light and plug next to each bunk as there had been in other hostels. Though for the price that was OK. My biggest problem was that... More 

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour and thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback online. I apologize for the confusion with your reservation and I understand that it must have been quite annoying. We actually do allocate the rooms and beds at the time of booking to prevent such mishandling from happening. I can assure you that it was an isolated mistake and... More 

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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Booked for 1 night at this place for my visit in Montreal. It seems they had some renovation going on (on the outside only). The staff were friendly but however I was disappointed when I went in and they told me that there was an extra $5 charge for non-members (which I wasn't aware of when i booked). Since I... More 

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AubergeHIMTL, Front Office Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour ! Thanks for taking the time to leave your review online. We do try to be as transparent as possible regarding our pricing policy though it is sometimes difficult depending on the online travel agency. That being said, it is our responsability to be as clear and transparent as possible regarding our membership rate and in this particular case,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Disappointing location. For travellers hoping not to be in your typical downtown construction zone with not many sights around, this hostel is not for you. The hostel itself was just simple, not impressive and needs some sprucing up. Less than average bar. Pillows were terrible. The staff were quite friendly & helpful though, and the Metro is near by.

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour and thanks for taking the time to leave your review online… Obviously, we did not manage to be that blast we promise to be for all travelers coming to stay with us… My apologies for it! I suppose we should have done a better job at informing you on what is around the hostel, as we are at walking... More 

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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Good hostel. The location was quite good, very close to downtown, walking distance to shops and quite a few nice bars and restaurants. After arriving at the train station, it's easy to get a bus down to hostel but I walked and it only took maybe 10 minutes. Easy. Rooms were clean and had a quality bar downstairs which is... More 

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AubergeHIMTL, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour and thanks for the review! We should also be receiving new access points for the WIFI and hopefully it will improve the WIFI access to all. Au Revoir, Nic, hostel manager More 

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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