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The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal

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The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal

358 rue St-Pierre

Highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Linen Included
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Common Room
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The 'Auberge Alternative' is a budget boutique hostel. The doors were opened in 1996 by travellers passionate about making their lives meet their values. The auberge fuels itself on the positive energy of people wanting to create and evolve. The art of travelling moves us through internal as well as external landscapes and often a creative urge demands to link the two. The Auberge Alternative is an arts hostel providing accommodation and resources to travellers and artists alike to join us in redefining bohemia.

An 'auberge' translates as an 'inn' and ours is situated in a 1875 warehouse, which we restored and rejuvenated. Starting with a minimalist budget, furniture and doors were found on the street and restored, the beds were made by hand, we salvaged and restored what retained value and quality, our personal possessions were thrown in. We used what we had, and in a sense, what we didn't have, to create an art house. The basic attributes and rich textures of the old city building: the rock walls, the old hardwood floors, the arched windows and high ceilings; we were able to restore. The minimalist budget forced inspiration and powered a passion to achieve our goals against what seemed impossible odds. Welcome to the Alternative.

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The 'Auberge Alternative' is a budget boutique hostel. The doors were opened in 1996 by travellers passionate about making their lives meet their values. The auberge fuels itself on the positive energy of people wanting to create and evolve. The art of travelling moves us through internal as well as external landscapes and often a creative urge demands to link the two. The Auberge Alternative is an arts hostel providing accommodation and resources to travellers and artists alike to join us in redefining bohemia.

An 'auberge' translates as an 'inn' and ours is situated in a 1875 warehouse, which we restored and rejuvenated. Starting with a minimalist budget, furniture and doors were found on the street and restored, the beds were made by hand, we salvaged and restored what retained value and quality, our personal possessions were thrown in. We used what we had, and in a sense, what we didn't have, to create an art house. The basic attributes and rich textures of the old city building: the rock walls, the old hardwood floors, the arched windows and high ceilings; we were able to restore. The minimalist budget forced inspiration and powered a passion to achieve our goals against what seemed impossible odds. Welcome to the Alternative.

there is nothing classy about this hostel. i stayed here twice (over a 5 year span) and was aggressively sexually harrassed on both occasions. not by a guest, but by a member of the staff (the overnight security personnel). everything i tell you is the truth. i did nothing to warrant such humiliating treatment, other than to exhibit politeness to the 'perps'. if you are a female traveller, i urge you to book elsewhere when visiting montreal. personally, i do not enjoy being humiliated by hostel employees.

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Hotel Amenities

  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Games room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included

general

  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities

laundry

  • Washing Machine

parking

  • Bicycle Parking

entertainment

  • Board Games
  • Map
  • Streetview
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