So much more than a place to spend the night

A collective of youth hostels to host you as you explore a territory with a thousand and one adventures with people from all over. Our playground follows the Saint Lawrence River. That’s why we’re called Saintlo.

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people from all over the country and everywhere in the world you can imagine. With new guests arriving all the time, every day is a different surprise.


the best spots in Québec and Ontario with youth hostels that groove to the beat of the big cities or fit in with epic natural spaces.


your passions with people as adventuresome as you. With their communal areas, our hostels are perfect for playing guitar, cooking up your signature dish or organizing a spontaneous cocktail hour.

We promise you

Hostels with truly authentic local character and a great price

Hostels with truly authentic local character and a great price

With our super-affordable accommodations, you’ll feel like a real local while your travel budget won’t take a hit. That’s right! Each hostel has its own local vibe, and they’re all ultra-clean and (obviously) safe and secure.

Meet-ups with wonderful people

Meet-ups with wonderful people

We call this sociable accommodation. A hostel supported by a warm and welcoming team who are excited to share their part of the country with you. You’ll get to hang out with travelers from all over and make new discoveries with them.


An inclusive space that embraces the planet

An inclusive space that embraces the planet

Of course, composting and recycling are integral to our hostel lifestyle. Yet we think even bigger. We’re all about diversity and openness to the world and every human in it. We put positive actions into practice. For example, the woodworking space created by our Saintlo Montréal team offers a little corner where anything on-site can be repaired.

Because we’d like to offer you tons of different adventures, we think differently

We have three hostels located in the three big city centres – Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto.

And we’ve got an extended family.

Also part of our family are other independent hostels in Québec and Ontario. One thing is sure: with any hostel you choose, you’ll get to hang out with people from everywhere.

This is the Saintlo collective.

Saintlo foundation

We want to facilitate access to travel for young people experiencing difficulties and allow them to flourish. We listen to their projects and we open the door of our youth hostels to them. Thanks to our programs, we can help them realize their dreams.

Discover the foundation

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Annual reports

A summary of our initiatives, our perspectives and our successes.

Have a question?

The answer is most likely here

To talk to us

Want to book, collaborate or chat with the media relations team? Whatever your need, we’re there for you.

Our history

Do you have questions about the origins of Saintlo and its history? This is where you will find the answers.

we dream of a world that’s more united, more open, full of spontaneous meet-ups and colourful adventures.

Where ya wanna go?

Our territory follows the Saint Lawrence, a seriously endless and not always gentle river. From the Gaspé Peninsula through Ontario and the Great Lakes, we love hosting you at our youth hostels so that you can see the country. We want you to experience our big cities and epic nature like a local.

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