The Best Cheap Hotels in Montreal

Keep your visit to Montreal inexpensive with a stay at Hotel Zero 1
Keep your visit to Montreal inexpensive with a stay at Hotel Zero 1 | Courtesy of Hotel Zero 1 /
Debra Smith

You won’t be short of things to do in Montreal, with the vibrant city – Canada’s second-largest – serving up shops, restaurants, historic sights and attractions galore. There is also an impressive selection of hotels in the French-speaking metropolis, but they can quickly get pricey. If you’re looking to save your money to explore the sights, check into one of these cheap hotels in Montreal, with each offering comfort and style for less.

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Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke


The lounge and dining room with wooden architectural features at Hotel Manoir Sherbrooke
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A combination of budget and boutique makes this Victorian century home a genuinely affordable stay in Montreal. Located close to three metro stations and within walking distance of historic Old Montreal, Chinatown and the bistros and bars of the Latin Quarter, it’s the perfect place to call home while you explore Montreal. Each of the 24 rooms is furnished with period antiques. Deluxe rooms offer jetted tubs in the up-to-date bathrooms. Step up to the fourth floor where the rooms are larger. The remarkably friendly staff will tote your luggage while sharing tips about area attractions.

Auberge Les Bons Matins

Independent Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

A guest room with four-poster bed and exposed brick wall at Auberge Les Bons Matins
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Van Gogh would love Les Bon Matins. The colorful rooms in shades of melon, banana and lime are hung with original artwork and furnished with a delightful mash-up of polka dots and plaid. This bed and breakfast, made up of three heritage buildings, is fittingly located in the Museum District. There’s a room to fit every budget at this cheap hotel in Montreal, from a single with adjacent bath and shared balcony, to a family suite that occupies an entire floor, complete with kitchen. Stepping outside the property, there’s a grocery store, metro station and shop-strewn Saint-Catherine Street for your convenience.

Auberge de La Fontaine

Luxury, Bed and Breakfast, Inn

A modern hotel room with plush, contemporary furniture at Auberge de La Fontaine
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Nature lovers will appreciate this bed and breakfast across from Parc La Fontaine, the third-largest park in Montreal. Stroll or jog the paths and paddleboard or skate the ponds, depending on the season. The 21 guest rooms and suites at this affordable hotel in Montreal offer contemporary decor and modern amenities close to the Old Port, the Gay Village and many of Montreal’s finest restaurants. Some rooms offer a terrace that overlooks the park. Don’t miss the superb complimentary breakfast, most notably the homemade quiche.

Hotel Terrasse Royale

Budget Hotel

A large suite with modern furniture and fireplace at the Hotel Terrasse Royale
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The Côte-de-Neiges neighborhood is the geographical center of the island of Montreal, and the Terrasse Royale sits at its heart across from Mount Royal Park. Contemporary decor in taupe and grey and modern amenities belie this Montreal budget hotel’s 50-year history. Offering great value, each guest studio or suite has a fully equipped kitchenette, supplemented by an on-site café serving breakfast and light snacks during the day. Reception is available around the clock to assist with tours and activity bookings. A favorite outing is a trip to the nearby gardens and organ concerts at St Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, a historic domed Catholic cathedral.

Hostel Gîte du Plateau Mont Royal

Budget Hotel

The brightly decorated lounge area with modern furniture and potted plants at Le Gite du Plateau Mont-Royal
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A classic budget hotel experience in Montreal awaits travelers at the Hostel Gîte du Plateau Mont Royal. Choose from private rooms with baths or dormitory-style rooms to save maximum loonies (Canadian dollar coins). Amenities include a free pancake breakfast, a library, shared kitchen facilities, laundry machines and free organized activities. Best of all is the chance to mix and mingle with guests from around the world in the common room or at a rooftop terrace barbecue. It’s also within walking distance of all the fun Montreal neighborhoods, the Gay Village, Old Montreal, the Entertainment District and two universities. Don’t miss the smoked meat sandwiches and cheesecake at Schwartz’s Deli, traditional Montreal delicacies just down the street.

Hotel Zero 1

Budget Hotel

A darkly decorated suite with monochromatic furniture an green mirrored wall at Hotel Zero 1
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Pop culture rules at the budget Hotel Zero 1 in Montreal. The 165 rooms and suites at this former student residence have put on their best black suit, and the industrial chic vibe is mesmerizing. Even the smallest guest room sports a 60s-inspired oval dining table and a kitchenette. The views of downtown are stunning, especially from the Bubble Room, a rentable Instagram-worthy venue for two that includes a three-course dinner and curated playlist. Step out into Chinatown and the nearby bars and restaurants of the Arts and Culture District or wander down to Montreal’s Old Port for a flight on Canada’s very first urban zipline circuit.

Hotel Casa Bella

Budget Hotel

High-back chairs around a small table in the window of a room at Hotel Casa Bella
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Feel right at home at Hotel Casa Bella, which is conveniently located a four-minute walk from Place-des-Arts metro station, and a seven-minute walk from the ever-lively Place des Arts itself. From this budget hotel in Montreal, you have easy access to the downtown core and the city’s most popular nightlife areas. Even the cheapest rooms at this pint-sized spot come with TVs and free wifi. Bathrooms are shared or private, depending on the room category. Complimentary amenities include continental breakfast and some limited parking.

Hotel Y Montreal

Budget Hotel

A simple hotel room with bold striped bed spread at Hotel Y de Montréal
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Situated on the seventh floor of the Auberge YWCA, Hotel Y Montreal is a three-minute walk from Lucien-L’Allier metro station with easy access to the downtown core. The clean and crisp rooms have free wifi and cable TV, coffeemakers and mini-fridges, and there are en-suite bathrooms. Other amenities include a communal kitchen, shared TV lounge and discounted meals at the café that operates on the ground floor.

Hotel Le Saint-André

Budget Hotel

A simple hotel room with pink wall and wood furniture at Hotel Le Saint Andre
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You’ll find Hotel Le Saint-André in the Latin Quarter, an easy walk from the Berri-UQAM metro station, 15 minutes from Old Montreal and within easy walking distance from the city’s main sights. The casual rooms, with homey furnishings and wall hangings, at this cheap hotel in Montreal offer free wifi, cable TV, mini-fridges and en-suite bathrooms. Breakfast here is also complimentary.

Looking for more places to stay in Montreal? Look no further than our guide to Montreal’s best hotels. For an indulgent stay, check into one of the city’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Or guarantee a stay with gorgeous historical sights by booking one of the best hotels in Old Montreal with Culture Trip. To keep seeing affordable options, look at the best hostels in Montreal.

Want to live life like your Quebecois? See where to stay in Montreal for a local experience and book with Culture Trip.

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Emily Paskevics.

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