Every Saturday night, the hostel organizes a “Pub Crawl”. Some have asked, “why?”. It seems totally unesessary to escort “adults” to a bar they could easily find by themselves. (especially in the heart of the entertinment district!)
So, why, you ask?
We do it to promote conviviality among hostel guests. Many backpackers arrive as solo travelers and do not know anyone among the hostel residents.
So banding together people for a “pub crawl” allows for guests to meet, mingle and socialize.
Iman, is a young Toronto born lady who formerly worked as part of our front-desk staff (it was her second job and part-time).
Her family considerations forced her to give up her evening job with us and concentrate on her work for Chapter’s Book Store located directly across the street from the hostels doors.
She has always remained part of the hostels family and still comes by regularly to co-ordinate some hostel events.
Among other events, she handles the Saturday “Pub Crawl” – she is very good at it!
A lot of backpackers are on a limited budget (or simply don’t like to spend money frivolously) and Iman takes them to pubs where hostel guests are exempted from “cover charges” or where “Pub Specials” are offered.
Iman is very easygoing and acommodating and has even known to escort some to Toronto’s fun and famous “Gay Village” by request.
Check our events calendar on this website for “Pub Crawl” times.
Pub Crawl Stop: The Corned Beef House – excellent ice-cold draught and best Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwiches in the city!