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

Best Hostels in Quebec

Best Hostels in Quebec

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

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

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. It’s one of the best places to stay in Quebec City.

HI Quebec Auberge Internationale de Quebec – Best Party Hostel in 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

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.

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

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.

Auberge de la Paix Quebec – Best Cheap Hostel in Quebec

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

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.

Looking for more accommodation options that include a complimentary breakfast? Check out these stunning B&B’s in Quebec!

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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!

Gîte le 812

Gîte le 812 best cheap hotels in Quebec
Gîte le 812

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.

Hotel Auberge Michel Doyon

Hotel Auberge Michel Doyon best cheap hotels in Quebec
Hotel Auberge Michel Doyon

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.

Auberge St-Louis

Auberge St-Louis best cheap hostels in Quebec
Auberge St-Louis

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.

La Boheme

La Boheme best cheap hotels in Quebec
La Boheme

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.

Ekcono Hostel Appatement

Ekcono Hostel Appatement best cheap hotels in Quebec
Ekcono Hostel Appatement

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.

La Maison Myrand

La Maison Myrand best cheap hotels in Quebec
La Maison Myrand

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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What to Pack for your Quebec Hostel

Pants, socks, underwear, soap?! Take it from me, packing for a hostel stay is not always quite as straightforward as it seems. Working out what to bring and what to leave at home is an art I have perfected over many years.

Don’t Let Snorers Keep You Awake!
Don’t Let Snorers Keep You Awake!

Ear Plugs

Snoring dorm-mates can ruin your nights rest and seriously damage the hostel experience. This is why I always travel with a pack of decent ear plugs.

Keep your laundry organized and stink free
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Stay Dry With a Micro Towel
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Hostel towels are scummy and take forever to dry. Microfibre towels dry quickly, are compact, lightweight, and can be used as a blanket or yoga mat if need be.

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Check out our definitive Hostel Packing list for our top packing tips!

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!

FAQ about Hostels in Quebec

Here are some questions backpackers ask about hostels in Quebec.

How much does a hostel cost in Quebec?

The average price of hostels in Quebec starts from $26 – $117+ per night. Of course, the private rooms are on the higher end of the scale than the dorm beds.

What are the best hostels in Quebec for couples?

Couples particularly like the location of HI-Quebec- Auberge Internationale de Québec, the top-rated hostel in the middle of Old Town.

What are the best hostels in Quebec near the airport?

If you need to stay as close as possible to the airport, check out Clarion Pointe Quebec Airport. It’s a pretty good-budget hotel, just 5 minutes away!

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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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