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“Excellent value for money in a central location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1Z5, Canada   |  
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Ranked #35 of 164 hotels in Montreal
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value for money in a central location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I booked this hotel due to the cheap rates which were especially cheap when I paid up front. I later read about the location being next to a sex shop and wondered whether I'd made a good choice. As it turned out, I needn't have worried. Whilst I wouldn't normally choose to stay next to 'Erotika Boutique' (and the friends we met up with had a laugh about this) the hotel itself presents as very respectable inside and the location was perfect for the jazz festival (the main stage was a two minute walk away). It is only a short walk to the old town too. Our room (a double with shared bathroom) turned out to be just as the pictures portrayed it. It was clean and airy with a sink and a noisy but effective air conditioning unit. We never queued for showers and found the shared bathrooms, which are equipped with modern white suites, to be spotlessly clean. We chose not to get breakfast included in the deal and there are several cafes within two minutes walk of the hotel. The staff were friendly and gave us some good recommendations regarding what to see in Montreal in a day. Check in and out was quick and easy and the only negative was having to carry our luggage up the stairs. We found parking for $20 per day at a parking lot one block south of the hotel but you can pull up closer to the hotel on boulevard st Laurent to unload first. We would happily stay here again if we return to Montreal and we would recommend to anyone travelling n a budget unless you have children with you.

Room Tip: On the advice of other travellers I requested a quiet room at the back and wasn't disappointed.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank for your kind words about our establishment. I am pleased that we helped to make your stay with us enjoyable and that you appreciated the excellent value that the budget rooms with shared washrooms offer. Our prime location is indeed ideal to participate in one of the numerous festivals held in our area throughout the summer months. There is always something to do in Montreal and we look forward to welcoming you once again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel 100%. i'd definatly go back a 3rd time as this was my second stay.This hotel is sooo convinient considering we went right at the time of the Jazz festival. Everything is right downtown, walking distance, friendly ppl. The conciege was wondeful. Its perfect for young people especially with the sexx shops all around We loved it. great location , great people. WiFi was ok, at a considerable rate couldnt complain too much. China town is around the corner. its perfect if you are on budget and not into fancy fancy hotels with swimming pools. but just a short stay to see around and shop!

Room Tip: i stayed on the 3rd floor both times and that was fine with us, we shared bathrooms. they keep the b...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
We would like to thank you for your support and loyalty and for sharing your comments. We are pleased that you plan to return....till next time.
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I enjoy staying at this place. It's very centrally located, with clean rooms and helpful staff. I've stayed there a few times and this is the second time they've given me a free upgrade to a nicer and larger room. Since I travel solo a lot I usually don't mind sharing a bathroom - it was a real treat to get my own!

Room Tip: It can be noisy as a busy part of St. Cat's street...recommend earplugs just in case. I stayed d...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thank-you for your kind words and for your loyalty to our hotel. We are pleased that you appreciated the upgrade on your last visit. When you call our hotel directly, return customers can take advantage of a 10% discount. Till next time.
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Conyngham, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in June with our 16 year old daughter, yes I know there is a sex toy shop next door, this was discussed with our daughter before we made our reservation. The hotel was wonderful, the staff was pleasant and friendly. If we had a question about an attraction or where something was they always helped us out. The breakfast we received at the Cafe Depot as part of our stay was also very good. My daughter does not drink coffee{which you get with the coupon} and ordered hot chocolate every morning. I offered to pay because that was not part of the coupon but every morning they said that was OK, I did not need to pay for it. The hotel was very clean and for the rate we paid I would stay here again.

Room Tip: We had a room which shared a bathroom but there are many others which have their own bathroom. If y...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor! We are delighted to read that you were satisfied with our prime location, cleanliness of our facility and helpfulness of staff! Café Dépot is very accommodating to our clients and we receive many compliments regarding the continental breakfast. We are pleased that you plan to return to our hotel and our staff look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I was worried about my stay with my boyfriend for 4nights here as the reviews seemed to be a real mish-mash. We were both particularly concerned about the rundown and dodgy nature that had been portrayed. However, we really didn't need to worry at all.
We visited Montreal during the Francofolies festival which is located directly next to the hotel itself and although the security and police flanking every corner may have helped, we never once felt unsafe or concerned. Even late at night. The sex shop next door really isn't even worth mentioning, we barely noticed it was there!

