Auberge L'Apero, Montréal hostelAuberge L'Apero
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Auberge L'Apero

1425 Mackay Street, Suite 2, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 2H6

Toll-free: 1-877-631-0021, Telephone: (514) 316-1052
Skype: Skype Me™!
Host(s): Paul

Cost: Dorm beds - Summer:
Sunday-Thursday: $21.00
Friday-Saturday: $23.00




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Auberge L'Apero, Montréal hostel

What we have to offer:

Welcome to Auberge L'Apéro, a European-style hostel in North America's most European city, Montreal. Apéro is the French word for aperitif - the beginning of a great meal or in this case - a great vacation.

Located in the heart of downtown, Auberge L'Apéro offers you safe, comfortable accommodations just a heartbeat from the action.

Sign-in hours are Mondays to Saturdays, between 10:00am - 8pm, and on Sundays, noon - 8pm.

With 30 beds and 6 private rooms, we offer a cozy, personalized atmosphere on two floors of an old 1880s graystone with all the amenities you expect from a hostel, and many that you don't. The rooms are bright with hardwood floors and some interior brick walls that add an air of coziness to the Auberge. The second floor contains the reception area, the store, common rooms, and the laundry. The top floor is the residence that includes the dorms, bathroom facilities, and kitchen.

One of the features of Auberge L'Apéro is our beautiful terrace where you can relax and enjoy your continental breakfast in the sunshine, or come back for an apéro at the end of wonderful afternoon of sightseeing before heading out to dinner. We also feature a fully equipped kitchen, a communal TV room with free Internet and hi-speed Wi-fi access, and laundry facilities. Most importantly, there is no curfew so you will be free to explore the city and its famous (and fabulous!) nightlife to your heart's content.

What sets Auberge L'Apéro apart from other hostels is our attention to detail. We treat you as guests, not passers-through, and you will find our personalized service not unlike the service you would find in a hotel.

Auberge L'Apéro is not just a regular hostel that happens to be in Montreal, L'Apéro is like Montreal. It reflects the city's vibrant social life and European style. Don't just visit the city, be part of it at Auberge L'Apéro.

Where we are is just as important as what we are. Situated on Mackay Street, a quiet side street just steps from Saint-Catherine Street, the city's main downtown shopping district, Auberge Apéro is within walking distance of most of Montreal's attractions including Old Montreal, the museums of Fine Arts, Contemporary Art, Natural History, Architecture, and Montreal History, as well as the Bell Center - home of the hockey Canadiens and our famous Underground City. We only one block from the Metro, the city's fast, clean subway system that can whisk you anywhere that is too far to walk, from the Casino on Ile Notre Dame to the boutiques and restaurants of the famous Plateau Mont-Royal.

Montreal is a city of festivals and our location gives easy access, either on foot or by Metro, to the venues of all of our great festivals. Whether you come to our city for Jazz, Comedy, the Fringe Festival or les Nuits d'Afrique, you will be close enough to walk, but far enough away to relax and sleep in quiet and comfort.



How to get here:

How do I get to Auberge L'Apéro, and get around Montreal?

Before you begin to look at directions and the map, there may a couple of words of French you need to know, since all traffic signs are either pictograms or in French:

  • Est: East
  • Ouest: West
  • Nord: North
  • Sud: South
  • Droite: Right
  • Gauche: Left
  • Autoroute: Highway
  • Sortie: Exit
  • Rue: Street
  • Chemin: Road (abbreviated ch.)
  • Pont: Bridge
  • Sens unique: One way
  • Stationnement: Parking
  • Centre-ville: Downtown

One very useful French phrase is: « Pardon. Je suis (swee) tourist et je ne parle pas francais (fran-say). » (Pardon me. I am a tourist and I don’t speak French.)

If you arrive by plane at Trudeau Airport:
Take the 747 shuttle service and get off at stop 2 (see PDF map). Then walk one block north to reach St-Catherine, then one block East and you will reach Mackay on wich you turn left. It will cost you 10$.

If you arrive by bus at Central Bus Station:
You can either take a taxi or hop in the metro (underground train). If you choose the metro, take direction Angrignon on the green line and get out at Guy-Concordia station. Once out of the metro and on the platform, take the Guy Street exit. You will be then be on the corner of Maisonneuve & Guy Street. From there you turn right (east) on Maisonneuve, in the direction of the Java U coffee shop, then make a right (south) on Mackay street and we're at 1425.

If you arrive by train at Central Station:
Walk three blocks north on Mansfield St. from the station to Sainte-Catherine Street, then turn left (west) and walk eight blocks to Mackay. Turn right and we're at 1425, on the right.

If you arrive by car:
From the east or west: Take Autoroute 40 and take the exit for Autoroute Décarie. Follow the signs for Autoroute Ville-Marie. This seems like a lot of highways, but the trips on each are only a few kilometers. Take the exit for Rue Guy, and go straight three blocks to rue Sainte-Catherine. Turn right and go four blocks to Mackay. Turn left, and we are on the left at 1425.

From the south: Cross the Pont Champlain and follow the signs for Centre-Ville. When you get to the end of the highway continue straight up University Street for about 10 blocks until you get to Boulevard de Maisonneuve. Turn left and go 10 blocks to Mackay Street and turn left. We are on your left at 1425.

Montreal has an excellent public transit system that can get you anywhere in the city. You can download it here, but it is too big to print. The Societé de Transport de Montréal offers other good maps on their web site.

The closest metro station to the Auberge is the Guy-Concordia Station. The link on the station will give you the metro schedule and also the schedules of all the buses that serve the station, and the Auberge.