We are a peaceful yet full of life place located right on the versatile and lively East Sainte-Catherine Street. We are close from Berri-UQÀM and Beaudry subway station.
Our spacious house features a vast old-fashioned living room, a fully-equipped kitchen, a friendly bar, two bathrooms and two lofts that we keep for regular artistical rehearsal. Included features for every room are :
-Two shared bathrooms
-Free use washing machine (bring your own soap) / Non-electrical air drying only
-Outside private smoking area (smoking only allowed on the roof, NEVER inside)
-Fridge and food spaces in the kitchen (if you don't have any in your room)
-Sheets and towels
-Lock from outside/inside the room
-Key for the front door
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Please note that our house is shared between at least 5 and up guests at the same time. Bathrooms and common spaces are shared. But yet the house is very calm because everybody is out all the time in the city!
Please note also that we don't live there anymore because we have our own private appartments, and because this place has become with time our job. We rent on Airbnb and we also develop in the walls of this house an Art Center since two years. So please note that during your stay it might happen that you have the chance to participate in an artistic event. We are aiming toward making live Montréal's culture itself to our tenants.
If you feel this experience is for you, jump in, you will never have experienced somthing like our place!
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Lamps and weird knick-knacks dwelling with antique furniture and cosy sofas, torn tapestries, crooked hardwood floors and squeaking steps and doors makes all the charm and the warmth of the place. Built in the end of 19th century, The house has been preserved from aging, but in respect of its past, which makes the place very "storytelling"...
Amongst many vocations this place had, we keep artefacts from a past Chinese food restaurant and a retro women's clothes shop. Other non house-related artefacts fill the house. Discover all this while coming to our place in Montreal. And ask one of your hosts to translate what the walls and objects don't tell clearly to everyone...
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Estimated walking time from house :
-2 min. to Quartier Latin
-2 min. to Quartier des Spectacles
-2 min. to Gay Village
-10 min. to Chinatown
-10 min. to Saint-Laurent (The Main Street from which the city divides in East/West)
-12 min. to The Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montréal and Belgo building
-12 min. to Place des Festivals / Place-des-Arts
-15 min. to Parc La Fontaine ice skating ring
-15 min. to Old Montreal ("Igloofest" and ice skating during all Winter)
Plenty of Restaurants, Grocery stores, Liquor stores, Commercial streets, Bars and Cafés to your door.
The reservation was canceled 96 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We stayed with Michael in February 2014. He and his room mates were all very friendly and helpful. The room was warm and quiet as advertised. The house was not perfect but it added to the charm and had everything you needed. The best part was the location which was unbeatable for the price. It was in walking distance of most of the main attractions and there were plenty of food places and shops near by. Public transport was also very close if you needed it. Would definitely stay there again.
This is a clean, warm, and very quiet hostel-like environment. If you want something cheap with no frills, it works.The walls are unfinished, and the upstairs floors and hallway were a bit grim and need a lot of work. The wifi was extremely slow and weak, but I could connect to free wifi from local businesses. The breaker shorted a few times (any time I had on the heat and my computer).
Michael and the roommates were nice and helpful. Great access to the metro (Beri-UQAM station) and bus routes around town and to the airport. I loved the location, but next time I'm in Montreal, I'd rather spend a little more for a few more frills.
I had a short stay in this Bohemian set up, but enjoyed it greatly.
My room was right up the back, and it was warm and quiet. Which considering I arrived at night with -32degree weather, I was super appreciative.
Michael is a good host and very communicative leading up to and during my stay.
The building itself still has a lot of its original character, which I really enjoyed.
Overall I think the location is great, because you're just up the road from the Berri-UQAM station, which has every Metro train lead into it.
Just a short walk down to the gay village, and I found some great places to eat.
I plan to come back to Montreal at a later stage, and I would definitely stay here again.
First off, I ended up changing the room because the bed (in the warm small red room) was uncomfortable. I emailed Noemie and Michael and they were very accommodating and asked Leo (another permanent housemate) to fix another room for me. The new room was much bigger, the bed was more comfortable, and the room was very warm. That was very much appreciated. I also never met Noemie or Michael but they were easy to get a hold of via (website hidden).
Overall, my experience at La Baraque was not bad, but not awesome either. The place has a nice charm to it and is in a perfect location. The only complaint I do have is that Saturday night I could hear a party going on right underneath the building. It was pretty loud and annoying because I had to get up early the next day to catch a 9:00am bus back to New York. The noise lasted until 3am and I did not get a good night's sleep that night. I just wished it was mentioned on their airbnb ad that the place can get noisy. Go figure since the neighborhood is big on nightlife.
Although we never were able to connect with Noémie & Michael, the current house guests were very welcoming and tried their best to communicate with me in english. At the time of my arrival, all guests were from France. I quite enjoyed my stay at la baroque and recommend the warm and quiet brick wall room as it was a lot warmer I think than most of the house. It is located in a very central area of Montreal, walking distance to almost everything! I would definitely re-book this accommodation!
This room is even more beautiful than the other! Very cosy, very recommended!
If you're like me and love character places, then you won't be dissappointed by this place! The building is old, worn and slightly slanty (we put a pen on the bedroom floor and it rolled to the corner!) The communal kitchen lounge space has a beautiful boudoir feel, and the room was adequate size and comfort - bar a vent outside the window which intermittently went off. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper! During our stay there were a few small maintainence issues which needed attending to, but nothing major. The single bathroom was kept clean and tidy, but as there is only one, you occasionally have to wait, but not for too long.
The room is okay, probably more suitable for one person as it's a double bed. The location more than makes up for everything, right in the heart of St, Catherines, more places to eat and drink than you can shake a stick at. Thirty minutes walk to Mont Royale, twenty to Old Montreal.
If you don't care too much about luxury and value i what you're looking for this room will do the trick.
We had a wonderful stay at La Baraque. Very quiet and pleasant -- despite previous reviews, we only actually ran into a few other people in the house, though admittedly we were out and about most of the time we were there. Location was perfect, and Francis was very kindly accommodating of our last-minute travel arrangements. I think we'd both love to stay here again if we're back in the area.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.