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Le Sous-bois

431 St. Vincent Street, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3A6, Canada
Le Sous-bois
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I stayed here for a whole month a few years back. This hostel has an appalling reputation on here but it isn't that bad really. It is a very quirky take on a hostel- a big glass greenhouse like building with wooden beds (each with a curtain), air matresses, toilet cubicles and shared showers with a nice kitchen and common... More 

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Ilsington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

I stayed here twice in August 2007 and on both occasions, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a little noisy in some of the dorms, but the large room with all the mattresses on the floor was fine.

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Allentown, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

LIKED: I stayed here for a long weekend and I thought this was a great place to stay. I found the place mostly clean and found people cleaning/doing laundry throughout my stay. It was definitely not cramped or anything. The bathrooms were just right (much like community bathrooms in a college dormitory. The kitchen was great for conversation, had 2... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2009

My friend and I returned home with TONS of bed bug bites on our bodies. After researching reviews (which I definitely should have done prior to visiting Montreal) I see that several other people have had this unpleasant experience as well. I have now been worrying constantly about whether or not I have brought them into my home and even... More 

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2009

I've stayed at some of the worst spots for bed bugs around the world, such as in Prague, Hong Kong and Bangkok. But this hostel has by far the worst problem with bed bugs. I spent the whole night scratching myself to blood because of them. I managed to have maybe 2h of sleep. So, even though it is one... More 

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2009

After having stayed in an assortment of hostels and efficiencies from Amsterdam to West Indies, I felt I had seen everything... Then I stayed at Le Sous-bois. The hostel is a microcosm of the city of Montreal... Quaint, charming, and full of character. Albeit, the "gypsy caravans" aren't ideal for winter habitation (we had a near empty bottle of water... More 

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London
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2009

My partner and I visited Montreal with a single friend, so chose le Sous-bois because we liked the idea of the traveller caravans for us, and it meant our friend who was travelling alone could stay in a dorm. All three of us were disappointed - this place is dreadful. You enter down a side alley, into what looks like... More 

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Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

We booked a double room with a private bathroom the hostel offered in mid July. That room just did not exist (in many countries that alone would be considered a fraud). We were given a double room with a shared bathroom instead. The room was in the basement and did not have windows or ventilation whatsoever. It had wood on... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

I've never had bed bugs before but i stayed at sous bois before we returned home after a 7 month global trip, bug free. I read the reviews here after i'd booked the room so we went. For the first 2 nights we stayed in the hostel gypsy caravan and it was ok, i figured bugs couldn't live on an... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

Le Sous Bois (hostel) and Le Guilleret (bed and breakfast) are owned by the same family. I called Le Guilleret to book a room and found that there was no availability. They steered me toward a private room in the hostel, which is adjacent. The room cost $60 + tax per night. I think this is expensive for what I... More 

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Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic center of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its center, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theater.

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