I stayed at the HI hostel twice. The first time I stayed in a dorm room. We were stopping for the night in Quebec on the bus tour. There are no elevators in the main building, so carting heavy stuff up 3 flights of stairs was no fun. As dorms go the bed was fairly comfortable and I personally had no trouble sleeping. The hostel is very large, so its not hard to see how some people complain that it can get rather noisy, especially when large groups check in.
On the return leg of the trip I was staying in Quebec for two nights. That time I stayed in a private room, which cost like 70 dollars. wood floors, the room was spacious, in the new building, which had better locks, elevators. Private bathroom with great water pressure. Nice and clean, though a slight bit dark ( a stronger lamp would have been nice)
Breakfast was served downstairs and was perfectly good. They also served small, simple meals for lunch and dinner.
I dont consider this a party hostel. There are a lot of people, so there is bound to be some noise. In the private room I didn't notice it at all.
Staff was nice and very responsive. Warning, they will tell you can easily walk to the bus/train station,,,you can, its not far at all, but you are going down some steep hills, chances are you and your rolling suitcases will arrive at the bottom of the hill separately.
Unique Quality: Location is spectacular, right inside the old city walls. Everything was walking distance. Good facilities.
Hostel runs activities, tours around the city and some around the region. Some are free and are usually a lot of fun and quite reasonably priced.
This is a fairly inexpensive accommodation right within the walls of Old Quebec....
A bed in a 6-8-12-bed dorm will cost you today $ 28.00 without breakfast...if you would prefer a private room here it will run you $ 74.00 a night with a breakfast...
If you purchase your room without the cost of breakfast included you can simply pay if you change your mind and want to eat breakfast there...I think the cost is around $ 5.00...
The selection and price breakdown is varied ...and likely represents good value if you're ok with the scene and if you are NOT a light sleeper....
My preference is a place that is more quiet and after my first night here I changed accommodations to something more traditional to my liking...
I found that even the noise of opening and closing doors and conversations that were happening in different rooms was heard easily in the particular room that I was staying in...I didn't sleep well here...
Unique Quality: The location is a fantastic one providing easy access to the historic Old Quebec...in fact...this hostel is right inside of the Old City and it provides easy easy walking distances to all of the places and things you might want to do when exploring Old Quebec.
There is a TV room and a separate room with desk top PC's and a fair sized eating area where breakfast was served until 1030 AM...
They also run excursions and different tours that are affordable if not free!!The day that I was checking out for example thy were running a tour to Montmorency Falls and the cost for transportation was only $ 5.50 for the day...no extras were included but I thought that the transport cost alone was pretty good value...obviously not a for profit operation.
Directions: Upper Town just off of St Jean Street
QC's Auberge Internationale is one of the best and friendliest hostels I've ever stayed in. The rooms are quite large and not as stuffed with beds and furniture as in other hostels. They are clean and secured by a keycard system. The staff is international and very friendly and helpful. You can ask them questions concerning basically everything that is related to Québec City and the vicinity (and probably even more) - and they will have or find out the answer. The breakfast (for which you have to pay extra if you sleep in a dorm) is wonderful - a changing selection of pastries, jams and juices, coffee, tea and what have you. Internet is available for a small fee, the same with laundry. There are a number of pastime activities in the hostel, there are reading rooms, there are organized events - everything. And, very important, too: You're in the middle of QC's old town and thus in the middle of things going on. Everything interesting is within walking distance!
Unique Quality: As mentioned above - this hostel should win a price for being the world's best!
Directions: just behind the gates to the old town, very central
The Quebec youth hostel (Auberge internationale de Quebec) is part of the Hostelling International network. Located on rue Sainte-Ursule, at the heart of the Vieux Quebec area, the Auberge offers excellent budget accomodation and a great location - from private and family rooms (including private bathrooms) to small and large dormitories, travellers are sure to find a room that will suit their needs and budget, while enjoying a great friendly atmosphere. Bedding is provided, there are kitchen and laundry facilities, and the rooms are very clean and quite comfortable. No wonder the hostel has won many awards, including being selected as one of the top 3 hostels in North America! Daily activities are posted in the lobby, which is great for people traveling by themselves as you are sure to meet other fellow travelers. The hostel is also very popular with Quebecois coming down to spend a weekend in the old city. Rates start as low as $26 - check the Web site for more information!
