This is a rare find in Canada - a well-priced, quiet, clean, comfortable & European-esque hostel! One where they haven't crammed 10 beds into a cupboard, there are WINDOWS, the floors/rooms are cleaned daily, the kitchen works for everyone, and you're not surrounded by clubs, drunks and noise.
Their are 18 beds split into 3 bright, clean and airy rooms. The bunks are big and sturdy. They don't creak everytime you move. The whole building is air conditioned, but there are windows and skylights all around for natural light and fresh air. Everyone gets a free key-operated locker big enough for a backpack, and free clean linen and towels. And all the beds have actual duvets rather than blankets.
The living areas are modestly sized but comfortable. There is a well-equipped, ORGANISED kitchen which is cleaned daily. Breakfast is free and decent - everyone gets choice of cereal with choice of milk, toast and condiments, plus free tea and instant coffee all day. There was also a generous selection of free food left by other guests.
The only slight downer here is the lack of washrooms - only 2 between everyone. Though everyone seemed sensible in only spending a few minutes in the shower because of this. The washrooms themselves are fine - good, strong showers, clean toilets and free towels.
The staff are very friendly and you actually get a proper welcome upon arrival. Our fellow guests seemed to be a bit older and wiser than the usual hosteller, which made for a quiet and respectful environment. This didn't seem like the kind of place you roll into after a heavy night, though there's no curfew and the secure front door is accessed by code.
We stayed at another hostel in Montreal and many more across Canada and are happy to report that this is the best and cheapest one we found.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Auberge Apéro, a European-style hostel in North America’s most European city, Montréal. Apéro is the French word for aperitif – the beginning of a great meal or in this case – a great vacation. With only 12 beds, we offer a cozy, personalized atmosphere on two floors of an old 1880s graystone with all the amenities you expect from a hostel, and many that you don’t. The rooms are bright with hardwood floors and some interior brick walls that add an air of coziness to the Auberge. The second floor contains the reception area, the store, common rooms, and the laundry. ... more less
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