About This Listing
This affordable 2 bedroom apt is centrally located in a great residential area close to downtown, near 5 major hospitals, near Univ of Montreal, an amazing location. The area isn't upscale, the apt is well furnished and very safe with queen size beds
Amazingly affordable furnished 2 bedroom apt close to downtown Montreal, buses and two subways. This residential area is full of apts, food shopping, free parking and very safe. Available for short and long stays of more than a month, everything included, queen size beds, desks, internet, equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom, quiet residential building, 12 mins from the center of downtown by car, parking available on the street. Renting to maximum 4 adults, at 480$ weekly. Walking distance to Univ of Montreal (15 mins) Hospitals, St Justine (10 minute walk) Jewish General (20 min walk) St Mary's Hospital. This is a very well kept, basic apt, good beds, not luxurious, good for older students studying at the higher level and new permanent residents. No smoking allowed, check in and check out is 11 am. This apt has two bedrooms and can be rented separately for a long term stay.
Guests can cook anytime, all the appliances are in the kitchen, the washing machine is available as well as a coffee maker. Gail
Interaction with Guests
I will meet you when you arrive, show you the apt, give you the wifi code and how to get around the community
no pets and no smoking
Check in and check out is 11 am
Street parking always available
No very late night check ins unless cleared with the owner
keys must be returned at the end of the stay to the owner
We never actually met Gail, but we had an easy time staying in this apartment. It's not exactly a beautiful place, but it's clean if a bit run down. Gail had another tenant of hers meet us at the door, and we were able to leave keys in the apartment for her when we left. Prior to our arrival, Gail was very communicative and had some good advice for our travels. There is plenty of free, easy street parking here and the neighborhood seems pretty safe. We booked the apartment for four people, but ended up only being three due to a last minute pet emergency at home. The two queen beds would have been comfy for two couples though. We had a great trip!
The apartment is well kept and the appliances provided are comprehensive. It's a nice place with a warm host. The rent is reasonable and the location is convenient.
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Out trip was planned very quickly, we were already on our way to Montreal and couldn't wait for a host to confirm our booking, so we ended up booking an Instant Book listing just 3-4 hours before our arrival. Gail was surprised but arrived quickly to prepare the apartment for us. The apartment is a 2 bedroom unit (without a living room) on the 4th floor of an apartment complex. The neighborhood is diverse but felt safe (it's Canada after all). We had a car and were able to park on street, so we can't provide any advice on public transportation to downtown Montreal. Wi-Fi is available but a bit slow. The place is not super clean or recently renovated, so your expectations shouldn't be too high. But it offers two separate bedrooms to spend nights while you will be exploring Montreal.
Nous nous sommes rendu a trois chez gail. Première surprise le quartier vendu est celui du plateau or notre appartement est situé a Outremont. Gail très gentille nous accueille et c'est la première et dernière fois que nous la verrons. Elle feins de ne pas parler français or ce n'est pas le cas. Tout se passe bien jusqu'à ce qu'elle parte.. Appartement sale, très sale, propreté de la baignoire et des ustensiles de cuisine très approximatif. La cuisine parlons en. Pas de verre, un frigo qui marche par intermittence et rien dans les placards mis à part du sel du poivre et de la vieille huile laissée par les précédents locataires. Le balcon est agréable même si on doit supporter les mouches qui rodent autour des poubelles (pas les nôtres) qui sentent fort. Dans les chambres les lits sont confortables il y a la télé mais ne pas regarder le dessous des lits ou la poussière et autres détritus ont fait leur nid, les draps sont propres même si en les enlevant on peut apercevoir sur les oreillers et le matelas des tâches de toutes les couleurs nous laissant douter quant à la provenance de ceux ci.. Aucune lumière au plafond uniquement des lampes suspendues, il y a des ventilateurs mais a déconseiller pour les allergiques et même aux autres, 5 mm de poussière à l'intérieur qui diffuse de l'air.. Et de la poussière. Nous sommes partis sans regret. Les seuls points positifs ont été la wifi, la télé, les commerces et le métro à proximité, la gentillesse de Gail même si la gentillesse ne fait pas tout..
The apartment appears a bit more run down and dirty than in the pictures, which isn't too bad, the pictures are dated 2010.
We told the host where we were travelling from in advance and also sent her a text when we arrived at the US/Canada border. She had overestimated the time we would arrive by about 4 hours, so we did some sightseeing in the meantime. When we did arrive, she was still cleaning up from the previous guests.
We received instructions on what to do with the keys after we had left, even with me asking her about an hour or two in advance. Luckily it lined up with what we did.
If you're looking to spend a weekend in downtown Montreal like we were, it would be more convenient to get a place closer, especially if you don't want to drive much. A cab fare one way is about $20-$25.
Otherwise a good experience, especially for the price!
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About the Host, Gail
Manage a network of downtown rooms, less expensive than a hostel, always available to give information, suggestions. Where to look for an apt if you are staying in the city. The location(s) are next to the subway/metro, rates are from 40$ 210$ (weekly), private apts from 75$ to 120$. All houses/apts are private and downtown at various locations, parking is free, each room or apt is fully furnished with many additional extras, free parking etc.