Unique Quality: The location is great, and the rooms are way beyond what you would expect from a youth hostel. A really great deal!
Directions: In the Vieux Quebec area
This is one of the best H.I I 've stayed in, located in the heart of old quebec, this hostel is good deal, very clean, the stuff are very helpful and the location is perfect just steps away from the the popular cultural, historical and tourist sites.
Unique Quality: clean, good location, helpful nice stuff
Directions: check their web site
This is a great place to stay. The hostel is a recently remodeled historic building centrally located between lower and upper town. The staff is super friendly and helpful. The bathrooms were very spacious and clean. They had organized events for us tourists, ride share programs, cafe and a bar. So for about $35 Canadian you got all of this plus an all you can eat continental breakfast that had quiet a variety of things.
Unique Quality: This historic building has been modernized with a wonderful glass walled "courtyard" type design. Also, there were multiple bathrooms on each floor which was very convienant.
Directions: Between Basse-Ville and Haute-Ville
We stay at the youth hostel nearly everytime we visit Quebec City. The hostel, which has recently been renovated and enlarged, now offers some impeccable private rooms that are linked to the rest of the hostel by a glass tunnel. (If you prefer dormitories, rest assured they remain the main type of room available.)
The other huge upside to staying at the Quebec youth hostel is its convenient location inside the old city walls. It is just minutes away by foot from nearly all of the city's main attractions, not to mention that the other buildings around it are splendid examples of New France architecture.
The cooperative staff is always glad to help and to tell visitors of the main activities of the day. Don't hesitate to ask them for a free paper map of Quebec's top tourist sites.
Directions: Ste-Ursule is one street east of D'Auteuil, which borders the fortifications; at the corner of Dauphine, which is a couple streets south of St-Jean.
I stayed in private room number 8-300 on the 3rd floor. My stay in the hostel was great I was surprised when I first walked into my room and saw how nice it was with a fire place, three windows and fine private bathroom.
I was immediately content and found the hostel to be quiet during my stay which was also surprising, albeit early in the week it was during the famous carnival time.
Unique Quality: The hostel had laundry facilities, a smoke room, small library and reading room, pool table, television rooms, a bar that is not always open and at least a couple of internet terminals. I paid $1 CDN for 10 minutes for internet access.
Here is the best part though about the Auberge internationale de Quebec. It is in one of the best locations I would be able to pick in Quebec City.
It is in the heart of old Quebec and I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go including the Quebec Parliament, Carnival sites, the city walls, the Citadel, Plains of Abraham, Chateau Frontenac, the Funiculare, the port and all the best shopping locations.
Like I said I couldn't have stayed in a better centralized place to see all of Old Quebec. No buses, trains or cabs needed!!! I did arrange a couple of tours and they picked me up right at the hostel.
Just a minute away there is also a convenience store for any snacks or essentials you might need. I highly recommend this as a great hostel.
Directions: In Old Quebec
This is a huge hostel with more of a big hotel feel to it though the reception is very helpful and multi-lingual as well. The rooms were good sized if simply furnished and sheets and blankets were provided. Breakfast is not included in the room price though it is offered in a spacious dining area.
Unique Quality: They have a fantastic location, right in the old town and there is fairly reasonable parking just up the street (CAN$9 per 24 hours). Double rooms are CAN$54 and dorms are CAN$24 with a CAN$4 discount per person if you are a YHA member. Great big kitchen to for preparing your own meals too.
Directions: It's inside the city walls and easy to find. If you have a car, drop off your bags and go park before you sign in.
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Address: 19, rue Ste Ursule, Quebec City, G1R 4E1, Canada