The first criterion when it comes to finding accommodation is proximity. The Optical Zeitgeist Laboratory is located in the heart of downtown Montreal and is connected to the Montreal underground. You can commute very easily using the bus, the metro (subway), or the train. The following map shows the location of the laboratory to help you find the right accommodation.

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Temporary Accommodation

If you are here for a short visit, or if you need a few days to look around in order to find the perfect accommodation, it might be a good idea to search for affordable temporary accommodation. Here are a few suggestions.

Temporary accommodations Address Phone Price range

Auberge de jeunesse
de Montréal

1030, rue Mackay
(métro Lucien-L’Allier)


from 29 $ to 65 $

Hôtel Casa Bella

264, rue Sherbrooke O.
(métro Place-des-Arts)


from 50 $ to 80 $

Hôtel du YMCA de Montréal

1355, boul. René-Lévesque O. (métro Peel)


from 50 $ to 60 $

Auberge de l’Hôtel de Paris

901, rue Sherbrooke E.
(métro Sherbrooke)


from 50 $ to 90 $

Auberge Alternative

358, rue St-Pierre
Montréal, Québec
, H2Y 2M1


from 20 $ to 55 $

University Residences

There are many universities in Montreal that provide long-term accommodation to Montreal students as well as short-term accommodation to the public. Whether you’re a student or a visitor, they might have a place for you. Here are a few useful links.


The best way to find a place to stay remains the classified ads. Here is a list of some of the most popular classified ad websites: