Located in a heritage building within the heart of the city, Auberge L'Apero, is a European-style hostel in North America's most European city, Montreal. Quiet, friendly, and unassuming, L'Apero offers many extra amenities that visitors enjoy immensely.
Small in size, only 30 beds, Auberge L'Apero offers a cozy, personalized, atmosphere with all the usual amenities, and some nice surprises. Located on Mackay Street, a quiet side street in the city's downtown core, we are close to the subway, steps from a bike path and surrounded by restaurants, cafés, and shopping.
The rooms are large and bright with hardwood floors and some interior brick walls that add an air of coziness. Our beds are very comfortable, with comforters instead of blankets and good pillows. The kitchen is always open and you can have your complimentary breakfast when you want it, not on any set schedule. The same for hot showers, there is no set schedule. Most importantly, there is no curfew so if you like, you can explore the city's famous (and fabulous!) nightlife to your heart's content.
What sets Auberge L'Apero apart from other hostels is our attention to detail. We treat you as guests, not passers-through, and you will find our personalized service not unlike the service you would find in a hotel. Our clientele is friendly and our atmosphere is relaxed and calm.
Where we are is just as important as what we are. L'Apero is within walking distance of many of Montreal's attractions including Old Montreal, Chinatown, the museums of Natural History, Fine Arts, Contemporary Art, Montreal History, and Architecture; and our famous Underground City. We are only a block from the Metro, the city's fast, clean subway system that can whisk you anywhere that is too far to walk, from the Casino on Ile Notre Dame to the boutiques and restaurants of the storied Plateau Mont-Royal. We are just a 15 minutes bus ride from Mount-Royal, Montreal's largest urban park, that offers seasonal sports like cycling, hiking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, toboganning, and snowshoeing.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Book exchange
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Postal Service
- Taxes not included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check in starts at 1:00PM but you can come as early as 10:00AM to store your bags safely until check in.
The front-desk is open from 10:00AM to 11:00PM on Monday to Saturday, and Noon to 8:00PM on Sunday. If you think you may arrive after opening hours, let us know and we'll explain you how to do a self-check-in.
Taxes of 19% not included. Although we accept Visa & Mastercard, please note they have an associated handling fee of 2.5%
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The closest metro station to the Auberge is the Guy-Concordia Station. The link on the station will give you the metro schedule and also the schedules of all the buses that serve the station, and the Auberge.
From Trudeau airport:
Take the 747 shuttle service and get off at stop #2 (see PDF map). Then walk one block north to reach St-Catherine, then one block East and you will reach Mackay on which you turn left.
From Gare Central (Central Station):
Walk three blocks north on Mansfield St to Saint-Catherine St, then turn left (west) and walk for eight blocks to Mackay. Turn right and we're on the right.
By car from the west: The Trans Canada Highway is called the Autoroute 401 in Quebec. Take the exit for Autoroute 40 Est and move immediately to the left lane. Take the exit for Autoroute D'carie. Follow the signs for Autoroute Ville-Marie. (This seems like a lot of highways, but the trips on each are only a few kilometers. BTW a kilometer is 0.6 miles.) Take the exit for Rue Guy and go straight for three blocks to rue Saint-Catherine. Turn right and go four blocks to Mackay. Turn left, and we're on the left.
By car from the south: Cross the Pont Champlain and follow the signs for Centre-ville. When you get to the end of the highway continue straight up University Street for about 10 blocks until you get to rue de Maisonneuve. Turn left and go 10 blocks to Mackay St, then turn left. We're on your left.
By car from the east: Take Autoroute 40 west and take the exit for Autoroute Décarie. Follow the signs for Autoroute Ville-Marie. Take the exit for Rue Guy and go straight for three blocks to rue Saint-Catherine. Turn right and go four blocks to Mackay. Turn left and we're on the left.
Where we are is just as important as what we are. Situated on Mackay Street, a quiet side street just steps from Sainte-Catherine Street, the city's main downtown shopping district, Auberge L'Apero is within walking distance of most of Montreal's attractions including Old Montreal, Chinatown, numerous museums, and our famous Underground City. We are only one block from the Metro, the city's fast, clean subway system that can whisk you anywhere that is too far to walk, from the Jean-Drapeau Park to the hip boutiques and restaurants of the famous Plateau Mont-Royal. We are just a 15 minutes bus ride from Mount-Royal, Montreal's largest urban park, that offers seasonal sports and majestic views,
Montreal is a city of festivals and our location gives easy access, either on foot or by Metro, to the venues of all of our great festivals. Whether you come to our city for Jazz, Comedy, the Fringe Festival, les Nuits d'Afrique or the Saturday night Fireworks, you will be close enough to walk, but far enough away to relax and sleep in quiet and comfort.
Montreal has an excellent public transit system that can get you anywhere in the city. The first time you go to a metro station, ask the ticket taker or our staff for the Plan de Réseau. It is the official public transit map, one of the best maps of the city, and it is free. The Societe de Transport de Montreal offers other good maps on their web site.