Special Needs

People from all parts of the world choose and stay at our hostel every day! Whether  you’re traveling alone or you’re part of a group, whether you’re young or young at heart, whether you are staying for a few days or several weeks in Montreal, you are welcome at the Auberge Alternative du Vieux-Montreal! Find out the particularities of our personalized service by reading the information on this page based on your profile type:

I am…

  • the organizer of a traveling group
  • an intern/PVTiste (Working/Holiday Permit) or a newcomer
  • a parent traveling with children
  • an adult who is 35 years old and up or a senior


You are 10 people or more, and wish to stay at our place? Well, that’s great because the Alternative Hostel has all it takes to accommodate you! Contact our team a few weeks in advance, and we will do everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Please note that groups are not accepted from June to October and during the holidays and New Year.

Private Rooms and Shared Dorms

We have plenty of dorms, which have various capacity: 6, 10 and 20 people. It’s also possible for you to book a private room for 2 people, and 2 private room that are ideal for groups of 4 people. Please note that we only have shared bathrooms.


Our pleasant open-concept kitchen is at your disposal throughout your stay. Taking advantage of our kitchen is the best way to reduce the costs related to your trip! You will find everything you need to satisfy your appetite. Refrigerators and storage spaces are also available. We also know excellent caterers who can meet your food requirements, at competitive rates.

Related Services

  • A baggage deposit to allow you to travel lightly throughout Quebec
  • A laundry room
  • A giant flat screen connected to a computer for presentations and group discussions

We encourage you to consider the alternative experience for your next group trip to Montreal. Also, take a look at our Facebook page for up-to-date information on activities and events taking place at the hostel. If you have any further questions or need help planning your next trip, do not hesitate to contact us.

Group booking

A member of our staff is specially assigned to group bookings and ensures that everything is put in place to facilitate the process: the booking specialist assists the organizers in all stages of the reservation, makes sure that the rooms are clean, comfortable and ready at the arrival of the group and sees the last details to allow a smooth transition. You can submit a reservation request for a group by sending us an e-mail at the following address: admin@auberge-alternative.qc.ca. We will contact shortly upon receipt of your request.

Interns (Work Holiday Permit) and Newcomers

You chose to live in Montreal for a period of time? Congratulations! Welcome to Montreal, one of of Quebec’s major cities, known for its cultural diversity! Before embarking on the adventure of seeking housing or employment, we invite you to first kick back and relax at the Alternative Hostel of Old Montreal, where you can sleep tight and make your first contacts with other travelers, as well as with our experienced staff. Thanks to our team who speaks French, English, Spanish and Haitian Creole, you will be able to communicate your needs, be understood and receive valuable advice that will allow you to experience a smooth transition.

Families (parents & children)

So you’re traveling with your family and want to find the perfect place to stay with your toddlers? If so, our hostel is the perfect alternative accommodation for you! In addition to providing bassinets and baby high chairs, we have private rooms that include a double bed and a bunk bed (two single beds), which is the perfect option for a family with children (3-4 guests). We also put a toy box at the disposal of the children in the common area. Should you wish to book a dorm, please note that children aged of 6 years old and up are allowed, but must have their own bed at the current rate.

Adults 35 years old and up or a senior

We may have the hostel label, but unlike other similar accommodation options, we allow adults over the age of 35 to book a bed or room with us. The only thing we ask from you is to be young at heart and to want to live the alternative experience! Although many young people choose to stay at the Alternative Hostel, there is still a chill and relaxed atmosphere. In addition, if you book a bed in dorm and anticipate having difficulty reaching the upper bed, just tell us your interest in occupying the bed below. We can’t garantee anything, but we’ll sure do our best to save you one! Please also take note that we have three floors and no elevator.