The Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal

358 rue St-Pierre, Montreal, Canada, Distance from city centre: 2.1km

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Rating: 77%from 3 reviews

  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 73%Security
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 73%Value for money
  • 66%Facilities
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.

Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bicycle parking
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Café
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Wifi
  • Games Room
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Meeting Room
  • Non Smoking
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing Machine

Cancellation Policy

This 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.

Directions
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From Trudeau Airport:

Take the shuttle to the city center terminal and ask to transfer to the minibus to the hostel. The price is $15 per person. Or, check our web site for other options.

From the Bus Station:

Take the escalator to the Berri-UQAM metro station located under the bus terminal. Take the orange line direction Cte-Vertu. Get off at Square Victoria metro station. Follow the directions to rue St-Jacques. When you arrive outside, look to your left for a map of the area. The hostel is shown on the map about a 3 minute walk away.
Check our web site for other detailed directions from just about anywhere.

En provenance de la station d'autobus
Suivez les indications pour la station de mtro Berri-UQAM situe tout juste en dessous du terminus d'autobus. Aprs avoir pay 2.75$ pour le passage, prenez la ligne de mtro au trac orange, en direction de Cte-Vertu. Sortez la station Square-Victoria. Suivez les indications pour vous rendre sur la rue St-Jacques. Une fois l'extrieur, vous apercevrez votre gauche une carte du secteur. L'Auberge y est indique. Il vous faudra alors 3 minutes de marche pour vous rendre chez nous.

En provenance de Boston ou de New York
partir de la frontire canado-amricaine, suivez les indications pour vous diriger vers Montral. Vous traverserez le fleuve St-Laurent en empruntant le pont Champlain. Aprs le pont, prenez la deuxime sortie, il sera alors inscrit 'Downtown'. Roulez sur 2 ou 3 kilomtres sur cette autoroute. Prenez la seconde sortie appele Wellington/Notre-Dame sur votre droite. la 5e intersection, tournez droite sur Notre-Dame. Aprs avoir travers une grande artre nomme rue McGill, tournez droite sur la rue St-Pierre, notre rue. Notre auberge se trouvera votre droite, aprs la rue St-Paul. Au besoin, vous pouvez toujours nous rejoindre au (514) 282-8069.

En provenance de Qubec
Suivez les indications pour Montral (autoroute 20). Vous traverserez le fleuve St-Laurent par le pont Jacques-Cartier. Au bout du pont, demeurez dans la voie de droite. Rendez-vous jusqu'au bout de la rue et tournez droite sur Viger 720. Roulez environ 5 minutes, mais ne prenez pas le tunnel. Demeurez sur la rue Viger la droite du tunnel. Tournez gauche sur la rue St-Urbain. Il y a une station mtro au coin de St-Urbain. Vous traverserez 5 ou 6 rues avant de rejoindre la rue St-Paul. Tournez droite et continuez 2 minutes jusqu' ce que vous croisiez la rue St-Pierre, notre rue. l'intersection de St-Pierre et de St-Paul, vous apercevrez peut-tre une galerie d'art avec des nus flamboyants ou alors une sympatique boulangerie qui lui fait face. Tournez gauche sur la rue St-Pierre; vous nous trouverez immdiatement votre droite, aprs la galerie. Au besoin, vous pouvez nous rejoindre au (514) 282-8069.

Located Near

The Alternative Hostel is situated in a privileged location, at the intersection of different neighbourhoods, thus linking history and modernity, harmony and diversity, culture and business matters.

Within 10 minutes of walk, you have among many other things:
Two subway stations
Downtown Montreal and International District (North)
The Lachine Canal and St.Lawrence river (South)
Old Montreal (East)
Griffintown (West)

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