As stated above we visited during a festival and therefore there was a lot of noise from the band and the crowd. And really, that didnt bother us. My boyfriend bought a cheap set of earplugs but the music was usually finished by 11 anyway! Perhaps selling earplugs at the reception desk may be something for the hotel to consider?

The hotel itself does not host some facilities such as a dining area or laundry but this doesnt depreciate from the visit. They provide breakfast vouchers for a cafe depot just over the road which serves breakfast between 6 and 11am. This was never a problem for us. In fact, we enjoyed getting up and about and this was a great way to start the process.

Our stay consisted of a budget double with a shared bathroom and we never once waited to take a shower. The facilities are individual locking rooms which gives you a sense of your own personal privacy. The rooms also have their own sinks which is great if you just want to brush your teeth or wash your hands.

Overall, the rooms are pretty basic but everything is pretty much covered. We really enjoyed our stay and the staff added to the experience by always answering any queries we had and showing us the best places to visit.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank-you for your review of our budget rooms with shared washrooms. The hotel also has superior rooms in the new section of our establishment and studio apartments with kitchen facilities for clients looking for more comfort and amenities.

Every year, for the past three years, we have received an excellence award from our Tripadvisor clients and for the past two years, the best value hotel in Montreal. We are very proud of our ratings and pleased to see our clients return time and time again.

We appreciate your suggestions and your kind words regarding the cleanliness of our rooms, our ideal location, the helpfulness of the staff and our cheap accommodations. Thank-you once again and until next time.
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St. John's, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed here in a studio room, it was a great size and comfortable while the hotel was incredibly located. The staff seemed pleased to help and give advice at pretty much any hour of the night. They all were amazing at their jobs and gave us great restaurant advice and directions. The hotel is located right in the heart of downtown, we walked everywhere, to museums, mont royal park, old port etc, but the main bus station was very close, as were banks, and everything else we needed during our stay. Right across the street from la vitrine, were you can buy museum passes etc.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you were satisfied with our location and your studio accommodations. I hope to welcome you again soon and to have the opportunity to show you once again the trademark service that we are so proud of.
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Oakville, Ontario, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Wow, CAROL, the front desk receptionist, was amazing. What a wonderful lady. She went beyond her standard role - ultimately, she planned our entire trip and made sure we were as comfortable as could be. She will never be forgotten and we will be sure to return to this hotel because of her. In terms of the hotel, it was very clean and they offer many different options to choose from that suit both budget and comfort. And lastly, this hotel is all about LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.

Thanks so much, we'll be back. Kudos to Carol.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Larry56Montreal, General Manager at Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur, responded to this review, June 15, 2013
Thanks you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at Hotel Abri du Voyageur. I will certainly share your kind words with Carole. I am pleased that you had a comfortable stay at our hotel and that our team was able to help you in making your trip a memorable one. We are indeed privileged to have the ideal location to discover Montreal. Till next time.
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Address: 9 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2X 1Z5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Montreal
#35 Romantic Hotel in Montreal
#39 Business Hotel in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dating back to 1876, Abri du Voyageur Hotel has been renovated in keeping with its historical character. High ceilings, bare brick walls, maple-wood floors, continental doors are reminiscent of the past and give our hotel a unique personality. Abri du Voyageur Hotel is not an impersonal, run-of-the-mill cookie factory type hotel but is part and parcel of the history and evolution of the Faubourg St.Laurent and of Montreal.Abri du Voyageur Hotel is adjacent to the Quartier des Spectacles Hotel. Each hotel is in a separate building linked by a common lobby and reception. A single entry serves both hotels in a 4 storey centennial building.All our rooms and studios are equipped with an air-conditioner and cable television. We also offer free wireless internet for all our guests.A friendly professional staff and a warm ambiance offers you a welcomed refuge in the midst of the hustle and bustle of downtown Montreal. Relax in our ‘hotel de charme’ and visit by foot Montreals’ boutiques, cinemas, restaurants, museums, art galleries, sport events, shows, bars and discothèques. Metro St.Laurent ( subway station) is less than a block from the hotel and will bring you in 10 to 15 minutes to those few sites not in walking distance ( ex. Doré Beach on the St.Lawrence River, Mount Royal, the Botanical Gardens, the Biodôme, the Casino of Montreal). What a dream location! ... more   less 
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