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NY, NY
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

Dealing with some staff by email prior to my stay was challenging, ergo, they didn't have a reservation for me when I arrived after a 12-hour amtrak trip. They made good on it after a back and forth and upgraded my room at no extra charge. Nice crowd here. Good location. I would stay here again

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour Creetyuk, Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments online. Sorry for the confusion with the email correspondance, but I am happy to see that we managed after all to offer you a great stay with us! Hope you enjoyed Montréal to its fullest... We just love our city! :) Au Revoir, Nicolas, hostel general manager

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Decent hostel in convenient downtown location. Currently eight days into a two-week stay. Asked for comment card and was told they ran out. They took my email address and said they would send me one but it has not showed up. Booked into a 6-bed dorm, assumed it would be male dorm but it's mixed. That's okay though. Sheets have...

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour, Great to know you had a good time with us and thank you very much for this complete review of your stay. I have already pass your comments to the different hostel departments and we will try our very best to act on whatever aspect we can improve! Bon Voyage, Nicolas, hostel manager

Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

Super location. Great breakfast. Rooms are quite tight but clean so the advantages definitely outweigh the benefits ! Huge huge hostel. Well run. Staff v helpful about what to do and where to go and it's location beside the metro is perfect for exploring!

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Super! Thanks! Nicolas, hostel manager

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

My friends and I stayed here for three nights. The reception staff were unhelpful. No lift or help with luggage. The breakfast catered for my friends, however being a gluten free vegan they did not for me. I understand its not the easiest requirements, but fruit would have been quite okay. The rooms were clean but cramped with luggage. The...

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour FS, Thanks for taking the time to leave you feedback about your stay with us. Sorry to hear the staff that was not up to the expectations.. I will pass the message to all the team and I am very confident that if you give us a second try we will be up to the challenge! Bon Voyage, Nicolas,...

Karlskrona, Sweden
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This hostel has an excellent location in downtown Montreal. If you're coming from the airport the airport bus stops almost outside the hostel. The staff is very friendly and help you with all your questions. I stayed in the 10-man dorm and the bed where comfortable. Linen is included in the fee and there is also lockers in the room...

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Bonjour Daniel, Thanks for your feedback. I am happy that you had a good stay with us.. As for the bar, it must be bad luck since it is normally quite busy in the evenings.. the best spot to meet other travellers. By the the way, we just launched our «beer pong» game on thursdays... A lot of fun, especially...

Reviewed 20 June 2014

HI Montreal hostel is located conveniently near Lucien L'Allier metro station on the orange line, very near to some of the major streets which intersect the city, and for those arriving by Megabus - just a short walk from the Place Bonaventure metro where the bus drops off/picks up. Additionally Mackay (street its on) has a lot of cool bars/restaurants...

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your feedback... It is a fair and complete description of what HI-Montréal and I am pretty happy you had a great experience wiith us! I am particularly happy with your good words regarding the WIFI as we recently changed our settings and seems like it's working really really good now! :) Bon Voyage, Nicolas, hostel manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I think I got what I paid for, maybe got a little more since i booked a 4 room and the weekend i had only one roommate. i enjoyed the activities they planned.I liked that it was close to subway and things to do around town. staff were friendly and helpful. my bedroom was clean and spacey. Though the building...

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for you review! I am thinking the same as you regarding the breakfast... How great could it be if we could offer eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes, yogurts, etc. options as well... We do offer it already, but it is a side menu that you have to pay for. Hopefully we will soon manage the costs to pimp...

Reviewed 26 May 2014

The hostel is clean, friendly, and well organized. Great price and awesome atmosphere. I highly recommend it. The beds are comfortable, and the rooms aren't over-crowded (6 person room). The staff is also very helpful with traveling tips, and pointing out great spots to visit/eat/etc. Also, great little bar in the basement! Fantastic price on drinks and food.

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Auberge H, General Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Great Price, great Location.... and GREAT Guests!! :) Nicolas, hostel manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Stayed February 2014. The hostel is located on the western edge of downtown, near the Centre Bell. It's an alright place to stay. They were doing some renovations while I was there, careful to not trip on exposed work being done. The rooms were decent, shower was really quite old with not a lot of hot water or pressure. only...

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Auberge H, Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your comments, Seems like you stayed with us in February while we were doing major renovations... Sorry about all the hassle but I am happy you still had a good time! The good news is that we are now finished with the renovations and the hostel is now waiting for all travelers to come and enjoy...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Close to metro and within walking distance of Gare Centrale if you're getting an Amtrak train to anywhere. Bed was comfortable and room was of a good size. Friendly staff and enjoyed the bar downstairs - definitely one of the better hostel bars with plenty of space. Only thing I can complain about is slow...

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Auberge H, Manager at HI Montreal Hostel, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your feedback, Other guests also told us that the WIFI was not working to its best... I have let our IT company know about it and hopefully we should have it fully fixed by today to tomorrow ! Bon Voyage! Nic, hostel manager

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The HI-Montreal Youth Hostel is dedicated to making you discover the best of the city! We’re not only centrally located in downtown Montreal, close to Irish pubs, supermarkets, microbreweries, restaurants, a pool hall and even an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet, but we also organize several daily activities, such as pubcrawls, urban walks, skating and much more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about HI Montreal Hostel

Address: 1030 Mackay, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2H1, Canada
Region: Canada > Quebec > Montreal > Centre-Ville (Downtown) , Ville-Marie
Price Range: €18 - €106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — HI Montreal Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 239
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