Alternative Hostel Of Old, Montreal

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The Backpackers of Old-Montreal was born after a meeting between an Australian and a French Canadian... in a youth hostel in Vancouver, Canada. Now, married and proud parents, they have not however left the travelling world behind.

These two hard-core travellers have since become, may we say, "alternative business people". They invested all their savings and tenaciously found the necessary finance to kickstart the project. They set out in the streets of the Plateau Mont-Royal, a trendy neighborhood of Montreal in search of old furniture, doors, chairs, tables, etc... They then found the ideal building, a 3-storey building built in 1875 and unoccupied for 20 years. But the building was in very bad shape, so Bruno, Angela and "friends of the project" started the make-over. Their renovations lasted 6 months; the floors, the original stone walls and beams are revamped, and a new color treatment is given to every wall. Since its opening in March 96, dozens of people have collaborated on the project under different circumstances. One of the most important contribution is the loan of paintings and the creation of a superb mural in one of the dorms from well known contemporary artist Raymond-Paul Martin.

If the owners are away, it's surely because they're travelling...
Backpackers of Old Montreal, built by travellers...for travellers...

Location and Contact


• To come to the hostel from Dorval airport you can:
• 1- Take the shuttle to the city center terminal. You can ask the driver for the minibus to the hotels (It's free). The price is $11.50 per person.
• 2- Taking the bus is possible for the adventurous or those on an extreme budget, but not reccommended for others. Take bus #204 to the Dorval terminal and transfer to bus # 211. That second bus will take you to the Lionel-Groulx metro station. From there, take the orange line to the Square Victoria Metro Station (direction Henri-Bourrassa). Price $2. Don't forget to ask for transfer tickets for a free transfer to a bus. Come out of the Square Victoria Metro station following the indication for rue St-Jacques. When you arrive outside, look to your left for a map of the area. The hostel is on the map. It's a 3 minute walk.
• 3- Take a taxi. They have a flat rate of $28 for all destinations in the Downtown area (the price is advertised on the rear windows). Don't let them fool you, it's the law.
• To come to the hostel from the bus terminal :
• Take the escalator to the Berri-UQAM metro station located under the bus terminal. Take the orange line direction Côte-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 on the map. It's a 3 minute walk.
• To come to the hostel from the train terminal :
• Take a taxi or walk. The taxi should cost between $3.50 and $5. If you prefer a walk (or your wallet likes fresh air) it's a 10 to 15 minute walk. Ask for directions at the information desk or call us at 282-8069 :-)



Address: 358 Rue Saint-Pierre, Ville-Marie, Montreal (Montréal), Quebec, Canada

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Phone Number: +1 (514) 282-8069
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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Cultural Tour/Class

Evening Entertainment



Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Meeting/Banquet facilities

Movie Library/Rental


Themed Dinner Nights

Credit Card Payments

Female Dorm Only

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