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Auberge Alternative du Vieux-Montreal
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Melbourne, Oz
1 review
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“great place”
Reviewed April 16, 2007

Great place, really enjoyed the arty atmosphere, nice to be treated like a human instead of the usual impersonal atmosphere. I really appreciated their take on no or low advertising in the common room. One of the staff told me they don't advertise anywhere because they don't have to, just word of mouth says it all. I would recommend it to anyone as really well placed, in a beautiful building and a place that seems to attract the cooler sort of backpacker.

  • Liked — the atmosphere
  • Disliked — the stairs
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 5, 2007

I stayed at this hostel last summer... it was the cheapest place that I found in Montreal so I didn't expect a lot... but the place is really cosy, atmosphere is very friendly, the beds are comfortable enough to sleep and the staff is very helpful... they try to solve every question or problem that you let them know... and.. besides, it's a really clean place with FREE internet access... you cannot ask much more for the price if this hostel is placed in Old Montreal in a walking distance to the venter of Montreal. Of course it isn't a five stars hotel and it was a bit too warm for me (no airco), there is no lift (that's a pity when you come in with your luggage), and it's quite difficult to find for the first time (if the owners read this review I encourage them to buy a bigger sign and hang it above the door)... despite this fact, if you are wondering where to stay in Montreal... don't waste your time and visit the ALTERNATIVES!

  • Stayed August 2006
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Reviewed July 10, 2006

I stayed in this hostel last winter with a couple of my friends and we absolutely loved it. None of us has ever been in a hostel before, and we were somewhat nervous about it. Everything about the hostel was fantastic. We stayed in the yellow room, where we had a beautiful view from our windows.
This is in the perfect location, the cost is great, the staff is so kind and friendly and the rooms are fantastic.
This is a truly wonderful place to stay if you ever need a hostel in Montreal.

  • Stayed March 2005
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Reviewed November 29, 2003

This is the best hostel - Each room was a different color - warm yellow or bright green or blue...The commons area is warm and cozy with an open kitchen, wood floors, stone walls, books, coffee, and free internet...In a beautiful part of town...Music from cafes and horse-drawn carriages float up to your window at night...

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Reviewed June 10, 2003

I had a great experince staying at the Auberge Alternative du Vieux-Montréal/Alternative Backpackers of Old Montréal for three nights in April 2002. The staff was nice, friendly, laid-back, and very accomodating. The rooms were clean and sunny. I stayed in the "Big Blue" room the first two nights. It was full of bunk beds and backpacks and the staff took good care keeping it clean. On the last night I was placed in a slightly more expensive room, but the price difference was returned to me when I pointed out the mistake in my reservation to the staff. The hostel has a great common space that combines the reception desk, a well-equipped kitchen for the guests' use, dining area, and lounge. In the evenings some hostel guests hang out in the common area with the staff and the owners before embarking on spontaneous bar outings. In addition, there are many free services offered by the hostel including locker and padlock rentals, internet access, and morning cups of coffee. This is definitely one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at and I would strongly recommend it to anyone visiting Montréal. Take a closer look for yourself on the hostel's website at auberge-alternative.

Stayed April 2003
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Property: Auberge Alternative du Vieux-Montreal
Address: 358 St.-Pierre, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2M1, Canada (Formerly BackPackers of Old Montreal)
Location: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 95 Specialty Lodging in Montreal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Auberge Alternative du Vieux-Montreal 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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