Hostels in Quebec Hostels in Quebec

You are looking for hostels in Quebec? Good news, you have come to the right place.

On this page we list every single city with hostels and other budget accommodations. helps you to find your Quebec hostel and compare its prices on the major booking sites such as Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and So you can sleep on a budget and save money while backpacking Quebec.

All Cities in Quebec

We list every single hostel in Quebec and the world. In total, we have 19 cities in Quebec for you. Please note that not all cities actually have a hostel to stay in. Below you can filter for cities with hostels and with no hostels-type accommodation, but guesthouses and budget hotels. This will help your planning.

All Quebec hostels on a map

Alright, you are more the visual type? Planning your trip with a map is always handy.

Therefore, this map shows you all cities with hostels in Quebec. It will help you to plan your trip. Just zoom in the map and click your destination for more details. Just so you know: If we do not have a hostel in a city, it is likely that there is no hostel in that city.

Our handwritten guide on Backpacking Quebec

Quebec, the French part of Canada, is one of the most stunning provinces in the country. The two major cities here are Montreal and Quebec City, and both have plenty of hostels. Montreal in the south has more English speaking here and is a very open, cultural and fun city to explore. Quebec City in the north has less of an English influence and it feels like you have almost entered a different country. The amazing walled fort around old Quebec City is super fun to explore and they have a great deal of festivals here during summer and winter to get involved with.

Public transport through Quebec is not cheap and not very abundant. Locals use rideshare on websites like Craigslist, or otherwise the best option is to drive if you have access to a car or funds for it so you aren't just stuck in your hostel.

Leaving Quebec City, drive up and explore the Jacques-Cartier National Park, Saguenay and Chicoutimi. Head back down to the river inlet from here and do a spot of whale watching in Tadoussac before catching the ferry from Saint Simeon over to Riviere-du-Loup.

Continue driving towards the Gaspe peninsula and be sure to stop and check out Rimouski, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, the Gaspésie National Park, Gaspe and the Forillon National Park and the Perce Rock along the way. The national parks along this region are full of wildlife, moose, dear and wildberries. It has an amazing nature to it.

Make sure that you brush up on your French along the way because the further you get out of Montreal, the less English you will encounter. Majority of people in Quebec only speak French outside of the larger cities so you will need this to get by. You will find hostels in most of these towns along the way on your road trip. The people in the hostels will speak English well enough and should be able to help you figure out the best things to do in and around the area.

expert for Quebec hostels

Handwritten by local expert for Quebec hostels Globetrotter

Travel Tips for Quebec - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Quebec. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Quebec. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

FAQ on Hostels in Quebec

There is a lot of travel planning to do. So let us help you once again by putting together the frequently asked questions:

Finding Hostels and Prices

What hostel booking sites are best to use?

There is several hostel booking sites, such as, and While every platform has its pros and cons, there is a universal truth you as a traveler should be aware of: Not a single booking site can always offer the best prices.

This is where comes in. You can compare all major booking portals with one click.

For you as a traveler, is the best booking site to actually save money.

How much are hostels in Quebec?

Prices always vary, depending on various factors. Weekends tend to be more expensive, same goes for special holidays. Please also take into account local vaction time.

You can search for exacty hostel prices in Quebec here on Pick your destination and pick a date. The system will track down the prices to give an idea of what budget and prices you can expect.

When to book hostels?

If you want to stay at the best hostels, it is a good idea to have your hostel booked around 1 month before you travel. For the regular hostels, booking one week before should be okay. Yet again, this always depends.

We dedicated a full article to the topic of when to book hostels.


Safety and Packing

Are hostels in Quebec safe?

Generally speaking, hostels are as safe as you make them. We highly recommend always to bring your own padlock, using the lockers and taking care of your belongings. Make sure you pick a safe hostel, offering lockers and a safe location. Please always pay attention to the reviews; they can give you a great insight on what to expect and safety tips.

What to pack when staying in hostels?

There is a few basics you should always pack when staying in hostels.

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

There is more actually. We wrote a complete guide with more details. Read our full hostel packing list.

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