Montreal's Best Budget Sleeps: Cheap and Cheerful Places to Stay


Most of the budget options are found not far from the central bus station near the gay village on the east side of downtown Montreal which is a good area for restaurants and night life. The good news for travellers seeking budget accommodations in Montreal is that most of the options are quite good for the price. All of these budget hotel suggestions are in desirable areas. Montreal also has a great selection of bed and breakfasts for the budget conscious visitor. These bed and breakfasts are centrally located and include a substantial breakfast, but often have shared washrooms. Almost all include free, reliable wireless internet.

There are plenty of quirky, small hotels done up in a European style that give you some elegance without eating up your entire budget. If you are comfortable sharing a bathroom, there are some great bargains to be found. The city also has budget chain hotel that offer cheap accommodation with a focus on efficiency rather than style. Most of the budget hotels are located in the key neighborhoods for tourists, making them a double-bargain since you spend less on cabs and car rentals while others offer locations populated by locals for a more authentic travel experience.

Dating from 1984, the Lord Berri is showing its wear but is well situated on the edge of the Gay Village within walking distance of the Latin Quarter. This budget hotel has medium-sized rooms decorated in earth tones with functional...  Read More

For those more comfortable staying in chain hotels,The Holiday Inn Express Centre-Ville is a good option near the Convention Centre and a 5-minute walk to Chinatown. Downtown and Vieux Montreal are each a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The...  Read More

Another historical hotel and budget boutique option sits right around the corner from the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles, though the unassuming building is easy to miss. Inside, the renovated 32 rooms offer a pleasing decor of exposed...  Read More

Hotel l'Abri du Voyageur
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Located on a lively but sketchy-looking section of Ste. Catherine street, the Hotel L'Abri du Voyageur offers clean and safe rooms that are well taken care of in the center of downtown Montrea.The staff are super attentive and the value here is...  Read More

A true hidden gem in a cute and cheerful house on a quiet street between the Gay Village and Latin Quarter. Au GitAnn is near a main metro station, Berri-UCAM and also accessible to Montreal's bike - sharing program, Bixi and is a reasonable...  Read More

The best room choices at the Hotel Ste.Catherine include the rooms at the rear of the building away from the hustle and bustle of Ste. Catherine street and /or one with a new carpet. A superb location for the price, the hotel is located in the...  Read More

The University Bed and Breakfast is next to McGill University and a five - minute walk from downtown. Mount Royal Park is nearby as are the Prince Arthur Street, "Bring your own wine" (Apportez - votre vin) restaurants. University Bed and...  Read More

Boulanger Bassin Bed and Breakfast is an excellent choice for cyclists and those who love perfect pastries for breakfast. Located on the 1,800 mile Route Verte off Parc Fontaine in the plateau district, Boulanger Bassin Bed and Breakfast is...  Read More

On the main floor of a charming Victorian townhouse on peaceful Ste. Famille street, Bed and Breakfast Chez Nous offers a perfect night's sleep in an ultra clean, cool and quiet room, reminiscent of a tomb. Although the living room is adjacent...  Read More

The Auberge Alternative Old Montreal hostel opened in 1996 as a grassroots movement dedicated to the alternative traveller interested in the arts. There is a strong tradition here of ecological practices, sustainable economics and cultural...  Read More


Meet Sherel Purcell

Sherel Purcell is a travel writer who specializes in golf, Montreal and Quebec, contemporary art, cycling and food and wine. Her articles appear on USA Today's 10Best,, Aol, Matador,...  More About Sherel

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