HI - Sainte-Anne-des-Monts - Auberge Festive Sea Shack Hostel is one of the most relaxed and unique hostels at which we have ever stayed. As it is located right on the beach, it has a very chilled out environment during the day and a happening party vibe during the evenings. They often have bands frequent the Tiki Bar, the outside, Carribean-inspired bar that is right on the beach front, on weekends. If you just want to chill out and relax, an awesome place to do it is in the jacuzzi that is right on the beach front at sunset. There are hammocks in which to lounge during the days, kayaks and water gear for hire if you want to do a group trip out on the water, and an abundance of people to talk to and hang about with.
The Auberge Festive Sea Shack is located around eight kilometers east of the downtown area of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. Given that it is a fair way out of the city center, it is advisable that you have a car or other means of transport for staying here. The hostel though is located right on the beach and is the perfect location for the party hostel that it promotes itself to be as well as relaxing during the day.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel offers dormitory beds in the tipi, yurts, and cabins. The prices range depending on the type of accommodation that you choose. There is also camping on the beach available for those with camping facilities. The showers and bathrooms are unisex but all have enclosed doors and locked cubicles for privacy. They are all very clean and serviced daily.
There is a large, communal kitchen and dining room in the upstairs common room that is neat, clean, and serviced daily. For those that don't feel like cooking, there is a cafe serving food that boasts a mean sandwich you can buy. There are games tables, books, musical instruments, and all kinds of other things to do within the main building for fun and relaxation. Then of course you have all of the beach and the outdoor areas as common spaces for socialising as well.
This hostel has one of the most open and friendly atmospheres of any hostel we have ever visited. And of course if there is anything that you need, the super friendly and helpful staff are always willing to help.