10 BEST Hostels in Quebec (2019 • Insider Guide!)

Quebec is gorgeous... but not cheap! So to help you save money we put together this guide to the 10 best hostels in Quebec...

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Quebec is famous for its pretty buildings, its historic Old Town, and for being the capital of the French-speaking province of the same name. It dates back to 1608 (pretty old for the New World) and features a load of historic buildings, one of which is Château Frontenac – a huge castle hotel that dominates the skyline.

There’s no doubt that this is a super charming city to get lost in. (Though be sure to wrap up warm if you visit in winter!) However, when it comes to where to stay, are there any hostels at all in this heritage town?

The answer is YES! And lucky for you we’ve sorted through all of them to narrow it down to only the best hostels in Quebec, to help you find the one that suits you best.

We’ve chucked a few budget hotels in there too, for good measure. So let’s see what’s on offer, shall we?

 

Quick answer: The Best Hostels in Quebec

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Best Hostels in Quebec

 

Best Hostels in Quebec

 

Best Overall Hostel in Quebec Auberge Jeunesse LouLou’s Backpacker Hostel

Auberge Jeunesse LouLou's Backpacker Hostel best hostels in Quebec

Auberge Jeunesse LouLou’s Backpacker Hostel is our pick for best overall hostel in Quebec

– $$
– Shuttle Service
– Bicycle Hire
– Outdoor Terrace

So it isn’t exactly central. Big deal. This place is the best overall hostel in Quebec for a good reason – it’s amazing! The staff are ultra friendly, the atmosphere is equally great, and whilst the breakfast ain’t free it’s decently priced and tasty.

The surrounding area is pretty quiet, but that’s what you get in a suburb of the city. But probably the best thing about this Quebec backpackers hostel is that there’s a shuttle THREE times daily, meaning you can get into the city to explore pretty conveniently.

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Best Party Hostel in Quebec HI Quebec Auberge Internationale de Quebec

HI Quebec Auberge Internationale de Quebec best hostels in Quebec

HI Quebec Auberge Internationale de Quebec is our pick for best party hostel in Quebec

– $$
– Bar
– Luggage Storage
– 24 Hour Reception

A place that attracts a friendly crowd is sometimes all you need when it comes to somewhere good for socialising. And that’s pretty much the case at this Quebec branch of HI. We’d even go as far as to say that it’s our pick for the best party hostel in Quebec – the staff are nice, the atmosphere’s nice, the bar’s cheap. But yeah, it’s great if you’re on your own and fancy having a fun time. The dorm rooms are… standard – but that’s to be expected. It’s also right in the middle of the Old Town.

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Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Quebec Auberge de Jeunesse Maeva Quebec

Auberge de Jeunesse Maeva Quebec best hostels in Quebec

Auberge de Jeunesse Maeva Quebec is our pick for best hostel for solo travellers in Quebec

– $
– Cheap
– Common Room
– Self Catering Facilities

It’s set in an old building – great for the heritage and history,  but not if the owners aren’t willing to replace old sofas and things like that. This budget hostel in Quebec is… a little bit tired. The bunks also creak.

However it does feel homely, the owners are very nice and it’s easy to get chatting to other guests, making it the best hostel for solo travellers in Quebec. There’s even a BBQ every night, which is a great chance to eat some tasty food free of charge… oh, and meet fellow travellers, too.

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Best Cheap Hostel in Quebec – Auberge de la Paix Quebec

Abuerge de la Paix Quebec best hostels in Quebec

Abuerge de la Paix Quebec is our pick for best cheap hostel in Quebec

– $
– Linen Included
– Free Breakfast
– Location Location Location

For the price, dang, this one really wins. So it’s quite easily the best cheap hostel in Quebec. And that’s that. But seriously, the value for money going on at this Quebec backpackers hostel really is great for anybody on a budget.

First of all, there’s the location. It’s literally amazing. You’ll never have to pay for public transport – there’s tons of stuff to do on your doorstep. Secondly, the facilities are great. Thirdly, there’s a free breakfast; yes it’s basic (like the decor here) but it’s FREE.

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Best Budget Hotels in Quebec

Don’t fancy staying in a Quebec backpackers hostel? The thought of a dorm room not exactly making you feel inspired? Well then don’t worry: we’ve got a few budget hotels in Quebec to show you.

They’re pretty homely, often come with a tasty breakfast, and – most importantly of all – come with private rooms. It’s perfect if you just want a bit of privacy after one too many nights in a bunk, or if you’re travelling as a couple. Let’s have a look!

 

La Boheme

La Boheme best cheap hotels in Quebec

La Boheme

– $$$
– Garden
– Air Conditioning
– Free Breakfast

Probably the most expensive budget hotel in Quebec on this list, it is however pretty nice. It’s right in the city centre, for one thing, and for another, the free breakfast involved at this place is pretty astounding. Eggs, bacon, fruit, toast – all sorts of stuff. All tasty. The homely atmosphere of this cool hotel in Quebec is another great plus; it’s not just the kitschy decor (like it or not), it’s also the owners who seem as if they can’t do enough to help you have a good time. Definite solid choice.

