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View from the Festif cottage at the Sea Shack

We are a collective of youth hostels

We are a group of travel enthusiasts who share a common goal: to offer social accommodation.

We want to create memorable meetups between people from here and abroad and help them discover the country like a local. From the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula to the Great Lakes of Ontario, we welcome people who are open to all cultures, adventures and spontaneous get-togethers.

A media kit to make life easy

All the information you need is in this practical little zip file.

In under seven minutes, discover who we are and what makes our hostels and our team stand out on the tourism landscape.

You will also find our logos, descriptions of our hostels, and gorgeous photos to inspire travel and adventure. If there’s anything else you need, just hit us up!

Fresh off the press

The unlikely charm of a night in prison

Le DroitAugust 19, 2023

The beautiful limestone building served as a prison between 1862 and 1972, before being converted into a youth hostel in 1973. The inauguration took place in the presence of Prince Philip.

Fifty years later, the hostel has just passed into the hands of Saintlo, a non-profit organization that operates youth hostels in Quebec and Ontario.


Discover the Saintlo Ottawa Jail in the heart of the nation's capital

CTV News OttawaAugust 18, 2023

Come and enjoy a unique experience at the Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel.

Watch the clip starting at minute 1:23:17


The Saintlo Ottawa Jail hostel featured on CBC News! 🎉

CBC News OttawaAugust 2, 2023

A little immersion in its rich heritage and unique guest experience.

Watch the clip starting at minute 46:08.


You Can Spend A Night In This Converted Jail Hostel & Here’s A First Look

Narcity OttawaJuly 20, 2023

If you’re looking for a one-of-a kind experience, then look no further! The newly renovated Saintlo Ottawa Jail Hostel has just re-opened their doors and are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. You don’t have to commit a crime to go to prison, just book a room in a real cell block at the hostel!


Renewed youth hostels

Ohdio de Radio-CanadaJuly 7, 2023

On the Pénélope show, we talk about new developments in the youth hostel industry as well as the travel experiences we have there.

10:24 / Marie-Julie Gagnon: Renewed youth hostels


Montreal in a youth hostel

le SoleilMay 10, 2023

I have never been impressed by a youth hostel in Canada. Often too big, too impersonal, the ones I visited seemed frozen in an outdated version of themselves. Faced with this observation, Auberge Saintlo in Montreal took on the challenge of changing my perception in one weekend. Challenge accepted!


Youth Hostels: the river as a connecting link

Le DevoirApril 22, 2023

The world of youth hostels is undergoing a major transformation. In Quebec and Ontario, a new collective was born of a common desire: to dust off the formula while bringing sociability back to the forefront.


Plan a cool "workation" in Montreal with Aire Commune and Saintlo

Nomad JunkiesAugust 30, 2022

If you’re looking to feel like you’re traveling without taking days off, you’ll love the Workations concept: a combination of remote work and vacation!

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You can visit this haunted hostel only 2 hours away from Montreal

NarcitySeptember 1, 2022

The supposedly haunted places often have a strange energy. The atmosphere is heavy, the silence so heavy that at every creak, shivers run through our bodies.

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A trip to Charlevoix!

Mila TailleferJune 30, 2022

The ideal itinerary for a stay in Charlevoix!

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Sociable accomodation in Rivière-du-Loup

L'HorizonJune 28, 2022

Hostels are increasingly popular for exploring and discovering the territory!🌎

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Backpacker in my own city

Urbania August 31, 2021

Stories of a trip to a youth hostel… in Montreal.

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12 best places to camp in a van this winter in Quebec

Silo 57February 13, 2022

In the winter, the famous Sea Shack is transformed into a Ski Shack and offers various mountain ski packages.

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Hostels have been working hard

Noovo, Le FilJanuary 5, 2022

Hostels focus on diversifying their activities.

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8 of the best hostels in Quebec to discover this summer

Journal de Montréal April 10, 2022

Discover hostels around the province of Quebec.

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A return to the roots for the Malbaie hostel

CIHO FM CharlevoixApril 28, 2022

A renewal for the Malbaie hostel

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Youth hostels in Quebec and Ontario form a collective

HRImagJune 6, 2022

Saintlo offers sociable accommodation that follows the tourist route of the St. Lawrence River 🌊


If you like to create content, you’ll like the Saintlo collective

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on the blog

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Like to write and explore Québec or Ontario?

We’re always on the look-out for people with ideas for activities, tips and stories to share. If you’ve got a gift for engaging storytelling, we’d like to get to know you.

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Share your adventures
with your followers

Group at the water's edge in a canyon

You know your Stories, your TikTok and your Likes.

You tell your travel adventures in your one-of-a-kind voice, and your followers adore this. If you recognize yourself and you’d like to discover new places in Québec and Ontario, we’d like to talk to you.

Discover the possibilities

Explore our destinations

We have a vast range of choices! Like the Saint Lawrence River, our territory stretches from the Gaspé Peninsula to the Great Lakes of Ontario. It’s an epic playground of big cities and truly wild nature.

Discover our destinations