5 Best Hostels In Montreal, Canada

Updated: March 9, 2021

Montreal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province, and one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world. The city’s colonial past lends itself to having beautiful architecture, quaint neighborhoods, and lovely cobblestone streets that can make you feel as though you have stepped back in time.

The major sightseeing districts of the city are Old Montreal, Downtown (Centre-Ville), and Plateau Mont-Royal. All of these areas are easily accessible via public transport or simply by walking.

Out of the three areas, the most popular for tourists is Old Montreal where visitors can find great shopping, dining and major attractions, all while being surrounded by the cities historic character.

There is a great selection of hostels within the city so take a look at our picks for the top five hostels in Montreal below.


M Montreal

This award-winning hostel has all that you could need and more – it even has a rooftop hot tub! Located within the laid-back Le Plateau-Mont-Royal neighborhood, known for its French-inspired cafés, parks and easy-going student population, M Montreal is close to landmarks such as the imposing Notre-Dame Basilica which is only a 20-minute stroll away.

If you love a night out on the town, you will revel in the electric atmosphere of the friendly and inclusive Gay Village. If you want to head out a bit further, the Berri.UQAM metro station is only a few minutes’ walk away.

Whether you prefer the privacy of your own room or the social nature of a dorm room, M Montreal has got you covered. All bunk beds within the dorms have privacy curtains personal reading lights, and power sockets. Wifi- is free and the reception is available 24 hours a day.

Hostel details

Address: 1245 Rue St-Andre Montreal, QC, Montreal, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.7 out of 5.

Price per night: from $20.

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This hostel has been setting the bar for what a hostel should be for the last 20 years. Known for setting a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all that stay, Alexandrie offers lots of opportunities to socialize and get to know other travelers.

The industrial loft-style common room always has someone up for a chat, or to play a board game with, and there is often communal dinners. There is a wide variety of accommodation on offer at Alexandrie from budget no-frills dorms rooms, the newer en-suite dorms, or private double rooms, there is something to suit everyone.

Located close to the Old Town district in the Latin Quarter makes going out to visit the sights super easy. You can also use the free wi-fi provided to find things to do.

Hostel details

Address: 1750 Atateken, Montreal, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.8 out of 5.

Price per night: from $15.

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HI Montreal

Located in the city center you can reach many shops, restaurants and bars, as well as the Museum of the Fine Arts and the Bell Centre in under a 10-minute walk. Additionally, HI Montreal is just one block away from the Lucien-Allier metro station where you can jump on a train to head straight to Old Town Montréal and explore the 17th-century streets lining the St Lawrence River.

You can also use the free wi-fi provided to plan your sightseeing or ask about what to do at the 24-hour reception. You can choose from a private double or twin room, or for those looking to meet new friends, there are mixed or male or female-only dorm rooms. All beds in the dorm rooms come with lockers for each bed.

Hostel details

Address: 1030 Mackay Street, Montreal, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.8 out of 5.

Price per night: from $20.

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Auberge Saint-Paul

Providing comfortable and cozy rooms and a warm welcome within the heart of Montréal’s Old Port, this hostel provides a great atmosphere, at a great price. The location of Auberge Saint-Paul makes it a perfect base for sightseeing as you will find the cities top attractions just minutes away.

Providing a mix of dorm rooms and private accommodation you will feel right at home here. Free wi-fi is also included.

Hostel details

Address: 347 Rue Saint Paul Est, Montreal, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.6 out of 5.

Price per night: from $20.

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Le Gite Du Plateau-Mont-Royal

Le Gite Du Plateau-Mont-Royal Is located within downtown Montreal and is within a 10-minute walk to all kinds of sights and things to do such as Boulevard Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis Street, Old Montreal, Sainte Catherine Street, and Parc la Fontaine.

This hostel offers free wi-fi and bright and cheerful rooms, either private or dorm-style. There’re many opportunities to meet new friends with the hostel hosting concerts and BBQs on the rooftop terrace.

Hostel details

Address: 185 Sherbrooke Street East, Montreal, Canada.

Guest rating: 4.8 out of 5.

Price per night: from $30.

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About our Montreal hostel recommendations

Are you a solo traveler looking for a private room? Or a backpacker traveling around in a group wanting to stay in a cheap and cozy dorm? Above you will find the best hostels in Montreal for all your needs.

Please note, we only list hostels that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregate all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Hence, you can be certain all hostels listed above offer an excellent value-for-money stay in Montreal.


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