What can I say that hasn't been said? Host Jean-Rene (JR) grew up in this house in a quiet, working class neighborhood, close to everything a traveler could need! Besides welcoming us at the door, he provided us with a comprehensive orientation to the city, the metro, and activities, places, and restaurants he thought we might enjoy. We set out immediately and in 3 days, had just enough time to do all except one! The internet is a bit spotty in certain parts of the house, but we found our room was better than the dining room/kitchen and used it freely. The homemade breakfasts and brilliant conversation were delightful. I would heartily recommend Gite Ocoin to travelers. As others have mentioned/alluded, JR is a fantastic host!
5 days in Montreal spent at at Gite Ocoin. JR, the owner is a lovely host, kind, accomodating, great cook and fun to talk to. Our room was tiny but had everything we needed - private bathroom which was cleaned and restocked every day. The air conditioning was great and there was a desk and thoughtful extras such as torch and umbrella. We were very close to the metro which is very good in Montreal. The Gite is a fair distance from the main tourist area of the Old Town, through the Village. This is ok and walkable but it is at least 30 mins walk. The internet was also a bit challenging at times but JR’s hospitality, the ambience of the Gite and the wonderful home cooked breakfasts mean it was excellent for us.
We highly recommend this as where to stay when visiting Montrea - 6 out of 5 stars. It is clean, comfortable, quiet, close to public transportation, and the breakfasts were heavenly. Most of all it is charming and that charm is all due to JR, the host, who makes everyone feel at home and offers great advice for planning your visit.
We had a wonderful stay at Gite Ocoin. JR is an absolutely fabulous host who clearly loves what he does. We loved getting to know him. The location is perfect -- we took the subway (a short walk away) to the Just for Laughs festival and enjoyed our Montreal experience very much. JR makes terrific breakfasts and our room was very clean and very well appointed. It had everything we needed. Thank you, JR. We hope to return some day soon. --James and Sarah
My husband and I loved this B&B and the host JR was amazing and friendly, providing lots of tips for visiting the sites and navigating the local Metro which was very easy. We only stayed one night but found the location and parking very convenient. The breakfast and amenities were excellent value for money and our bathroom and shower across the corridor far larger than our more expensive stay at the Fairmont Chateau in Montebello! The bed was enormous and very comfortable too. Thank you JR for you hospitality. Would recommend 100% to anyone visiting Montreal.