Whether you’re young in years or at heart, Québec’s youth hostels may be your answer for travelling on a budget.

Spend the night in a dorm, or a double or family room. Common spaces are also available, including the very popular travellers’ kitchen, where you can have the use of a refrigerator and cook your own meals.

Certain colleges and universities also rent out rooms in their student residences, typically between May and August.


Youth hostels are open year-round and student residences are available for travellers between May and August, with some exceptions.

Did you know?

Youth hostels are open to all… young and not so young.

Good to know

  • About a dozen youth hostels offer accommodations to people of all ages, particularly in towns along the St. Lawrence River. Choose between a dormitory, or a double or family room.

  • Certain colleges and universities open up their student residences to travellers during the summer, and sometimes year-round. The rooms are often equipped with a fridge and microwave.

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