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21 Nov

Where to Stay for Cheap in Montreal

where to say for cheap in montreal

A traveler or tourist doesn’t have to spend a lot of money to be in the heart of all the Montreal action. Many budget friendly hotels, hostels, lofts and bed and breakfasts in Montreal are centrally located downtown with easy access to the metro system; so exploring all corners of the city is super easy. So for individuals, couples and families who would rather spend their dollars eating, shopping, and doing activities in our beautiful city, then consider the following places to stay…

Most Affordable in Montreal: The following are some of the most affordable hotels and hostels in Montreal. What they lack in expensive prices, they definitely make up for in great locations and friendly service.

Auberge de jeunesse Alexandrie – Located in Montreal’s Gay Village, they offer a youth hostel type atmosphere with a continental breakfast and free Wifi. Also has furnished apartments for rent.

Auberge de Jeunesse de Montreal Hosteling International

Auberge de Jeunesse de Montréal Hosteling International – Located seconds away from Crescent Street, the Bell Centre, Museum of Fine Arts and more. As part of the Hosteling International network, they offer shared and private rooms. They also have many group activities like pub crawls, trivia night, and urban walks.

Hotel Park Avenue – A European style hotel located on Avenue du Parc. Easily get to Mont Royal, The Mile End neighbourhood and countless boutiques and restaurants in the Plateau area.

Auberge YWCA Montréal / Hôtel Y de Montréal – Comfortable accommodations for men and women located on Crescent and Rene-Levesque. It has 32 renovated and air conditioned private rooms, with shared kitchen and bathrooms.

Le Gîte du Plateau Mont-Royal – Located in the Plateau Mont Royal (one of the coolest neighbourhood in Montreal), this centennial house has 21 rooms with free WiFi and a kitchenette.

Hotel de Paris

Hotel de Paris – An affordable 30 room hotel with a restaurant and bar. A beautiful and historic building located in the Plateau Mont Royal.

Hotel Newstar – Located in St. Leonard, this hotel is only 30 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes to downtown. Easy access to the Olympic Stadium, Biodome, Planetarium, shopping malls, and sport centres.

Auberge Casa de Mateo

Auberge Casa de Matéo – One of the most affordable hotels in Old Montreal, it has a charming Mexican flair and located above one of the best Mexican restaurants in the city!

Hotel Elegant – Ideally located walking distance to Old Montreal, Latin Quarter, Chinatown, the Gay Village and downtown.

Hotel Ste-Catherine – Located near Papineau in the Gay Village, this hotel offers private parking spaces and great views of the city.

Hotel Villa

Hotel Villa – This hotel bills itself as “a cheap and economic boutique hotel.” The building dates to the 1920s and they have three categories of rooms available to rent: Superior, Standard and Budget.

Hotel Quartier-Latin Montréal – A budget hotel that allows pets, but make sure to ask for permission first. Located right in the Latin Quarter, so the best of Montreal is literally right around the corner.

Splurge a Little, Still Affordable: The following are medium priced hotels in Montreal. They are slightly more expensive than the previous section as they offer more amenities, but are still very economical for the budget-conscious traveler.

Auberge du Carre St-Louis

Auberge du Carre St-Louis – Located next to St-Louis Square on Rue Saint Denis, this hotel features large and comfy beds, private bathrooms and whirlpool baths. Breakfast and spa access are included in the price.

Auberge du Vieux-Port – A gorgeous hotel in Old Montreal, the rooms are filled with charm and character and the best shopping, dinning, and events are just down and around the cobblestoned streets. The ground floor is home to Tavern Gaspar.

Anne ma soeur Anne Hôtel-Studio – A cute little hotel with rooms available to rent by the month. It has 17 room-studios all equipped with a micro-kitchen and bathroom. Located in the Plateau on Saint Denis.

Gîte Le Simone – A heartwarming Bed Breakfast in the Gay Village. It has nine rooms, and one apartment with three bedrooms. Their website even states “we are a bit afraid that once you’re in our place you won’t want to return home!”

Hotel St-Denis

Hotel St-Denis – Newly renovated suits with whirlpool, flatscreen TVs, and clocks with iPod/iPhone connections. This hotel also includes a multimedia conference room with capacity for 20 people to rent.

Auberge Le Pomerol – This hotel always has great deals and promotions, like 50% off the second night. Located across the street from Berri-UQAM, the hotel won a silver award in 2009 from the Quebec Tourism Awards. The hotel also has a restaurant called Les Temps Nouveaux.

Hotel Armor Manoir Sherbrooke

Hotel Armor Manoir Sherbrooke – This beautiful Victorian house has been meticulously transformed into a charming 3-star hotel.  It has a complimentary continental breakfast, and some deluxe rooms with a whirlpool.

Auberge Bonsecours – Seven rooms all with their own unique decor. It has a charming courtyard garden, and located directly on Rue St-Paul, the main shopping artery it Old Montreal.

Hotel Chateau de l'Argoat

Hotel Château de l’Argoat –  Every corner of this Plateau hotel is filled with gorgeous works of art. It’s like staying in a gallery! Relax in the common reading areas, and then explore the little streets of the nearby Mile End.

Hotel Européenne – A modern design with private bathrooms, free continental breakfast, and located next to Berri-Uqam metro and the bus terminal.

Manoir Ambrose

Manoir Ambrose – A Victorian mansion from 1910 has been renovated into a hotel with 22 unique rooms. They also have great promotions for extended stays. Located downtown next to McGill University.

Hotel Le Relais Lyonnais

Hotel Le Relais Lyonnais – 19th century architecture with modern comfort and convenience. Located across from the Theatre Saint-Denis, the Film Board of Canada and the Cinematheque Quebecois. Off the lobby you’ll find an exquisite bistro called “La Brioche Lyonnaise.”

Family Style Apartment Rentals: Furnished apartment-style accommodations are an affordable way for families and larger groups to stay in Montreal. The comfort of a home with the convenience of a hotel.

Lofts du Vieux-Port

Lofts du Vieux-Port – 24 exquisitely decorated lofts of varying sizes directly in Montreal’s Old Port.

Habitation du Vieux-Montréal – Right in the heart of Old Montreal, Habitation is perfect for business trips, or a vacation with friends and family. Rooms to suit any need, all complete with full kitchens.

Loft Jacques-Cartier – Loft style accommodation in the Plateau Mont Royal. Proximity, location, and price make this a popular option for business and leisure travelers.

Trylon Apartments

Trylon Apartments – Get the feel for downtown living by staying at the Trylon Apartments. Fully furnished apartments with kitchens and bathrooms for both short term and extended stays in Montreal. They also have high-tech spaces to hold business meetings, press conferences,  cocktails, and banquets.

Hotel Suites Place des Arts – From budget rooms to fully furnished small apartments, Hotel Place des Arts has everything you need and is located right in the spectacular Quartier des Spectacles.


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