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1. Posted by larondey (Full Member 105 posts) 11y

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Hey! I was hoping I could get some advice from people who have been to Montreal lately as to where a good, clean hostel would be. I want to get up to the city in late May to show my cousin (visiting from Paris) this incredible city! I've only been once myself, so I'm not really sure of a good place to stay.

Thanks!

2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 11y

Hi Larondey,
I visited Montreal in October. It really is an awesome city. I stayed at Hostelling International. I thought it is really good. It is in downtown, close the the Lucien le allier subway station, and generally close to where it matters to be. Look them on google. Run a search for hostelling international montreal. Hope this helps.

Take care,

Pranav

3. Posted by JudithNS (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Larondey,

I spent a few days in Montreal a couple of years ago, stayed at Hostelling International's "Auberge de Jeunesse." I'm pretty sure this is the same one that Pranav stayed at, so two out of two recommendations looks good! They have great deals right now, 4 nights for the price of 3, and packages that include museum passes, breakfast, and subway passes. I thought it was a nice hostel, and really was in a great location.

http://www.hihostels.ca/hostels/Quebec/TourismeJeunesse/AubergedeMontreal/Hostels/

Be sure to spend enough time exploring "Old Montreal" and dress warm, I went at the beginning of May and it was freezing! There's an Indian restaurant really close to the hostel, has an amazing buffet for about $12...if you like Indian food you should go (I can't remember the name or address, but you could probably find it by asking at the hostel.

Take care..enjoy!

Judith

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Quoting JudithNS

I spent a few days in Montreal a couple of years ago, stayed at Hostelling International's "Auberge de Jeunesse." ... I thought it was a nice hostel, and really was in a great location.

I agree with Judith....this is probably the best known hostel in Montreal and a few blocks away from Cresent street, one of the party streets in the city. Also really close to shopping and food.

Quoting JudithNS

Be sure to spend enough time exploring "Old Montreal" and dress warm, I went at the beginning of May and it was freezing!

It's not THAT cold, lol :) It's cooler than the rest of the city because it's near the water. I would suggest to dress in layers. It may be a little chilly some days (15-20 degrees) but if the sun breaks though the clouds it could get warmer. And if it's warmer during the day, it will get colder at night.

Also, I found a great walking tour of old Montreal on Frommers. The website suggests 2-3 hours, but I say, if you have the time, spend a whole day there. It's so great for lounging and admiring the painters.

If yuo have any questions on the city, I'm your girl...Montrealer born and raised. Feel free to message me!

Cheers,
Katie ;)