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Gîte le 812

Gîte le 812 best cheap hotels in Quebec

Gîte le 812

– $
– Bar
– Shared Kitchen
– Daily Housekeeping

Not exactly in right in the middle of the action, but then again not too far from it (a few mins’ bus ride away), this top budget hotel in Quebec isn’t what we’d call fancy – or anything of the sort – but it is affordable. And there is a free breakfast. Plus there are some nice backpacker hostel elements to it – the shared kitchen, for instance, is pretty decent, allowing you to cook your own meals to save that P.

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Hotel Auberge Michel Doyon

Hotel Auberge Michel Doyon best cheap hotels in Quebec

Hotel Auberge Michel Doyon

– $$
– Luggage Storage
– Private Bathroom (Maybe)
– Air Conditioning

The breakfast at this budget hotel in Quebec isn’t free. Nooooo… but it is cheap. So don’t worry about that. The rooms, in general, are pretty basic and budget looking, which is kinda to be expected when you’re on the cheap in Canada.

On the other hand, some of those rooms come with kitchenettes which is very handy for keeping costs down even further. However, it’s a bit of a roulette as to whether you get one or not – or whether or not you have a private or shared bathroom. Just a short bus ride from central, too.

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Ekcono Hostel Appatement

Ekcono Hostel Appatement best cheap hotels in Quebec

Ekcono Hostel Appatement

– $$
– Private Parking
– Shared Kitchen
– Terrace

This may be ‘officially’ a budget hotel in Quebec, but it runs a lot more like a budget hostel in Quebec – for instance, it’s got a couple of dorms. Which is great news if you love staying in dorms. For those who don’t (normal people), there ARE regular rooms for you to stay in here.

And to keep that hostel vibe going there are even shared toilets. Yay. Great. But as for location, it’s pretty near to Quebec’s Old Town, which means plenty of decent strolling action as well as loads of bars and restaurants to try out. Go crazy.

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Auberge St-Louis

Auberge St-Louis best cheap hostels in Quebec

Auberge St-Louis

– $$
– Boutique Style
– Restaurant
– Cable TV

This budget hotel in Quebec has a really decent location – it’s just a 5 min walk to the pretty chill Battlefields Park which basically combines history with calm urban parkland for a decent place to walk around and escape the city.

It IS a hotel, but it’s sorta like a Quebec backpackers hostel with the shared toilets going on here. But that’s ok. The decor is pretty cool at this place and makes you feel that you’re staying somewhere a lot more upmarket than you really are. Which is always nice.

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La Maison Myrand

La Maison Myrand best cheap hotels in Quebec

La Maison Myrand

– $$
– Shared Lounge
– Free Breakfast
– Free Toiletries

A lil’ more pricey than some of the other budget hotels on this list, but this one has a lot less of a… budget feel to it. This one is close to being a Quebec backpackers hostel, we think, because it’s got a pretty homely feel. It is in someone’s maison, after all.

This bed and breakfast in Quebec does, of course, feature a breakfast. It’s very tasty and pretty substantial. The host is also really kind and friendly, which makes a difference when you’re staying somewhere new. As the cherry on top, you can be in ‘Old Quebec’ in around 20 mins, which is not bad at all.

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Why you should travel to Quebec

So, there you go – those were the best hostels in Quebec.

Not that many, sure, but there are a bunch of budget hotels in Quebec to help keep costs down. A lot of these are really affordable too.

And not only that but a lot of those hotels feature hostel-like elements, like shared kitchens, common rooms, shared bathrooms (if you like that sorta thing!).

But if you can’t decide on a place? No worries: just choose Auberge Jeunesse LouLou’s Backpacker Hostel, our top pick for the best overall hostel in Quebec. It may be a little far out of town, but it’s definitely the best!

Auberge Jeunesse LouLou's Backpacker Hostel best hostels in Quebec

Thanks for reading our guide to the best hostels in Quebec!

 

Travel Safety Tips for Quebec

Don’t forget to sort your travel insurance! We’ve put together a roundup of the best travel insurance for backpackers – check it out here, or if you’re low on time, get a quote from World Nomads now, our favourite travel insurance provider.

 

More Epic Hostels in Canada and North America

Hopefully by now you’ve found the perfect hostel for your upcoming trip to Quebec.

Planning an epic trip all across Canada or even North America itself?

Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

For more cool hostel guides around North America, check out:

 

Over to you

By now I hope our epic guide to the best hostels in Quebec has helped you choose the perfect hostel for your adventure!

If you think we’ve missed anything or have any further thoughts, hit us up in the comments!

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  • Avatar JAMES SPAULDING says:

    Not a good survey here at all. The aunerge de la paix hostel is by far the WORST hostel in all of canada. Beds hard as a rock, and not up against a wall so ur pillow slides off ur bed and on ground constantly, staff cant speak english and get frustursted very easy when u dont know french, 0lus the facilities very out if date and not enough for all the guest.

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