Auberge Internationale de Québec – 7.3/10
19 Rue Ste-Ursule
Quebec City, Quebec
|Length of Stay||2 nights|
|Room Type||4-bed dorm|
|Cost||$35 per night, each (taxes not included)|
It may have been due to the time of year, but during the day there weren’t many other guests to talk to around the hostel. Daily activities were offered, and we went on the morning tour around the city. In the evening, there were a few people at the bar who we had a chat with, but the bar closed quite early (10pm) and there was nothing else going on afterwards.
Nothing stood out as dirty. The rooms, bathrooms, and communal areas we cleaned regularly by staff. Towels were offered by the hostel and changed daily.
Auberge Internationale de Québec offered a kitchen, bar, outdoor patio, tv room with beanbags and a library. There were 6 large bathrooms on our floor, each consisting of a few shower stalls and a few toilets. The kitchen and bar, located in the basement, was spacious but closed around 10pm. Breakfast had a variety of options to choose from.
Located directly in Old Quebec, Auberge Internationale de Québec is within walking distance of all the sights you’d wish to see in Quebec City. It’s only a 15-minute walk from the train station, but the hills are steep! Location would have scored a 10, if not for the noise on the street throughout the night and early early morning construction.
We stayed for two nights in 4-bed dorm, and the first night we had it to ourselves. There was no A/C in the room, so windows were left open, but they gave a nice view of the city. Lockers were so small, only able to fit valuables with a small lock. Street was noisy overnight which is no fault to the hostel, but I would recommend earplugs if you’re a light sleeper like me.
The front door was open during the day but was locked overnight – we were never back late enough to see how you would get in, but the reception was at the entrance so security was not an issue. Keycards we required for entry to every room, including kitchen, library, bar etc, and were coded for the individual dorms. As mentioned above, the lockers were too small to be of use, so we only put our valuables in there and had to leave everything else under our beds.
We only came across a few members of staff on our visit and they were not overly friendly. Our guided tour of Quebec City was organized by the hostel, but led by Carol, a local volunteer. She was very knowledgeable about the area, and spoke to the group in both English and French.
This hostel has the perfect location for sightseeing in Old Quebec! We would stay here again.